7TH ANNUAL ASTRA AWARDS NOMINEES 2009

26/03/2009

ASTRA

The Nominees for the 7th annual ASTRA awards are...

SUBSCRIBERS' CHOICE

Favourite Program

  • Cash Cab - Channel [V]
  • Australia's Next Top Model - FOX8
  • Stuart MacGill Uncorked - LifeStyle FOOD
  • Football Superstar - FOX8
  • The Merrick & Rosso Show - The Comedy Channel
  • Project Runway Australia - Arena TV
  • Stupid, Stupid Man - TV1
  • Selling Houses Australia - The LifeStyle Channel

Favourite International Program

  • SpongeBob SquarePants - Nickelodeon
  • Gossip Girl - FOX8
  • Grand Designs - The LifeStyle Channel
  • Hell's Kitchen - The LifeStyle Channel
  • Hannah Montana - Disney Channel
  • Project Runway - Arena TV
  • Entourage - Arena TV
  • Meerkat Manor - Animal Planet

Favourite International Personality or Actor

  • Ricky Gervais (Extras) - UKTV
  • Dawn French (Jam & Jerusalem) - UKTV
  • Gordon Ramsay (Hell's Kitchen) - The LifeStyle Channel
  • Kevin McCloud (Grand Designs) - The LifeStyle Channel
  • Jonas Brothers (Camp Rock) - Disney Channel
  • Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) - FOX8
  • Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) - FOX8
  • Adrian Grenier (Entourage) - Arena TV

Favourite Male Personality

  • Kieran Gilbert - Sky News Australia
  • Stuart MacGill - LifeStyle FOOD
  • Darren McMullen - MTV
  • Jimmy Barnes - MAX
  • Brendan Moar - The LifeStyle Channel
  • Merrick & Rosso - The Comedy Channel
  • Brian McFadden - FOX8
  • Henry Roth - Arena TV

Favourite Female Personality

  • Maude Garrett - Nickelodeon
  • Antonia Kidman - W.
  • Charlotte Dawson - FOX8
  • Maggie Tabberer - Bio.
  • Ruby Rose - MTV
  • Kim McCosker & Rachael Bermingham - The LifeStyle Channel
  • Anna Gare - The LifeStyle Channel
  • Kristy Hinze - Arena TV

PROGRAMMING & PRODUCTION

Most Outstanding International Program or Event

  • Extras Christmas Special - UKTV
  • Can We Save Planet Earth With David Attenborough - The Weather Channel
  • Life After People - The History Channel
  • Andre Rieu Concert - Main Event
  • Mad Men - Movie EXTRA

Most Outstanding Event

  • MAX Australia Day - Top 100 Most Iconic Aussie Songs & Australia Day LIVE: A Day On The Green - MAX
  • Australian Kid's Choice Awards 2008 - Nickelodeon
  • MTV Australia Awards 2008 - MTV
  • Australia's Next Top Model Live Final - FOX8
  • The Helpmann Awards - Bio.

Most Outstanding Short Form Program

  • Nick Shorts - Nickelodeon
  • Play Along With Ollie & Elmo - Nick Jr.
  • As The Bells Rings - Disney Channel
  • SELECT: Life After People - FOXTEL
  • Icons - Bio.

Most Outstanding Children's Program

  • Camp Orange: The Curse Of The Emerald Eye - Nickelodeon
  • Alphabreaks - Disney Channel

Most Outstanding Music Program or Coverage

  • Snowjam 2008 - MTV
  • MAX Masters: Coldplay - MAX
  • MAX Sessions In The Sand: Hoodoo Gurus - MAX

Most Outstanding Sports Program

  • Sportscenter - ESPN
  • On The Couch - FOX Sports 1
  • Inside Cricket - FOX Sports 1
  • An Aussie Goes Bolly - FOX8

Most Outstanding Sports Coverage

  • Bowl-a-Rama - Fuel TV
  • Football: Australia v Qatar World Cup Qualifer - FOX Sports 1
  • NRL Coverage 2008 - FOX Sports 2
  • AFL 2008 Coverage - FOX Sports 1

Most Outstanding Documentary

  • The Spirit Of Australian Sports - The History Channel
  • Beyond Kokoda - The History Channel
  • Man Made Marvels: Sydney Opera House - Discovery Channel
  • Storm Surfers - Discovery Channel

Most Outstanding News Program or Coverage

  • Trading Matters - CNBC
  • Agenda - Sky News Australia
  • Global Financial Crisis - Sky News Business
  • Supercell Sunday: Brisbane Storm Coverage -The Weather Channel
  • News and Views - FOX SPORTS News

