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Winners Revealed! The DeciderTV Awards

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The 2015 DeciderTV Awards have been run and won. The #Molkies have struck again, and it's been another massive voting turnout to deliver some upsets and some expected winners.

Wil Anderson again takes out a double for Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Presenter (Male) and Gruen as Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program, while Waleed Aly and Leigh Sales win for Most Outstanding TV Presenter (News/Current Affairs) Male and Female respectively.

No surprise for the winner of Program You Never Want To See Again (AKA Worst Show on TV in 2015) but possibly the biggest surprise win was for Person We'd Like To See On-Screen More Often.

Some of the categories were very close indeed. Redfern Now: Promise Me won by less than 0.1% ahead of Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door for Most Outstanding Australian Drama - Telemovie/Mini Series, and there were just 5 votes between Wentworth and The Doctor Blake Mysteries for Most Outstanding Australian Drama - Series.

It was nearly a clean sweep for Aunty, with end results showing the Government broadcaster very popular:
ABC - 12
Foxtel - 4
Ten - 3
Seven - 1
SBS - 1
Nine - 0

Did your favourites get up? Disagree with a win and think someone else should have won? Let us know in the comments, and make sure you congratulate all the winners (and those nominated - remember: it's just an honour to be yada yada yada)...

Huge thanks from both Kevin and I to everyone who voted and all the winners for their lovely acceptances. Bring on the next #Molkies!


Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Presenter - Male

Andrew O'Keeffe
(The Chase/Weekend Sunrise - Seven)

Charlie Pickering
(The Weekly With Charlie Pickering - ABC)

Eddie McGuire
(Friday Night Football - Fox Footy)
(Millionaire Hot Seat - Nine)

Osher Gunsberg
(The Bachelor/Bachelorette - Ten)

Scott Cam
(The Block/Reno Rumble - Nine)

WINNER - Wil Anderson
(Gruen - ABC)

"I assume I won because people thought I was Adam Hills. Thanks Hillsy!"
Wil Anderson

Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Presenter - Female

Annabel Crabb
(Kitchen Cabinet - ABC)

Julia Morris
(I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here - Ten)

WINNER - Julia Zemiro
(Eurovision/RocKwiz - SBS)
(Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery - ABC)

Sarah Harris
(Studio 10/Shark Tank - Ten)

Shaynna Blaze
(Selling Houses Australia - Lifestyle) (The Block - Nine)

Sonia Kruger
(The Voice/Mornings - Nine)

"Thank you, Lovelies."
Julia Zemiro

Most Outstanding Australian Light Entertainment Program

Family Feud (Ten)

WINNER - Gruen (ABC)

Have You Been Paying Attention? (Ten)

Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery (ABC)

Kitchen Cabinet (ABC)

RocKwiz (SBS)

Selling Houses Australia (Lifestyle)

"Who are you and how did you get this number? Please stop texting me."
Russel Howcroft

Most Outstanding TV Presenter (News/Current Affairs) - Male

Barrie Cassidy
(Insiders - ABC)

David Speers
(PM Agenda - Sky News)

Karl Stefanovic
(Today/The Verdict - Nine)

Paul Murray
(Paul Murray Live - Sky News)

Tony Jones
(Q&A - ABC)

WINNER - Waleed Aly
(The Project - Ten)

"How lovely is that? I know I wouldn't have voted that way, but I'm rapt other people have! I frankly had no idea how it would turn out going to The Project, so I'll take this as a touching sign."
Waleed Aly

Most Outstanding TV Presenter (News/Current Affairs) - Female

Carrie Bickmore
(The Project - Ten)

WINNER - Leigh Sales
(7:30 - ABC)

Lisa Wilkinson
(Today - Nine)

Melissa Doyle
(Sunday Night/Seven News - Seven)

Sarah Ferguson
(The Killing Season/Hitting Home - ABC)

Tracy Grimshaw
(A Current Affair - Nine)

