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Local Biopics Lead the Nominations in NZTV Craft Awards

Local Biopics Lead the Nominations
in the 2017 New Zealand Television Craft AWARDS

October 18, 2017 (Auckland) - Local television biopics Jean and Hillary lead the nominations with eight and six nods respectively in the 2017 New Zealand Television Awards Craft Awards finalists announced today.

Jean, produced by Lippy Pictures for TVNZ1, tells the story of pioneering New Zealand aviator Jean Batten. The telefeature received Craft Awards nominations for: Best Editing: Drama; Imagezone Best Cinematography: Drama; Best Contribution to a Soundtrack; Images & Sound Best Original Score; Best Post Production Design; Best Art Direction/Production Design; Best Costume Design; and Best Makeup Design.

Great Southern Television’s six-part TVNZ1 Sir Edmund Hillary biopic, Hillary, is nominated in six Craft Awards categories: Imagezone Best Cinematography: Drama; Best Contribution to a Soundtrack; Images & Sound Best Original Score; Best Post Production Design; Best Costume Design; and Best Makeup Design.

Other shows honoured with multiple Craft Awards nominations are Filthy Rich with three nods while the Australia/New Zealand co-production Cleverman, South Pacific Pictures’ Westside and documentary Born This Way: Awa’s Story each received two nominations.

Presented by Showtools, the New Zealand Television Craft Awards recognise the best technical and creative behind-the-scenes television artisans across 10 awards categories. The winners will be announced at the Craft Awards ceremony at SKYCITY in Auckland on Wednesday 8th November. Finalists in the main New Zealand Television Awards categories will also be revealed at the Craft Awards ceremony.

The finalists in the New Zealand Television Craft Awards, presented by Showtools, are:

Best Editing: Documentary/Factual
Born This Way: Awa’s Story (Justin Hawkes, Ruckus for TVNZ1)
Making Good Men (Te Rurehe Paki, Te Amokura Productions Ltd for Prime TV)
The Women of Pike River (Roger Yeaxlee, Greenstone TV for TVNZ1)

Best Editing: Drama
Filthy Rich (Paul Sutorius, Filthy Productions for TVNZ2)
Jean (Peter Roberts, Lippy Pictures for TVNZ1)
Westside 2 (Allanah Bazzard, South Pacific Pictures for Three)

Best Camerawork: Documentary/Factual
Born This Way: Awa’s Story (Bevan Crothers, Ruckus for TVNZ1)
I Am Innocent (Scott Lee, scottleefilm for TVNZ1)
Why Am I? – The Science of Us (Rewa Harre, Razor Films for TVNZ1)

Imagezone Best Cinematography: Drama
Filthy Rich (Dave Cameron NZCS ACS, Filthy Productions for TVNZ2)
Hillary (David Paul NZCS, Great Southern Television for TVNZ1)
Jean (Ginny Loane, Lippy Pictures for TVNZ1)

Best Contribution to a Soundtrack
Hillary (Tom Miskin, Steve Finnigan, Ben Sinclair & Mike Bayliss for Images & Sound, Great Southern Television for TVNZ1)
Jean (Chris Burt, Lippy Pictures for TVNZ1)
Westside 2 (Steve Finnigan, Alan Kidd, Mike Bayliss, Carl Smith for Images & Sound, South Pacific Pictures for Three)

Images & Sound Best Original Score
Hillary (Claire Cowan, Great Southern Television for TVNZ1)
Jean (Peter Hobbs, Lippy Pictures for TVNZ1)
Pike River (Karl Steven, Screentime NZ for Prime TV)

Best Post Production Design
Cleverman (Darwin Go, Jon Newell & Tim Willis, Pukeko Pictures for TVNZ On Demand, TVNZ Duke, ABC Australia, BBC3 UK & Sundance US)
Hillary (Brenton Cumberpatch, Images & Sound, Great Southern Television for TVNZ1)
Jean (Peter McCully, Lippy Pictures for TVNZ1)

Best Art Direction or Production Design
Dirty Laundry (Tracey Collins, Filthy Productions for TVNZ1)
Jean (Mark Robins, Lippy Pictures for TVNZ1)
Thunderbirds Are Go (Ben Milsom, Pukeko Pictures for TVNZ2)

Best Costume Design
Filthy Rich (Sara Beale, Filthy Productions for TVNZ2)
Hillary (Katrina Hodge, Great Southern Television for TVNZ1)
Jean (Kirsty Cameron, Lippy Pictures for TVNZ1)

Best Makeup Design
Cleverman (Kath Brown, Richard Taylor & Fiona Sole for Weta Workhop, Pukeko Pictures for TVNZ On Demand, TVNZ Duke, ABC Australia, BBC3 UK & Sundance US
Hillary (Danelle Satherley, Great Southern Television for TVNZ1)
Jean (Susie Glass, Lippy Pictures for TVNZ1)

The Gala New Zealand Television Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 30th November at SKYCITY Theatre in Auckland.

www.nztvawards.co.nz

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