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The public-voted results for the TV Guide 2015 Best on the Box TV Awards show that Kiwis’ love affair with Robyn Malcolm remains steady after she took out her 9th Best Actress award for her role as Anna in Agent Anna (TV One).

And another repeat favourite in the Best Actor category, Shane Cortese, won his third back-to-back title as Mac in Nothing Trivial (TV One).

Previous recipients Toni Street (Seven Sharp – TV One) and Ben Mitchell (TK, Shortland Street – TV2) are both back to claim the title of Sexiest Woman and Sexiest Man respectively.

TV One leads the fashion stakes by winning both titles in the inaugural Best-Dressed categories with Wendy Petrie (One News – TV One) and Josh Emett (MasterChef New Zealand – TV One).

John Campbell (TV3), king of the Best Presenter, Current Affairs categories, has won the past five years and has just scooped up his sixth title in a row. Campbell Live (TV3) also took the title for Best Current Affairs for the sixth time.

Jim Hickey (TV One), who hung up his umbrella to retire at the end of 2014, takes home the title of Best Presenter, Weather.

TV3’s 7 Days continues to hit the nation’s funny bone. It picked up the Best Comedy award with the Funniest Person trophy going to panellist Dai Henwood.

The popular awards give the NZ public a real opportunity to have their say about who they would invite into their living rooms by rewarding their favourite stars with their personal tick of approval, says TV Guide editor Julie Eley.

“It’s always interesting to see how our TV preferences change and who continues to come out on top year on year. Across the 13 years we’ve been running the awards, we’re always surprised and delighted with the results.

“There’s no other long-running TV award similar to Best on the Box in New Zealand, and it’s obvious Kiwis relish the chance to share their opinions.”

“Congratulations to all of TV Guide’s Best on the Box 2015 winners from our telly-loving team,” adds Eley.

All Best on the Box details will feature in the latest issue of TV Guide magazine, on sale March 19.


The winners

Sexiest Woman – Toni Street (Seven Sharp – TV One)
Sexiest Man – Ben Mitchell (TK, Shortland Street – TV2)
Best-Dressed Woman – Wendy Petrie (One News – TV One)
Best-Dressed Man – Josh Emett (MasterChef New Zealand – TV One)
Best Actor – Shane Cortese (Mac, Nothing Trivial: The Finale – TV One)
Best Actress – Robyn Malcom (Anna, Agent Anna – TV One)
Best Presenter, News – Hilary Barry (TV3)
Best Presenter, General – Annabel Langbein (Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook: Through The Seasons – TV One)
Best Presenter, Weather – Jim Hickey (TV One)
Best Presenter, Current Affairs – John Campbell (Campbell Live – TV3)
Best Presenter, Sport – Jenny-May Coffin (TV One/Code – Maori TV)
Funniest Person on TV – Dai Henwood (7 Days – TV3)
Best News – One News
Best Current Affairs – Campbell Live (TV3)
Best Special Event – Anzac Day coverage (Maori TV)
Best Documentary – Erebus: Operation Overdue (TV One)
Best Documentary Series – Nigel Latta (TV One)
Best Sports Show – ITM Fishing Show (TV One)
Best Kids Show – What Now (TV2)
Best Reality Contest – The Block NZ (TV3)
Best Reality Series – Police Ten 7 (TV2)
Best Drama Series – Anzac Girls (Prime)
Best One-Off Drama – Nothing Trivial: The Finale (TV One)
Best Comedy – 7 Days (TV3)
Best Culinary Series – Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook: Through The Seasons – TV One)
Best Lifestyle/Advice Show – Country Calendar (TV One)

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