Directors Guild Awards 2017: winners

Directors honour Secret City, Molly and Please Like Me at annual awards.

The Australian Director’s Guild Awards were presented at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins last night, hosted by Cal Wilson.

Secret City and Molly were amongst the Drama winners with Please Like Me was a winner in Comedy.

The recipients of special awards had already been announced earlier:

Courtney Gibson was presented with the prestigious Cecil Holmes Award, to honour those who have promoted the art and craft of directing, and advocated for the role of the director.

Daina Reid received the Michael Carson Award, which recognises excellence in the craft of television drama direction for her work, on series such as The Wrong Girl, Offspring, Hunters, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and The Secret River.

The 2017 ADG Innovation Award was presented to Girl Geek Academy, a global movement encouraging women to learn technology, create startups and build more content for the internet.

Best Direction in a Feature Film went to Garth Davis for Lion.

TV Winners:

Best Direction in a Documentary Series
Sally Aitken for Streets of Your Town

Esben Storm Award for Best Direction in a Children’s TV or SVOD Drama
Robyn Butler for Little Lunch Special: The Nightmare Before Graduation

Best Direction in a TV or SVOD Drama Series
Emma Freeman for Secret City – The Watchers (Series 1, Episode 2)

Best Direction in a TV or SVOD Drama Serial
Gary Conway for Neighbours Block 1458 Ep 7509

Best Direction in a TV or SVOD Mini Series
Kevin Carlin for Molly

Best Direction in a TV or SVOD Comedy Program
Matthew Saville for Please Like Me – Burrito Bowl (Series 4, Episode 5)

The Michael Carson Award
Daina Reid

The Cecil Holmes Award
Courtney Gibson

The ADG Innovation Award
Girl Geek Academy

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