Munro biopic sweeps New Zealand Screen Awards

AUCKLAND — “The World’s Fastest Indian” scooped the main prizes at the New Zealand Screen Awards, held Thursday.

Producers Roger Donaldson and Gary Hannam picked up the movie kudos for the pic about world speed-record-breaking motorcyclist Burt Munro.

Donaldson drew helmer and scribes nods for the offbeat movie that broke local box office records.

Munro was played by Anthony Hopkins, who took actor honors.

Actress prize went to American actress Ruby Lee, who played the matriarch in helmer Toa Fraser’s “No. 2.”

New Zealand Film and Television Award Winners:

Film:
Best Film: “The World’s Fastest Indian,” Gary Hannam and Roger Donaldson producers
Director: Roger Donaldson, “The World’s Fastest Indian”
Actor: Anthony Hopkins, “The World’s Fastest Indian”
Actress: Ruby Dee, “No.2″
Supporting Actor: Rene Naufahu, “No.2″
Supporting Actress: Mia Blake, “No.2″
Screenplay: Roger Donaldson, “The World’s Fastest Indian”
Cinematography: Alun Bollinger, “River Queen”
Editing: John Gilbert, “The World’s Fastest Indian”
Original Music: Don McGlashan, “No.2″
Sound: Tim Prebble, Gethin Creagh & Michael Hedges, “The World’s Fastest Indian”
Production Design: J Dennis Washington & Rob Gillies, “The World’s Fastest Indian”
Costume Design: Barbara Darragh, “River Queen”
Best Digital Feature: “Dream Preserved”
Technical Contribution: Sandor Lau, “Squeegee Bandit”

Short Film:
Best Short Film: “Nature’s Way”
Performance: Alison Bruce, “Us”
Script: Paolo Rotondo, “Dead Letters”
Technical Contribution: Andrew Commins, cinematographer, “Nature’s Way”

Television:
Drama Program: Outrageous Fortune”
Drama Series: Outrageous Fortune”
Comedy: bro’Town”
Documentary: The Promise”
Documentary/Factual Series: High Times”
Maori Language Program: Koi”
Children’s Program: Holly’s Heroes”
Lifestyle/Entertainment Program: Dancing With the Stars”
Event Broadcast: Westfield Style Pasifika 2005″
Reality Series: Border Patrol — Busted at the Border”
Actor: Gareth Reeves, The Insider’s Guide to Love”
Actress: Kate Elliott, The Insider’s Guide to Love.
Supporting Actor: Pete Smith, The Market.
Supporting Actress: Claire Chitham, Interrogation”
Presenter, Entertainment/Factual: Marcus Lush, Off the Rails — A Love Story”
Script, Single Episode of a Drama Series or Serial: Fiona Samuel, “Interrogation” – “Girl in Woods (Non-Speaking) ”
Script, Comedy: Oscar Kightley, Mario Gaoa, David Fane, Shimpal Lelisi & Elizabeth Mitchell, “bro’Town” (Episode 2.6 – “Touched By A Teacher”)
Director, Drama/Comedy Program: Nathan Price, “The Insider’s Guide to Love”
Director, Documentary: Peta Carey, “Lifting of the Makutu”
Director, Factual/Entertainment/Reality: Mark Albiston, “The Living Room Series 3″
Camerawork, Drama: Simon Baumfield, “The Insider’s Guide to Love”
Camerawork, Documentary: Wayne Vinten, “The Promise”
Editing, Drama: Lisa Hough, “Interrogation”
Editing, Documentary: Ken Sparks, “Black Grace — From Cannon’s Creek to Jacob’s Pillow”
Original Music: David Long, “The Insider’s Guide to Love”
Sound: Melanie Graham, Polly McKinnon & Mike Hedges, “Earthquake”
Production Design: Ant Sang, “bro’Town”
Contribution to Design: Nic Smillie, “The Insider’s Guide to Love”

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