With many a sore head slowly lifting from the pillows of Australia’s talent elite, the 2013 ASTRA Awards can safely say they delivered a night to remember. Hosted by the divinely exquisite Deborah Hutton, who bought a mean golf swing and ample sex appeal to the main stage, the night rolled out a near perfect blend of humour, emotion and celebratory antics. From a heart felt standing ovation for Life Time Achievement recipient Bill “Mr. Movies” Collins to a hilarious fall from the stage by Luke & Wyatt’s Wyatt, who happened to be dressed in full medieval Armour, to floorboard splintering performances from Baby Animals, Kate Miller-Heidke and Justice Crew… not one person could be seen checking their watch at the grand Sydney Theatre.
But it wasn’t all about the on-stage entertainment as a bevy of eye-candy and fashionistas strut their stuff on the ASTRAs’ red carpet. At the forefront of the pack were none other than Jennifer Hawkins, Megan Gale, Jules Sebastian, Charlotte Dawson, Kate Peck, the Australia’s Next Top Model Top Ten and Milly & Sui of The Faders who spun the turntable long into the night at the official after party. While representing the men in the fashion stakes were Didier Cohen, Danny Clayton, Alex Perry, Lincoln Younes, Andrew Winter and fan favouite True Blood‘s Joe Manganiello to name but a few.
And let’s not forget the Awards part of the ASTRA Awards with a sampling of the nights big winners. For the full list of winners, check out the official ASTRA Awards page.
Channel of the Year: Fox Footy
Favorite Personality Male: Andrew Winter
Favorite Personality Female: Shaynna Blaze
Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor Male: Lincoln Younes
Most Outstanding Performance by and Actor Female: Catherine McClements
Favourite Program International: Kevin’s Grand Design
Favourite Program International Drama: Game of Thrones Season 2
Favourite Program Australian: Selling Houses Australia Season 5