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In the prestigious company of Deborah Mailman and Christine Anu, former Mullumbimby High School student and actress Sandy Greenwood has this year been nominated for a Deadly Award, the Indigenous equivalent of the Logies.

The Deadlys, which are nominated and voted for by the public, showcases the outstanding achievement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and provides identifiable national and local role models to inspire all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Sandy has been nominated for the Best Female Actor award for her work in the Hollywood blockbuster Killer Elite, alongside Robert De Niro, Jason Statham and Clive Owen.

After graduating from Mullum High, Sandy went on to Queensland University of Technology, and has since been heavily involved in Indigenous and mainstream theatre and has studied further in the US.

Ms Greenwood is ecstatic about her nomination and it looking forward to the ceremony, which will be held in September.

‘It’s an absolute honour to be recognised by my own community,’ says Sandy. ‘I have been very passionate and dedicated to my craft for 11 years so it’s an amazing feeling to be acknowledged for all my work.’

Sandy, who currently lives in Melbourne, has been cast in director Geoffrey Wright’s new feature film, Romper Stomper.

Currently she is playing Maxine McKew in a political satire called Othello: Death Poll for the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

She starts rehearsals next month to play a Gina Rinehart character in a political cabaret for Melbourne’s Kossimer Kabaret.

She says it felt a little surreal at first because she had no idea that her name had been put forward for nomination. ‘Once it had sunk in, I couldn’t wipe the smile from my face. It is literally a dream come true.’

The Deadly Awards will be held on 25 September at the Sydney Opera House, where final winners will be announced. For more info on the Deadly Awards and to vote for Sandy, visit: www.vibe.com.au.


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