The Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) has announced the finalists for the 10th Annual ASTRA Awards. The pool consists of a massive 95 entries across 21 categories and has a section in which subscribers are able to vote for their favourites.
You may recall that last year Spirited took out Most Outstanding Drama and Matt King came away with Most Outstanding Performance By An Actor (Male). Matt was unable to attend the awards but Claudia accepted on his behalf and read, “I’m so sorry, but I can’t be there, but I live in another realm where people like me don’t win awards”.
This year Spirited is once again a finalist for Most Outstanding Drama, their competition in this field is Killing Time and Cloudstreet.
Unfortunately Matt will not have the opportunity to defend his title, however congratulations to Claudia Karvan who, after her amazing efforts in season 2, is once again a finalist in the category of Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor (Female).
The big news for fans is that Spirited Season 2 features in the Subscribers’ Choice category of Favourite Program – Australian, which means we can use our voting power! Voting for the Subscribers’ Choice categories will run from May 1st to 31st you’ll have a variety of different avenues available for voting including via astraawards.com, via SMS, at Channel 333 on FOXTEL or AUSTAR, and for the first time this year, through the ASTRA Awards Facebook page.
None of this free to air Logies stuff, Spirited took out Most Outstanding Drama and Best Actor last year at the ASTRA Awards – this is our PayTV turf! Let’s give the cast and crew a memorable farewell present and win the fan vote in 2012 to let them know how much we love the show. Encourage others to vote or help by voting on their behalf (must use their details to be counted).
- HOW AND WHEN TO VOTE:
You can vote daily via both ASTRA Awards Facebook page and the ASTRA Awards website that’s 2 votes per day…make it a part of your daily routine!
You can SMS as many times as you want, but it does cost 0.55c per text (SMS Voting codes).
You can enter a maximum of 10 times through using your Foxtel/Austar remote, this is the cost of a local call, so if possible vote ten times!
…For the last time Spirited fans, we may be going, but we will not go quietly!
The 10th Annual ASTRA Awards will be held at Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay on Thursday 21st June.