It's time to enter the 2022 NZTV Awards

Posted Tuesday 28 Jun 2022

It's time to enter the 2022 NZTV Awards

The 2022 NZTV Awards has a date and a home! Clear a space in your schedule for Thursday 24 November at Shed 10 on Auckland's waterfront. Start compiling your best work to get your entries in before 11 August 2022.

Every year the hardworking team at the NZTV Awards make adjustments to the Awards' structure and criteria, based on industry feedback and current trends. 

Here are the updates for the 2022 Awards Categories:

The Best Drama Series and Best Feature Drama are being combined into one category - Best Drama, this due to a smaller amount of Feature Dramas being made at the moment. Both Dramas and Comedy Dramas are eligible and the category is open to series alongside feature length Dramas

There is a new category - Best Comedy - which will include both comedy series and one-off TV Specials. This means that the Best Entertainment Programme category no longer includes comedy, and is purely an entertainment category. This is due to the increasing amount of awesome Comedy and Entertainment shows on our screens.

And the craft categories of Best Director: Drama, Best Editing: Drama and Best Cinematography: Drama have been increased to include Comedy Drama - Best Director: Drama / Comedy Drama,  Best Editing: Drama / Comedy Drama and Best Cinematography: Drama / Comedy Drama.

There are also amendments to the eligibility criteria for the following categories:

  • Best Actress
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Actor
  • Best Supporting Actor

The changes include: 
For actors working on long running multi-storyline series, nominators may provide a compile of scenes in which the actor features, material should only include scenes relevant to the nominee and be no more than 30 minutes in length.  Alternatively, nominators may submit one episode where the actor is featured throughout.

NOTE: If a compile is submitted ALL clips in the compile MUST be from episodes that were aired within the eligibility period.

All entries must be submitted online via the New Zealand TV Awards entry portal and full video
links entered either from Vimeo or YouTube ONLY.

Click here for more information on eligibility criteria and updated T&Cs