Thanks to the readers of DeciderTV for the tick of approval and for your support of what we do at 7.30.”
Leigh Sales

Most Outstanding Australian News/Current Affairs Program

60 Minutes (Nine)

Foreign Correspondent (ABC)

WINNER - Four Corners (ABC)

Insight (SBS)

Sunday Night (Seven)

The Feed (SBS2)

The Project (TEN)

"I've never heard of the Decider Awards, but hey, a gong's a gong, so whatever it is, thanks."
Sally Neighbour, EP
Four Corners

Shaun Micallef

Most Outstanding Presenter (Comedy)

Charlie Pickering (The Weekly with Charlie Pickering - ABC)

Julia Morris (I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here - Ten)

Julia Zemiro (Eurovision/RocKwiz - SBS) (Home Delivery - ABC)

Lawrence Mooney (Dirty Laundry Live - ABC)

WINNER - Shaun Micallef (Shaun Micallef's Mad As Hell - ABC)

Wil Anderson (Gruen - ABC)

"It’s such an honour just to be nominated. That would have been enough for me. I mean, obviously a little of the gloss disappears when you see who I’m nominated with, but seeing your name come up now and then on something new when you’re Googling yourself is very gratifying. I don’t mean to suggest that I’m embarrassed being in a list with Charlie, Julia, Julia, Lawrence and Wil – not at all, they’re great and I’m proud to say they’re my friends, I’m just saying it would have been embarrassing to have lost to any of them. Thanks to Steve and Kevin for not making me attend anything to accept this award.”  Shaun Micallef

Most Outstanding Australian Comedy Program


Black Comedy (ABC)

Gruen (ABC)

Have You Been Paying Attention? (Ten)

No Activity (Stan)

Shaun Micallef's Mad As Hell (ABC)

The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (ABC)

WINNER - Utopia (ABC)




"It's a great honour especially when you have to consider how many shows about Infrastructure we had to compete with." Jane Kennedy for Working Dog

Most Outstanding Australian Factual Program/Series


WINNER - Australian Story (ABC)

Coast Australia (History)

Go Back To Where You Came From (SBS)

Hitting Home (ABC)

Prison Songs (SBS)

Struggle Street (SBS)

The Killing Season (ABC)

Caroline Jones

Caroline Jones

“Executive producer Deb Masters and the team from Australian Story are thrilled that the show has been recognised on the eve of its 20th birthday.”

Most Outstanding Australian Reality Program


WINNER - Gogglebox Australia (Lifestyle/Ten)

I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here (Ten)

Married At First Sight (Nine)

MasterChef Australia (Ten)

My Kitchen Rules (Seven)

The Bachelor/Bachelorette (Ten)

The Great Australian Bake Off (Lifestyle)

"Thank you to all our viewers for your support. We are ecstatic you love the show and all of us.  Who ever would have thought a TV show about people watching people watch TV would rate so well.  So once again thank you"
Anastasia and Faye, Gogglebox

Most Outstanding Lifestyle Program


Better Homes and Gardens (Seven)

Gardening Australia (ABC)

Grand Designs Australia (LifeStyle)

River Cottage Australia (Lifestyle)

WINNER - Selling Houses Australia (Lifestyle)

The Living Room (Ten)

"Thank you everyone for voting - Can't believe after 9 series we are still going strong, all thanks to everyone's amazing support. Bring on series ten."
Shaynna Blaze

Most Outstanding Australian Sports Commentator

Adam Gilchrist (Big Bash League - Ten)

Andrew Voss (NRL - Fox Sports)

Anthony Hudson (AFL - Fox Footy)

WINNER - Bruce McAvaney (AFL/Tennis/Racing - Seven)

Dennis Cometti (AFL - Seven)

Mark Taylor (Cricket - Nine)

Ray Warren (NRL - Nine)

Bruce McAvaney

Most Outstanding Australian Sports Program

AFL360 (Fox Footy)

Footy Classified (Nine)

