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TV BOXIES | Most Popular Presenter Finalists

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The top five presenters voted by you in this category face off against each other to take home the coveted TV Boxie.

We’re in the home stretch now, with the final week of TV Boxies coverage looking at the individuals nominated in the final few categories. We’ve done Actor and Sports Broadcaster, now our attention turns to the Most Popular Presenter category.

All commercial networks get a nod in this one, as well as the ABC with the five finalists chosen by you to be in contention to win the TV Boxie.

MOST POPULAR PRESENTER FINALISTS

SHAUN MICALLEF (Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell – ABC)

Hosting the ever hilarious comedy-news program Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell since 2012, the man himself is one of Australian TV’s greatest comedy presenters.

Formerly presenting another popular show, Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation, Shaun Micallef gained recognition when he was a cast member on Seven’s Full Frontal.

Micallef has won this equivalent award at the Logies in 2010, and picked up the AACTA Award for Best Performance in a Television Comedy in 2014.

The ABC program he’s currently at the helm of recently concluded its 13th season, with another yet to be announced by the public broadcaster.

Shaun Micallef (image – ABC)

JONATHAN LAPAGLIA (Australian Survivor – 10)

After enjoying a sizable career as an actor, Jonathan LaPaglia became the iconic host of 10’s rebooted series of Australian Survivor in 2016.

With the program set to enter its seventh season, LaPaglia is quickly becoming an esteemed and recognisable face of Australia’s plethora of Reality TV offerings.

About his role as host to the 24 contestants, LaPaglia said, “I think my role is part of the game. More of a coach for the team, a referee, and in Tribal Council, the team psychologist”.

Australian Survivor has won two AACTA’s and one Logie under the Reality TV genre, with LaPaglia there to accept them each time. With no recognition yet for his role as host, the TV Boxies might be where it all starts.

Jonathan LaPaglia hosts Australian Survivor on 10 (image - Channel 10)
Jonathan LaPaglia hosts Australian Survivor on 10 (image – Channel 10)

HAMISH BLAKE (Lego Masters – Nine)

Once part of the iconic Hamish & Andy duo, Hamish Blake has proven he can separate and hold his own in Australian media, recently taking ahold of Lego Masters for Nine.

While certainly not recognised for hosting the show due to the several other projects he’s worked on over the years, Blake’s role as host has been a more than welcome decision by viewers.

Earlier this year, it was announced he would continue with the hit show until at least 2023.

Blake’s luck on awards nights are pretty great, with him taking out the most prized Aussie award – the Gold ‘Most Popular Personality on TV’ Logie – in 2012.

Hamish Blake hosts LEGO MASTERS AUSTRALIA (image – Nine)

SAM PANG (The Front Bar – Seven, Have You Been Paying Attention? – 10)

As comedian, radio presenter, television presenter, writer and producer, Sam Pang is one of the most popular faces on Australian TV right now.

Appearing on both comedy and panel programming, Pang is one of the three heads on Seven’s The Front Bar, which takes a comedic look at the week’s AFL offerings, and is a regular face on Have You Been Paying Attention?, wrapping up the news of the week with hilarious one-liners and some occasional Tom Gleisner-bullying.

Outside of his TV spots, Pang has co-hosted Nova’s Melbourne breakfast show with Chrissie Swan and Jonathan Brown since 2016.

With two hit shows under his belt for this nomination, Pang’s one of the strongest contenders to take out the Most Popular Presenter TV Boxie.

Ed Kavalee, Tom Gleisner and Sam Pang (image - 10)
Ed Kavalee, Tom Gleisner and Sam Pang (image – 10)

KARL STEFANOVIC (Today – Nine)

While all of the other nominees in this category are featured in prime time telly, Karl Stefanovic gets off to an early start co-hosting Nine’s flagship breakfast program, Today.

