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Nov 30, 2017

Walkley awards celebrated by remarkable women and uncomfortable men

When Lisa Wilkinson invoked Harvey Weinstein in her introduction, you could hear the seats groan as old-guard men shifted uncomfortably.

On paper, the prospect of the 2017 Walkleys was compelling. The first post-woke, post-Weinstein, Tracey Spicer-spiced Walkleys. But while the Australian media is rightly doing a lot of navel-gazing at the moment, very little of it was apparent on the night.

The choice of host was the first shining hope that this Walkleys would align itself with the current media moment: Lisa Wilkinson, in her first public appearance after becoming an equal pay icon, was an inspired choice, it seemed.

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