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Life Uncut and Julia Gillard win big at Australian Podcast Awards

The Australian Podcast Awards were held in Sydney on Thursday night.

Some of the biggest winners of the night included Bachelor stars Laura Byrne and Brittany Hockley, and former Prime Minister Julia Gillard. 

Gillard won gold for the The Spotlight Award for her female empowerment podcast, A Podcast of One’s Own.

Winners are grinners! Bachelor stars Brittany Hockley and Laura Byrne were among the big winners at the Australian Podcast Awards on Thursday night. Pictured, Brittany and Laura at The Australian Podcast Awards

The show sees the 60-year-old speaking to guests about ways to put women in more leadership positions.

‘If you told me one day, I’d be hosting my own podcast, let alone winning awards for one, I would have said: “I’ve got as much chance of doing that as being Australia’s first female Prime Minister!”‘ Gillard said in a statement.

‘We started A Podcast of One’s Own to help engage people in the world we’re doing at the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership,’ she continued.

‘And to showcase the stories of diverse women leaders from around the globe.’

Impactful: Julia Gillard won gold for the The Spotlight Award for her female empowerment podcast, A Podcast of One's Own

Impactful: Julia Gillard won gold for the The Spotlight Award for her female empowerment podcast, A Podcast of One’s Own

Brittany and Laura’s Life Uncut were also big winners, taking home the Listeners’ Choice award for the second year in a row.

They also picked up a bronze in The Spotlight Award too, making them double winners.

‘Lifers you guys made this happen! You are the bees knees, the cats pyjamas, the ice in our drinks (and boy did we have a lot of them last night),’ the pair wrote on their official Instagram account.

Two times in a row! Brittany and Laura's Life Uncut were also big winners, taking home the Listeners' Choice award for the second year in a row

Two times in a row! Brittany and Laura’s Life Uncut were also big winners, taking home the Listeners’ Choice award for the second year in a row

Unexpected victory: 'It's nice people thought the podcast would be terrible but it's not,' Laura told Daily Maily Australia about the girls' unexpected victory

Unexpected victory: ‘It’s nice people thought the podcast would be terrible but it’s not,’ Laura told Daily Maily Australia about the girls’ unexpected victory

‘A huge congratulations to all the pods who were nominated last night, and all the incredible content you make! What a night!’ 

The girls who launched their podcast Life Uncut in 2019, have gone on to find success and helped build a supportive community online as they tackle everything from dating advice, to friendship woes, to their every day hilarious antics.

So proud: Meanwhile, Brittany couldn't help but praise Laura, adding: 'There is no-one else I could have as a business partner. Laura is a perfectionist and the fact that we started it while she was 7 months pregnant just proves how superhuman she is'

So proud: Meanwhile, Brittany couldn’t help but praise Laura, adding: ‘There is no-one else I could have as a business partner. Laura is a perfectionist and the fact that we started it while she was 7 months pregnant just proves how superhuman she is’

‘It’s nice people thought the podcast would be terrible but it’s not,’ Laura told Daily Maily Australia  about the girls’ unexpected success.

Meanwhile, Brittany couldn’t help but praise Laura, adding: ‘There is no-one else I could have as a business partner. Laura is a perfectionist and the fact that we started it while she was 7 months pregnant just proves how superhuman she is.’

Life Uncut has also moved towards commercial success as Laura and Brittany will feature in a spin-off radio show which launches in 2022 by KIIS FM. 

Success: Life Uncut has also moved towards commercial success as Laura and Brittany will feature in a spin-off radio show which launches in 2022 by KIIS FM. Pictured, Matthew 'Matty J' Johnson (centre) with iancée Laura Byrne (right) and Brittany Hockley (left)

Success: Life Uncut has also moved towards commercial success as Laura and Brittany will feature in a spin-off radio show which launches in 2022 by KIIS FM. Pictured, Matthew ‘Matty J’ Johnson (centre) with iancée Laura Byrne (right) and Brittany Hockley (left)

MEanwhile, the Best Network award went to DM Podcasts aka Diamantina Media, home of the Betoota Advocate and The Becky and Cam Hotline.  

‘Diamantina Media stood out this year amongst a cohort of strong publishers & networks,’ The Australian Podcast Awards shared.

Criminal: Another huge winner on the night was The Nurse, which took home Best True Crime Podcast and Moment of the Year

Criminal: Another huge winner on the night was The Nurse, which took home Best True Crime Podcast and Moment of the Year

‘They offered a diverse range of offerings with consistently high production value and strong branding. Their commercial partnerships supported growth without sacrificing the integrity of their production.’

Another huge winner on the night was The Nurse, which took home Best True Crime Podcast and Moment of the Year.

‘Its impact was huge, culminating in a discussion in the Tasmanian parliament and triggering a royal commission. This podcast has affected actual change in society,’ the Australian Podcast Awards said in a statement. 

FULL WINNERS LIST 

Best Fiction Podcast – Private Affairs

Smartest Podcast – Shoes Off

Best Arts & Culture Podcast – The Culture

Best Wellbeing Podcast – Get Psyched

Best Comedy Podcast – A Rational Fear

Best Business Podcast – Propagate

Acast Moment Of The Year – The Nurse

Best Sex & Relationships Podcast – Cntroversy

Best Branded Content Podcast – Project ARI

Best Radio Podcast – Triple M’s Rush Hour with JB & Billy

Best Publisher or Network – DM Podcasts

Best Sport Podcast – Football Belongs

Best Current Affairs Podcast – Temporary

Best Lockdown Podcast – Linda Marigliano’s Tough Love

Best True Crime Podcast – The Nurse

Beat Entertainment Podcast – Stuff of Legends

Best Family Podcast – At Home With Brie

Best Interview – Bad Behavior

Best Documentary Podcast – The Sure Thing

Best New Podcast – Goodbye to All This

Best Indigenous Podcast – Brooke & Linda’s Dream Club

Spotlight Award – A Podcast of One’s Own with Julia Gillard

Bullseye Award – Empowerhouse

Best Creativity – Stuff The British Stole

Spotify Rising Star – Amelia Christo, StoryKids

Best Commercial Campaign – Jacob’s Creek – Finished Differently

Best Sales House – Mamamia

Listeners Choice – Life Uncut

Acast Podcast Of The Year – Private Affairs

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