, the television series about a West Auckland family, dominated the Qantas awards in Auckland tonight.
The series won five of the eight categories it was nominated for: best actor, Antony Starr; best actress, Robyn Malcolm; best drama, best script and best editing (non-factual).
The judges said Starr "inhabits the role like no-one else could; he has the gift of charisma as well as talent".
The judges praised Robyn Malcolm for being "a consummate actress who dominates the screen in her role as Cheryl West. Outrageous Fortune has characters that you want to come back and watch week after week".
Other wins in the general television categories included
Dancing with the Stars
for best entertainment programme;
for best reality programme,
for best comedy and
Let's Get Inventin'
for best children's/youth programme.
In the news and current affairs categories TV3 won the coveted best news trophy.
TV3 also won best current affairs reporting daily (
), best news reporting (
), best current affairs series (
) and investigation of the year (
Let Us Spray
TV3 reporter Duncan Garner won the TV journalist of the year award.
The best presenter accolade went to
's Mark Sainsbury (TVNZ).
TVNZ's flagship current affairs show,
picked up three awards on the night.