South Pacific Pictures television drama “Outrageous Fortune” dominated New Zealand’s Qantas Film and Television Awards for the second year in a row.
The blue collar drama took eight television prizes at awards on Saturday beating the five it won in 1997.
The show, about a family with crim connections trying to go straight, took the best drama and four best acting awards.
The show – which screens on TV3 and whose format SPP has sold on – also won best script, and editing in a comedy or drama.
The film section was dominated by Desert Road Productions Out of the Blue the true story of David Gray’s 1990 massacre in small town Aramoana.
taking six awards including best picture.
Matthew Sutherland and Karl Urban picked up the awards for best actor and supporting actor for their roles in the movie.
Also best screenplay, cinematography and editing.
Oscar nominated New Zealand director Taika Waititi won best director for his “Eagle Versus Shark” starring “Flight of The Conchords'” Jermaine Clement.
The top film actress awards went to Second-Hand Wedding, with Geraldine Brophy receiving the award for best actress and Holly Shanahan winning best supporting actress.
TVNZ’s “One News” took the best news award.
Current affairs host Mark Sainsbury won in the best news or current affairs presenter category.
Satirical Show Eating Media Lunch picked up the gong for best comedy programme.
“Sensing Murder,” a series that used mediums to help uncover detail of cold cases, won best reality series.
Jason Gunn won best entertainment presenter for his role fronting the New Zealand version of “Dancing With The Stars.”
Qantas Film and Television Award won kudos after troubled history for kiwi entertainment awards.
TV networks have sought more promotional cache from awards while Directors Guild has maintained industry control over judging.
Bodies combined this year with a separate ceremony for craft awards held the previous day.
2008 Qantas Film and Television Craft Award Winners
News and Current Affairs
|Qantas Best News||One News||TV1|
|Best News or Current Affairs Presenter||Mark Sainsbury||Close Up||TV1|
|TV Journalist of the Year||Mike Valintine and Hunter Wells||Sunday||TV1|
|Best News Reporting||Lisa Owen||One News||TV1|
|Best Current Affairs Reporting for a weekly programme
or one off current affairs special
|Sarah Hall, Paula Penfold, George Murahidy and Catherine Hallinan||60 Minutes||TV3|
|Best Current Affairs Reporting for a daily programme||Robyn Janes and Steve Hopkins||Close Up||TV1|
|Best Current Affairs Series||Sunday||TV1|
|Best News Camera*||Jared Mason||One News and Close Up||TV1|
|Best Current Affairs Camera*||George Murahidy||60 Minutes||TV3|
|Best News and Current Affairs Editing*||Paul Enticott||60 Minutes||TV3|
|Investigation of the Year||Mike Valintine and Hunter Wells||Sunday||TV1|
General Television and Documentary
|Images and Sound Best Drama Programme||John Laing||Outrageous Fortune||South Pacific Pictures||TV3|
|Best Comedy Programme||Paul Casserly||Eating Media Lunch||Great Southern TV||TV2|
|Best Factual Series||Fiona Copland||The Big Picture||Filmwork Ltd||TV1|
|Best Maori Language Programme||Claudette Hauiti||Children of the Revolution||Front of the Box Productions
|Qantas Best Children’s/Youth Programme||Rachel Jean||Play It Strange 2007||Isola Productions Ltd||C4|
|Best Information/Lifestyle Programme||Mhairead Connor & Mark Albiston||The Gravy Series One||Sticky Pictures Ltd||TVNZ 6|
|Best Entertainment Programme||Charlotte Hobson||Jono’s New Show||C4|
|Best Sports Broadcast||John McDonald||Rugby World Cup 2007||TV3||TV3|
|Best Format/Reality Series||David Baldock||Sensing Murder||Ninox Television Ltd||TV2|
|Performance by an Actress in General Television||Robyn Malcolm||Outrageous Fortune||South Pacific Pictures||TV3|
|Performance by a Supporting Actress in General Television||Antonia Prebble||Outrageous Fortune||South Pacific Pictures||TV3|
