Silver Linings Playbook - Trailer
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents. Things get challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.PT2M31S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-263jq 620 349 September 18, 2012
The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts has bought into the Oscars race by surprisingly naming Silver Linings Playbook the year's best film.
At its international awards hosted by Russell Crowe in Los Angeles, AACTA gave three awards to David O. Russell's comic drama, about a teacher just out of a mental institution who meets a troubled young widow.
As well as best film, Silver Linings Playbook won best director for Russell and Jennifer Lawrence won best actress.
Awards favourite ... Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook.
For the top prize, it nudged out the Academy Awards' best picture favourite Lincoln and four other contenders - Argo, Les Miserables, Life of Pi and Zero Dark Thirty.
Best actor went to Oscars favourite Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln over Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Joaquin Phoenix (The Master), John Hawkes (The Sessions) and Denzel Washington (Flight).
As with Jackman, AACTA showed no favouritism to the nominated Australians when Jennifer Lawrence beat Nicole Kidman (The Paperboy), Naomi Watts (The Impossible), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Marion Cotillard (Rust & Bone) and Emmanuelle Riva (Amour).
Best screenplay went to Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained.
At AACTA's first international awards last year, the three wins for The Artist (best film, director for Michel Hazanavicius and actor for Jean Dujardin) and the best actress win for Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) pointed to later Oscar wins.
The AACTA Awards for Australian film and television will be held in Sydney on Monday and Wednesday.