FINALISTS

2021 NEW ZEALAND TELEVISION AWARDS FINALISTS
 

NZ ON AIR BEST DRAMA SERIES

 

Black Hands

Philippa Rennie, Robin Scholes, Tina Archibald

Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand (TVNZ 1)

 

Rūrangi

Craig Gainsborough, Max Currie, Cole Meyers, Melissa Nickerson, Tweedie Waititi

Autonomouse (Neon & NZME)

 

Creamerie

Bronwynn Bakker, Roseanne Liang, Perlina Lau, JJ Fong, Ally Xue, Tony Ayres
Kevin & Co + Flat 3 (TVNZ 2)

 

The Gulf - Season 2

Paula Boock, Philly de Lacey, Christian Friedrichs, Katrin Goetter, Henning Kamm, Donna Malane

The Gulf Productions (Three/Discovery)

 

BEST FACTUAL SERIES

 

Home, Land and Sea

Nicola Smith

Jack Media (Māori Television)

 

Origins

Peter Bell, Tash Christie, Meg Douglas, Megan Tucker

Scottie Douglas Productions / Greenstone TV (TVNZ 1)

 

Fight for the Wild

Peter Young, Tracy Roe, Dave Hansford

Fisheye Films (RNZ)

 

NZ ON AIR BEST DOCUMENTARY

 

Loimata: The Sweetest Tears

Anna Marbrook, Jim Marbrook, Dr. Tamasailau Suaalii-Sauni, Dame Gaylene Preston

Anna Marbrook Productions (Māori Television)

 

Six Angry Women

Megan Jones, Jill Soper, Sam Blackley

Kindred Films (TVNZ 1)

 

Heaven and Hell - The Centrepoint Story

Philippa Rennie, Natalie Malcon

Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand (TVNZ 1)

 

 

BEST ORIGINAL REALITY SERIES
 

Popstars

Philly de Lacey, Tina McLaren, Jonathan Dowling, Tony Manson, Simon Fleming

Screentime New Zealand (TVNZ 2)

 

Taranaki Hard

Charlotte Hobson, Ian Hart, Justin Hawkes

Workparty Ltd (Three/Discovery)

 

David Lomas Investigates – Series 2

David Lomas

Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand (Three/Discovery)

 

 

BEST FORMAT REALITY SERIES

 

National Treasures - Series 1

Bailey Mackey, Kimberley Hurley

Pango Productions (TVNZ 1)

Match Fit - Series 1

Bailey Mackey, Aaron Dolbel

Pango Productions (Three/Discovery)

 

The Apprentice Aotearoa

Jon Wild, Philip Smith

Great Southern Television Limited (TVNZ 1)

 

 

BEST CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME

 

The Hui

Annabelle Lee-Mather, Rewa Harriman, Mihingarangi Forbes, Philip Smith

Great Southern Television Limited and Aotearoa Media Collective (Three/Discovery)

 

Te Ao with Moana

Hikurangi Kimiora Jackson, Moana Maniapoto, Colin McRae

Māori Television (Māori Television)

 

Seven Sharp

Paul Moor

TVNZ (TVNZ 1)

 

 

NZ ON AIR BEST CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME

 

Mystic

Richard Fletcher, Simon Crawford-Collins

Libertine Pictures and Slim Film + Television (TVNZ 2)

 

The New Legends of Monkey

Rachel Gardner, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Robin Scholes, Peter Andrikidis

See-Saw Films and Jump Film & Television (Netflix)

 

Kiri and Lou

Fiona Copland

Stretchy Ltd (TVNZ 2)

 

 

TE MĀNGAI PAHO BEST MĀORI PROGRAMME

 

Te Ao with Moana

Hikurangi Kimiora Jackson, Moana Maniapoto, Colin McRae

Māori Television (Māori Television)

 

The Casketeers - Series 4

Mahanga Pihama, Mana Epiha, Viv Wigby-Ngatai, Annabelle Lee-Mather, Philip Smith

Great Southern Television Limited (TVNZ 1)

