Issue date: 
Friday, 19 July 2013

Jane Campion's New Zealand-filmed mini-series Top of the Lake has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie.

The series received an impressive eight nominations in the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards, including the major categories of Miniseries or Movie, Actress, Writing and Directing.

Top of the Lake was shot in Central Otago and received support from the Screen Production Incentive Fund (SPIF), administered by the New Zealand Film Commission. 

The six-part series has met with international acclaim since premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January.  It was nominated in the following categories: 

Outstanding TV Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Elisabeth Moss); Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or Movie (Jane Campion and Gerard Lee); Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or A Dramatic Special (Jane Campion and Garth Davis); Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Peter Mullan); Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Kirsty McGregor, Tina Cleary); Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie (Adam Arkapaw, Part 1); Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie (Alexandre de Franceschi and Scott Gray, Part 5).

Jane Campion co-directed Top of the Lake with Garth Davis and co-wrote the project with Gerard Lee.  Philippa Campbell was the New Zealand producer.

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards took place on Sunday 22 September in Los Angeles.

To visit the Emmy Awards page, go here.

Last updated: 
Monday, 30 September 2013