Molly Meldrum Makes a Triumphant Industry Return at the Star-Studded ASTRA Awards
Some of Australia’s brightest television stars gathered for the ASTRA Awards held at the Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay last night. The event honours the shows and talent on subscription television, and some of the winners included Donna Hay for favourite female personality, Andrew Winter for favourite male personality, and Cloudstreet for most outstanding drama (the full list of winners can be found here).
Rove McManus, Asher Keddie, Ruby Rose and Megan Gale were among the presenters handing out awards, but the most talked-about person to take the stage was Molly Meldrum, who made a special appearance to present the coveted channel of the year honour to Fox Sports. It was his first official outing since his critical fall in December, and he showed the results of his recovery after being carried out on stage by four men dressed as Egyptian slaves. Molly said to the crowd, who were all on their feet, “I am so honoured to be involved in this year’s ASTRA Awards. What an incredible show and a fantastic night looking back over the industry.”