The Babadook continues winning streak

11 May, 2015 by Emily Blatchford

Jennifer Kent has won Best Direction in a Feature Film for The Babadook at the 2015 Australian Directors Guild Awards, held in Melbourne on Friday night.

The Awards celebrate the outstanding work of Australian screen directors over the past year, across 15 categories including film, television , TVC and content created for the internet.

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Other winners included Tony Krawitz for Best Direction in a TV Mini Series for episode five of Devil’s Playground and Matthew Saville for Best Direction in a TV Comedy for Please Like Me.

The ceremony, ordinarily held in Sydney, switched it up this year and took place at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.

Hosted by The Chaser’s Chris Taylor, the event honoured the 30th anniversary of Neighbours, with long-serving cast members Jackie Woodburne and Alan Fletcher in attendance along with Ariel Kaplan and Harley Bonner.

This year, the ADG presented both the Michael Carson Award and the ADG/DGA Finders Award.

The recipients of both awards had previously been revealed with Chris Langman at the Awards to celebrate his many achievements with the Michael Carson Award and Craig Monahan was the recipient of the ADG/DGA Finders Award for HEALING.

In a moving and emotional speech, Monahan dedicated his award to the late cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, with whom he had worked with on Healing.

See the full list of winners below.


THE 2015 ADG AWARD WINNERS

BEST DIRECTION IN A TV DRAMA SERIES
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The Code – Series 1 Episode 4 – Shawn Seet

BEST DIRECTION IN A DOCUMENTARY (Stand Alone)

Prison Songs – Kelrick Martin

ESBEN STORM AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN A CHILDREN’S TV PROGRAM
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(There are 2 winners in this category)

Get Grubby TV – Cate McQuillen

Nowhere Boys – Series 2 Episode 7 – Craig Irvin


BEST DIRECTION IN A TV COMMERCIAL

Life Through Wool – Jessie Oldfield & Adam Murfet

BEST DIRECTION IN A MUSIC VIDEO

It’s Alright (Fractures) – Matthew Chuang

BEST DIRECTION IN A STUDENT FILM

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I Am Emmanuel – Genevieve Clay-Smith

BEST DIRECTION IN AN ORIGINAL ONLINE PROJECT

Wastelander Panda: Exile – Victoria Cocks

BEST DIRECTION IN A SHORT FILM
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Grey Bull – Eddy Bell

BEST DIRECTION IN A TV DRAMA SERIAL

Home and Away – Episode 6051 – Scott Hartford-Davis

ADG/DGA FINDERS AWARD

Craig Monahan – Healing

BEST DIRECTION IN A TV COMEDY

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Please Like Me – Series 2 Episode 7 – Matthew Saville

BEST DIRECTION IN A DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Changing Minds – Episode 2 – Cian O'Clery

BEST DIRECTION IN A TV MINI SERIES

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Devil's Playground – Episode 5 – Tony Krawitz

BEST DIRECTION IN A DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Love Marriage in Kabul – Amin Palangi

BEST DIRECTION IN A TELEMOVIE

Jack Irish: Dead Point – Jeffrey Walker

MICHAEL CARSON AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TELEVISION DRAMA DIRECTION

Chris Langman

BEST DIRECTION IN A FEATURE FILM

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The Babadook – Jennifer Kent

 

 

 

 

 

 

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