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Huawei Mate20 New Zealand Television Awards

Huawei Mate20 New Zealand Television Awards:
All the 2018 Winners Announced

(Auckland - November 22, 2018) The New Zealand television industry gathered at a star-studded event in Auckland tonight as the year’s best and brightest were celebrated at the 2018 Huawei Mate20 New Zealand Television Awards.

The major free-to-air broadcasters enjoyed significant wins across the board with TVNZ’s 1 News taking out the award for Best News Coverage and TVNZ Sunday’s Jehan Casinader winning Reporter of the Year, while Newshub’s Mike McRoberts was named Best Presenter: News & Current Affairs for the second year in a row and Three’s long-serving larrikins Jono & Ben got to go out on a high with the final series of their eponymous show winning the award for Best Comedy/Comedy Entertainment Programme.

Three’s flagship drama Westside, produced by South Pacific Pictures, won the NZ On Air Best Drama Series award and series lead Antonia Prebble was named Huawei Mate20 Best Actress. South Pacific Pictures earned a clean sweep in the performance categories with 800 Words’ Rick Donald winning Best Actor.

The TVNZ 1 telefeature The Dance Exponents: Why Does Love? added to its impressive haul from the Craft Awards earlier this month, winning the Images & Sound Best Feature Drama category at tonight’s Gala Ceremony. Produced by Great Southern Television, the production earned a total of five category wins across the two award ceremonies - the most of any single production this year.

Topp Country also added to its earlier Craft Awards win with two additional awards tonight: Best Director: Documentary Factual and Best Lifestyle Programme.

Veteran broadcaster Tini Molyneux was honoured this evening with the 2018 Legend Award presented to her by her former newsroom colleague Judy Bailey. And TVNZ Breakfast’s Hayley Holt was voted in as the 2018 Woman’s Day Personality of the Year.

Content produced for online platforms was also celebrated tonight with the Great Southern Television’s RNZ documentary NZ Wars: The Stories of Ruapekapeka being named both Te Māngai Pāho Best Maori Programme and NZ On Air Best Documentary. Stuff Circuit was awarded Best Current Affairs Programme and TVNZ on Demand’s Baby Mama’s Club was named NZ On Air Best Web Series.

Anika Moa won the award for Huawei Mate20 Best Presenter: Entertainment for her role as the host ofAnika Moa: Unleashed S1 which screened on Māori Television and TVNZ on Demand. Māori Television also won the Best Live Event Coverage category for the ANZAC Dawn Service 2018. Sky Network Television’s No Regrets was named the Monstavision Best Sports Programme, adding to the network’s earlier Craft Awards win for Best Director: Multi Camera for the HSBC Rugby Sevens World Series, Hamilton.

Twenty-six categories were awarded at the Gala Ceremony held at Auckland’s Civic Theatre. Earlier this month, 13 Craft Awards were also given out. The full list of winners announced tonight at the 2018 Huawei Mate20 New Zealand Television Awards Gala ceremony is as follows:

NZ On Air Best Web Series

Baby Mama’s Club
Culture Factory (TVNZ On Demand)
Hanelle Harris, Mia Teirney Henry


Best Children’s Programme

Thunderbirds Are Go
Pukeko Pictures & ITV Studios (TVNZ On Demand)
Richard Taylor, Stuart McAra, Sharon Lark, Estelle Hughes, Giles Ridge


Te Māngai Pāho Best Maori Programme

NZ Wars: The Stories of Ruapekapeka
Great Southern Film & Television (RNZ)
Adrian Stevanon, Mihingarangi Forbes, Carmen J Leonard, Colin McRae, Annabelle Lee


Te Māngai Pāho Best Reo Programme

Waka Huia – Timoti Karetu
Scottie Productions (TVNZ 1)
Ngahuia Wade, Megan Douglas, Whatanui Flavell


Best Live Event Coverage

ANZAC Dawn Service 2018
Māori Television
Wayne Leonard, Brendon Butt


Monstavision Best Sports Programme

No Regrets
Sky Network Television
Bevan Sanson, Brian Hitchcock, Dave Earl, Nick Quail, Clinton Grey, Howard Dunn


Best Director: Documentary/Factual

Felicity Morgan-Rhind
Topp Country S3
Diva Productions (TVNZ 1)


Screen Auckland Best Director: Drama

Peter Salmon
Wanted S2
Matchbox Pictures, R&R Productions (Three)


NZ On Air Best Factual Series

Coast New Zealand
Great Southern Film & Television (TVNZ 1)
Anna Lynch


Best Current Affairs Programme

Stuff Circuit
Stuff
Eugene Bingham, Phil Johnson, Toby Longbottom, Paula Penfold


Best Pasifika Programme

Tales Of Time – Coconet TV
Tikilounge Productions
Tuki Laumea, Lisa Taouma


Best Lifestyle Programme

Topp Country S3
Diva Productions (TVNZ 1)
Arani Cuthbert, Felicity Morgan-Rhind


Best Comedy/Comedy Entertainment Programme

Jono & Ben
Three
Bronwynn Bakker


Huawei Mate20 Best Presenter: Entertainment

Anika Moa
Anika Moa: Unleashed S1
Rogue Productions Ltd (Maori Television / TVNZ On Demand)


Best Original Reality Series

The Casketeers
Great Southern Film & Television (TVNZ 1)
Anna Lynch, Susan Leonard


Stage & Screen Best Format Reality Series

My Kitchen Rules NZ S3
Seven Productions NZ Ltd (TVNZ 1)
Simon Fleming


NZ On Air Best Documentary

NZ Wars: The Stories of Ruapekapeka
Great Southern Film & Television (RNZ)
Adrian Stevanon, Mihingarangi Forbes, Carmen J Leonard, Colin McRae, Annabelle Lee


Best News Coverage

1 News
TVNZ
Tati Urale


Reporter of the Year

Jehan Casinader
Sunday
TVNZ


Best Presenter: News and Current Affairs

Mike McRoberts
Newshub
Three


Best Actor

Rick Donald
800 Words S3
South Pacific Pictures (TVNZ 1)


Huawei Mate20 Best Actress

Antonia Prebble
Westside S3
South Pacific Pictures (Three)


NZ On Air Best Drama Series

Westside S3
South Pacific Pictures
Mark Beesley, Chris Bailey, Kelly Martin, James Griffin (Three)


Images & Sound Best Feature Drama

The Dance Exponents – Why Does Love?
Great Southern Film & Television (TVNZ 1)
Carmen J Leonard


Woman’s Day Television Personality of the Year

Hayley Holt (TVNZ Breakfast)


Legend Award

Tini Molyneux


Winners previously awarded at the 2018 Huawei Mate20 New Zealand Television Craft Awards, hosted by Screen Auckland 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)

www.nztvawards.co.nz

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