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Winners Revealed! Find Out Who Won The 2016 DeciderTV Awards

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The 2016 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.

It was nearly a clean sweep for Aunty, with end results showing the often criticised Government broadcaster remains hugely important to viewers:

ABC - 12
Foxtel - 4
Ten - 4
Seven - 3
Netflix - 2
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 to everyone who voted and all the winners for their lovely acceptances, and here's to another outstanding year of TV.  Kevin Perry & Steve Molk

Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Presenter – Male


Andrew Winter (Selling Houses Australia - Lifestyle)

Charlie Pickering (The Weekly with Charlie Pickering - ABC)

Dr Chris Brown (Bondi Vet/Im a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here/The Living Room - Ten)

Matt Preston (Masterchef Australia - Ten)

Osher Gunsberg (The Bachelor/Bachelorette Australia - Ten)

Scott Cam (The Block - Nine)

Tony Squires (Back Page Live - Fox Sports)

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

Amanda Keller (The Living Room - Ten)

Annabel Crabb (Kitchen Cabinet - ABC)

Julia Morris (I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here - Ten)

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

Sarah Harris (Studio 10/Shark Tank - Ten)

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

Stephanie Bendixsen (Good Game/How To Be A Fan With Hex - ABC2/ABCME)

Yvonne Sampson (NRL - Nine)

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"Well how utterly delightful. Thank you to Decider TV and your faithful followers. Best awards night ever!  I didn't have to walk a red carpet, wear spanx or be nice to people. xxx"
Julia Zemiro

Most Outstanding Australian Light Entertainment Program

Anh's Brush With Fame (ABC)

WINNER - Have You Been Paying Attention? (Ten)

Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (ABC)

Kitchen Cabinet (ABC)

RocKwiz Salutes The Legends (SBS)

Selling Houses Australia (Lifestyle)

The Chase Australia (Seven)

Todd Sampson BodyHack (Ten)

"In its early days it had a touch of 'Yasmin's Getting Married'. And now it gets mentioned in the network season launch. We would have been happy with Fly Buys but to get an actual award is more than anyone could have hoped for. Thank you."
Tom Gleisner

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

Barrie Cassidy (Insiders - ABC)

David Speers (PM Agenda - Sky News)

Karl Stefanovic (Today/60 Minutes - Nine)

Marc Fennell (The Feed - SBS2)

Michael Rowland (News Breakfast - ABC)

Paul Murray (Paul Murray Live - Sky News)

Tony Jones (Q&A/Lateline - ABC)

WINNER - Waleed Aly (The Project - Ten)

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"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)

Jeannette Francis (The Feed - SBS2)

Laura Jayes (The Latest with Laura Jayes - Sky News)

WINNER - Leigh Sales (7:30 - ABC)

Lisa Wilkinson (Today - Nine)

Melissa Doyle (Sunday Night/Seven News - Seven)

Sarah Ferguson (Four Corners - ABC)

Virginia Trioli (News Breakfast - ABC)

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)

7:30 (ABC)

Foreign Correspondent (ABC)

WINNER - Four Corners (ABC)

Insight (SBS)

Sunday Night (Seven)

The Feed (SBS2)

The Project (TEN)

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

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)

Luke McGregor (Luke Warm Sex - ABC)

Peter Helliar (The Project - Ten)

Sam Pang (Have You Been Paying Attention - Ten) (Eurovision - SBS)

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

Wil Anderson (Gruen - ABC)

Most Outstanding Australian Comedy Program/Series

Gruen (ABC)

Have You Been Paying Attention? (Ten)

No Activity (Stan)

Please Like Me (ABC)

Rosehaven (ABC)

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

The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (ABC)

Upper Middle Bogan (ABC)

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“I am again humbled to the level of false and patently disingenuous modesty that the patrons of DeciderTV have chosen Mad as Hell as Most Outstanding Comedy Program and me as its Most Outstanding Presenter. Mind you, to have been chosen the most outstanding presenter of a show I wasn’t hosting would have made a mockery of the whole thing, so we should thank fuck it turned out as it did. My only complaint is that there is still no ACTUAL award, so if Steve and Kevin could see to that by next year, that’d be great. Even a book voucher would be nice.”
Shaun Micallef

Most Outstanding Comedy Series – International

Broad City - Season 3 (The Comedy Channel - Comedy Central)

Girls - Season 5 (showcase)

Love - Season 1 (Netflix)

Unreal - Season 2 (Stan)

Silicon Valley - Season 3 (showcase)

Transparent - Season 3 (Stan)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season 2 (Netflix)

WINNER - Veep - Season 5 (showcase)

