5 Dec 2012

The Orator wins big at New Zealand film awards

2:15 pm on 5 December 2012

The Samoan New Zealand movie, The Orator, has dominated the inaugural Sorta Unofficial New Zealand Film Awards, taking away eight trophies - or "Moas" - from its 11 nominations.

The New Zealand Herald reports that The Orator won best film, while its writer-director Tusi Tamasese got the screenplay and directing prizes.

Its cast also took away best actor, actress and supporting actress Moas, and the film also won sound and costume design.