2008 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor - Film: for A Song of Good

2000 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Rudall Hayward Award

1999 Nokia New Zealand Film Awards
Best Director: for What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

1998 TV Guide Television Awards
Best Actor: for Home Movie

1996 TV Guide New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Screenplay - Film (shared with Richard Lymposs): for The Whole of the Moon
Best Supporting Actor - Television: for Cover Story, episode 3

1996 Giffoni International Film Festival (Children's Film Festival, Italy)
First Prize (Golden Gryphon): The Whole of the Moon

1995 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Actor - Television: for Fallout

1993 CableAce Awards (United States)
Best Directing for a Dramatic Series: for The Ray Bradbury Theatre, 'Great Wide World Over There' episode

1993 Young Artist Awards (United States)
Outstanding Foreign Film: The End of the Golden Weather

1992 New Zealand Film Awards
Best Film: The End of the Golden Weather
Best Director: for The End of the Golden Weather

1992 Giffoni International Film Festival 
First Prize (Golden Gryphon): The End of the Golden Weather

1991 Order of the British Empire
For Services to Film and Theatre

1988 Listener Film and Television Awards
Best Male Performance in a Dramatic Role - Television: for Erebus: The Aftermath

1986 National Mutual GOFTA Awards
Best Film: Came a Hot Friday
Best Director - Film: for Came a Hot Friday
Best Screenplay Adaptation - Film (shared with Dean Parker): for Came a Hot Friday

1981 Feltex Television Awards (New Zealand)
Best Script (with John Banas): for Little Big Man Takes a Shot at the Moon

1979 Feltex Television Awards
Best Drama: The Mad Dog Gang Meets Rotten Fred and Ratsguts

1977 Feltex Television Awards
Best Actor: for Winners and Losers and Moynihan
Best Script: The God Boy

1976 Feltex Television Awards
Best Script (shared with Peter Hansard): for The Woman at the Store
Nominated for Best Actor: The Woman at the Store

1975 Feltex Television Awards
Best Drama: Derek
Best Actor: for Derek