THE NEWSREADER wins Most Popular Australian Drama at the TV BLACKBOX AWARDS


ABC’s new six-part series starring Anna Torv and Sam Reid has recorded an incredible triumph at the TV Blackbox Awards.

The Newsreader has won the Most Popular Australian Drama award at the TV Blackbox Awards.

Actor Lincoln Lewis announced the winner during the live stream of the awards on TV Blackbox.

The full list of nominees in the Most Popular Australian Drama category were:

  • RFDS (7)
  • The Newsreader (ABC)
  • Wentworth: The Final Sentence (FOXTEL)
  • Doctor Doctor (9)
  • Home and Away (7)

Set in a ruthless 1986 newsroom, The Newsreader’s six-episode limited series was created by Michael Lucas, and was a ratings hit when timeshifted and streamed on ABC iview. Their win at the TV Blackbox Awards is a testament to the dedicated team behind the scenes.

Check out the full broadcast here…


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 graduated from a Bachelor Degree in Communication, majoring in Journalism, at the Queensland University of Technology in 2022.



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