Aussie people choose Martin

Talkshow host Ray Martin was named Australia’s favorite TV personality in the inaugural People’s Choice Awards held here yesterday.

Awards, created by the Seven Network and Woman’s Day magazine, were designed to compete against the Logies, run by TV Week, Australia’s major TV programming mag.

Votes were conducted via readership polls in Woman’s Day.

The awards were televised live on Seven in front of an audience at 2,500 at Sydney’s State Theater.

Other awards: Favorite male movie star, Mel Gibson; favorite female movie star, Nicole Kidman; favorite film, “Strictly Ballroom”; favorite overseas stars , Kevin Costner and Julia Roberts; favorite overseas film, “Far and Away”; favorite local TV drama/serial, “A Country Practice”; favorite local current affairs program, “60 Minutes”; favorite TV stars, Cameron Daddo and Rebecca Gibney; favorite overseas TV star, Candice Bergen.

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