Congratulations to The Project‘s Waleed Aly (pictured), winner of the TV Week Gold Logie for Best Personality On Australian Television.
Aly won the award ahead of fellow nominees Scott Cam, Essie Davis, Grant Denyer, Lee Lin Chin and The Project colleague, last year’s Gold Logie winner Carrie Bickmore.
In his acceptance speech, Aly paid tribute to his fellow nominees, acknowledging that each brings something unique to the television landscape. In declaring his win as significant for diversity, he also dedicated his award to “Mustafa”, a member of the television industry who was in attendance at the Logies but who is not employed under his real name for fear that he would not have a job.
Aly also collected the Silver Logie for Best Presenter and The Project won Best News Panel or Current Affairs Program.
Erik Thomson, from Seven‘s 800 Words, won the Silver Logie for Best Actor, while Love Child‘s Jessica Marais won Silver for Best Actress.
Home And Away again won the Logie for Best Drama Program, while Adam Dovile from Better Homes And Gardens won Best New Talent.
It was another win for The Living Room as Best Lifestyle Program, and The Footy Show (NRL) for Best Sports Program.
While Cam and Denyer were not to collect the Gold Logie, their respective programs — The Block and Family Feud — won Best Reality Program and Best Entertainment Program.
TV newcomer Gogglebox won Best Factual Program.
Aly’s Gold Logie win followed another significant milestone in Logies history. Noni Hazlehurst became only the second female, and the first since 2001, to be inducted into the TV Week Logie Awards Hall Of Fame. From a career dating back to the 1970s and programs including The Ernie Sigley Show and The Box through to Play School, The Sullivans, Nancy Wake, Better Homes And Gardens, City Homicide and A Place To Call Home, Hazlehurst has been a steadfast advocate for children’s television. She is also a former host of the TV Week Logie Awards.
Alex Dimitriades won the industry-voted Logie for Most Outstanding Actor for his work in the SBS series The Principal. Deborah Mailman won Most Outstanding Actress for Redfern Now, while the ABC series Glitch won Most Outstanding Drama Series.
ABC also fared well in other industry-voted categories. Shaun Micallef‘s Mad As Hell won the Logie for Most Outstanding Comedy Program, and Gruen won Most Outstanding Entertainment Program. The Killing Season was awarded Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report, while ABC3 series Ready For This won Most Outstanding Children’s Program.
Ratings for the TV Week Logie Awards telecast were a small improvement on last year, with 1,119,000 viewers across the 5 major capital cities, averaged over the lengthy telecast. Though this figure may be revised when the later than scheduled finish time is taken into account. The Logies’ Red Carpet Arrivals scored 1,060,000.
The Nine Network won the night’s ratings with a share of 37.1%, ahead of Seven (24.9%), Ten (17.3%), ABC (15.4%) and SBS (5.3%). Nine’s primary channel which carried the Logies telecast rated 28.6%, more than 10 points ahead of Seven (17.6%), Ten (13.0%), ABC (11.7%) and SBS (3.3%).
Gold Logie — Best Personality on Australian Television:
Waleed Aly, The Project
Best Presenter: Waleed Aly, The Project
Best Actor: Erik Thomson, 800 Words
Best Actress: Jess Marais, Love Child
Best New Talent: Adam Dovile, Better Homes And Gardens
Best Lifestyle Program: The Living Room
Best Sports Program: The NRL Footy Show
Best Entertainment Program: Family Feud
Best Reality Program: The Block
Best Drama Program: Home And Away
Best Factual Program: Gogglebox
Best News Panel or Current Affairs Program: The Project
Most Outstanding Actor: Alex Dimitriades, The Principal
Most Outstanding Actress: Deborah Mailman, Redfern Now
Most Outstanding Drama Series: Glitch
Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie: The Secret River
Most Outstanding Supporting Actor: Tim Minchin
Most Outstanding Supporting Actress: Celia Ireland, Wentworth
Most Outstanding Children’s Program: Ready For This
Most Outstanding Entertainment Program: Gruen
Most Outstanding News Coverage: Parramatta Shooting
Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report: The Killing Season
Most Outstanding Sports Coverage: KFC T20 Big Bash League
Most Outstanding Comedy Program: Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell
Gold Logie — Hall Of Fame: Noni Hazlehurst
Most Outstanding Newcomer – Actor: Joel Jackson, Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door
Most Outstanding Newcomer – Actress: Melina Vidler, 800 Words
The Graham Kennedy Breakthrough Star Of Tomorrow Award: Ky Baldwin, Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door
Source: TV Week
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