Former Mint Chicks Ruban and Kody Nielson took the event’s top gong, the APRA Silver Scroll Award, for Unknown Mortal Orchestra song Multi-Love. Kody accepted the award as his brother is in the US, where he’s now based.
These days it wouldn’t be a local music event without Lorde. While she wasn’t present, she and Joel Little won the category of one award: Most Performed New Zealand Work Internationally.
In the screen-related awards, Grayson Gilmour (pictured right, above) won the APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film Award with his score for Desert Road’s telemovie Consent. Gilmour made available via Bandcamp, donating the proceeds to Rape Crisis.
Tom McLeod (pictured left, above) repeated last year’s win for APRA Best Original Music in a Series Award, for work on KHF Media’s Girl vs Boy. McLeod also scored Craig Newland’s independent feature 3 Mile Limit and Costa Botes & Sven Pannell’s recently NZIFF-premiered doco Act Of Kindness.
The full list of award winners is:
2015 APRA Silver Scroll Award
Ruban Nielson and Kody Nielson for Multi-Love
1981 APRA Silver Scroll Award
Phil Judd, Wayne Stevens and Mark Hough for Counting the Beat
APRA Maioha Award
Stan Walker, Vince Harder and Troy Kingi for Aotearoa
SOUNZ Contemporary Award
Chris Watson for sing songs self
APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film
Grayson Gilmour for Consent
APRA Best Original Music in a Series
Tom McLeod for Girl vs. Boy (Season 3)
Most Performed New Zealand Work Internationally
Ella Yelich-O’Connor and Joel Little for Royals
Most Performed New Zealand Work in New Zealand
Marlon Gerbes, Matiu Walters and Priese Board for Special
New Zealand Music Hall of Fame inductee