Media Spy Awards 2018 (Nominations)


#1

Nominations are now open

These arent the final categories for voting, rather i’ve grouped stuff together to shorten the list - feel free to nominate multiple in each category and across a wide range of channels/people/services etc


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#5

Are we allowed to post the nominations we’ve voted for publicly on the forum?

If not, my vote has been put in. Let’s just say that I may have selected @Abesty, @MGO and @TV-Expert in some of the (good) member awards while certain TV gameshow hosts, radio shock jocks and tabloid newspaper columnists mightn’t be so pleased with their award nominations!


#6

If you want


#7

OK then. So the post is more than just a “copy and paste” of the list, I’ve added some commentary. :slight_smile:

TELEVISION

Best Program(s) of the Year: Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell, Gogglebox Australia, Scope
Worst Program(s) of the Year: All the dating/relationships/wedding “reality” shows - quite sad that one of them was among the highest rating shows of 2018!
Best Presenter(s) / Personality of the Year: Chris Bath, Shaun Micallef, Julia Zemiro, Lee Constable
Worst Presenter(s) / Personality of the Year: Andrew O’Keefe, Eddie McGuire, Sonia Kruger, Grant Denyer
Best Channel: ABC, Nine (main channels)
Worst Channel: TVSN, Spree TV, iShopTV, Aspire TV, SBN, GOLD and Sky News on WIN.
Best Streaming / Catchup Service (FTA or Subscription): 9Now - love the 720p livestreams!
Worst Streaming / Catchup Service (FTA or Subscription): TenPlay - not that impressive, content wise IMO.

TV NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS

Best News/Current Affairs Service: ABC News NSW & Media Watch - Graham Creed’s Weather Wall ensures that Nine misses out.
Worst News/Current Affairs Service: Seven News Sydney - oh how the mighty have fallen. One really wonders what Roscoe would think of the service as it is now if he was still around! :confused:
Best News/Current Affairs Coverage: Hugh Riminton’s Peter Dutton investigation for Ten, just prior to the spill - a glimmer of hope for the future of their news department & Australian journalism.
Worst News/Current Affairs Coverage: The Royal Wedding(s), all networks - of course the media lapped it up but I personally couldn’t care less! :roll_eyes:

RADIO

Best Radio Station(s): AM/FM/Digital/Online: Smooth 95.3, 101.7 WSFM.
Best Radio Network(s): AM/FM/Digital/Online: Nova Entertainment, Australian Radio Network
Best Radio Presenter(s): Amanda Keller & Brendan Jones (WSFM Sydney), Lui Zacher (most recently at Edge FM Wangaratta, until around August this year) and Gemma Maddox (Hit 104.7 Canberra).
Worst Radio Presenter(s): Alan Jones and Ray Hadley (2GB 873), Kyle Sandilands & Jackie “O” Henderson (KIIS 1065 Sydney) - I’m sure plenty of people will have a hard time choosing between these four!

PRINT AND ONLINE

Best Newspaper / Magazine: The Sydney Morning Herald & The Canberra Times - a pity they won’t be sister papers under Nine though!
Worst Newspaper / Magazine: All News Corp papers and the gossipy women’s magazines
Best News Website: The Guardian Australia
Worst News Website: The Daily Mail Australia
Best News Coverage: Nine/Fairfax merger coverage, The Guardian Australia
Worst News Coverage: General political coverage, The Daily Telegraph
Best Journalist / Contributor: Kate McClymont (Sydney Morning Herald), Han Nguyen and Jasper Lindell (The Canberra Times) - the last is very recent addition but remembering his work for 2XX-FM/Young Folk Media, I can see an extremely bright future for him! :slight_smile:
Worst Journalist / Contributor: Andrew Bolt, Piers Ackerman, Miranda Divine and Caleb Bond (News Corp) - hard to believe the last one was fairly moderate, perhaps even slightly progressive during his Media Spy posting days!

FORUM

Moment of the Year: Network Ten relaunch and the wild speculation leading up to it
Best Contributor: @Abesty
Best New Member: @MGO - well, he’s a new member for the Discourse era of Media Spy anyway! :slight_smile:
Best Member: @TV-Expert - as a loyal Media Spy member of 14 years who’s posts have always been interesting to read, I think he’s earned the title! :slight_smile:
Most Memorable Member: @nickatnights
Most Obsessive Member (and their obsession): @Mitchell_Nock and his intense loyalty to the Seven Network - could very well be the winner I think!

Any Other Nominations? (and what for):

Biggest Flop of 2018: Sports Tonight
Program You Missed Most in 2018: Anything from The Chaser

Best Newsreader: Peter Overton, Deborah Knight
Worst Newsreader: Mark Ferguson, Mark Burrows
Best Journalist: Any Nine News Sydney reporter who doesn’t make the “worst” category
Worst Journalist: Robert Ovadia, Laura Banks, Bryan Seymour, Josh Massoud, Danny Weidler & Neil Breen.

Worst Radio Network: Super Radio Network/Broadcast Operations Group
Best Radio Newsreader(s) - Glenn Daniel, Steve Blanda, Ron Wilson

Best Mocks - @SydneyOnAirTV

…and that pretty much covers it. I could think of even more programs, personalities & forum users worthy of an award nomination but this post is probably far too long as it is!


#8

I assume The Mawk Member of the Year category will be retained? I hope so, instead of just ‘best member’.


#9

It will be


#10

So when does voting begin?

I think the only nominations I remember were Best programs, which I gave Ambulance and HYPBA?


#11

I hope I’ve come a long way since being crowned “Forum Nutbag” way back in my first year!

To be honest, I sort of deserved it, when I first became a member, I developed a weird fixation in the news threads, certainly 10, as well as technical/transmission talk and annoyed quite a few who kept having to correct me, etc.

I think the forum is best now more than ever, though I do miss the old “news” team, including my very short stint before the editor left and the old hierarchy names.

:slight_smile:


#12

I miss that too. I was a writer under my previous name. Yeah, it all collapsed when the editor left, if I remember correctly.


#13

cough :wink:


#14

How so?


#15

Voting will probably begin after Christmas

It will depend on how many responses we get and when they stop coming through

EDIT: this year’s voting will be slightly different to the past too - you won’t be voting on just the nominated categories… :thinking:


#16

Oi!


#17

Just going to say, deciding on the ‘Best Contributor’ and ‘Best Member’ is REALLY hard, especially with many knowledgeable members here.


#18

Reminder for those wishing to add to the nominations you’ve got a week or so


#19

I thunk I should be honored as new member of the year… just sayin :sunglasses:


#20

When do we get to start voting or get the winners or am I looking in the wrong place again?