2018 Huawei Mate20 New Zealand Television Awards
Nominated for Best Children's Programme (with Iain Canning, Rachel Gardner, Hakan Kousetta, Jamie Laurenson and Emile Sherman): for The New Legends of Monkey

2017 Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards (The Moas)
Nominated for Best Film: Mahana
Nominated for Best Short Film: Shout at the Ground

2013 Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards (The Moas)
Nominated for Best Film: Mr Pip

2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Drama Programme: What Really Happened - Waitangi

2005 Qantas Television Awards
Best Documentary: Colin McCahon: I Am

2001 Nokia New Zealand Film Awards
Nominated for Best Film (with Philippa Campbell and John Toon): Rain

1997 Order of the British Empire
For Services to Film and Television

1995 Australian Film Institute Awards
Best Foriegn Film: Once Were Warriors

1994 Film and Television Awards
Best Film: Once Were Warriors