Hamish & Andy, Chrissie Swan and Dave Hughes up for AACTA Awards

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A number of key radio performers from the past decade have been shortlisted for Audience Choice Awards at the upcoming AACTA Awards.

It’s the first time the Australian Academy of Cinema Television Arts Awards has included audience participation. The Awards program is celebrating its 10th year, so voters will choose their favourite moments and personalities from the past decade.

Current co-host of Nova’s Chrissie, Sam & Browny Breakfast show in Melbourne, Chrissie Swan, is up for Favourite TV Contestant of the Decade. Swan was runner-up on Big Brother in 2003 – which falls outside the Awards’ parameters – but also appeared on I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here in 2015, placing third.

Two former radio hosts are up against Swan in the category. Sophie Monk – who was one of the many personalities to give 2DayFM Breakfast in Sydney a go following the departure of Kyle & Jackie O – is listed for her role as The Bachelorette in 2017. Monk also won The Celebrity Apprentice Australia in 2015, however this is not listed alongside her nomination.

Sam Frost, who also tried her hand at 2DayFM Breakfast – in her case alongside Rove McManus – is nominated for her stint on The Bachelor in 2014. Frost was then also The Bachelorette in 2015, and appeared on Hell’s Kitchen Australia in 2017.

In the Comedy Performer of the Decade category, former radio ratings toppers Hamish Blake and Andy Lee are jointly nominated. The duo now host a weekly podcast on SCA’s PodcastOne. They’s up against current Hit Network Drive co-host Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes, and former Triple M Hot Breakfast co-host Wil Anderson.

AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella said the AACTA Audience Choice Awards is the perfect initiative to engage with consumers.

“AACTA is celebrating its 10th year and with COVID-19 restrictions to navigate 2020 has presented us with an opportune time to take a look back on all we have achieved locally and overseas across the last decade. Our homegrown stars have prolific careers and entertain billions across the globe. Our local screen industry grows from strength to strength with Australian stories across multiple genres entertaining and informing millions at home every week,” he said.

Voting is conducted via News Corp’s titles, and is open until October 11. You can vote online here.

The full list of nominations is below.

AACTA AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS CATEGORIES AND SHORTLISTS

FAVOURITE GLOBAL STAR OF THE DECADE
Cate Blanchett
Rose Byrne
Russell Crowe
Joel Edgerton
Chris Hemsworth
Hugh Jackman
Nicole Kidman
Ben Mendelsohn
Margot Robbie
Jacki Weaver

FAVOURITE TV CONTESTANT OF THE DECADE
Poh Ling Yeow, MasterChef, 10
Dami Im, The X Factor, Channel Seven, Dancing with the Stars, 10, Eurovision, SBS
Sam Frost, The Bachelor, 10
Steve Flood and Will Stewart, MKR, Channel 7
Chrissie Swan, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, 10
Sophie Monk, The Bachelorette, 10
Olivia Vivian, Ninja Warrior, Nine Network
Jules and Cam, MAFS, Nine Network
Josh and Elise, The Block, Nine Network
Angela Clancy, Big Brother, Channel 7

FAVOURITE COMEDY PERFORMER OF THE DECADE
Hamish Blake and Andy Lee

Tom Gleeson
Wil Anderson
Hannah Gadsby
Nazeem Hussain
Steven Oliver
Dave Hughes
Julia Morris
Celia Pacquola
Celeste Barber

FAVOURITE TV ACTOR OF THE DECADE
Sarah Snook
Asher Keddie
Bryan Brown
Claudia Karvan
Rodger Corser
Aaron Pederson
Deborah Mailman
Marta Dusseldorp
Damon Herriman
Essie Davis

FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN FILM OF THE DECADE
Peter Rabbit
Red Dog
The Sapphires
The Great Gatsby
The Babadook
The Water Diviner
The Dressmaker
Lion
Ride Like a Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road

FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN TV DRAMA OF THE DECADE
Offspring, 10
Neighbours, 10
Mystery Road, ABC TV
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, ABC TV
Top of the Lake, Foxtel
Wentworth, Foxtel
Molly, Channel 7
Love Child, Nine Network
Doctor Doctor, Nine Network
Home and Away, Channel 7

FAVOURITE TV MOMENT OF THE DECADE

Scripted:
Offspring, Patrick Dying, 2013, 10
Wentworth, “The Freak Buried Alive”, 2018, Foxtel
Please Like Me, Josh Finding His Mother Dead, 2017, ABC TV

News:
Thailand Cave Rescue, 2018
The Prime Minister Tony Abbott Eating An Onion, 2015

Reality:
The Honey Badger Not Choosing A Partner, The Bachelor, 2018, 10
Dan and Steph Win, MKR, 2013, Channel 7
Ines and Sam Affair, MAFS, 2019, Nine Network

Sport:
Mick Fanning Punching a Shark, 2015
Adam Goodes War Cry Dance, 2015

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