Key shows such as Offspring, Homeland, Modern Family, The Project, Before the Game, The Living Room and Puberty Blues have all been voted as winners while TEN stars Asher Keddie and Shaun Micallef have scored in the personality stakes along with runners-up in Carrie Bickmore, Chrissie Swan and Lachy Hulme.
Offspring won the Best Aussie Drama while Asher Keddie again won Favourite Female for the third year in a row.
In thanking readers, Keddie said, “Once again I am absolutely thrilled that Offspring has connected with so many viewers. The third series was a challenge but as always a pleasurable and fulfilling experience for me and I couldn’t be happier to be back for a fourth series, one that I feel sure will be our most exciting yet.
“I want to thank the TV Tonight readers for their robust support and affection for this show, and for me. I’m incredibly grateful.”
Newcomer The Living Room has finally toppled Better Homes and Gardens‘ stranglehold on the Lifestyle category.
But in further results to be published tomorrow, readers will also slap TEN for a year of mishaps.
Such divisive results indicate that the audience is able to discern between managerial and programming mess yet still retain an attachment to the shows and personalities they love. After a disastrous year, that message actually offers the network a ray of hope, depending on how they harness it….
New ABC comedy A Moody Christmas was voted Best Aussie Comedy while 7:30, Q&A and Dance Academy all won their categories while dual-network personality Shaun Micallef tied in Favourite Male -he has now ranked first in this category for the last four years.
Nine’s The Voice took out Best Reality (Australian) while House Husbands tied as Best New Show (Australian) and Hamish Blake tied for Favourite Male with Micallef. Survivor finally pipped The Amazing Race for the first time in Best Reality (International).
Top-rating network Seven only won a single category: Best Morning Programme for Sunrise.
Go Back to Where You Came From again dominated the Factual category for SBS after winning in 2011.
In Pay TV there were good votes for Grand Designs Australia, Selling Houses Australia, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Newsroom, Girls, Rove LA and Foxtel’s Olympics coverage -but none was able to topple Free to Air winners.
Lachy Hulme made a strong arrival in the Favourite Male stakes after his chameleon year in Howzat, Beaconsfield and Offspring. The stocks have also risen for Julia Morris this year.
TV Tonight readers have previously recognised such names as Asher Keddie, Chrissie Swan and Carrie Bickmore ahead of their Logies nominations. Expect Lachy Hulme and Julia Morris to become nominees this year too…
This year there were 780 surveys completed.
* denotes runaway winner.
BEST AUSTRALIAN DRAMA: Offspring
Rake / Howzat!
(2011 winner: The Slap)
BEST AUSTRALIAN COMEDY: A Moody Christmas
The Hamster Wheel
Hamish & Andy
(2011: At Home with Julia)
BEST INTERNATIONAL DRAMA: Homeland*
Mad Men / Breaking Bad / Game of Thrones
(2011: Downtown Abbey)
BEST INTERNATIONAL COMEDY: Modern Family*
The Big Bang Theory
Community / Parks and Recreation
(2011: Modern Family)
BEST LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT: The Project
Can of Worms
Agony Uncles / Agony Aunts
(2011: The Gruen Transfer / Gruen Planet)
BEST MORNING PROGRAMME: Sunrise
The Morning Show
(2011: The Circle)
BEST REALITY SHOW (Australian): The Voice
The Amazing Race Australia
(2011: The Amazing Race Australia)
BEST REALITY SHOW (International): Survivor
The Amazing Race
The Voice US
(2011: The Amazing Race)
BEST LIFESTYLE: The Living Room
Better Homes and Gardens
Grand Designs Australia
Selling Houses Australia
(2011: Better Homes and Gardens)
BEST FACTUAL / DOCUMENTARY / OBSERVATIONAL: Go Back to Where You Came From*
(2011: Go Back to Where You Came From)
BEST NEWS / CURRENT / PUBLIC AFFAIRS: 7:30
BEST TALK SHOW: Q&A*
Can of Worms
Rove LA / Insight
(2011: 6:30 with George Negus)
BEST KIDS SHOW: Dance Academy
Giggle and Hoot
(2011: Play School)
BEST SPORTS SHOW OR COVERAGE: Before the Game
AFL Grand Final
Australian Open / AFL Footy Show
(2011: Before the Game)
BEST NEW SHOW (Australian): House Husbands / Puberty Blues
A Moody Christmas
(2011: The Slap)
BEST NEW SHOW (International): Homeland
(2011: Downton Abbey)
FAVOURITE MALE: Shaun Micallef / Hamish Blake
Karl Stefanovic / Lachy Hulme
(2011: Shaun Micallef)
FAVOURITE FEMALE: Asher Keddie
(2011: Asher Keddie)