Here are the nominees for TV Guide's Best of the Box Awards

BestontheBoxlogoVoting has opened in the 2014 TV Guide Best of the Box Awards. Here are the nominees:

SEXIEST WOMAN
Hayley Holt – (The Crowd Goes Wild – Prime)
Rachel Hunter – (New Zealand’s Got Talent – TV1)
Laura McGoldrick – (Sky Sport)
Toni Street – (Breakfast – TV1)
Pippa Wetzell – (Fair Go – TV1)
Renee Wright – (TV1)



SEXIEST MAN
Tamati Coffey – (New Zealand’s Got Talent – TV1)
Josh Emett – (MasterChef New Zealand – TV1)
Ben Mitchell – (TK, Shortland Street – TV2)
Mark Richardson – (The Crowd Goes Wild – Prime/The Block NZ – TV3)
Sam Wallace – (Breakfast – TV1)
Guy Williams – (Jono And Ben At Ten – TV3)


BEST ACTOR
Tim Balme – (Mike, The Almighty Johnsons – TV3)
Shane Cortese – (Mac, Nothing Trivial – TV1/Colin, The Almighty Johnsons – TV3)
Michael Galvin – (Chris, Shortland Street – TV2)
Oscar Kightley – (Harry, Harry – TV3)
Sam Neill – (Jim, Harry – TV3)
Dean O’Gorman – (Anders, The Almighty Johnsons – TV3)


BEST ACTRESS
Amanda Billing – (Sarah, Shortland Street – TV2)
Robyn Malcolm – (Anna, Agent Anna – TV1)
Antonia Prebble – (Jane, The Blue Rose – TV3)
Shavaughn Ruakere – (Roimata, Shortland Street – TV2)
Madeleine Sami – (Super City – TV3)
Nicole Whippy – (Michelle, Nothing Trivial – TV1)


BEST PRESENTER, NEWS
Hilary Barry – (TV3)
Simon Dallow – (TV1)
Sacha McNeil – (TV3)
Mike McRoberts – (TV3)
Wendy Petrie – (TV1)
Rachel Smalley – (TV3)
Peter Williams – (TV1)
Eric Young – (Prime)



BEST PRESENTER, CURRENT AFFAIRS
Greg Boyed – (Seven Sharp – TV1)
John Campbell – (Campbell Live – TV3)
Guyon Espiner – (3rd Degree – TV3)
Mihingarangi Forbes – (Native Affairs – Maori TV)
Duncan Garner – (3rd Degree – TV3)
Miriama Kamo – (Sunday – TV1)


BEST PRESENTER, WEATHER
Mike Hall – (TV3)
Josh Heslop – (TV3)
Jim Hickey – (TV1)
Ingrid Hipkiss – (TV3)
Sam Wallace – (TV1)
Renee Wright – (TV1)


BEST PRESENTER, SPORT
Jenny-May Coffin – (TV1/Maori TV)
Hamish McKay – (TV3)
Andrew Mulligan – (The Crowd Goes Wild – Prime)
Mark Richardson – (The Crowd Goes Wild – Prime)
Melodie Robinson – (Sky Sport)
Andrew Saville – (TV1)


BEST PRESENTER, GENERAL
Simon Barnett – (Mitre 10 Dream Home – TV2)
Dominic Bowden – (The X Factor NZ – TV3)
Tamati Coffey – (New Zealand?s Got Talent – TV1)
Simon Gault – (MasterChef New Zealand – TV1)
Mark Richardson – (The Block NZ – TV3)
Toni Street – (Breakfast – TV1)
Pippa Wetzell – (Fair Go – TV1)


FUNNIEST PERSON ON TV
Jeremy Corbett – (7 Days – TV3)
Dai Henwood – (7 Days – TV3)
James McOnie – (The Crowd Goes Wild – Prime)
Jesse Mulligan – (Seven Sharp – TV1)
Madeleine Sami – (Super City – TV3)
Jennifer Ward-Lealand – (Auckland Daze – TV1)
Guy Williams – (Jono And Ben At Ten – TV3)


RISING STAR
Lucy Elliott – (Dayna, Shortland Street – TV2)
Cameron Jones – (Dallas, Shortland Street – TV2)
Jono Kenyon – (Tom, Go Girls – TV2)
Little Jono & Ben – (Jono And Ben At Ten – TV3)
Janika ter Ellen – (3 News)

BEST NEWS
Nightline
One News
One News Tonight
Prime News – First At 5.30
3 News
3 News: Firstline