First landing the role in 2005, Stefanovic has enjoyed 17 years behind the desk alongside some of Australia’s most recognisable journalists, including Tracey Grimshaw, Lisa Wilkinson, Georgie Gardner, and since 2020, Ally Langdon.

Stefanovic has also been a regular reporter for 60 Minutes over his tenure at Nine, which he celebrated a 20-year milestone for in 2020.

He has been recognised for his presenting role before, particularly at the Logies when he won both the Silver ‘Presenter’ award and the Gold ‘Personality on TV’ award in 2011.

Karl Stefanovic and Alison Langdon host the TODAY show on Channel 9

Get your votes in for your favourite in this category and all the rest before the TV Boxies go live this Sunday, November 28!

This poll is no longer accepting votes

9 DAYS 23 HOURS 23 MINUTES 43 SECONDS
MOST POPULAR REALITY TV SHOW
MOST POPULAR AUSTRALIAN DRAMA
MOST POPULAR INTERNATIONAL DRAMA
MOST POPULAR ACTOR
MOST POPULAR CHILDREN’S SHOW
MOST POPULAR NEWS PROGRAM
MOST POPULAR NEWSREADER
MOST POPULAR BREAKFAST SHOW
MOST POPULAR MORNING SHOW
MOST POPULAR PANEL SHOW
MOST POPULAR COMEDY PROGRAM
MOST POPULAR INTERNATIONAL COMEDY PROGRAM
MOST POPULAR LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
MOST POPULAR PRESENTER
MOST POPULAR DUO
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
MOST POPULAR SPORTS BROADCAST
MOST POPULAR SPORTS BROADCASTER
MOST POPULAR SPORTS PANEL PROGRAM
MOST POPULAR FACTUAL PROGRAM
MOST POPULAR LIFESTYLE PROGRAM

- ADVERTISEMENT -

The top five presenters voted by you in this category face off against each other to take home the coveted TV Boxie.

We’re in the home stretch now, with the final week of TV Boxies coverage looking at the individuals nominated in the final few categories. We’ve done Actor and Sports Broadcaster, now our attention turns to the Most Popular Presenter category.

All commercial networks get a nod in this one, as well as the ABC with the five finalists chosen by you to be in contention to win the TV Boxie.

MOST POPULAR PRESENTER FINALISTS

- ADVERTISEMENT -

SHAUN MICALLEF (Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell – ABC)

Hosting the ever hilarious comedy-news program Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell since 2012, the man himself is one of Australian TV’s greatest comedy presenters.

Formerly presenting another popular show, Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation, Shaun Micallef gained recognition when he was a cast member on Seven’s Full Frontal.

Micallef has won this equivalent award at the Logies in 2010, and picked up the AACTA Award for Best Performance in a Television Comedy in 2014.

The ABC program he’s currently at the helm of recently concluded its 13th season, with another yet to be announced by the public broadcaster.

Shaun Micallef (image – ABC)

JONATHAN LAPAGLIA (Australian Survivor – 10)

After enjoying a sizable career as an actor, Jonathan LaPaglia became the iconic host of 10’s rebooted series of Australian Survivor in 2016.

- ADVERTISEMENT -

With the program set to enter its seventh season, LaPaglia is quickly becoming an esteemed and recognisable face of Australia’s plethora of Reality TV offerings.

About his role as host to the 24 contestants, LaPaglia said, “I think my role is part of the game. More of a coach for the team, a referee, and in Tribal Council, the team psychologist”.

Australian Survivor has won two AACTA’s and one Logie under the Reality TV genre, with LaPaglia there to accept them each time. With no recognition yet for his role as host, the TV Boxies might be where it all starts.

Jonathan LaPaglia hosts Australian Survivor on 10 (image - Channel 10)
Jonathan LaPaglia hosts Australian Survivor on 10 (image – Channel 10)

HAMISH BLAKE (Lego Masters – Nine)

Once part of the iconic Hamish & Andy duo, Hamish Blake has proven he can separate and hold his own in Australian media, recently taking ahold of Lego Masters for Nine.

