There was joy, despair, controversy, awkward humour and even a foil-wrapped baked potato that was removed from the host's pants. So now that you've digested and discussed all the winners, here's your regular helping of visual evidence from AXIS 2012.
TVNZ Student Award
The Sweet Shop's George McKenzie
Lifetime achievement winner Murray Grindlay
Sandy Moore with international judge Thirasak Tanapatanakul
Appropriately colored Grand AXIS Doggelganger celebrations
More grand AXIS Doggelganger celebrations
Special Group's Rob Jack collecting the emerging talent award for Kim Fraser
With this week marking both the International Week of the Deaf as well as the home stretch of the election, TVNZ will be giving New Zealand’s deaf community access to both a signed version and live captioning of the final 1 News debate between Bill English and Jacinda Ardern.