It’s been another big year – we’ve nominated, voted, partied and presented – and the 2012 Molkies have again been an unequivocal success.

Once the photos get back from the photo place (i.e. out of Heath Carney‘s camera), I’ll be posting the photos from the night on the MolksTVTalk Facebook page. I’ll also post the highlights of the uStream on the MolksTVTalk YouTube channel. You can also check out the highlights from the tweetstream while they last.

The point of us getting together, however was to present the 2012 Molkie awards. So, for those that were interested, the winners are…

Best Promotion/Sizzle For A Show Or Network

Downton Abbey (Ch7)
Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation (Ch10) – 31.3%
The Slap (ABC1)
The Renovators (Ch10)
Underbelly Razor (Ch9)

Best Show Not On Australian Free-To-Air TV

Australia’s Next Top Model (FOX8)
Boardwalk Empire (Showtime)
The Walking Dead (FX)
Game Of Thrones (Showtime) – 28.6%
Rove LA (FOX8)

Biggest Disappointment Of 2011

Angry Boys (ABC1)
Constant changes to schedule/running overtime (Ch7/Ch9/Ch10) – 46.2%
MasterChef (Ch10)
The Joy Of Sets (Ch9)
The Nine Network
The Slap (ABC1)
Top Design (Ch9)

Highest Profile Appearance By You In A Show/In The Background/Accidentally.

Evan Davis
James Caldwell – 61.8%

Most Obvious/Worst Product Placement

Coles – Masterchef (Ch10) – 41.3%
Fango – Australian Open Tennis (Ch7)
KFC – Australian Cricket (Ch9)
Microsoft – NCIS:LA (Ch10)
Mitre 10/IKEA/Jeld-Wen/etc – The Block (Ch9)

Best Cameo Performance

Nathan Lane – Modern Family (Ch10) – 28.0%
Nigella Lawson – Masterchef (Ch10)
Shaun Micallef – Laid (ABC1)
Warwick Capper – The Joy Of Sets (Ch9)
Will Ferrell – The Office US (Eleven)

Best News service

ABC News (ABC1)
ABC News 24 (ABC News 24)
National Nine News (Ch9)
World News (SBS one)
Seven National News (Ch7)
Sky News (Sky News)
Ten News (Ch10)
The Project (Ch10)
Twitter – 30.1%

Most Notable Performance By A Journalist

Cam Price/Melissa Mallet – Choppergate (Ch9)
Hamish MacDonald – Japanese Tsunami (6:30 with George Negus, Ch10)
Karl Stefanovic – Qld Floods Coverage (Ch9)
Mark Riley – Tony Abbott “Shit Happens” (Ch7)
Sarah Ferguson – Live Animal Exports (Four Corners, ABC1) – 24.7%

Worst In Show (Program Or Series)

Ben Elton’s Live From Planet Earth (Ch9)
Beauty and the Geek Australia (Ch7)
Dinner Date (Ch7)
Kyle & Jackie O’s Night With The Stars (Ch7) – 59.9%
The Biggest Loser Australia (Ch10)
Two and a Half Men (Ch9)

Best In Show (Program Or Series)

Downton Abbey (Ch7)
Go Back To Where You Came From (SBS one)
Modern Family (Ch10)
Q&A (ABC1)
Paper Giants (ABC1)
The Block (Ch9)
The Gruen Transfer/Planet (ABC1) – 30.2%
The Slap (ABC1)
Masterchef (Ch10)

As the Gruen team were unable to attend, Wil Anderson sent this message:

The Person You Always Change Channels To Avoid – The Brown Molkie

Andrew O’Keeffe (Ch7) Andrew O’Keeffe (Ch7)
David Koch (Ch7)
Eddie McGuire (Ch9)
Fifi Box (Ch7)
Hamish & Andy (Ch9)
Karl Stefanovic (Ch9)
Kyle Sandilands (Ch7) – 47.5%

The person you always change channels to watch – the Gold Molkie

Adam Hills (ABC1) – 33.2%
Chrissie Swan (Ch10)
Karl Stefanovic (Ch9)
Kevin McCloud (ABC1)
Larry Emdur (Ch7)
Shaun Micallef (Ch10)
Wil Anderson (ABC1)

As Adam was unable to attend, he sent this message:

Thanks to everyone who attended – huge thanks to those who sponsored the event to ensure it happened; and thanks to Liz Cantor, Josh Withers, Kelly Higgins-Devine, and Jess van Vonderen for presenting with me. Let’s do it all again next year again.