11 Dec 2013

Shopping tops NZ film awards

6:47 am on 11 December 2013

A film about two brothers growing up north of Wellington in 1981 has won best film at the annual New Zealand Film Awards.

Shopping, directed by Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland, dominated the awards in Auckland on Tuesday night, winning six other categories including best director.

Newcomer Julian Dennison, 11, won the best supporting actor award for his performance.

The best actor category went to Hugh Laurie, for his role in an adaptation of the Lloyd Jones novel, Mr Pip.