NZ TV Awards 2018: winners

Seven network titles were amongst big winners at the New Zealand Television Awards recently with Wanted, 800 Words and My Kitchen Rules NZ honoured.

The awards, open to traditional, subscription and digital television platforms, also saw Seven Studios and its subsidiary Great Southern Television win 5 awards for is telefeature The Dance Exponents: Why Does Love? It centres around New Zealand band, The Exponents.

Elsewhere there were wins for The New Legends of Monkey, Westside and Thunderbirds Are Go!

Here is a selection of winners:

Best Children’s Programme
Thunderbirds Are Go
Pukeko Pictures & ITV Studios (TVNZ On Demand)
Richard Taylor, Stuart McAra, Sharon Lark, Estelle Hughes, Giles Ridge

Best Director: Drama
Peter Salmon
Wanted S2
Matchbox Pictures, R&R Productions (Three)

Best Factual Series
Coast New Zealand
Great Southern Film & Television (TVNZ 1) Anna Lynch

Best Original Reality Series
The Casketeers
Great Southern Film & Television (TVNZ 1) Anna Lynch, Susan Leonard

Best Format Reality Series
My Kitchen Rules NZ S3 Seven Productions NZ Ltd (TVNZ 1) Simon Fleming

Best Documentary
NZ Wars: The Stories of Ruapekapeka
Great Southern Film & Television (RNZ)
Adrian Stevanon, Mihingarangi Forbes, Carmen J Leonard, Colin McRae, Annabelle Lee

Best Actor
Rick Donald
800 Words S3
South Pacific Pictures (TVNZ 1)

Best Actress
Antonia Prebble Westside S3
South Pacific Pictures (Three)

Best Drama Series
Westside S3
South Pacific Pictures
Mark Beesley, Chris Bailey, Kelly Martin, James Griffin (Three)

Best Feature Drama
The Dance Exponents – Why Does Love?
Great Southern Film & Television (TVNZ 1) Carmen J Leonard

Television Personality of the Year
Hayley Holt (TVNZ Breakfast)

Legend Award
Tini Molyneux

Best Editing: Drama
Cushla Dillon, Paul Maxwell Wanted S2 Matchbox Pictures (Three)

Best Contribution to a Soundtrack
Ben Sinclair, Steve Finnigan, Mike Bayliss, Chris Sinclair – Images and Sound Wanted S2
Matchbox Pictures (Three)

Best Post Production Design
Alana Cotton (Colourist) – Images and Sound Wanted S2
Matchbox Pictures (Three)

Best Makeup Design
Susie Glass, Jacqueline Leung, Joe Whelan
The New Legends of Monkey
See-Saw Films (TVNZ 2)

Best Script: Comedy
Alice Snedden
Funny Girls

Best Script: Drama
Pip Hall, Philip Smith
The Dance Exponents – Why Does Love?
Great Southern Film & Television (TVNZ 1)

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