 

NZ Wars: Stories of Tainui

Mahanga Pihama, Mihingarangi Forbes, Annabelle Lee-Mather,

Aotearoa Media Collective and Great Southern Television Limited (RNZ)

 

The Hui

Annabelle Lee-Mather, Mihingarangi Forbes, Lillian Hanley, Philip Smith

Great Southern Television Limited and Aotearoa Media Collective (Three/Discovery)

 

 

TE MĀNGAI PAHO BEST REO MĀORI PROGRAMME

 

Te Rongo Toa

Amanda Jones, Mana Epiha

Faultline Films (Māori Television)

 

Waka Huia

Whatanui Flavell, Meg Douglas

Scottie Douglas Productions (TVNZ 1)

 

Rage Against the Rangatahi MMXX

Ngahuia Wade, Tina Wickliffe

Te Noni Ltd (Māori Television)

 

 

NZ ON AIR BEST PASIFIKA PROGRAMME

 

Teine Sa: The Ancient Ones

Lisa Taouma, Maria Tanner, Karin Williams

Tikilounge Productions (Prime, Neon, The Coconet TV)

 

Untold Pacific History

Lisa Taouma

Tikilounge Productions (RNZ)

 

Loimata: The Sweetest Tears

Anna Marbrook, Jim Marbrook, Dr. Tamasailau Suaalii-Sauni, Dame Gaylene Preston

Anna Marbrook Productions (Māori Television)

 

Brutal Lives - Mo'ui Faingata'a

Sandra Kailahi

Kingston Productions Ltd (The Coconet TV)

 

 

BEST NEWS COVERAGE

 

Newshub Leaders Debate - Jacinda Ardern v Judith Collins | Decision 2020

Todd Symons, Sarah Bristow, Darryn Fouhy, Maryanne Ahern, Zac Fleming

Discovery (Three/Discovery)

 

COVID-19 Testing - Michael Morrah

Angus Gillies, Kim Hurring

Discovery (Three/Discovery)

 

1 News - NZ Election 2020

Jessica Mutch McKay

TVNZ (TVNZ 1)

 

 

BEST SPORTS PROGRAMME

 

Scratched: Aotearoa’s Lost Sporting Legends – Series 2

Amber Easby, Natalie Wilson, Duncan Greive, Scotty Stevenson, Madeleine Chapman, Eddy Fifield

Hex Work Productions (The Spinoff)

 

Reforging the Steelers

Ra Pomare

RugbyPass, Sky Sport (Sky)

 

All Access: Aaron Smith

Paora Ratahi, Mark Malaki-Williams, Jack Mugford, Ross Karl

Sky Sport (Sky)

 

 

BEST LIVE EVENT COVERAGE

 

Auckland Dawn Service 2021

Sean Murphy, Wayne Leonard

Māori Television

 

Aotearoa Music Awards 2020

John McDonald, Charlotte Hobson

Discovery (Three/Discovery)

 

36th America’s Cup Match Day 7

Leon Sefton

America’s Cup Events (Am. Cup website/YouTube)

 

 

BEST COMEDY/COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME

 

Wellington Paranormal - Season 3

Paul Yates, Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi

New Zealand Documentary Board Ltd. (TVNZ 2)

 

Educators - Series 2

Rachel Jean, Kelly Martin, Andrew Szusterman, Sally Campbell

South Pacific Pictures (TVNZ OnDemand)

 

Talkback

Mike Minogue, Jason Hoyte, Alexander Borgers

All Talk Productions and Righto Productions (TVNZ OnDemand)

 

 

BEST DIRECTOR DOCUMENTARY / FACTUAL

 

Anna Marbrook

Loimata: The Sweetest Tears

Anna Marbrook Productions (Māori Television)

 

Irene Chapple

The Eruption: Stories of Survival

Pencil Productions (Three/Discovery)

