Robbie, Tarantino, Parasite win at AACTAs

By Peter Mitchell, AAP US Correspondent
Margot Robbie has claimed the AACTA supporting actress award for her performance in Bombshell

Margot Robbie's campaign to win an Oscar has received an Aussie helping hand on Sunset Boulevard.

Robbie beat fellow Aussies Nicole Kidman and Toni Collette and English actress Florence Pugh to claim the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts supporting actress award for her performance in the drama Bombshell, a film about the sexual harassment scandal at US cable TV channel FOX News.

The AACTA International Awards, nicknamed the Aussie Oscars, were held on Friday at the Mondrian Hotel on LA's Sunset Blvd with Quentin Tarantino, Brad Pitt, Adam Driver, Saoirse Ronan and Taika Waititi also winners.

Robbie's win continues her momentum heading into Sunday's (Monday AEDT) Golden Globes and next month's Oscars.

"I'm always so proud to represent the Aussies in this industry, so to be recognised by my home country, by the Australian Academy, is really special," Robbie, who did not attend, said in a video message played at the ceremony.

Robbie was also nominated in the category for her performance as Sharon Tate in Tarantino's Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood.

Kidman was nominated for Bombshell, Collette for Knives Out and Pugh for Little Women.

The South Korean black comedy thriller Parasite, written and directed by Bong Joon Ho, also continued to build its case for a best picture Oscar by claiming the AACTA best film category.

Tarantino won the directing AACTA and Pitt the supporting actor award for Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood.

Driver picked up the lead actor award for Marriage Story and Ronan took lead actress for Little Women.

New Zealand's Waititi received the best screenplay award for his World War II satire Jojo Rabbit.