While certainly not recognised for hosting the show due to the several other projects he’s worked on over the years, Blake’s role as host has been a more than welcome decision by viewers.

Earlier this year, it was announced he would continue with the hit show until at least 2023.

Blake’s luck on awards nights are pretty great, with him taking out the most prized Aussie award – the Gold ‘Most Popular Personality on TV’ Logie – in 2012.

Hamish Blake hosts LEGO MASTERS AUSTRALIA (image – Nine)

SAM PANG (The Front Bar – Seven, Have You Been Paying Attention? – 10)

As comedian, radio presenter, television presenter, writer and producer, Sam Pang is one of the most popular faces on Australian TV right now.

Appearing on both comedy and panel programming, Pang is one of the three heads on Seven’s The Front Bar, which takes a comedic look at the week’s AFL offerings, and is a regular face on Have You Been Paying Attention?, wrapping up the news of the week with hilarious one-liners and some occasional Tom Gleisner-bullying.

Outside of his TV spots, Pang has co-hosted Nova’s Melbourne breakfast show with Chrissie Swan and Jonathan Brown since 2016.

With two hit shows under his belt for this nomination, Pang’s one of the strongest contenders to take out the Most Popular Presenter TV Boxie.

Ed Kavalee, Tom Gleisner and Sam Pang (image - 10)
Ed Kavalee, Tom Gleisner and Sam Pang (image – 10)

KARL STEFANOVIC (Today – Nine)

While all of the other nominees in this category are featured in prime time telly, Karl Stefanovic gets off to an early start co-hosting Nine’s flagship breakfast program, Today.

First landing the role in 2005, Stefanovic has enjoyed 17 years behind the desk alongside some of Australia’s most recognisable journalists, including Tracey Grimshaw, Lisa Wilkinson, Georgie Gardner, and since 2020, Ally Langdon.

Stefanovic has also been a regular reporter for 60 Minutes over his tenure at Nine, which he celebrated a 20-year milestone for in 2020.

He has been recognised for his presenting role before, particularly at the Logies when he won both the Silver ‘Presenter’ award and the Gold ‘Personality on TV’ award in 2011.

Karl Stefanovic and Alison Langdon host the TODAY show on Channel 9

Get your votes in for your favourite in this category and all the rest before the TV Boxies go live this Sunday, November 28!

This poll is no longer accepting votes

9 DAYS 23 HOURS 23 MINUTES 43 SECONDS
MOST POPULAR REALITY TV SHOW
MOST POPULAR AUSTRALIAN DRAMA
MOST POPULAR INTERNATIONAL DRAMA
MOST POPULAR ACTOR
MOST POPULAR CHILDREN’S SHOW
MOST POPULAR NEWS PROGRAM
MOST POPULAR NEWSREADER
MOST POPULAR BREAKFAST SHOW
MOST POPULAR MORNING SHOW
MOST POPULAR PANEL SHOW
MOST POPULAR COMEDY PROGRAM
MOST POPULAR INTERNATIONAL COMEDY PROGRAM
MOST POPULAR LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
MOST POPULAR PRESENTER
MOST POPULAR DUO
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
MOST POPULAR SPORTS BROADCAST
MOST POPULAR SPORTS BROADCASTER
MOST POPULAR SPORTS PANEL PROGRAM
MOST POPULAR FACTUAL PROGRAM
MOST POPULAR LIFESTYLE PROGRAM

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Matthew Simmonds
Matthew Simmonds is a journalist and blogger, with a keen interest in the world of Reality TV. He loves exploring both what’s happening in front of the camera but also how the magic comes together behind the scenes. If not glued to the TV bingeing one of the newest obsessions or a timeless series, you’ll find Matthew endlessly scrolling through Twitter (and he may even tweet a time or two). Matthew’s also a final-year Communication student, majoring in Journalism, at the Queensland University of Technology.
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