 

Natalie Malcon & Thomas Robins

Heaven and Hell - The Centrepoint Story

Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand (TVNZ 1)


 

SCREEN AUCKLAND BEST DIRECTOR DRAMA

 

David Stubbs

Black Hands

Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand (TVNZ 1)

 

Peter Salmon

INSiDE

Luminous Beast (Prime, Neon)

 

Roseanne Liang

Creamerie

Kevin & Co + Flat 3 (TVNZ 2)

 

Max Currie

Rūrangi

Autonomouse (Neon & NZME)

 

 

BEST ACTRESS

 

Antonia Prebble

Westside - Series 6

South Pacific Pictures (Three/Discovery)

 

Rima Te Wiata

The Tender Trap

Greenstone TV (TVNZ 1)

 

Grace Palmer

Good Grief

Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions Ltd (TVNZ OnDemand)

 

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

 

Alison Bruce
The Gulf - Season 2

The Gulf Productions (Three/Discovery)

 

Kura Forrester

Educators - Series 2

South Pacific Pictures (TVNZ OnDemand)

 

Sophie Hambleton

Westside - Series 6

South Pacific Pictures (Three/Discovery)

 

 

BEST ACTOR

 

Elz Carrad

Rūrangi

Autonomouse (Neon & NZME)

 

Eds Eramiha

Vegas

Greenstone TV / 10,000 Co and Steambox Film Collective (TVNZ 2)

 

Joel Tobeck

Black Hands

Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand (TVNZ 1)

 

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

 

Rick Donald

Educators - Series 2

South Pacific Pictures (TVNZ OnDemand)

 

Arlo Green

Rūrangi

Autonomouse (Neon & NZME)

 

Dahnu Graham

Vegas

Greenstone TV / 10,000 Co and Steambox Film Collective (TVNZ 2)

 

 

REPORTER OF THE YEAR

 

Mihingarangi Forbes

The Hui

Great Southern Television Limited and Aotearoa Media Collective (Three/Discovery)

 

Michael Morrah

Newshub (Three/Discovery)

 

Paula Penfold

Stuff Circuit (Stuff)

 

 

BEST PRESENTER ENTERTAINMENT
 

Anika Moa

Anika Moa Reunited

Rogue Productions (TVNZ OnDemand)

 

James McOnie

The Crowd Goes Wild

Sky Sport (Prime)

 

Hayley Sproull

Have You Been Paying Attention?

TVNZ (TVNZ 2)

 

 

BEST PRESENTER NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS

 

Jack Tame

Q & A with Jack Tame

TVNZ (TVNZ 1)

 

Tova O'Brien

Newshub Nation

Discovery (Three/Discovery)

 

Patrick Gower

Newshub

Discovery (Three/Discovery)

 

Simon Dallow

1 News

TVNZ (TVNZ 1)

 

Mihingarangi Forbes

The Hui

Great Southern Television Limited and Aotearoa Media Collective (Three)

 

 

BEST EDITING: DOCUMENTARY/FACTUAL

 

Bryan Shaw

Origins

Scottie Douglas Productions / Greenstone TV (TVNZ 1)

 

Toby Longbottom

Deleted

Stuff Circuit (Stuff)

 

Simon Coldrick

Six Angry Women

Kindred Films (TVNZ 1)

 

 

BEST EDITING: DRAMA

 

Allanah Bazzard

Black Hands

Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand (TVNZ 1)

 

Eric de Beus

The Gulf - Season 2

The Gulf Productions (Three/Discovery)

 

Gretchen Peterson

The Gulf - Season 2

The Gulf Productions (Three/Discovery)

 

 

BEST CAMERAWORK: DOCUMENTARY/FACTUAL

 

Mike Single

Colours of China

Making Movies (Choice TV)

 

Peter Young

Fight for the Wild

Fisheye Films (RNZ)

 

Phil Johnson

Emma

Stuff Circuit (Stuff)

 