"With savage writing and equally savage performance Veep maintains a stranglehold on comedy coming out of America as much for its willingness to parody that which is normally held in such high regard. Impeccably timed and now more than ever important in the satirical landscape."
Steve Molk - DeciderTV

Most Outstanding Australian Factual Program/Series

WINNER - Australian Story (ABC)

Afghanistan: Inside Australia’s War (ABC)

Back Roads (ABC)

First Contact (SBS)

Keeping Australia Alive (ABC)

Pauline Hanson! Please Explain (SBS)

Who Do You Think You Are? Australia (SBS)

Todd Sampson BodyHack (Ten)

“The team from Australian Story are thrilled that the show has been recognised during its 20th birthday year.”
Deb Masters - Executive Producer

Most Outstanding International Factual Program/Series

60 Days In (Crime & Investigation)

Amanda Knox (Netflix)

WINNER - Making A Murderer (Netflix)

O.J.: Made In America (ESPN)

The Case of JonBenet Ramsey (Nine)

The Circus (Stan)

The Grand Tour (Amazon)

The Hunt with Sir David Attenborough (Nine)

"Making A Murderer turned ten years’ worth of documentary footage into ten gripping episodes of crime drama, and became the most talked about program Netflix has ever produced."
Kevin Perry - DeciderTV


Most Outstanding Australian Reality Program

Australian Survivor (Ten)

First Dates (Seven)

WINNER - Gogglebox Australia (Lifestyle/Ten)

Married At First Sight (Nine)

MasterChef Australia (Ten)

My Kitchen Rules (Seven)

The Bachelor/Bachelorette Australia (Ten)

The Block (Nine)

"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 Australian Lifestyle Program

Better Homes And Gardens (Seven)

Gardening Australia (ABC)

Grand Designs Australia (LifeStyle)

River Cottage Australia (Lifestyle)

Selling Houses Australia (LifeStyle)

Silvia’s Italian Table (ABC)

The Great Australian Bake Off (Lifestyle)

WINNER - The Living Room (Ten)

"On behalf of the entire team at The Living Room we're really stoked that viewers welcome us into their homes every Friday night. We love making the show and hanging out together to make the show. It means a lot to us that DeciderTV readers love it as well and have gotten behind us. Big thanks and take care."
Barry du Bois

Most Outstanding Australian Sports Commentator


Anthony Hudson (AFL/NBL - Fox Footy)

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

Dennis Cometti (AFL - Seven)

Mark Taylor (Cricket - Nine)

Ray Warren (NRL - Nine)

Simon Hill (A-League/World Cup Qualifiers - Fox Sports)

Warren Smith (NRL - Fox Sports)

Ricky Ponting (Big Bash, Ten)

"From the Australian Open to the Melbourne Cup, and of course AFL, Bruce McAvaney was everywhere in 2016. But without doubt his defining moment lasted just 9.81 seconds. Usain Bolts record breaking 100 metre win in Rio was the ultimate sporting moment and yet again Bruce captured it with class."
Kevin Perry - DeciderTV


Most Outstanding Australian Sports Program

AFL360 (Fox Footy)

Footy Classified (Nine)

Friday Front Bar (Seven)

Marngrook Footy Show (NITV)

WINNER - Offsiders (ABC)

RPM (Ten)

The Back Page (Fox Sports)

The Recruit (Fox 8)

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“It’s nice to be acknowledged and appreciated by Decider TV readers, who have impeccable taste in quality sports discussion programs!”
Kate Tozer - Offsiders Executive Producer

Most Outstanding Australian Sports Broadcast

2016 AFL Season (Fox Footy)

2016 AFL Season (Seven)

2016 NRL Season (Fox Sports)

2016 Australian Tennis Open (Seven)

Big Bash League (Ten)

Melbourne Cup Carnival (Seven)

2016 NRL Season including State of Origin (Nine)

WINNER - Rio Olympic Games (Seven)

Summer of Cricket(Nine)

V8 Supercars (Fox Sports)


"Across 3 broadcast channels and an array of digital services, Seven's coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games delivered viewers more free live action than they had ever experienced before."
Kevin Perry - DeciderTV

Most Outstanding Australian Streaming Provider


ABC iview

Foxtel Play

WINNER - Netflix Australia


SBS OnDemand




"Stranger Things, Narcos, Making a Murderer, House of Cards, The Crown and so many more. 2016 wasn't just a defining year for Netflix, It was the year Netflix redefined how quality TV drama would be consumed globally. It's hard to believe that just 10 years ago this company was nothing more than a mail-order DVD delivery service."
Kevin Perry - DeciderTV

The show you never want to see again

All-Star Family Feud (Ten)

Australia's Got Talent (Nine)

