Sarah Murdoch looked proud as punch last night in an Alex Perry dress (July 21st) winning the Subscriber’s Choice Award for Favourite Female Personality at the 9th Annual Astra Awards at the Sydney Theatre.
Hosted by Lee Furlong, Tara Moss (wearing Rachel Gilbert) and Helen Dalley, the glamorous event saw a star studded arrival of our local celebs walking the red carpet; Laura Dundovic, Sarah Wilson, Erin McNaught, Charlotte Dawson, Claudia Karvan, Jessica Mauboy, and Kate Waterhouse to name a few.
Insider’s Goss: My glamboyant friend Tara Moss changed into a Custom Tuxedo created by talented newcomer Lauren Becker, who graduated from UTS last year. Tara shared with me:
“It’s not a hosting night without a costume change…:
Alongside Sarah Murdoch’s win in the Subscribers\’ Choice categories, last year\’s big winner Andrew Winter took home the award for Favourite Personality â€“ Male. The Favourite Program â€“ International category was won byÂ Grand Designs Season 8 and the award for Favourite Program â€“ Australian went to Selling Houses Australia.
Long running favourites like FOX8\’s Australia\’s Next Top Model, received the award for Most Outstanding Reality Program, W\’s Spirited received the award for Most Outstanding Drama with Matt King taking the Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor â€“ Male award, and for her role in Showcase\’s drama series Tangle, Catherine McClements took home the Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor â€“ Female award.
Other winners included:
- Who We Are won Most Outstanding Documentary
- New children\’s series from CBeebies,Â Penelope K, By The Way won Most Outstanding Children\’s Program or Coverage
- The LifeStyle Channel\’s Grand Designs Australia won Most Outstanding Lifestyle Program with host Peter Maddison picking up the Best New Talent award.
- SKY NEWS Election 2010 received the Most Outstanding News Program or Coverage award with David Speers winning Most Outstanding Performance by a Presenter and SKY NEWS presenter Ashleigh Gillon awarded Most Outstanding Performance by a Broadcast Journalist.
- FOXTEL\’s coverage of the Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010 won Most Outstanding Use of Innovation in Programming while their coverage of Vancouver Winter Olympics took home the Most Outstanding Sports Program or Coverage award.
- Channel [V]\’sÂ Big Day Out Li[v]e won the award for Most Outstanding Music Program or Coverage and Australian Nickelodeon Kids\’ Choice Awards 2010 won Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program.
Guests were entertained by musical performances from Jessica Mauboy, Katie Noonan\’s Elixir Trio and Guineafowl. A surprise unscheduled performance by Icehouse\’s Iva Davies, saw him perform an acoustic rendition of his Australian classic Great Southern Land.
The prestigious Channel of the Year award went to The LifeStyle Channel for the second year.
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