Lucy attended the Qantas Film & TV Awards on 05 September in Auckland (how come the Kiwi awards are named after an Australian airline...I know Aussies love to claim all Kiwi actors/singers as Aussies but this is ridiculous! <g>).

Producer of Dean Spanley thanks Lucy Lawless for funding his 2nd short film #qfta
about 1 hour ago from web

[Looks like there could be some Lucy news/pictures coming from the Film & TV awards red carpet:]

Candy Lane busting out of her gold flapper, Lucy Lawless in a suit-must need to put on some clothes after starting filming Spartacus series
20 minutes ago from web

Samantha Hayes from TV3 hot in asymmetrical blue velvet, Danielle Cormack with plunging neckline, golden locks blowing
27 minutes ago from web

Keisha C-H, Neil the Waka, Carolyn Robinson, Oli Driver, Jason Gunn - the stars are coming thick and fast down the red carpet -sort of (not)
34 minutes ago from web

AK Samba making a racket outside the Civic, welcoming NZ's who's who of TV and film. Media room is in the bowels of the Civic
38 minutes ago from web

Film and TV Awards tonite. Stay tuned for tweets from 6pm on wry observations and envelope-opening action
about 11 hours ago from web



Press Release

Qantas Film and Television Awards 2009
Media release 5 September 2009


The cream of New Zealand's film and television industries were celebrated tonight at a glittering gala event in the Civic Theatre, Auckland. More than 750 guests, including Prime Minister Hon John Key, witnessed 39 Qantas Film and Television Awards being presented across news and current affairs, general television, documentary, and film categories.  A further 22 category winners were presented with awards during yesterday's Qantas Film and Television Craft Awards lunch-time function.
Guests at tonight's gala event included film directors Niki Caro and Gaylene Preston, actors Karl Urban and Lucy Lawless, and other luminaries from the New Zealand film and television community, with entertainment provided by The Topp Twins.
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Flash mob of frock stars
By EMMA PAGE - Sunday Star Times
Last updated 05:00 06/09/2009

It was more a case of drama than comedy for Jaquie Brown last night as she admitted to pre-ceremony nerves before the Qantas Film and Television Awards at Auckland's Civic Theatre.  But the star of The Jaquie Brown Diaries needn't have worried because her evening followed the script the show was named Best Comedy Programme. Brown jostled for red carpet space with Prime Minister John Key, golden girls Lucy Lawless and Keisha Castle-Hughes and a host of other guests hoping they would be among the recipients of 39 awards for achievements in news, current affairs, general television, documentary and film categories.

News submitted by Barbara Davies