ASTRA Awards 2011: Subscribers’ Choice finalists

Back to front? ASTRA Awards again pre-select the nominees that are in the running for the viewers' choice categories.

Finalists have been announced in the four Subscribers’ Choice categories for the 9th Annual ASTRA Awards.

They include Australia’s Next Top Model, Selling Houses Australia, Dating in the Dark Australia, Grand Designs Australia plus International shows including Gossip Girl, American Idol, Deadliest Catch and Jersey Shore.

The finalists were pre-selected by television executives via ASTRA but omits profile candidates including Tangle, Claudia Karvan, Justine Clarke, Catherine McClements, Kat Stewart, Don Hany, Rodger Corser, Matt King, The Jesters and more.

ASTRA came up with 8 local blokes for its Favourite Male Personality -but only half as many women are deemed worthy of consideration.

Viewers will be able to vote for their picks online at astraawards.com, and via SMS, and the iTV application at Channel 333 from Tuesday 21st June until Monday 11th July 2011.

Finalists were also announced for the top award: Channel of the Year.

Favourite Program – Australian
Australia’s Next Top Model Series 6 FOX8
B430 Season 2 Channel [V]
Dating in the Dark Australia FOX8
Grand Designs Australia The LifeStyle Channel
MAX Sessions: Slash MAX
On the Couch FOX SPORTS
Selling Houses Australia Series 3 The LifeStyle Channel
Spirited W

Favourite Program – International
Gossip Girl FOX8
American Idol FOX8
Cake Boss LifeStyle FOOD Channel
Grand Designs Season 8 The LifeStyle Channel
Deadliest Catch Season 6 Discovery Channel
Man Vs. Wild Discovery Channel
Good Luck Charlie Disney Channel
Jersey Shore MTV

Favourite Personality – Female
Charlotte Dawson FOX8
Jane Gazzo Channel [V]
Laura Dundovic FOX8
Sarah Murdoch FOX8

Favourite Personality – Male
Alex Perry FOX8
Andrew ‘ET’ Ettingshausen Discovery Channel
Andrew Winter The LifeStyle Channel
Danny Clayton Channel [V]
David Speers SKY NEWS
Mark Bosnich FOX SPORTS
Peter Maddison The LifeStyle Channel
Phil Kearns FOX SPORTS

Channel of the Year:
Crime & Investigation Network
Discovery Channel
The LifeStyle Channel

The 9th Annual ASTRA Awards will take place on Thursday 21st July at Sydney Theatre, Walsh Bay.

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