Critically acclaimed Kiwi drama, The Dark Horse, last night claimed the major prizes at the Rialto New Zealand Film Awards, as known as the Moas.
The true story of a Gisborne chess champion has taken out Best Feature Film, as well as Best Director for James Napier-Robertson.
The night's other big winner was Taika Waititi's vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows, which collected four Moas.
The recent box-office hit The Dead Lands won Best Visual Effects, while senior citizen flick Hip-Hop-Eration danced away with three of the four documentary awards.
Below is the full list of the winners.
Best Film: The Dark Horse
Best Director: James Napier-Robertson (The Dark Horse)
Best Actor: Cliff Curtis (The Dark Horse)
Best Actress: Sia Trokenheim (Everything We Loved)
Best Supporting Actor: James Rolleston (The Dark Horse)
Best Supporting Actress: Jackie van Beek (What We Do in the Shadows)
Best Screenplay: James Napier-Robertson (The Dark Horse)
Best Self-Funded Film: What We Do in the Shadows
Best Television Feature: Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story
Best Makeup Design: Davina Lamont (The Dead Lands)
Best Costume Design: Barbara Darragh (The Dead Lands)
Best Visual Effects: George Zwier (The Dead Lands)
Best Sound: Simon Riley, Mike Hedges and Tim Chaproniere (What We Do in the Shadows)
Best Score: Dana Lund (The Dark Horse)
Best Editor: Cushla Dillon (Orphans & Kingdoms)
Best Production Design: Ra Vincent (What We Do in the Shadows)
Best Cinematography: Simon Riera & Ado Greshoff (Housebound)
Best Documentary: Hip Hop-eration
Best Documentary Director: Bryn Evans (Hip Hop-eration)
Best Documentary Editor: Simon Coldrick (Erebus: Operation Overdue)
Best Documentary Cinematography: Bevan Crothers (Hip Hop-eration)
Best Short Film: Eleven
Best Self-Funded Short Film: Skin
Best Short Film Actor: John Clarke (Ross & Beth)
Best Short Film Actress: Tahei Simpson (Home)
Best Cinematography in a Short Film: Grant McKinnon (Ross & Beth)
Best Short Film Script: Kate Prior (Eleven)
source: newshub archive