wins 'Fugly', 17th April 2004
The Sydney Morning Herald)
Sporting commentator Eddie McGuire
has taken out three gongs in the alternative to
Australia's best-known television prize.
he is unlikely to celebrate the achievement of
winning a TV Fugly Award, a satirical version
of the TV Week Logies.
winners of this year's Fuglies, recognising "the
worst that Australian television has offered"
over the past 12 months, were announced yesterday.
McGuire, who hosts Sunday night's Logie Awards,
won worst male television personality, most overexposed
television personality and most biased sporting
awards registered 21,381 votes from people over
the internet in 13 award categories ranging from
"worst television show" and "biggest
crying, blubbering male on reality television".
Nine personality Catriona Rowntree was named Australia's
worst female television personality and the Channel
Ten reality show The HotHouse was voted the worst
program in the television show category.
awards are not meant to be taken too seriously,"
TV Fugly Awards creator Anthony Dever said.
all done for a bit of a laugh. I don't want to
put anyone out of a job.
I do feel that some of the awful stuff that appears
on television needs to be recognised."
Dever said not all the categories slammed Australian
and host of axed Channel Nine variety show Shaun
Micallef was voted most under-acknowledged television
"winners" are sent an authentic paper
certificate to commemorate the achievement of
being part of Australian television history, Mr
McGuire was not immediately available for comment.
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