TV Week has announced its nominations for the upcoming 2007 TV Week Logie Awards.

While a lot of the popular-voted categories might bring groans of “Who?” from anyone over the age of 18 – there are a couple of surprises particularly in the Gold Logie nominations:

Bert Newton – host of 18 Logie Awards presentations, and winner of 5 Gold Logies including a Hall Of Fame in 1988 – is nominated for Gold this year. This follows his return to the Nine Network last year and a return to prime time TV after 20 years (14 of those doing Good Morning Australia on Ten) as presenter of 20 To 01 as well as the early evening Bert’s Family Feud.

John Wood, after being nominated 11 times for the Gold Logie before finally winning in 2006, is also nominated this year. A surprising nomination given that Wood appeared on TV only briefly during 2006 as Blue Heelers came to a low-key end. His only other appearances on TV were some Melbourne-only productions for Seven and Nine.

John Howard – no not the Prime Minister but rather the actor of All Saints fame. All Saints has enjoyed strong popularity in recent times, helped by the massive lead-in from hit show Dancing With The Stars (whose host Daryl Somers has been a noteable exclusion from the nominees list this year), and Howard has been a key player in the series for several years. He is also known from strong performances in Always Greener and Seachange.

The full list of nominations can be found at The Age online.

The 2007 TV Week Logie Awards will be presented from Crown Casino, Melbourne, on Sunday 6 May and telecast nationally through the Nine Network.

(Pictured: Bert Newton winning the 1982 TV Week Gold Logie, with guest presenters Olivia Newton-John and Britt Ekland)

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