Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Tom Garfield (John Waters), a brilliant Australian writer has at last achieved success in Los Angeles - but not without sacrifice; his wife has left him; their daughter is growing up without him and the years have blurred together in an alcoholic haze.
Fuelled by the overwhelming desire to be reunited with his family, Tom returns to Melbourne to try and regain control of his life and win back the woman he loves.
John Waters puts in an outstanding performance that won him Best Actor in the 1988 A.F.I. Awards and is ably supported by Kim Gyngell (The Comedy Company) who also received an A.F.I. Award for Best Supporting Actor.
The film was nominated in seven categories - second only to The Navigator’s 8 nominations - in the 1988 AFI Awards, and picked up a couple of significant wins:
Winner, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (John Waters).
Winner, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Kim, aka Kym Gyngell)
Nominated, Best Feature Film (Frank Howson) (John Maynard won for The Navigator)
Nominated, Best Achievement in Direction (Pino Amenta) (Vincent Ward won for The Navigator)
Nominated, Samuelson Award for Best Achievement in Cinematography (David Connell) (Geoffrey Simpson won for The Navigator)
Nominated, Spectrum Films Award for Best Achievement in Editing (Philip Reid) (John Scott won for The Navigator)
Nominated, Best Achievement in Costume Design (Cheryl McCloud) (Glenys Jackson won for The Navigator)