WINNER - Offsiders (ABC)

Open Mike (Fox Footy)

RPM (Ten)

Saturday Night Football Pre-Game Show (Seven)

The Back Page (Fox Sports Australia)

Gerard Whateley

Most Outstanding Australian Sports Broadcast

2015 AFL Season (Fox Footy)

2015 AFL Season (Seven)

2015 Australian Open (Seven)

2015 NRL Season (Fox Sports)

2015 NRL Season including State of Origin (Nine)

Melbourne Cup Carnival (Seven)

Summer of Cricket - The Ashes (Nine)

WINNER - Big Bash League (Ten)

"Don't Blush Baby!"
Chris Gayle

Most Outstanding Australian Streaming Provider


WINNER - ABC iview

Foxtel Go

Netflix Australia



SBS OnDemand



"It will be even better with commercials"
Michelle Guthrie

Program you never want to see again
(AKA Worst Show on TV in 2015)

Cats/Dogs/Whatever else make you LOL (Seven)

Celebrity Apprentice Australia (Nine)

Restaurant Revolution (Seven)

The Biggest Loser Australia (Ten)

WINNER - The Bolt Report (Ten)

The Hotplate (Nine)

The Verdict (Nine)

"I'm still on TV"
Andrew Bolt

Person we'd like to see on-screen more often

Anna McGahan

Brooke Satchwell

Celia Pacquola

Charlie Clausen

Meshel Laurie

WINNER - Sam Pang

Susie Porter

"Thanks to everyone who voted for me. I strongly disagree with you all."
Sam Pang

Most Outstanding Actor - Male

Alex Dimitriades
(The Principal - SBS)

WINNER - Craig McLachlan
(The Doctor Blake Mysteries - ABC)

Darren Gilshenan
(No Activity - Stan)

"Heeeeeeeeeey Molkies..."
Craig McLachlan

Kodi Smit-McPhee
(Gallipoli - Nine)

Malcolm Kennard
(Catching Milat - Seven)

Patrick Brammall
(Glitch - ABC)
(No Activity - Stan)

Sam Neill
(House Of Hancock - Nine)

Most Outstanding Actor - Female


Celia Ireland
(Wentworth - SoHo)

Essie Davis
(Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - ABC)

WINNER - Marta Dusseldorp
(A Place To Call Home - SoHo)

Miranda Tapsell
(Love Child  - Nine)

Nadine Garner
(The Doctor Blake Mysteries - ABC)

Pamela Rabe
(Wentworth - SoHo)

Sarah Snook
(The Beautiful Lie/The Secret River - ABC)

"That's wonderful news! What an honour. Sarah Adams is such a delight to play… we are all so proud of A Place to Call Home! I am thrilled the show has such a loyal and passionate audience on Foxtel. It really is wonderful to be part of such a success story for Australian Drama. Thank you to the Decider TV readers who are also so supportive of the show and me personally"
Marta Dusseldorp

Most Outstanding Australian Drama - Telemovie/Mini-Series


Deadline Gallipoli (showcase - Foxtel)

House of Hancock (Nine)

Mary: The Making of a Princess (Ten)

Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door (Ten)

WINNER - Redfern Now: Promise Me (ABC)

The Secret River (ABC)

Redfern Now: Promise Me

Well I’m not brave enough to make a joke about an indigenous drama, are you?
Kevin Perry


Most Outstanding Australian Drama - Series


A Place To Call Home (SoHo)

Glitch (ABC)

The Beautiful Lie (ABC)

The Doctor Blake Mysteries (ABC)

The Principal (SBS)

WINNER - Wentworth (SoHo)

"Thanks to all the lovely folk who support Wentworth. I am consistently humbled and overwhelmed by their goodness and kindness. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It's your passion that spurs us at Wentworth (and I'm sure everyone'd concur) to want to dig deep and pour our hearts into these stories. What a privilege that is. So much love! xxxxxx"
Katrina Milosevic (Boomer) - Wentworth