The Wests are a one-family crime wave with a proud tradition in thievery, larceny and petty crime. Or at least they used to be. At the beginning of the first series of OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE, family matriarch Cheryl West decided enough is enough - the family must clean up their act and go straight.

They tried. Sort of. Well, most of them gave it a bit of a bash, but it’s not easy to be a saint when you have the DNA of a sinner. Despite much opposition from her husband, Wolf; and the occasional temptation to veer from her chosen path, Cheryl led by example. Sure there were a few laws broken along the way in the name of the greater good and she did end up getting knocked up to an ex cop, but even she is not perfect.

OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE is a comedy-drama series about the wrong sort of people trying to do the right thing when the rewards for going straight are neither immediate nor bountiful. The show has cemented itself as New Zealand’s favourite local one-hour drama series and to date has won 58 awards.

Awards:

TV Guide Best on the Box People’s Choice Awards 2010
Best Drama
Best Actress, Robyn Malcolm
Best Actor, Antony Starr
Sexiest Woman, Robyn Malcolm
Sexiest Man, Antony Starr.

2010 M2 Magazine Awards
Best TV Show.

Rock Awards 2009
Best TV Show (local).

Qantas Film and Television Awards 2009
Atomic Coffee Roasters Ltd Best Script – Drama/comedy programme (James Griffin & Rachel Lang).

TV Guide Best on the Box People’s Choice Awards 2009
Best Drama
Best Actress, Robyn Malcolm
Best Actor, Antony Starr
Sexiest Woman, Robyn Malcolm
Sexiest Man, Antony Starr.

2008 Metro Magazine
Auckland’s Sexiest Man, Kirk Torrance.

Qantas Film and Television Awards 2008 (incorporating the Qantas Television Awards and Air NZ Screen Awards)
Images and Sound - Best Drama Programme
Performance by an Actress in General Television (Robyn Malcolm)
Performance by an Actor in General Television (Antony Starr)
Performance by a Supporting Actress in General Television (Antonia Prebble)
Performance by a Supporting Actor in General Television (Tammy Davis)
Best Script - Drama/Comedy Programme (Rachel Lang)
Sony Achievement in Directing - Drama/Comedy Programme (Mark Beesley)
Achievement in Editing - Drama/Comedy Programme (Bryan Shaw).

2008 WIFT NZ Awards
TV3 and C4 Award for Success in New Zealand Television: Rachel Lang
Unsung Heroine of the New Zealand Screen Industry Award: Carmen Leonard.

2008 M2 Magazine Awards
Best TV Show

2007 Asian Television Awards
Best Actor, Antony Starr.

Metro magazine Best of Auckland Awards
Auckland’s Woman of the Year - Cheryl West.

Qantas Television Awards 2007
Best Drama
Best Actress, Robyn Malcolm
Best Actor, Antony Starr
Best Script, James Griffin (Series 2, Christmas movie)
Best Editing (non-factual), Bryan Shaw (Series 2, episode 16).

Woman’s Day Readers’ Choice Awards 2007
Favourite NZ Show
Favourite Female Personality, Robyn Malcolm.

TV Guide Best on the Box People’s Choice Awards 2007
Best Drama
Best Actress, Robyn Malcolm
Best Actor, Antony Starr
Sexiest Woman, Robyn Malcolm.

Air NZ Screen Awards 2007
Best Drama Programme
Performance by an Actress
Robyn Malcolm (series 2, episode 16)
Performance by an Actor
Antony Starr (series 2, episode 7)
Performance by a Supporting Actor
Frank Whitten (series 2, episode 13)
Script, Drama
James Griffin (series 2, Christmas special)
Achievement in Directing, Drama/Comedy Programme
Simon Bennett (series 2, episode 16).

M2 Magazine ‘Best’ Awards 2006
Best TV Show.

TV Guide Best on the Box Awards 2006
Best Drama
Best Actress, Robyn Malcolm

Air NZ Screen Awards 2006
Best Drama Series
Best Drama Programme, episode 4.

Qantas TV Awards 2005
Best Drama
Best Actress, Robyn Malcolm
Best Actor, Antony Starr
Best Director, Mark Beesley
Best Script, Rachel Lang
Best Editing, Nicola Smith.

Woman’s Day Readers’ Choice Awards 2005
Favourite New Zealand Personality, Robyn Malcolm.

TV Guide Best on the Box Awards 2005
Best Drama
Best Actress, Robyn Malcolm.