Kiwi TV show leading nominations for Aussie TV awards
A New Zealand TV show is set to win big across the ditch at the annual Logie Awards in Melbourne on Sunday night.
800 Words, shot at stunning west Auckland beaches Piha and Huia, and starring some of the biggest names in Australian small screen, is nominated for four awards.
The show is about a Sydney columnist who, after the death of his wife, moves his two teenage children to the fictional, seaside New Zealand town of Weld.
The show is nominated for Best Drama Program and Most Outstanding Drama Series.
Packed to the Rafters' Erik Thomson, who plays the father George Turner, is up for best actor.
Benson Jack Anthony is nominated for best new talent, who stars as Turner's son Arlo.
Written by Outrageous Fortune writer James Griffin and Maxine Fleming, the show was largely filmed at the beaches surrounding west Auckland and in Sydney.
It also stars Kiwi actors Jonny Brugh (What We Do in the Shadows), Anna Jullienne (Shortland Street), and Michelle Langstone (The Almighty Johnsons).
800 Words screened on TV One last year.
- Sunday Star Times