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Stars of both the big and small screens are celebrating tonight after finalists in the third annual Air New Zealand Screen Awards were announced at Sky City earlier this evening.

Outrageous Fortune leads the pack with 16 nominations across 10 categories, including Best Drama, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Script and Achievement in Directing.

Fantasy series Maddigan's Quest also proved popular with eight nominations, while Shortland Street only managed to rustle up three nods.

In the film categories, You Move You Die and The Last Magic Show both mustered two nominations each, while Mark Albiston's short film Run scored five nominations.

The awards ceremony will take place at Sky City Theatre next month, where 30 trophies will be handed out.

Last year, Roger Donaldson's The World's Fastest Indian dominated the awards, claiming seven of the prizes, while The Insider's Guide to Love won six awards in the television categories.

Best Drama:
Shortland Street, South Pacific Pictures
Karaoke High, Debra Kelleher
Outrageous Fortune, South Pacific Pictures

Best Comedy:
Wayne Anderson - Singer of Songs, Glenn Elliott, Julia Parnell, Orlando Stewart, Jason Pengelly
Moon TV, Leigh Hart
bro' Town, Elizabeth Mitchell

Best Actress:
Shortland Street - Amanda Billing
Maddigan's Quest - Rose McIver
Outrageous Fortune - Robyn Malcolm

Best Actor:
Maddigan's Quest - Jordan Metcalfe
Outrageous Fortune- Grant Bowler
Outrageous Fortune - Antony Starr

Best Director (drama/comedy):
Outrageous Fortune - Michael Bennett
Outrageous Fortune - Mark Beesley
Outrageous Fortune - Simon Bennett

Best Director (documentary):The Magical Word of Misery - Mark Albiston - Sticky Pictures Limited
Pacific Solution - James Frankham
Love, Speed and Loss - Justin Pemberton

Best Digital Feature:
You Move You Die, Ketzal Sterling
The Devil Dared Me To, Chris Stapp, Matt Heath and Karl Zohrab
The Waimate Conspiracy, Stefen Lewis

Best Short Film:
Fog, Rachel Gardner and Peter Salmon
Hawaikii, Michael Jonathan
Run, Mark Albiston