TV Tonight Awards: Best of 2023

TV Tonight Awards: Best of 2023

Readers have voted ABC’s The Newsreader Season 2 as the Best Australian Drama of 2023 in the TV Tonight Awards.

Runners-up were RFDS, soaps Home & Away, Neighbours plus newcomer Bay of Fires.

“We are completely delighted to have been named Best Australian Drama in the TV Tonight Awards,” said Joanna Werner and Michael Lucas, Producers of The Newsreader.

The Newsreader Season 2 was such an amazing team effort and we are so grateful to our incredible crew, lead by our brilliant director Emma Freeman, and our exceptional cast led by Anna, Sam, William, Michelle, Stephen, Chum and Marg. Thank you to the ABC, eOne and VicScreen and to everyone who has watched Season 2.

“Also to TV Tonight, thank you for being such a fabulous supporter of Australian drama.”

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Sam Pang was again voted Favourite Male for Have You Been Paying Attention?, The Front Bar and Logie Awards.

“Thank you to everyone who voted for me in the TVT Awards,” Pang said in a rare quote.

“I sincerely appreciate the support especially considering how little I receive of it every week from Tom Gleisner, Ed Kavalee, Mick Molloy and Andy Maher. Happy 2024 to everyone.”

Kitty Flanagan was again voted Favourite Female.

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Binge comedy Colin From Accounts picked up the Best Australian Comedy ahead of Working Dog’s Utopia and Thank God You’re Here.

Easy Tiger producers Ian Collie and Rob Gibson said, “Firstly, a big thanks to TV Tonight for being such a great resource for the industry and TV viewing public in Australia.  We’re thrilled to take out the award for Best Australian Comedy.

Colin From Accounts has been a tremendous joy for all of us. Harri and Patty are brilliantly funny people and it’s a thrill to see how much people around the world have enjoyed this show. And the best bit is, there’s more to come!”

Below are the first winners in the 17th TVT Awards.

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* denotes runaway winner

Australian Drama : The Newsreader*
RFDS
Home & Away
Neighbours
Bay of Fires
(2022: Heartbreak High)

Best Australian Comedy : Colin from Accounts
Utopia
Thank God You’re Here
Deadloch
Mother & Son
(2022: Fisk)

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International Drama : Succession
The Last of Us
The Crown
Happy Valley, Morning Wars, Slow Horses.
(2022: The White Lotus)

International Comedy : Ted Lasso
Only Murders in the Building
Ghosts
Jury Duty
Frasier, Young Sheldon.
(2022: Hacks)

Best Light Entertainment : Have You Been Paying Attention? *
The Cheap Seats
Hard Quiz
Thank God You’re Here
Taskmaster Australia
(2022: Have You Been Paying Attention?)

Best Morning Programme : News Breakfast
Sunrise
Today
Studio 10
The Morning Show
(2022: News Breakfast)

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Best Australian Reality Show: Australian Survivor*
MasterChef Australia
I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, The Amazing Race Australia.
Alone Australia
(2022: Australian Survivor)

Best International Reality Show: Survivor*
The Amazing Race
Squid Game: The Challenge
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Britain’s Got Talent, Love Island.
(2022: Survivor)

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Best Lifestyle: Better Homes & Gardens
Gardening Australia
Selling Houses Australia
Love it or List it Australia
Location Location Location Australia
(2022: The Living Room)

Best Factual / Documentary / Observational: Gogglebox
Old People’s Home for Teenagers
Australian Story, Border Security.
War on Waste
(2022: Gogglebox)

Best News / Current / Public Affairs: Four Corners
7:30
The Project
Seven News
ABC News
(2022: The Project)

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Best Talk Show : Insight / Q+A
The Project
Insiders
The Drum
The Cheap Seats
(2022: The Project)

Best Kid’s Show : Bluey*
Play School
Crazy Fun Park
Rock Island Mystery, Surviving Summer.
(2022: Bluey)

Best Sports Show or Coverage : The Front Bar
FIFA Women’s World Cup
AFL
Australian Open
NRL
(2022: The Front Bar)

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Best New Australian Show : Deadloch
Colin From Accounts
Bay of Fires
Taskmaster Australia
Alone Australia, The 1% Club.
(2022: Heartbreak High)

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Best New International Show : The Last of Us
Fellow Travellers
Squid Game: The Challenge
Beef, Jury Duty.
(2022: House of the Dragon)

Favourite Male : Sam Pang*
Tim McDonald
Tom Gleeson
Sam Reid
Hamish Blake
(2022: Sam Pang)

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Favourite Female: Kitty Flanagan
Melanie Bracewell
Anna Torv
Celia Pacquola
Julia Morris, Kate Box.
(2022: Kitty Flanagan)

Tomorrow: Worst of 2023
Thursday: Story of the Year, Best Channel, Best Subscription, Most Underrated Performer, International Show We Need to See Here.