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Series Synopsis

After her husband is jailed, matriarch Cheryl West (Robyn Malcolm) decides the time has come to set her family on the straight and narrow. But can the Wests change old habits? So begins the six-series long saga of the Westie dynasty. Hugely popular at home (beloved by public, critics and awards-nights alike), and imitated overseas, Outrageous Fortune has been a flag-bearer for TV3 and contemporary NZ telly drama; the series proved — in all its grow-your-own glory — that genre TV in NZ could be so much more than overseas stories pasted to a local setting.

 
 

Series Notes

This is the series overview page, here you can find which episodes or clips are available on NZ On Screen.

 
 

Awards

2011 Aoteroa Film and Television Awards
Best Script

Nominated for Best Drama Programme and Contribution to Design (Katrina Hodge)

2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Best Drama Programme
Script

Nominated for Best Actress (Siobhan Marshall), Actor (Kirk Torrence), Supporting Actor (Grant Bowler), Cinematography, Editing (Bryan Shaw), Sound Design (Cark Smith, Steve Finnigan and Mike Bayliss), Production Design (Clayton Ercolano) and Design (Katrina Hodge)

2009 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Best Script, Drama/Comedy Programme: James Griffin and Rachel Lang
Actor: Antony Starr

Nominated for Best Drama Programme, Supporting Actress (Siobhan Marshall), Camera (Martin Smith), Editing (Bryan Shaw) and Sound Design (Carl Smith and Steve Finnigan)

2008 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Best Drama Programme
Achievement in Directing, Drama/Comedy Programme: Mark Beesley
Best Script, Drama/Comedy Programme: Rachel Lang
Achievement in Editing, Drama/Comedy Programme: Bryan Shaw
Best Performance by an Actress in General Television: Robyn Malcolm
Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in General Television: Antonia Prebble
Best Performance by an Actor in General Television: Antony Starr
Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in General Television: Tammy Davis

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Siohban Marshall), Supporting Actor (Kirk Torrance), Script - Drama/Comedy (James Griffin and Jan Prettle-Johns), Director - Drama/Comedy - Television (Bitta Johnstone and Simon Bennett), Camera (Martin Smith), Production Design (Clayton Ercolano) and Contribution to Design - for her Costume Design (Katrina Hodge)


2007 Air New Zealand Screen Awards
Best Drama Programme, Episodes 7 and 16
Achievement in Directing, Drama/Comedy, Episode 16: Simon Bennett
Best Script, Drama, Christmas Special: James Griffin
Best Performance by an Actress, Episode 16: Robyn Malcolm
Best Performance by an Actor, Episode 7: Antony Starr
Best Performance by a Supporting Actor, Episode 13: Frank Whitten

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Siobhan Marshall and Antonia Prebble), Actor (Grant Bowler), Supporting Actor (Tammy Davis), Script (Rachel Lang), Director in a Comedy/Drama Programme (Mark Beesley and Michael Bennett), Original Music - TV (Joel Haines), Contribution to a Soundtrack (Carl Smith and Steve Finnigan) and Contribution to Design (Katrina Hodge)

2007 Qantas Television Awards
Best Drama, Christmas Special
Best Script, Non-factual: James Griffin
Best Editing, Non-factual: Bryan Shaw
Best Actor in a TV Drama: Antony Starr
Best Actress in a TV Drama: Robyn Malcolm

Nominated for Best Script - Non-Factual (Rachel Lang), Director (Mark Beesley) and Camera - Non-Factual (Mark Smith)

2006 Air New Zealand Screen Awards
Best Drama Series
Best Drama Programme, Episode 4

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Antonia Prebble), Actor (Antony Starr), Script (Rachel Lang and James Griffin, Episode 13), Director, Editing (Nicola Smith), Contribution to a Soundtrack (Steve Finnigan and Tom Miskin) and Production Design (Clayton Ercolano)

2006 Qantas Television Awards
Nominated for Best Drama, Script, Actor (Anthony Starr) and Actress (Robyn Malcom)

2005 Qantas Television Awards

Best Drama
Best Director, Drama: Mark Beesley
Best Editing, Non-Factual, Episode 4 "The Cause of this Defect": Nicola Smith
Best Script for a Non-Factual Programme/Series, Episode 4 "The Cause of this Defect": Rachel Lang
Best Actor in a TV Drama: Antony Starr
Best Actress in a TV Drama: Robyn Malcolm