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the luminaries

The suits and frocks were dusted off as the television industry celebrated some of the incredible talent we have in Aotearoa. SPADA congratulates all of the finalists and the winners of the 2020 NZ TV Awards. 

The Luminaries (pictured above) dominated the drama craft categories with multiple wins including Best Script: Drama for Eleanor Catton, who adapted her Man Booker Prize-winning book for television, Screen Auckland Best Director: Drama for Claire McCarthy, Best Cinematographer: Drama for Denson Baker, Best Production Design for Felicity Abbott and Daniel Birt, Best Costume Design for Edward K. Gibbon, Best Makeup Design for Jane O’Kane and Best Post Production Design for Alana Cotton. 
NZ On Air Best Drama Series went to One Lane Bridgeand Best Factual Series was awarded to Hyundai Country Calendar.  Wellington Paranormal Series 2 was the winner of Best Comedy/Comedy Entertainment Programme, with writer Paul Yates also taking the award for Best Script: Comedy.

Best Actress went to Miriama McDowell for Head High, with Himesh Patel of The Luminaries awarded Best Actor. 

Here is the complete list of the 2020 New Zealand Television Award Winners. You can also find images from the event on the NZ TV Awards Facebook Page.