Never one to miss a chance to watch a sector of the media pat itself on the back, Dr Mumbo donned his black tie and attended last night’s Australian Subscription TV Awards.
While for the most part it was a typical awards ceremony, there were a few award-winning moments.
The Mumbo for the Best Sarah Murdoch Moment:
Steve Leibmann, who was handed the wrong envelope to announce Killing Time actor David Wenham as the winner of the Most Outstanding Performance by a Broadcast Journalist, rather than Sky News’ David Speers.
The Mumbo for Deserved to eat some Humble Pie:
Planet Cake’s Paris Cutler who sent the a flurry of disparaging whispers through the nose bleed section of the Sydney Theatre when, on winning, she said without joke or sarcasm that last year she was “up the back like a nobody.”
The Mumbo for the Best Cock Up:
SkyNews’s James Bracey who suggested his Channel should win Channel of the Year because it had just about everything, “We’ve got news, sport, weather, finance, we just don’t have a cough button.”
The Mumbo for Best Couch Potato:
Former Austar marketer Nikki Warburton who left her job after the Foxtel merger, told the audience said she’s been watching a lot more TV in recent weeks. Warburton was joined on stage by Deanne Weir, formerly group director of corporate development, who accidentally called the network, “Foxstar”.