True Blood’s Jason Snags AFI nod

November 6, 2010 by  

Nominated for AFI International Award for Best Actor

Ryan Kwanten Season 3 PictureAussie Ryan Kwanten has been nominated by The Australian Film Institute for his performance as Jason Stackhouse in Season 3 of HBO‘s hit show True Blood. The show, which is a huge hit in the U.S., has gained popularity overseas and this is just another indication of how popular it has become. Kwanten’s character Jason is one of the fan favorites on True Blood and with his matinee idol good looks and “aww shucks” charm it’s not hard to understand why.

Kwanten is nominated in the category of “International Award for Best Actor”, an award that was first given out in 2005. Other nominees are Simon Baker from The Mentalist, Kodi Smit-McGee from The Road and Sam Worthington from Avatar.  Past winners of this award include Russell Crowe and Heath Ledger.

The award ceremony takes place December 11th in Melbourne, Australia.  The Australian Film Institute Awards first began in 1958 and are given out for both television and film.

Let’s all hope that our own lovable Jason walks away with this award as he well deserves it.

To see all nominees and categories click here.


(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)