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The Battle For The Crown Of Best On The Box

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11 November 2003

NZ TV Stars Begin The Battle For The Crown Of Best On The Box

Nominations are out and voting has begun for New Zealand’s hottest stars and shows in TV Guide’s 2003 Best on the Box People’s Choice Awards.

The big question is can golden couple Alison Mau and Simon Dallow hold on to their crowns of sexiest man and sexiest woman – two of the most hotly contested titles – or will these be snatched by some hot and hip newcomer?

It’s old favourites pitted against new talent and it is up to New Zealanders to decide who they think the country’s top actors, presenters, comedies, dramas and news shows are in the biggest annual poll on New Zealand television.

TV Guide editor, Antony Phillips, says that with the nominations out, the competition is getting hot in the lead up to next month’s glitzy awards ceremony.

“Scooping a Best on the Box award means a lot to these stars as they are the people’s choice awards, voted for by readers of the TV Guide and managers of the remote control,” says Phillips. “By winning one of the categories the stars know that they have pleased their toughest critics.”

TV Guide will be rolling out the red carpet as celebrities descend upon Auckland on December 11th to hear the winners announced at the inaugural TV Guide Best on the Box People’s Choice Awards ceremony being held at (please insert exact name of venue)

Voting forms for the TV Guide Best on the Box People’s Choice Awards are available now in the TV Guide and online polling is at www.thetvguide.co.nz

NOMINEE LIST ATTACHED

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SEXIEST WOMAN
Petra Bagust
Charlotte Dawson
Kate Hawkesby
Toni Marsh
Alison Mau
Miriama Smith

SEXIEST MAN
Manu Bennett
Simon Dallow
Andy Dye
Robbie Magasiva
Charles Mesure
Matthew Ridge

BEST ACTOR
Tim Balme
Sean Duffy
Mark Hadlow
Quinton Hita
Jay Laga’aia
Charles Mesure
Jeffrey Thomas

BEST ACTRESS
Alison Bruce
Luanne Gordon
Katherine Kennard
Jodie Rimmer
Stephanie Tauevihi
Sara Wiseman
Tandi Wright

BEST PRESENTER, NEWS/CURRENT AFFAIRS MALE
John Campbell
Simon Dallow
Paul Holmes
Mike Hosking
Richard Long
Neil Waka

BEST PRESENTER, NEWS/CURRENT AFFAIRS – FEMAIL
Judy Bailey
Kate Hawkesby
Carol Hirschfeld
Alison Mau
Carolyn Robinson
Susan Wood

BEST WEATHER PRESENTER
Kay Gregory
Jim Hickey
Toni Marsh
Karen Olsen
Kelly Swanson-Roe
Mike Hall

BEST PRESENTER (SPORT)
Clint Brown
April Bruce
Geoff Bryan
Stephen McIvor
Bernadine Oliver-Kerby
Eric Young

RISING STAR
Renee Ellwood
Anna Hutchison
Mike Puru
Fleur Saville
David Wikaira-Paul

BEST KIDS SHOW
Buzz and Poppy
Hard Out
Pukana
Squirt
Sticky TV
What Now?

BEST DRAMA
Mataku
Mercy Peak
Street Legal
Shortland Street
The Strip

BEST COMEDY
Being Eve
Hard Out
Pulp Comedy
Spin Doctors
Willy Nilly

BEST ENTERTAINMENT
Game of Two Halves
Lion Red Sportscafe
Mike King Tonight
MO’Show
Sportzah!
Test the Nation

BEST REALITY COMPETITION
Celebrity Treasure Island
Finding J Smith
Going Straight
Hell’s Kitchen
Mitre 10 Dream Home

BEST REALITY DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Border Patrol
Colonial House
Intrepid Journeys
Police Ten-7
The Family
The Zoo

BEST HOME SHOW
Changing Rooms
DIY Rescue
Hot Property
Location Location Location
My House My Castle
The Ultimate Do-UP

BEST LIFESTYLE/ADVICE
Fair Go
How’s Life?
Maggie’s Garden Show
Mucking In
Target
Taste New Zealand

BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Country Calendar
DNZ
Give it a Whirl
Inside New Zealand
Secret New Zealand
The Truth About Money

BEST NEWS/CURRENT AFFAIRS
3 News
Face to Face with Kim Hill
Flipside
Holmes
Home Truths
One News
Te Karere

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