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Fifth Annual Shortland Street Fan Award winners announced

The winners in Throng's Fifth Annual Shortland Street Fan Awards have been announced.

2010 has been another successful year for Shortland Street helping deliver TV2 100 consecutive weeks of the highest ratings among 18-39 year olds. The Kieran Mitchell storyline came to its dramatic conclusion with the show's highest rating since April 25, 2000.

This year, viewers gave the show an average rating of 77, up from 7.5 in 2009 but slightly lower than the 7.8/10 in 2008. 13% scored the season a perfect 10; equal to last year (19% in 2008).

Both Benjamin Mitchell and Kimberley Crossman and their characters TK Samuels and Sophie McKay were voted favourites. Ben was also voted Hottest Male while Hottest Female went to Faye Smythe.

Fans who voted went into the draw to win one of five prize packs from Clean & Clear and a MyFreeview|HD Digital Television Recorder worth $899.

Fans on New Zealand's TV community website voted on 26 awards:

Favourite Male Character
TK Samuels
[Daniel Potts]

Favourite Female Character
Sophie McKay
[Tania Jeffries]

Favourite Male Character - Recurring Role
Brodie Kemp
[Luke Durville]

Favourite Female Character - Recurring Role
Bella Cooper
[Ula Levi]

Favourite Actor
Benjamin Mitchell
[Adam Rickitt]

Favourite Actress
Kimberley Crossman
[Faye Smythe]

Hottest Male
TK Samuels
[Daniel Potts]

Hottest Female
Faye Smythe
[Kimberley Crossman]

The complete list of winners is available at


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