Animal Kingdom's debut director has won the ADG's 2010 top gong.
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SBS Film

24 Sep 2010 - 3:40 PM  UPDATED 26 Feb 2014 - 4:08 PM

Director David Michôd (pictured, right) has takeb out the Australian Directors Guild's top prize in its annual awards, held in Sydney last night.

The former Inside Film magazine editor walked away with the coveted award for Best Direction in a Feature Film for his stellar work on Animal Kingdom, as well winning Best Direction in a Documentary (Stand Alone) for Solo, alongside Jen Peedom.

Gillian Armstrong was awarded with Best Direction in a Documentary for Love, Lust & Lies, the fifth instalment of her documentary series on three Adelaide girls, which started all the way back in 1976 with Smoke and Lollies.

See below for a full list of winners.

Australian Directors Guild Awards 2010 – winners

Best Direction in a Television Commercial
Tim Bullock
Nothing Soft Gets In (Toyota)

Best Direction in an Original Online Program
Clayton Jacobson
Mordy Koots

Best Direction in a Cross Platform Interactive Project
Marcus Gillezeau
Storm Surfers: The Hunt for the Biggest Waves in the World

Best Direction in a Music Clip
Craig Melville
Northcote - So Hungover
The Bedroom Philosopher

Highly commended: The Glue Society
Misfit - Bumblebeez

Best Direction in a Student Film
Ariel Kleiman
Deeper Than Yesterday

Best Direction in a Short Film
Corrie Jones
Water

Best Direction in a Documentary (Stand Alone)
Jennifer Peedom / David Michôd
Solo

Best Direction in a Documentary Series
Nick Torrens
Liberal Rule: The Politics That Changed Australia

Best Direction in a Documentary Feature
Gillian Armstrong
Love, Lust and Lies

Best Direction in an Animation Program
Jean Camden
Dirtgirlworld: Treasure

Best Direction in a Television Drama Mini-Series
Steve Jodrell
The Circuit Series 2, episode 1: Sorry Business

Best Direction in a TV Drama Serial
Jovita O'Shaughnessy
Neighbours episode 5861

Best Direction in a TV Comedy Series
Tony Rogers
Wilfred II Episode 7: Dogstar

Best Direction in a Television Reality / Light Entertainment Program
Paul Drane
Rockwiz: Episode 101

Best Direction in a Television Children's Program
Jeffrey Walker
Dance Academy: Behind Barres

Best Direction in a Television Drama Series
Stuart McDonald
Tangle series 1 Episode 9

GRASS (Green awareness encouragement award)
Cate McQuillen
Dirtgirlworld

Highly commended: Cathy Henkel
The Burning Season

Best Direction in a Feature Film
David Michôd
Animal Kingdom

For more information visit http://www.adg.org.au/