2013 Officer of the Order of New Zealand Merit
For Services to Film, Television and Theatre

2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards
Best Lead Actor - Feature Film: for The Insatiable Moon

2008 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Best Performance - Short Film: for The Graffiti of Mr Tupaia

2003 New Zealand Film Awards
Nominated for Best Actor: for Whale Rider

1996 TV Guide New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Actor - Television: for Dead Certs

1989 Listener Film and Television Awards
Best Drama Writer  - Television: for Erua

1987 Gofta Awards
Nominated for Best Male Performance in a Supporting Role  - Film: for Arriving Tuesday