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Mia Wasikowska named Star of the Year

Monday, October 14, 2013 5:04 PM | Anonymous

Actress Mia Wasikowska has been named Star of the Year by the Australian International Movie Convention. 

Wasikowska was honored for her already impressive resume, despite only being 24 years old. Her credits include "Alice in Wonderland" opposite Johnny Depp, the HBO series "In Treatment" with Gabriel Byrne, "Lawless" with Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Guy Pearce, and "Stoker" with Nicole Kidman. 

Wasikowska is now in France filming the title role in the coming film adaptation of the literary classic Madame Bovary and her new film "Tracks" is currently doing the festival circuit. 

"It's a real honour to have this award," she said. "The film [Tracks] was very special for me - it gave me the chance to be able to work in Australia again for the first time in a long time and to reconnect with the Australian industry."

"Tracks" tells the inspirational true story of Robyn Davidson (Wasikowska), a woman who, in 1977, set out on a 2,700 walk from Alice Springs, across the harsh desert, to the Indian Ocean on a journey of self-discovery. 

Accompanied only by her dog and four camels, Davidson is met by National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan (Adam Driver from Girls) at various stops along the way.

"Tracks" is directed by John Curran, produced by Emile Sherman and Iain Canning, and co-produced by Antonia Barnard and Julie Ryan.

Australians in Film honored Mia in 2008 with a Breakthrough Award. 

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