Taika Waititi's Boy has had another successful night, this time at the inaugural Visa Entertainment Screen Awards in Auckland.
"It's great to see James Rolleston win," says Kate Rodger, host of TV3's film show Reel Late With Kate, and who also hosted the awards.
"He was clearly a favourite with punters and now he can look Taika in the eye as an equal and say 'I've got my own award, mate!'."
The awards, which were in conjunction with Reel Late With Kate, were designed to give the public a chance to pick their favourites, rather than as competition for the Qantas Awards.
"I fell in love with the Empire Awards when I was in the UK and I wanted to do something here that's similar," says Rodger.
"TV has the TV Guide Awards for the public to pick their best in television and I just wanted to have a people's choice for the big screen."
Voting was open to the public via Reel Late With Kate, and TimeOut, and over 15,000 votes were received.
Full list of winners
Best NZ Film
Best NZ Actor
Best NZ Actress
Best NZ Director
Best NZ Export
Best NZ International Film
Best NZ Big Screen Documentary
The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls
Best NZ Short Film
The Six Dollar Fifty Man