2011 International Festival of Independent Film (Belgium)
Best Film: Russian Snark

2011 Garden State Film Festival (United States)
Best International Feature: Russian Snark

2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Director - Film: for Russian Snark

2003 Chlotrudis Awards (Independent Film Awards, United States) 
Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay (with Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens): for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

1993 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Screenplay: BrainDead (shared with Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh)
Best Film: BrainDead

1990 New Zealand Film Awards
Nominated for Best Screenplay (with Peter Jackson, Danny Mulheron, and Fran Walsh): for Meet the Feebles