Best Direction in a Documentary Series went to Go Back to Where You Came From was Ivan O’Mahoney and winner for Best Direction in a Documentary (Stand Alone category) was Phoebe Hart for Orchids: My Intersex Adventure.
Best Direction in a TV Drama Serial was Geoffrey Nottage for Home & Away (Ep 5215). There were two winners announced for Best Direction in TV Reality Program/Light Entertainment – Ken Connor and Kathy Chambers for RocKwiz – On the Road, and Mark Adamson for Dancing with the Stars.
Best Direction in an Original Online Project was Dario Russo for Danger 5: The Diamond Girls.
The night’s top prize, Best Direction in a Feature Film went to Julia Leigh for Sleeping Beauty, defeating front-runners Snowtown and Red Dog.
The Cecil Holmes Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Directors Guild was presented to Stephen Wallace by Gillian Armstrong.
It was the 30th anniversary of the ADG and the event, hosted by Chaser‘s Chris Taylor and Craig Reucassel with plenty of gags about poor attendances for feature films, John Travolta, Leonardo di Caprio and South Australia’s new film studio.