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Nicole Kidman's sister gets top TV award

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Melbourne (ANI): Aussie actress Antonia Kidman has cemented her status in the Australian television industry after winning the favourite female personality at the pay television ASTRA Awards for the second time in a row. The host of 'From Here to Maternity', Antonia accepted the gong in front of 1,000 guests at the star-studded event at Sydney's Horden Pavilion on the night of April 21.

"Thank you, it is a sweet end to a sad day because my dad's in hospital," the age.com.au quoted Kidman, as saying Nicole Kidman's younger sister added she was surprised that she had won, but said it was a testament to the show's popularity. The awards are considered to be the pay TV equivalent of the Logies. Kidman beat personalities such as Maggie Tabberer, Australia's Next Top Model judge Charlotte Dawson and Sky News presenter Helen Dalley for the award. Two other top gongs went to two celebrities better known outside the TV arena.

Legendary rocker Jimmy Barnes took out the favourite male personality for his performance at the Max Sessions, while veteran cricketer Stuart MacGill beat Kidman for most outstanding lifestyle program for his wine program Stuart MacGill Uncorked. Barnes said: "I'm used to slashing up the stage".

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