South Pacific Pictures has a grand total of seven shows nominated for awards in the 2019 Huawei NZTV Awards.
Leading the pack with a total of 11 nominations is In Dark Places, the dramatic retelling of Teina Pora’s story, produced by South Pacific Pictures and 10000 Company for TVNZ The telefeature is up for Images & Sound Best Feature Drama, Screen Auckland Best Director: Drama, Huawei Mate30 Pro Best Actress, Best Actor and dominates the Craft Award categories with nominations for Best Cinematography: Drama, Best Contribution to a Soundtrack, Images & Sound Best Original Score, Best Post Production Design, Screen Auckland Best Art Direction or Production Design, Best Costume Design and Best Script: Drama.
The production company has totally dominated the Best Drama category with all three shows nominated (Westside, The Brokenwood Mysteries and The Bad Seed), having been produced or co-produced by SPP.
As announced last week, South Pacific Pictures' show Shortland Street will be named as the 2019 Huawei Mate30 Pro TV Legend. It is the first time a standalone television show has been honoured with this award and it is reflective of Shortland Street’s ongoing success, its significance in New Zealand popular culture and the show’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Furthermore, throughout its 27-year history, Shortland Street has maintained a stellar reputation as a training ground that continues to provide an incomparable launching pad for New Zealand screen industry professionals, including both on-screen talent as well as the countless people who work behind the scenes
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The New Zealand Television Craft Awards, hosted by Screen Auckland will be announced on Wednesday 6th November at GridAKL and the Huawei Mate30 Pro New Zealand Television Awards gala ceremony will be held Thursday 21st November at the Aotea Centre. Newshub Entertainment Editor Kate Rodger will present the Craft Awards while comedian Alice Snedden will host this year’s awards gala.