 

BEST DIRECTOR: MULTI CAMERA

 

Matt Barrett

Battle of Jacks Ridge

Sky Sport (Sky)

 

Wayne Leonard

36th America’s Cup Match

America’s Cup Events (Am. Cup website/YouTube)

Nigel Carpenter

Aotearoa Music Awards 2020

Discovery (Three/Discovery)

 

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: DRAMA

 

Marty Smith

Creamerie

Kevin & Co + Flat 3 (TVNZ 2)

 

Dave Cameron NZCS ACS

The Gulf - Season 2

The Gulf Productions (Three/Discovery)

 

Rewa Harré

The Gulf - Season 2

The Gulf Productions (Three/Discovery)

 

Dave Cameron

Mystic

Libertine Pictures and Slim Film + Television (TVNZ 2)

 

 

BEST CONTRIBUTION TO A SOUNDTRACK

Ben Sinclair, Ray Beentjes, Chris Sinclair, Steve Finnigan

The Sounds

South Pacific Pictures / Shaftesbury (Neon)

 

Ben Sinclair, Matt Stutter, Ray Beentjes, Steve Finnigan

Black Hands

Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand (TVNZ 1)

Brendon Morrow, Greg Junovich, Jordan Smith, Gareth Van Niekerk

Six Angry Women

Kindred Films (TVNZ 1)

 

 

IMAGES & SOUND BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

 

Rhian Sheehan

The Sounds

South Pacific Pictures / Shaftesbury (Neon)

 

Tom McLeod

Fight for the Wild

Fisheye Films (RNZ)

 

Karl Steven

Black Hands

Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand (TVNZ 1)

 

 

BEST POSTPRODUCTION DESIGN

 

Paul Lear

Vegas

Greenstone TV / 10,000 Co and Steambox Film Collective (TVNZ 2)

 

Alana Cotton

Black Hands

Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand (TVNZ 1)

 

Aaron Clarke & Carl Budden

Heaven and Hell - The Centrepoint Story

Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand (TVNZ 1)

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
 

Nick Williams

Black Hands

Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand (TVNZ 1)

 

Adam Wheatley

Wellington Paranormal - Season 3

New Zealand Documentary Board (TVNZ 2)

 

Miro Harré

The Gulf - Season 2

The Gulf Productions (Three/Discovery)

 

Brett Schwieters & Riria Lee
Vegas

Greenstone TV, 10,000 Company & Steambox Film Collective (TVNZ 2)

 

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

 

Te Ura Taripo-Hoskins

Vegas

Greenstone TV, 10,000 Company & Steambox Film Collective (TVNZ 2)

 

Tania Klouwens

Westside - Series 6

South Pacific Pictures (Three/Discovery)

 

Liz McGregor

The New Legends of Monkey

See-Saw Films and Jump Film & Television (Netflix)

 

 

BEST MAKEUP DESIGN

 

Susie Glass

The New Legends of Monkey

See-Saw Films and Jump Film & Television (Netflix)

 

Gabrielle Jones

Black Hands

Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand (TVNZ 1)

 

Kevin Dufty

Westside - Series 6

South Pacific Pictures (Three/Discovery)

 

BEST SCRIPT: COMEDY

 

Shoshana McCallum and Roseanne Liang

Creamerie

Kevin & Co + Flat 3 (TVNZ 2)

 

Jemaine Clement

Wellington Paranormal - Ep302 “Te Maero”

New Zealand Documentary Board (TVNZ 2)

Melanie Bracewell

Wellington Paranormal - Ep 306 “Fatberg”

New Zealand Documentary Board (TVNZ 2)

 

 

BEST SCRIPT: DRAMA

 

Gavin Strawhan

Black Hands

Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand (TVNZ 1)

 

Riwia Brown and Kathryn Burnett

The Tender Trap

Greenstone TV (TVNZ 1)

 

Shoshana McCallum

INSiDE

Luminous Beast (Prime, Neon)