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2014 ADG Awards Nominations

Nominations in the 2014 Australian Directors Guild Awards

Nominees in the 2014 Australian Directors Guild Awards have been announced today. The Awards celebrate the outstanding work of Australian screen directors over the past year across 16 categories including film, television, multiplatform, music and advertising.

The Award winners will be announced on Friday May 2 at an Awards Ceremony and Black Tie Dinner at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.

The strong and diverse Australian presence in cinemas last year is reflected in the feature film category with Baz Luhrmann (The Great Gatsby), Kim Mordaunt (The Rocket), Ivan Sen (Mystery Road) and Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man) receiving nominations. The fifth nominee is Zak Hilditch, whose film These Final Hours, will be in cinemas in July.

All six nominees in the Feature Documentary Category are women. They are Sophia Turkiewicz for Once my Mother, Rebecca Barry for I Am A Girl, Heather Kirkpatrick for Mary Meets Mohammad, Juliet Lamont for Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls, Lynn-Maree Milburn for In Bob We Trust and Kaye Harrison for The Sunnyboy.

Nominees in the television categories reveal an equally strong year in Australian TV. Rachel Ward (An Accidental Soldier) and Rowan Woods (The Broken Shore). Daniel Nettheim has received two ADG nominations this year, for TV Comedy for his work on Mr and Mrs Murder and in the Children’s TV category for Dance Academy. Matthew Saville (Please Like Me) and Trent O’Donnell (The Elegant Gentleman's Guide to Knife Fighting) are also nominated for TV Comedy. Other nominees for TV Children’s are Peter Carstairs and Craig James Irvin, both for Nowhere Boys.

The nominees in the TV Drama series category are Rachel Perkins and Adrian Russell-Wills, both for Redfern Now, Glendyn Ivin for Puberty Blues, Peter Duncan for Rake, Tori Garrett for The Time of our Lives and Kevin Carlin for Wentworth.

In the TV Mini Series, category, nominees are Khoa Do for Better Man Episode 4, Daina Reid for Paper Giants: Magazine Wars – Part 1 and Geoff Bennett – The Packer-Murdoch Story – Episode 1.

Directors of Home & Away have swept the TV Drama Serial category. Geoffrey Nottage nominated twice for his work on the series, and with David Gould and

with Scott Hartford-Davis also nominated.

Also to be announced at the ADG Awards is the 2014 recipient of the Finders Award. The ADG, in partnership with the Directors Guild of America Finders series, selects one Australian feature film, which is yet to secure US distribution and is an entry in the 2014 ADG Awards, to screen in Los Angeles to key industry figures, including distributors.

The complete 2014 ADG Awards nominees list:

Original Online Project:

One nominee, winner announced on the night

TV Commercial:

Glendyn Ivin – Nightmares

Ray Lawrence – NSW Teachers Federation: First Day

Ray Lawrence – NSW Teachers Federation: Last Day

Sean Meehan – Holden – Amnesia

Cross Platform Project:

One nominee, winner announced on the night

Music Video:

David Barker – Nightingale Floor

Melvin J. Montalban – The Best We Got

TV Comedy:

Daniel Nettheim – Mr and Mrs Murder – Series 1 Episode 5 "Lost Soul"

Matthew Saville – Please Like Me – Series 1 Episode 3 "Portuguese Custard Tarts"

Trent O’Donnell – The Elegant Gentleman's Guide to Knife Fighting – Episode 1

TV Drama Serial:

David Gould – Home & Away – Episode 5873

Geoffrey Nottage – Home & Away – Episode 5712

Geoffrey Nottage – Home & Away – Episode 5713

Scott Hartford-Davis – Home & Away – Episode 5884

Short Film:

Alex Ryan – Ngurrumbang

Josh Tanner – The Landing

Julietta Boscolo – Sam’s Gold

Sean Kruck – Snowblind

Student Film:

Erin Good – The Wonderful

Lucy Gaffy – The Fence

Melissa Anastasi – By This River

Warwick Young – Stuffed

TV Children’s:

Craig James Irvin – Nowhere Boys – Series 1 Episode 8

Daniel Nettheim – Dance Academy – Series 3 Episode 12 "A Perfect Storm"

Peter Carstairs – Nowhere Boys – Series 1 Episode 7

Finders Award:

Winner announced on the night.

TV Mini Series:

Daina Reid – Paper Giants: Magazine Wars – Part 1

Geoff Bennett – The Packer-Murdoch Story – Episode 1

Khoa Do – Better Man – Episode 4

TV Drama Series:

Adrian Russell-Wills – Redfern Now – Series 2 Episode 1 "Where the Heart Is"

Glendyn Ivin – Puberty Blues – Series 1 Episode 6

Kevin Carlin – Wentworth – Series 1 Episode 1

Peter Duncan – Rake – Series 2 Episode 2

Rachel Perkins - Redfern Now – Series 2 Episode 2 "Starting Over"

Tori Garrett – The Time of our Lives – Series 1 Episode 5

Documentary Series:

Bentley Dean/Martin Butler – First Footprints – Episode 1

Gary Doust – Next Stop Hollywood

Nick Robinson – Kakadu – Episode 4

Documentary Stand-Alone:

Corrie Chen – Suicide & Me

John Hughes – Love & Fury

Madeleine Hetherton – The Surgery Ship

Telemovie:

Rachel Ward – An Accidental Soldier

Rowan Woods – The Broken Shore

Documentary Feature:

Heather Kirkpatrick – Mary Meets Mohammad

Juliet Lamont – Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls

Kaye Harrison – The Sunnyboy

Lynn-Maree Milburn – In Bob We Trust

Rebecca Barry – I Am A Girl

Sophia Turkiewicz – Once my Mother

Feature Film:

Baz Luhrmann – The Great Gatsby

Ivan Sen – Mystery Road

Jonathan Teplitzky – The Railway Man

Kim Mordaunt – The Rocket

Zak Hilditch – These Final Hours

Tickets to the Awards Ceremony and Dinner are available at: http://www.adg.org.au/awards-2014.aspx

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