Television Craft Award Winners Announced

Press Release – NZ Television Awards


Huawei Mate20 New Zealand Television
Craft Award Winners Announced

(Auckland – November 8, 2018) New Zealand’s television artisans were awarded tonight at the Huawei Mate20 New Zealand Television Craft Awards 2018, hosted by Screen Auckland.

Great Southern Film & Television’s TVNZ telefeature The Dance Exponents: Why Does Love? earned a total of four awards – the most of any single production of the night – winning Best Cinematography: Drama, Screen Auckland Best Art Direction or Best Production Design, Best Costume and Best Script: Drama.

In the Huawei Mate20 Best Script: Comedy category, comedian Alice Snedden won the hotly contested award for Three’s Funny Girls.

Wanted season 2 won a total of three awards. The Matchbox Pictures drama series which was filmed in New Zealand and aired on Three earlier this year took out Best Editing: Drama, Best Contribution to a Soundtrack and Best Post Production Design.

In the documentary categories, Stuff Circuit’s The Valley won Best Editing: Documentary/Factual and perennial audience favourite Topp Country was awarded Huawei Mate20 Best Camerawork: Documentary/Factual.

A total of 13 awards were given out at the ceremony which was MC’d by entertainment reporter Kate Rodger at GridAKL tonight. The remaining 26 award categories will be announced at the Civic Theatre on November 22 at the Huawei Mate20 New Zealand Television Awards gala ceremony.

The full list of 2018 Huawei Mate20 New Zealand Television Craft Awards winners are:

Best Editing: Documentary/Factual

Toby Longbottom
The Valley
Stuff Circuit

Best Editing: Drama

Cushla Dillon, Paul Maxwell
Wanted S2
Matchbox Pictures (Three)

Huawei Mate20 Best Camerawork: Documentary/Factual

Clayton Carpinter & Richard Harling
Topp Country
Diva Productions (TVNZ 1)

Best Director: Multi Camera

Marcus Kennedy
HSBC Rugby Sevens World Series, Hamilton
Sky Network Television

Best Cinematographer: Drama

David Paul
The Dance Exponents – Why Does Love?
Great Southern Film & Television (TVNZ 1)

Best Contribution to a Soundtrack

Ben Sinclair, Steve Finnigan, Mike Bayliss, Chris Sinclair – Images and Sound
Wanted S2
Matchbox Pictures (Three)

Images & Sound Best Original Score

Resolve
Karl Steven
Screentime (TVNZ 1)

Best Post Production Design

Alana Cotton (Colourist) – Images and Sound
Wanted S2
Matchbox Pictures (Three)

Screen Auckland Best Art Direction or Production Design

Miro Harré
The Dance Exponents – Why Does Love?
Great Southern Film & Television (TVNZ 1)

Best Costume Design

Katrina Hodge
The Dance Exponents – Why Does Love?
Great Southern Film & Television (TVNZ 1)

Best Makeup Design

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

Huawei Mate20 Best Script: Comedy

Alice Snedden
Funny Girls
Three

Best Script: Drama

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

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