2017 New Zealand Television Awards
Special Award - TV Legend

2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Feature Film: My Wedding and Other Secrets

2006 Air New Zealand Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Picture (shared with Chloe Smith): Sione's Wedding

2003 Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit
For Services to the Film Industry

2003 New Zealand Film Awards
Best Film (shared with Tim Sanders): Whale Rider

2003 BAFTA Awards
Children's Section - Best Feature Film (shared with Niki Caro, Tim Sanders and Frank Hubner): Whale Rider

2003 Australian Film Institute Awards
Best Foreign Film (shared with Tim Sanders and Frank Hubner): Whale Rider

2002 SPADA Screen Industry Awards (Screen Production and Development Association, New Zealand)
SPADA/OnFilm Industry Champion