Most Outstanding Lifestyle Program

  • Stuart MacGill Uncorked - LifeStyle FOOD
  • Dry Spell Gardening - The LifeStyle Channel
  • Selling Houses Australia - The Lifestyle Channel
  • Natural Born Traveller - Discovery Travel & Living

Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program

  • Football Superstar - FOX8
  • Australia's Next Top Model - FOX8
  • Project Runway Australia - Arena TV
  • The Merrick & Rosso Show - The Comedy Channel

Most Outstanding Drama

  • Make or Break - UKTV
  • Stupid, Stupid Man- TV1
  • Satisfaction - Showcase

TALENT

Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Male

  • Robson Green (Make or Break) - UKTV
  • Wayne Hope (Stupid, Stupid Man) - TV1
  • Matthew Newton (Stupid, Stupid Man) - TV1

Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Female

  • Susie Porter (Make or Break) - UKTV
  • Leah Vandenberg (Stupid, Stupid Man) - TV1
  • Madeleine West (Satisfaction) - Showcase
  • Alison Whyte (Satisfaction) - Showcase

Most Outstanding Performance by a Presenter

  • David Speers (Agenda) - Sky News Australia
  • Helen Dalley (Sunday Business) - Sky News Business
  • Brendan Moar (Dry Spell Gardening) - The LifeStyle Channel
  • Brendon Julian (Inside Cricket) - FOX Sports 3
  • Steve Liebmann (CIA) - Crime & Investigation Network

Most Outstanding Performance by a Broadcast Journalist

  • Gavin Morris - The Weather Channel
  • Kieran Gilbert - Sky News Australia
  • David Speers - Sky News Australia
  • Nick Bryant - BBC World

PLATFORM MARKETING

Most Outstanding Marketing Campaign - Subscription Sales

  • 'Good News Sale' - FOXTEL
  • 'FOXTEL HD Launch' - FOXTEL
  • 'Not So Silly Season Sale' - FOXTEL
  • 'MyStar from AUSTAR' - AUSTAR

Most Outstanding Marketing Campaign - Subscriber Retention

  • Andre Rieu: Classic Music Rocks AUSTAR subscribers - AUSTAR
  • You Don't Have To leave The House To Get The Best Movies: Box Office - AUSTAR
  • FOXTEL e-newsletter: Preview - FOXTEL
  • HD Subscriber Retention Launch - FOXTEL

Most Outstanding Use of Subscription TV Medium for a Consumer

Advertising Campaign

  • Westfield with Trinny & Susannah - The LifeStyle Channel/XYZ Networks
  • Adidas Football - Multi Channel Network
  • Harvey Norman & The Dave and Kerley Show - Multi Channel Network
  • Maxibon Presents Bunnies Theatre - Full Circle Media

PROGRAM & CHANNEL PROMOTION

Most Creative On-Air Program Promotion

  • Cash Cab - Channel [V]
  • Attack Of The Big Day Out 2008 - Channel [V]
  • We Are Football - FOXTEL
  • Football Forever Season Returns - FOX SPORTS 1
  • Meth Epidemic - Crime & Investigation Network

Most Creative Off-Air Program Promotion

  • America's Hardest Prisons - National Geographic Channel
  • Bond Classic Bond - FOX Classics
  • Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best Of Both Worlds Concert 3D - Disney Channel
  • Shark Week - Discovery Channel

Most Outstanding Program Promotion Campaign

  • Hells' Kitchen - The LifeStyle Channel
  • Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best Of Both Worlds Concert 3D - Disney Channel
  • Camp Rock - Disney Channel
  • Ben 10: Race Against Time - Cartoon Network
  • Bond Classic Bond - FOX Classics

Most Outstanding Channel Image Spot

  • Think Again 'Generations' - National Geographic Channel
  • MAX Brand Animation 2008 - MAX
  • Everybody Loves Sunshine Campaign - TV1
  • Rebrand Idents - MTV
  • ANZAC Day 2008 - The History Channel

TECHNOLOGY

Most Outstanding Use of Technology (for a consumer application)

  • CampOrangeSpace - Nickelodeon
  • MySpace Mixed Tape- Channel [V]
  • Lifestylefood.com.au relaunch - LifeStyle FOOD
  • Australia's Next Top Model 'Anywhere' Audition Mobile Site - FOX8

Most Outstanding Use of Interactive Television (for a consumer application)

  • Sky Racing ACTIVE - Sky Racing
  • Kids Choice TV - Nickelodeon
  • Your Animation Domination - FOX8
  • Lockdown Oz: Maximum Security - National Geographic Channel