The 2016 Australian Directors Guild Awards nominations have been released, with the awards celebrating the outstanding work of Australian screen directors over the past year. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in Melbourne on Friday 6 May.
The Australian Directors Guild was thrilled to receive more entries for 2016 than ever before and this year’s awards will be presented across 16 categories including film, television, animation, multiplatform, music and advertising.
The five nominees in the TV Commercial category include:
- Husein Alicajic – Officeworks: Let Their Amazing Out
- Tim Bullock – Volkswagen: Bear
- Nicholas Carlton – beyondblue: Preventing Youth Suicide
- Michael Spiccia – Taco Bell: Routine
- Republic Peter Carstairs – Ultrasound
“It’s always special to be recognised by your peers, and makes me remember early in my career, looking at the ADG as something to aspire to. It’s a great honour,” photoplay director, Husein Alicajic said of the Awards.
“I’ve always been motivated by magic and everyday wonder, and this script really allowed us to bring children’s imaginations to life. The Officeworks campaign allowed us to make more than just pretty pictures.”
You can view the full list of nominees and categories here.