Major congrats to Michelle Ang
who won the AFTA
(Aotearoa Film and Television Award) for ‘Best Lead Actress in a Feature Film’ for her role as Emily in My Wedding And Other Secrets
The 2011 AFTA’s, previously known as the Qantas Film & Television Award, was held at the Viaduct Events Centre on November 12, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand.
I am not 100% certain if Michelle Ang was in attendance to pick up the award herself as I can’t seem to find any photos of her at the event. If you know if she was there or found pics, give us a shout please :)
My Wedding And Other Secrets also won the Best Screenplay for a Feature Film, awarded to Roseanne Liang & Angeline Loo. Another notable, Tribe related win, was Kaitangata Twitch which won the Best Children’s/Youth Programme award. The series starred Miriama Smith.
You may remember the news about Reservoir Hill
being nominated for a Digital Emmy
, well the series won! Beth Chote
(who played Lottie in The Tribe series 5) starred in the series as the lead character Beth Connolly. The series also had a guest appearance
by Calen Maivas Paris
(Mega in The Tribe 4 & 5).
According to Stuff.co.nz
In a statement released shortly afterward, International Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences president Bruce Paisner said New Zealand had made history by winning its first International Emmy.
Unfortunately Beth was not there at the ceremony, in Cannes – France, to pick up the award with the Reservoir Hill team. Creators Thomas Robins and David Stubbs were in attendance to pick up their award, I’m sure they are over the moon after the hard work that went into the series – congrats to the team on their landmark win!
Maybe this great news could see the production of a second series? Reservoir Hill, like The Tribe, was filmed in Wellington (around Porirua’s Aotea block) and featured local talent. Lucky New Zealand viewers can catch Reservoir Hill as a feature-length version on TV2 on 16th May at 12.00pm. The episodes can also still be seen online by New Zealand residents at TVNZ.
To view all past articles on Reservoir Hill, click here.
In a pre-recorded message, Caleb Ross (Lex) and Joseph Crawford (Darryl) accept The Tribe’s award for best (foreign) TV series at the Bobsters, held in Sweden. The broadcast date was 17th June 2007. Video was probably recorded a week or two in advance.
This video only shows the message from the guys, The full nomination/envelope opening bit is in here