The Age's Wrong Skin, Chat 10 Looks 3 and Tony Martin's Sizzletown receive multiple accolades at Australian Podcasting's Night of Nights.
SYDNEY, Saturday 18 May 2019 – The biggest celebration ever of Australian podcasting took place last night, attracting over 400 people from across the country to Sydney's Seymour Centre.
Podcast hosts, producers, judges and fans were in attendance to network, and celebrate the local podcast industry, and see over $10,000 worth of prizes and trophies awarded.
Wrong Skin, a true crime podcast from The Age, about the 1994 disappearance and death of two Indigenous young adults in the Kimberley, took out the award for Investigative Journalism & True Crime, Presented by Stitcher.
Wrong Skin also won the inaugural Podcast of the Year award, beating out Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales's Chat 10 Looks 3. Sales and Crabb accepted their awards for Literature, Arts & Music, as well as TV, Film & Pop Culture, via video, as their Federal Election broadcast commitments saw them otherwise engaged.
The third podcast to receive multiple accolades was Tony Martin's SIZZLETOWN, which won both Comedy and the Yamaha Prize for Outstanding Podcast Production.
Still Jill, which brings listeners inside host Jill Emberson's personal account of living with ovarian cancer, won Documentary & Storytelling, Presented by Zoom.
On a night where the Federal Election dominated political narratives outside the Seymour Centre, Russia, If You're Listening, a podcast about Trump and the Mueller investigation, won Political, Social & Cultural Affairs.
ENTIRE LIST OF 2019 winners:
Podcast of the Year - Wrong Skin
Investigative Journalism & True Crime, Presented by Stitcher - Wrong Skin
Documentary & Storytelling, Presented by Zoom - Still Jill
Independent True Crime - Let's Talk About Sects
Literature, Arts & Music - Chat 10 Looks 3
TV, Film & Pop Culture - Chat 10 Looks 3
Comedy - Tony Martin's Sizzletown
Yamaha Prize for Outstanding Podcast Production - Tony Martin's Sizzletown
Popular Vote - Shameless
Best Fancast - Eyes On Gilead: A Handmaid's Tale Podcast
Business & Marketing - Lady Startup
Best Interview Show - The Five of My Life
Lifestyle, Health & Wellness - The Pineapple Project
Branded Podcast - Tough Conversations with Henry Rollins
Technology - Download This Show
Political, Social & Cultural Affairs - Russia, If You're Listening
Sport & Recreation - Zwift SBS Cycling Central Podcast
Best New Podcaster - STAGES with Peter Eyers
Acast Award for Diversity & Inclusion in Podcasting - Queerstories
Family & Kids - Fierce Girls
Science & Medicine - Science Friction
Career & Industry - Teachers' Education Review
Fiction - The Fitzroy Diaries
Gaming - Pixel Sift
Best Audiogram, Presented by Headliner - Across the Aisle