Alan Morrison and Rowan Bettjeman hand out awards for the most awkward television of the week.

Friends or frenemies? That's the question at the centre of this week's Media Ocre Awards, celebrating the most awkward moments on television each week.

Some barbed banter and awkward pauses have the Media Ocre team wondering just how friendly our nation's TV presenters really are. What tensions are bubbling beneath those shiny, smiling facades?

Plus, this week sees the team introduce two new awards, including the Good Chat Award and the Classic Paddy Award.

This week, Banter Watch zooms in on TVNZ's Breakfast couch, where Rawdon Christie and Nadine Chalmers-Ross soldier through some delightfully awkward chat.