"Bindi's been looking forward to this for a long time, so we're really glad to be here," said Terri Irwin.
When asked how she is doing after her husband's death by a stingray barb on Sept. 4, Irwin said, "You know, it's wonderful to have a focus on a special night. And I know Steve would have been proud," reported People magazine Wednesday.
"I'm going to slime my mum," Bindi Irwin said before the awards ceremony kicked off, "that might be really fun."
Terri and Bindi Irwin presented the final award of the night, Favorite Aussie, to singer Guy Sebastian.
"I am the smallest presenter, but I get to give the biggest award," Bindi told the crowd.
"I think Bindi is an inspiration to young girls," Sebastian said. "To come through grief and handle it the way she is handling this ... she is so brave."