Russell Crowe has praised the government of Queensland, Australia for their focus on the film industry.
This comes after it was announced that the state will host the AACTA Awards, which are the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, for the next three years.
The actor and filmmaker, who is best known for his role in the film “Gladiator”, traveled to the Gold Coast to announce that the AACTA Awards will be leaving Sydney and will be hosted in Queensland.
As the president of the AACTAs, which are informally known as the “Down Under Oscars,” Crowe expressed his excitement that the Queensland government is recognizing and supporting Australian cinema.
The actor, Russell Crowe, was in his element as he sang with various acts, including the new Australian Idol judge Amy Shark. He took the stage at the Indoor Garden Party and performed with his band, The Gentlemen Barbers, who were all dressed in matching black suits.
The Indoor Garden Party event is an idea of Crowe, Alan Doyle, Scott Grimes and Kevin Durand. Along with Crowe and Shark, the event also featured performances by Lorraine O’Reilly, Janet Devlin, Myth of Her and the Jennen String Quartet.
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