The 12th Annual ASTRA Award Winners

Last night saw the stars of subscription TV hit the red carpet for the 12th Annual ASTRA Awards. “Tonight’s ASTRA Awards were the most contested in years and many categories went down to the wire,” ASTRA boss, Andrew Maiden said. “Everyone in the industry has had a brilliant evening recognising the quality, creativity and originality of content on ­subscription television.”

There wasn’t a dry in the house as organisers played a montage of former Australia’s Next Top model judge Charlotte Dawson’s career before she was honoured with a posthumous award for her contribution to subscription TV. “She was warm, funny and a beautiful person. She would break out into these funny jokes all the time,” current host, Jennifer Hawkins said.

The Winners –

Most Outstanding Female Actor: Nicole da Silva – Wentworth, SoHo (pictured)

Most Outstanding Male Actor: Peter Mullan Top of the Lake, UKTV

Most Outstanding Children’s Content: Disney Channel FanFest TV Special Event

Most Outstanding Sports Program: The DHL Australia 2013 Lions Tour Fox Sports

Most Outstanding Sports Entertainment Program: Open Mik, Fox Footy

Most Outstanding Factual Program: The People Speak, History

Most Outstanding News Program: Election 2013 Sky News National

Most Outstanding Music Program: The Riff Channel [V]

Favourite Female Personality: Shaynna Blaze Selling Houses Aust., LifeStyle Channel

Favourite Male Personality: Andrew Winter Selling Houses Australia, LifeStyle Channel

Most Outstanding Use of Innovation: Ref Cam, Fox Sports

Most Outstanding Broadcast Journalist: David Speers PM Agenda, The Nation, Election Coverage, Sky News National

Most Outstanding Australian Drama: Wentworth, SoHo

Most Outstanding Entertainment Program: Slimefest 2013, Nickelodeon

Most Outstanding Lifestyle Program: Paddock to Plate, The LifeStyle Channel

Favourite Program: International Drama – The Walking Dead, FX

Favourite Program: International – Grand Designs UK, The LifeStyle Channel

Most Outstanding New Talent: Kelli Underwood, Fox Sports

Channel of the Year: Showcase

Favourite Program Australian: Selling Houses Australia, The LifeStyle Channel

Most Outstanding Reality Program: Australia’s Next Top Model, FOX8

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