Cats/Puppies/Pensioners make you LOL (Seven)

House Rules (Seven)

Offspring (Ten)

The Big Music Quiz (Seven)

The X Factor (Seven)

WINNER - Zumbo’s Just Desserts (Seven)

"It was a show that was Zumbo's in name only, where Rachel Khoo was the host and the perpetually stiff named host barely spoke. Add layers of fake drama and beat to strong peaks and they still couldn't maintain  a decent viewership."
Steve Molk - DeciderTV

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

Alison Bell (The Let Down - ABC)

Geraldine Hakewill (Wanted - Seven)

Hunter Page-Lochard (Cleverman/Janet King - ABC)

WINNER - Kate McCartney (The Katering Show - ABC iview)

Kate McLennan (The Katering Show/Bleak - ABC iview)

Mark Humphries (The Feed - SBS2)

Tegan Higginbotham (Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia - The Comedy Channel)

Trystan Go (The Family Law - SBS)

"Thank you so much for my award. It's so great to finally be recognised for my acting ability. Not many people can stare blankly at a camera, and then say lines in a bad monotone that later need to be ADR-ed, at great expense to the production. Buoyed by your support, I can't wait to unleash my barely existent acting chops on the Australian TV landscape again. And I will, when Kate McLennan and I return to the screen later this year. Or that is the plan, at least; she's currently not speaking to me because I won this award."
Kate McCartney

"Rake managed a rare feat for a series that returned after an extended hiatus. It not only captivated fans but delivered a stunning new story in the process. Roxburgh owns Cleaver Greene and there is no other who could portray this dastardly, disheveled, dishonourable sex-crazed charm-monster anywhere near as well."
Steve Molk - DeciderTV

Most Outstanding Australian Actor – Male

Ashley Zukerman (The Code - ABC)

Craig McLachlan (The Doctor Blake Mysteries - ABC) (The Wrong Girl - Ten)

John Jarratt (Wolf Creek - Stan)

Matthew Le Nevez (Brock - Ten) (The Kettering Incident - showcase) (Love Child -  Nine)

Patrick Brammall (No Activity - Stan) (Upper Middle Bogan - ABC)

WINNER - Richard Roxburgh (Rake - ABC)

Rodger Corser (Doctor Doctor - Nine) (The Doctor Blake Mysteries - ABC)

Samuel Johnson (Molly - Seven)

Most Outstanding Australian Drama – Series

A Place To Call Home (showcase)

Doctor Doctor (Nine)

Hyde & Seek (Nine)

Janet King (ABC)


The Doctor Blake Mysteries (ABC)

The Kettering Incident (showcase)

Wentworth (SoHo)


Most Outstanding Australian Actor – Female

Anna Torv (Secret City - showcase)

Elizabeth Debicki (The Kettering Incident - showcase)

Jessica Marais (Love Child - Nine) (The Wrong Girl - Ten)

Lucy Fry (Wolf Creek - Stan)

WINNER - Marta Dusseldorp (A Place To Call Home - showcase) (Janet King - ABC)

Nadine Garner (The Doctor Blake Mysteries - ABC)

Nicole da Silva (Wentworth - SoHo) (Doctor Doctor - Nine)

Noni Hazlehurst (A Place To Call Home - showcase)

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"Wow. Thank you, again. Once is an honour, twice is deliciously indulgent. Thank you to the amazing audience who "indulge" in Foxtel's "A Place To Call Home". It is a privilege to do and we are proud to be a local Australian production that is now being seen around the world. Here's to Season 5." 
Marta Dusseldorp

Most Outstanding Australian Drama - Telemovie/Mini-Series

Barracuda (ABC)

Brock (Ten)

Cleverman (ABC)

Deep Water (SBS)

WINNER - Molly (Seven)

Nowhere Boys (ABC3)

Secret City (showcase)

Wolf Creek (Stan)

"You know these are the kind of roles you just go all the way for. I just didn't want any other actor to play this role.”
Samuel Johnson

Most Outstanding International Drama – Series


Better Call Saul - Season 2 (Stan)

WINNER - Game Of Thrones - Season 6 (showcase)

Mr Robot - Season 2 (Presto)

Narcos - Season 2 (Netflix)

Stranger Things - Season 1 (Netflix)

The Crown - Season 1 (Netflix)

The Night Of - Season 1 (showcase)

Westworld - Season 1 (showcase)

"Season 6 was quite the journey into unfamiliar territory without George RR Martin’s books to guide us. The fighting in 'Battle of the Bastards' set the bar very high for all future TV ‘action scenes’ and the revelation of Jon’s parentage has answered the dreams of many book fans."
Nikole Gunn - DeciderTV