It’s award season and, once again, the ABC’s producers, presenters, performers and journalists have won a host of national and international awards.
ABC Award winners (L to R): Kitty Flanagan, Daryna Zadvirna, Tony Armstrong, Katri Uibu
Journalists dominate mid-year Walkleys
At the Walkley Foundation 2023 Mid-Year Celebration of Journalism, Daryna Zadvirna, a cross-platform reporter in the ABC’s Perth newsroom, was named 2023 Young Australian Journalist of the Year, while Wiradjuri and Palawa man, Isaac Muller, a member of the ABC’s Community Impact and Events team, was awarded the 2023 Walkley Young Indigenous Scholarship.
Click here for the full list of ABC winners.
“Investigative journalism at its best”
ABC News Hobart reporter Katri Uibu was named the Tasmanian Journalist of the Year for her year-long investigation into the abuse and mistreatment of children in state care.
Bad Parent, the piece of work that launched Katri’s investigation, was named Best News Story.
See the full list of ABC winners here.
ABC programs lauded at 2023 New York Festivals Awards
Catalyst and the ABC 90 Years campaign won five gold awards at the 2023 New York Festival Awards, which honour screen and audio content from around the world.
The two-part Catalyst special Keep on Dancing was awarded a gold in the Health/Medical Information category, while Miracle Babies: Operation Hope was awarded gold in the Health/ Medical Information category. Old People’s Home for Teenagers also took home a gold award in the Social Issues category.
The ABC’s brand campaign for its ABC 90 celebration won two gold awards in the Station/Image Promotion and Station/Network ID categories.
Five gongs at Logies too
More than 40 ABC presenters and programs were nominated for 2023 Logie awards, with the ABC succeeding in the Most Popular Actress, Most Popular Presenter, Most Outstanding Children’s Program, Most Outstanding News Coverage and Most Popular Current Affairs Program awards.
Leigh Sales, Shaun Micallef and Mark Coles Smith were also finalists for the Gold Logie.
Kitty Flanagan won most popular actress, Tony Armstrong most popular presenter and Crazy Fun Park surprised everyone expecting Bluey to win the outstanding children’s program award.
Australian Story won the most popular current affairs program, while Foreign Correspondent won outstanding news coverage or public affairs report for Saving the Children.
Congratulations to the winners and to the ABC!