|Performance by an Actor in General Television||Antony Starr||Outrageous Fortune||South Pacific Pictures||TV3|
|Performance by a Supporting Actor in General Television||Tammy Davis||Outrageous Fortune||South Pacific Pictures||TV3|
|Best Presenter Entertainment/Factual Programme||Jason Gunn||Dancing with the Stars||TVNZ||TV1|
|Best Script ? Drama/Comedy Programme||Rachel Lang||Outrageous Fortune||South Pacific Pictures||TV3|
|Sony Achievement in Directing ? Drama/Comedy Programme||Mark Beesley||Outrageous Fortune||South Pacific Pictures||TV3|
|Achievement in Directing – Factual/Entertainment Programme||Bryan Bruce||The Investigator||Red Sky Film & Television Ltd||TV1|
|Sony Achievement in Camera Work ? Drama/Comedy Programme*||Dave Garbett||Ride with the Devil||Isola Productions Ltd||TV2|
|Achievement in Editing ? Drama/Comedy Programme*||Bryan Shaw||Outrageous Fortune||South Pacific Pictures||TV3|
|Achievement in Original Music in General Television*||Christian Biegai, Riki Gooch and Dave Whitehead||The Big Picture||Filmwork Ltd||TV1|
|Achievement in Sound Design in General Television*||Don Paulin and Ian Leslie||The Killian Curse 2||TVNZ||TV2|
|Achievement in Production Design in General Television*||Ant Sang||bro’Town||Firehorse Films Ltd||TV3|
|Contribution to Design in General Television*||Claire Palmer, Costume Design||Dancing with the Stars||TVNZ||TV1|
|NZ on Air Best Documentary||Annie Goldson||An Island Calling||TV3|
|Achievement in Directing ? Documentary||Justin Pemberton||The Nuclear Comeback||TV1|
|Achievement in Camerawork ? Documentary/Factual Programme*||Wayne Vinten||An Island Calling||TV3|
|Achievement in Editing ? Documentary/Factual Programme*||Bryan Shaw||The Wahine Disaster||TV1|
|Qantas Best Picture – budget over $1 million||Steven O’Meagher, Tim White and Robert Sarkies||Out of the Blue||Desert Road Films Ltd/Condor Films Ltd|
|Best Picture ? budget under $1 million||Mark Foster and Gregory King||A Song of Good||Robber’s Dog Films|
|Achievement in Directing in Film (budget under and over $1 million)||Taika Waititi||Eagle vs Shark||Whenua Films Limited|
|Jameson Irish Whiskey Performance by an Actor in a leading role in Film||Matthew Sunderland||Out of the Blue||Desert Road Films Ltd/Condor Films Ltd|
|Performance by an Actress in a leading role in Film||Geraldine Brophy||Second-Hand Wedding||Garage Sale Productions Ltd|
|Performance by an Actor in a supporting role in Film||Karl Urban||Out of the Blue||Desert Road Films Ltd/Condor Films Ltd|
|Performance by an Actress in a supporting role in Film||Holly Shanahan||Second-Hand Wedding||Garage Sale Productions Ltd|
|Best Screenplay in Film||Graeme Tetley and Robert Sarkies||Out of the Blue||Desert Road Films Ltd/Condor Films Ltd|
|Achievement in Cinematography*||Greig Fraser||Out of the Blue||Desert Road Films Ltd/Condor Films Ltd|
|Achievement in Editing in Film*||Annie Collins||Out of the Blue||Desert Road Films Ltd/Condor Films Ltd|
|Achievement in Original Music
|John Gibson and Jack Body||Rain of the Children||Wayward Films Ltd|
|Achievement in Sound Design
|Tim Prebble, Gethin Creagh and Gilbert Lake||Black Sheep||Livestock Films Ltd|
|Achievement in Production Design
|Phil Ivey||Perfect Creature||Sensible Films/Minute Productions|
|Achievement in Costume Design
|Kirsty Cameron||Perfect Creature||Sensible Films/Minute Productions|
|Achievement in Make-Up Design
|Dave Elsey||Black Sheep||Livestock Films Ltd|
|Outstanding Technical Contribution in Film – budget under $1 million*||Ginny Loane, Cinematographer||A Song of Good||Robber’s Dog Films|
|Images and Sound Best Short Film||Christopher Dudman and Vicky Pope||The Graffiti of Mr Tupaia||POP Film Ltd|
|Performance in a Short Film||Rawiri Paratene||The Graffiti of Mr Tupaia||POP Film Ltd|
|Atomic Coffee Roasters Best Screenplay for a Short Film||Paul Stanley Ward||The Graffiti of Mr Tupaia||POP Film Ltd|
|Outstanding Technical Contribution to a Short Film*||Ginny Loane, Director of Photography||This Is Her||Passenger Films|