Robin Hicks, Encore Magazine, reports
This evening’s Australian Directors’ Guild Awards saw Julia Leigh claim the best direction in a feature film gong for Sleeping Beauty.
Matthew Saville won two awards – for best direction in a TV mini series for Cloudstreet and best direction in a TV drama series for The Slap.
SBS series Go Back To Where You Came From, which has just won international acclaim at the Rose d’Or Festival in Switzerland, took the best direction of a documentary series award for Ivan O’Mahoney.
Best direction of a TV ad went to Damien Toogood for Sydney Dogs and Cats Home.
The results in full:
- Best Direction in a TV Drama Series: Matthew Saville for The Slap (Ep 3 – Harry)
- Best Direction in a TV Mini Series: Matthew Saville for Cloudstreet
- Best Direction in a Feature Film: Julia Leigh for Sleeping Beauty
- Best Direction in a Documentary Feature: Tony Krawitz for The Tall Man and Bob Connolly and Sophie Raymond for Mrs Carey’s Concert
- Finders Award: Tony Krawitz
- Directors Guild of America Finders/ADG award (film gets screening in LA in front of key distributors): The Tall Man
- Best Direction in a Documentary Series: Ivan O’Mahoney for Go Back to Where You Came From
- Best Direction in a Documentary (Stand Alone category): Phoebe Hart for Orchids: My Intersex Adventure
- Best Direction in a Telemovie: Emma Freeman for Hawke
- Best Direction in a TV Comedy: Jeffrey Walker, Stuart MacDonald and Chris Lilley for Angry Boys
- Best Direction in a TV Drama Serial: Geoffrey Nottage for Home & Away (Ep 5215).
- Best Direction in TV Reality Program/Light Entertainment: Ken Connor and Kathy Chambers for RocKwiz – On the Road, and Mark Adamson for Dancing with the Stars
- Esben Storm Award for Best Direction in a Children’s TV Program: Jeffrey Walker for H20: Just Add Water (Series 3)
- Best Direction in a Television Commercial: Damien Toogood for Sydney Dogs and Cats Home
- Best Direction in a Music Video: Steve Rogers for Jack Ladder ‘Cold Feet’
- Best Direction in an Original Online Project: Dario Russo for Danger 5: The Diamond Girls
- Best Direction of a Short Film: Ashlee Page for The Kiss
- Best Direction in a Student Film: Epiphany Morgan for The Room
- Cecil Holmes Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Directors Guild: Stephen Wallace