TV3 tops New Zealand Media Awards

Qantas event held over the weekend

AUCKLAND — Commercial web TV3 dominated New Zealand’s Qantas Media Awards on Saturday with its primetime drama “Outrageous Fortune” winning five awards from eight nominations.

The South Pacific Prods. show about a family trying to turn its back on a life of crime won best drama, best actor and actress for Antony Starr and Robyn Malcom, best script for James Griffin and best nonfactual editing.

TV3’s “Pulp Sport” from Shonky Prods. won for comedy. “Time of Our Lives,” produced by Gaylene Preston Prods., nabbed popular documentary honors.

The New Zealand version of “Dancing With the Stars,” produced by pubcaster TVNZ for its TV One, won for entertainment show. TVNZ also won the award for information lifestyle show for the consumer program “Fair Go” on TV One.

Maori Television’s “Marae DIY” won the reality show category.

TV3 won best news show and best daily current affairs reporting for “Campbell Live.”

People’s choice awards went to “Outrageous Fortune” for favorite local drama, Robyn Malcolm for favorite female personality; Marc Ellis was favorite male. “Grey’s Anatomy” was voted favorite international show.

The list of winners:

Actor in a TV Drama

Antony Starr, “Outrageous Fortune,” produced by South Pacific Pictures (TV3)

Actress in a TV Drama

Robyn Malcolm, “Outrageous Fortune”


“Outrageous Fortune”

Script (nonfactual)

James Griffin, “Outrageous Fortune.”

Director (Drama)

Nathan Price, “The Hothouse,” produced by the Gibson Group (TV One)

Camera (nonfactual):

Simon Baumfield, “The Hothouse”

Editing (nonfactual).

Bryan Shaw, “Outrageous Fortune”

Arts and Festival Documentary

“Love Speed and Loss,” produced by Visionary Film & Television (TV3)

Children’s Youth Program

“Lets Get Inventin,’ ” produced by Television Spaceman (TV2)


“Pulp Sport,” produced by Shonky Prods. (TV3)

Entertainment Show

“Dancing With the Stars,” produced by TVNZ (TV One)

Information or Lifestyle Show

“Fair Go,” produced by TVNZ (TV One)

Popular Documentary Series

“The Time of Our Lives,” produced by Gaylene Preston Prods. (TV3)

Reality Show

“Marae DIY,” produced by Screentime-Huia Haka Prods. (Maori Television)

Sports and Event Coverage

Coverage of 32nd America’s Cup in Valencia, the buildup to Race 1, produced by TVNZ (TV One)

Observational Reality

“Emergency,” produced by Greenstone Pictures (TV One)

Director (nondrama)

Melanie Akena, “Ice by Jam TV (TV3)

Camera (factual)

Jacob Bryant, “Ends of the Earth,” produced by the TV Set (TV One)



“3News,” 6 p.m. bulletin (TV3)

News and Current Affairs Presenter

Mark Sainsbury, “Close Up,” produced by TVNZ (TV One)

News Reporting

“3 News” (TV3)

Daily Current Affairs Reporting

“Campbell Live” (TV3)

Current Affairs Series

“60 Minutes” for (TV3)

News Camera

Christopher Brown, “One News” (TV One)

Current Affairs Camera

Mike Dodd, “Sunday,” produced by TVNZ (TV One)

News and Current Affairs Editing

Andrew Gibb, “Sunday,” produced by TVNZ (TV One)

Investigation of the Year

“3 News,” special “Let Us Spray” (TV3)

TV Journalist of the Year

Duncan Garner, political editor (TV3)

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