2018 Huawei Mate20 New Zealand Television Awards
Nominated for Best Director - Drama: for The Dance Exponents - Why Does Love?

2014 Rialto Channel NZ Film Awards (The Moas)
Nominated for Best Television Feature: The Kick

2007 Qantas Television Awards
Nominated for Best Director, Drama: for The Hothouse, episode 7

2006 Air New Zealand Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Comedy Program (with Tom Scott): for Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby
Nominated for Best Script - Comedy (with Dave Armstrong and Tom Scott): for Seven Periods with Mr. Gormsby

2005 New Zealand Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Documentary (shared with Tom Scott): for Reluctant Revolutionary

1995 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Script, Drama/Comedy - Television (shared with Dave Armstrong, Warren Friend, Michael Bennett, Kerry Jimson and Donna Malane): for Skitz

1991 Fantafestival (Italy)
Best Actress: For Heidi in Meet the Feebles

1990 New Zealand Film Awards
Nominated for Best Screenplay (with Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Stephen Sinclair): for Meet the Feebles
Nominated for Best Female Performance (with voice artist Mark Hadlow): for Meet the Feebles