2019 Antenna Awards

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2019 Antenna Awards
2019 Antenna Awards poster.jpg
DateOctober 5, 2019 (2019-10-05)
Location Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne
Hosted by Dilruk Jayasinha
Program of the YearThe Leak with Pat McCaffrie
Personality of the YearEmmylou McCarthy
Website c31.org.au/antennas
Television/radio coverage
Runtime150 minutes (including commercials)
Produced by
  • Shane Dunlop
  • William Henry Ellis
  • Alex Young
  • Karen Dennerley
  • Mitchell Kalika
Directed byShane Dunlop

The 2019 Antenna Awards were held on 5 October 2019 at the Deakin Edge at Federation Square in Melbourne. [1] [2] The ceremony was announced on 4 July 2019, and recognised excellence in Australian community television of the eligibility period, running between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2019. [3]


It was hosted by comedian and former Live on Bowen presenter Dilruk Jayasinha. [4] The ceremony was broadcast live from 8:00pm AEST on C31 Melbourne, Channel 44 Adelaide and WTV Perth, and was streamed live on Facebook. [5] On 9 October, the ceremony was made available to stream on YouTube. [6]

Awards were presented in 24 categories. Program of the Year was awarded to The Leak with Pat McCaffrie, while Personality of the Year was awarded to Emmylou Loves presenter Emmylou McCarthy. A special award, the Stella Young Contribution to Community TV Award, was presented to Nimal Alwis. [5]

This was the 9th Antenna Awards ceremony – the first since 2014 – and marked 25 years since the first broadcast of C31 Melbourne. Nominations were accepted from producers of programs that aired on terrestrial community television – including the now-defunct Television Sydney and 31 Brisbane – as well as satellite and cable channels Aurora and ICTV. [3]


"Community TV, Get In Me!"
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Winners and nominees

Best Comedy ProgramBest Music Program
  • The Songroom
    • 1700
    • Asylum TV
    • Don't F*ck With Mother
    • Live At Spectrum
    • Pass The Song Along
Best Narrative and/or Fictional ProgramBest Actor in a Narrative Drama, Comedy or Sketch
  • Dee-Brief
  • Lee McClenaghan – Under The Milky Way
    • Andy Matthews – Australia, Get It Up Ya!
    • Elizabeth Barratt – Seeing Scarlett
    • Madeleine Culp – Aunty Plop Plop's Useless Shop
    • Mike Gorrie – The Assenders
    • Sophie Loughran – 31 Questions
Best Sports ProgramBest Outdoor and Recreational Program
  • SA Sports Show
    • All About A-League
    • In Pit Lane
    • Spacequake Sports
    • The Local Footy Show
    • The Rushed Behind
Best Live and/or Outside BroadcastBest Lifestyle or Special Interest Program
  • Talking Fishing
    • Emmylou Loves
    • New Game Plus
    • Punktured
    • Random Aussies
    • The Cellar Door
Outstanding Direction in a ProgramOutstanding Camera Work in a Program
  • Australia, Get It Up Ya! – Evan Munro-Smith
    • 31 Questions – Joe Murray & Antonio Cafasso
    • Dee-Brief – Sarah Hickey
    • Election 2019 presented by The Junction – Ron Frim
    • Good Afternoon Adelaide – Edgar Smith Jr
    • The Songroom – Ryan Gaskett & Kris Schroeder
  • Beyond The Divide
    • Australia, Get It Up Ya! – Evan Munro-Smith
    • Dee-Brief – Josh Mitchell-Frey
    • Nota Dominante
    • The Cellar Door – Kelly Hildreth, Ben Sengsouvanh & Kyle Horton
    • Top Property – "Oasis in the Dunes"
Outstanding Sound in a ProgramOutstanding Editing in a Program
  • Good Afternoon Adelaide
    • Live At Spectrum – Brett Tippet
    • Beyond The Divide
    • Live On Bowen – Francis McKenna, Alex Marshall, Edward Hirst, Krissie Karpinski & James Bull
    • The Cellar Door – Kelly Hildreth
    • The Songroom – Sam Okell
  • Emmylou Loves – John Stokes
    • Beyond The Divide
    • Dee-Brief – Ryan Bird
    • Good Afternoon Adelaide
    • The Raucous Caucus
    • Top Property – "Oasis in the Dunes"
Outstanding Theme Song in a ProgramOutstanding Creative Achievement in a Program
  • Seeing Scarlett
Best Youth ProgramYouth Personality of the Year
  • Nicholas D'Urbano – The Rushed Behind
    • Ben Cardwell – The Struggle
    • Dilpreet Kaur – Half Hour
    • Ethan White – Off the Couch with Ethan
    • Nikita Angelina Burling – Undercurrent
    • Tavleen Singh – The Struggle
Outstanding Contribution to Community by a ProgramBest Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Program
  • Oz African TV
    • Bent TV
    • Broadcast Radio Australia
    • QTV
    • Spacequake Sports
    • Vibe Nation – "Stop the Violence"
  • Sputnik
    • Meraki TV
    • Regional Italian Cuisine
    • Russian News Time
    • The NEMBC Multicultural AFL Panel Show
    • The Shtick
Best Culturally and Linguistically Diverse PersonalityBest Factual, Current Affairs or Interview Program
  • Harbir Singh Kang – The NEMBC Multicultural AFL Panel Show
    • Bernd Merkel – All About A-League
    • Gabriel D'Angelo – All About A-League
    • Marina Belkina – Russian News Time
    • Marlene Scicluna – Maltese Down Under
    • Vanessa Gatica – The NEMBC Multicultural AFL Panel Show
  • Tales of a City
    • Bent TV
    • Half Hour
    • Kicking Goals: A Year in the Life of a SAASTA Student
    • Saving The Sanctuary
    • The Modern Middle East
Outstanding Journalism in a ProgramThe Stella Young Contribution to Community TV Award
  • Half Hour
    • Dr. Pam
    • The Struggle
    • The Local Footy Show
    • Undercurrent – "2019 Night Of Stars Dancesport Championships"
    • Undercurrent – "Roe 8 Construction"
  • Nimal Alwis – The Sri Lanka Morning Show
Personality of the YearProgram of the Year
  • Emmylou McCarthy – Emmylou Loves
  • The Leak with Pat McCaffrie

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