Fox Footy wins best subscription TV channel at ASTRA Awards

Fox Footy was named channel of the year at the 11th annual ASTRA Awards celebrating subscription TV at the Sydney Theatre in Walsh Bay last night.

Another big winner was The Lifestyle Channel, presented five awards overall including the subscriber-voted categories of favourite male and female personality, as well as best Australian program and best international program.

The Showcase channel won four awards with Australian drama Tangle taking three in the industry-voted categories for outstanding male actor, female actor and drama. Three Tangle actresses were nominated in the female category and Catherine McClements took the prize.

A total of 22 awards were presented including an inaugural lifetime achievement award for the presenter known as “Mr Movies”, Bill Collins.

The winners:


Favourite Program – International
• Kevin’s Grand Design (The LifeStyle Channel)
Favourite Program – International Drama
• Game of Thrones – series 2 (showcase)
Favourite Program – Australian
• Selling Houses Australia – series 5 (The LifeStyle Channel)
Favourite Personality – Female
• Shaynna Blaze (Selling Houses Australia, The LifeStyle Channel)
Favourite Personality – Male
• Andrew Winter (Selling Houses Australia, The LifeStyle Channel)

• Bill Collins

Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor – Female
• Catherine McClements (Tangle – season 3, showcase)
Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor – Male
• Lincoln Younes (Tangle – season 3, showcase)
Most Outstanding Performance by a Presenter
• Matt Shirvington (2012 London Olympic Games, Foxtel)
Most Outstanding Performance by a Broadcast Journalist
• Ahron Young (News coverage, SKY NEWS)
Best New Talent
• Marty Smiley (The Riff, Channel [V])

Most Outstanding Children’s Program or Event
• Didi and B (Nick Jr.)
Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program
• The Riff (Channel [V])
Most Outstanding Documentary
• Abalone Wars (Discovery Channel)
Most Outstanding Music Program or Coverage
• Nickelodeon SLIMEFEST (Nickelodeon)
Most Outstanding Reality Program
• Come Dine With Me Australia – series 4 (The LifeStyle Channel)
Most Outstanding News Program or Coverage
• Political coverage (“PM Agenda”, SKY NEWS)
Most Outstanding Use of Innovation in Programming
• London 2012 Olympic Games (Foxtel)
Most Outstanding Lifestyle Program
• Tony Robinson’s Time Walks (The History Channel)
Most Outstanding Sports Program or Coverage
• 2012 Toyota AFL Premiership Season and Finals Series (FOX FOOTY)
Most Outstanding Drama
• Tangle – season 3 (showcase)


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