BEST CURRENT AFFAIRS
Campbell Live – (TV3)
Native Affairs – (Maori TV)
Seven Sharp – (TV1)
60 Minutes – (Prime)
Sunday – (TV1)
3rd Degree – (TV3)
20/20 – (TV2)


BEST SPECIAL EVENT
America’s Cup coverage – (TV1)
Anzac Day coverage – (Maori TV)
Comedy For Cure Kids:
Good Sports – (TV3)
Fair Go Ad Awards – (TV1)
2013 New Zealand Music Awards – (Four)


BEST DOCUMENTARY
The Confessions Of Prisoner T – (Maori TV)
El Alamein: Line In The Sand – (Maori TV)
The Forgotten General – (Prime)
Inside NZ: Charlotte – My Story – (TV3)
Inside NZ: Mind the Gap – (TV3)
Prime Rocks: The Exponents – (Prime)


BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Aftermath – (Prime)
Descent From Disaster – (TV1)
Family Secret – (TV3)
First Crossings – (TV1)
NZ Story – (TV1)
This Town – (TV1)


BEST DRAMA
The Almighty Johnsons – (TV3)
The Blue Rose – (TV3)
Go Girls – (TV2)
Harry – (TV3)
Nothing Trivial – (TV1)
Shortland Street – (TV2)


BEST COMEDY
Agent Anna – (TV1)
Auckland Daze – (TV1)
Best Bits – (TV1)
Jono And Ben At Ten – (TV3)
7 Days – (TV3)
Super City – (TV3)

BEST REALITY CONTEST
The Block NZ – (TV3)
Marae Kai Masters – (Maori TV)
MasterChef New Zealand – (TV1)
Mitre 10 Dream Home – (TV2)
New Zealand’s Got Talent – (TV1)
The X Factor NZ – (TV3)



BEST REALITY SERIES
The Animal Files – (Prime)
The Life And Times Of Temuera Morrison – (TV1)
Piha Rescue – (TV1)
Police Ten 7 – (TV2)
Shearing Gang – (Prime)
Street Hospital – (TV2)


BEST CULINARY SERIES
Dishing Up Australia With Al Brown – (TV1)
Family Recipes – (TV1)
The Food Truck – (TV1)
MasterChef MasterClass – (TV1)
Sachie’s Kitchen – (Prime)
Testing The Menu – (TV3)


BEST LIFESTYLE/ADVICE SHOW
Attitude – (TV1)
Breakfast – (TV1)
Country Calendar – (TV1)
Fair Go – (TV1)
Good Morning – (TV1)
Survive Aotearoa – (Maori TV)


BEST KIDS SHOW
The Erin Simpson Show – (TV2)
Let’s Get Inventin’ – (TV2)
Moe – (Four)
Small Blacks TV – (TV2)
Sticky TV – (Four)
What Now – (TV2)



BEST SPORTS SHOW
Code – (Maori TV)
CRC Motorsport – (TV3)
The Cricket Show – (Sky Sport)
The Crowd Goes Wild – (Prime)
ITM Fishing Show – (TV3)
Re:Union – (Sky Sport)

FAVOURITE TV SHOW
(Includes local and international shows)


LEAST FAVOURITE TV SHOW
(Includes local and international shows)

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  • Dave Ian Batten

    Dominic Bowden deserves to be nominated.

  • Ann Onymous

    Hayley Holt and Renee Wright? Far out – that’s scraping the barrel. Hayley sounds like she’s drunk and Renee talks to the camera like she’s addressing a room of five year olds.
    I can’t believe how quickly a star can fall in telly land – Ali Mau was a permanent fixture on these lists since the year dot and should still be there as she’s only just left TV. Gone and forgotten. Just like that.
    These lists are definitely rigged – where is Samantha Hayes? Obviously she’s annoyed someone. And Karen Olsen – who three people commented here yesterday saying she’s their favourite (and mine)? Jessie Mulligan? He’s pretty hot.

    • epistaxis

      So..theres no sexy woman on tv 3 ?? and the sexy man nominations are u kidding ?? what are joke these nominations are !

  • P.b.nightline

    Seven sharp iz not current affairs I’m sorry it simply should not be in that category it should be under best lifestyle along with breakfast

  • Maggie

    This list is definitely rigged – no Hilary Barry, Paula Penfold, Sam Hayes, Janika Ter Allen, Sacha McNeil on the sexiest list? Weird (and this is spoken by a heterosexual female).

    Sam Hayes’ ex boyfriend (Cameron Jones) gets a mention as ‘rising talent’ when he’s been on the show for a while now …?

    It’ll be funny if Nothing Trivial wins its category – TVNZ might be forced to make that one hour ‘tying up the loose ends’ special.