Logie Awards 2017: nominees

Just one female, Jessica Marais, is nominated for the Gold Logie award this year.

The Love Child / Wrong Girl star has to fend off competition from Grant Denyer, Peter Helliar, Waleed Aly, Rodger Corser and Samuel Johnson for this year’s Gold.

The Project‘s push for Peter Helliar to be nominated for Gold have paid off, but it has come at the expense of Carrie Bickmore -out of contention for the top gong. She is still in the running for Silver as Best Presenter.

But the Gold is less diverse this year than 2016, when a campaign for Lee Lin Chin netted a Gold nomination.

Best Drama is a fight between 800 Words, Doctor Doctor, Home And Away, Molly, Offspring and Wentworth. But in the jury voted Most Outstanding Drama it is down to A Place To Call Home, Cleverman, Rake, The Code and Wentworth.

ABC leads with the most nominations, while TEN leads in the “viewer voted” categories.

The 2017 Logie Awards will be held at Crown on Sunday April 23 and screen on Nine.

VIEWER VOTED

GOLD: Best Personality On Australian TV

Grant Denyer
All Star Family Feud/Family Feud/The Great Australian Spelling Bee

Jessica Marais
Love Child/The Wrong Girl

Peter Helliar
The Project

Rodger Corser
Doctor Doctor/The Doctor Blake Mysteries

Samuel Johnson
Molly

Waleed Aly
The Project

SILVER: Best Actor

Craig McLachlan
Deep Water/The Doctor Blake Mysteries/The Wrong Girl

Erik Thomson
800 Words

Richard Roxburgh
Rake

Rodger Corser
Doctor Doctor/The Doctor Blake Mysteries

Samuel Johnson
Molly

SILVER: Best Actress

Asher Keddie
Offspring

Deborah Mailman
Cleverman/Jack Irish/Offspring/Wolf Creek

Jessica Marais
Love Child/The Wrong Girl

Jessica Mauboy
The Secret Daughter

Marta Dusseldorp
A Place To Call Home/Jack Irish/Janet King

SILVER: Best Presenter

Amanda Keller
The Living Room

Carrie Bickmore
The Project

Grant Denyer
All Star Family Feud/Family Feud/The Great Australian Spelling Bee

Sarah Harris
Shark Tank/Studio 10

Waleed Aly
The Project

Best New Talent

Hayley Magnus
The Wrong Girl

Penny McNamee
Home And Away

Rob Collins
Cleverman/The Wrong Girl

Shalom Brune-Franklin
Doctor Doctor

Tiarnie Coupland
Love Child

Best Drama Program

800 Words
Doctor Doctor
Home And Away
Molly
Offspring
Wentworth

Best Entertainment Program

Anh’s Brush With Fame
Family Feud
Have You Been Paying Attention?
The Voice Australia
Upper Middle Bogan

Best News Panel Or Current Affairs Program

Four Corners
Studio 10
Sunrise
The Project
Today

Best Reality Program

Australian Survivor
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
MasterChef Australia
My Kitchen Rules
The Block

Best Sports Program

In Rio Today
Monday Night With Matty Johns
The AFL Footy Show
The NRL Footy Show
Wide World Of Sports

Best Lifestyle Program

Better Homes And Gardens
Gardening Australia
Luke Warm Sex
Selling Houses Australia
The Living Room

Best Factual

Australian Story
Bondi Rescue
Bondi Vet
Gogglebox Australia
Todd Sampson’s Body Hack

JURY VOTED

SILVER: Most Outstanding Drama Series

A Place To Call Home
Cleverman
Rake
The Code
Wentworth

SILVER: Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie

Barracuda
Deep Water
Molly
Secret City
The Kettering Incident

SILVER: Most Outstanding Actor

Henry Nixon
The Kettering Incident

Noah Taylor
Deep Water

Richard Roxburgh
Rake

Rodger Corser
Doctor Doctor

Samuel Johnson
Molly

SILVER: Most Outstanding Actress

Anna Torv
Secret City

Danielle Cormack
Wentworth

Elizabeth Debicki
The Kettering Incident

Jessica Marais
Love Child

Marta Dusseldorp
Janet King

Yael Stone
Deep Water

SILVER: Most Outstanding Supporting Actor

Ben Oxenbould
Deep Water

Damon Herriman
Secret City

Matt Nable
Barracuda

Rick Donald
800 Words

Ryan Johnson
Doctor Doctor

SILVER: Most Outstanding Supporting Actress

Debra Lawrance
Please Like Me

Deborah Mailman
Wolf Creek

Jenni Baird
A Place To Call Home

Nicole da Silva
Wentworth

Victoria Haralabidou
Barracuda

Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer

Elias Anton
Barracuda

Geraldine Hakewill
Wanted

Hunter Page-Lochard
Cleverman

Rob Collins
Cleverman

Tilda Cobham-Hervey
The Kettering Incident

Most Outstanding Entertainment Program

Anh’s Brush With Fame
Gruen
Have You Been Paying Attention?
The Voice Australia
The Weekly With Charlie Pickering

Most Outstanding Comedy Program

Black Comedy
Please Like Me
Rosehaven
Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell
Upper Middle Bogan

Most Outstanding News Coverage

“Bankstown Hospital”
Nine News

“Federal Election 2016”
Seven News

“Inside Syria”
SBS World News

“S.A. Waste Dump”
NITV News

“Sky News Election Coverage 2016”
Sky News

Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report

“Anita Cobby: You Thought You Knew It All…”
Seven News Investigates

“Australia’s Shame”
Four Corners

“George Pell Investigation”
7.30

“Good Cop, Bad Cop”
60 Minutes

“Money For Nothing”
Four Corners

Most Outstanding Sports Coverage

2016 NRL Grand Final
2016 Supercars Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
2016 AFL Grand Final
Cricket: KFC Big Bash League
Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Most Outstanding Children’s Program

Beat Bugs
Bottersnikes & Gumbles
Little Lunch: The Nightmare Before Graduation
Nowhere Boys: Two Moons Rising
Tomorrow When The War Began

Most Outstanding Factual or Documentary Program

Conviction
Deep Water: The Real Story
Gogglebox Australia
Keeping Australia Alive
Todd Sampson’s Body Hack

ABC: 41
TEN Network: 31
Seven Network: 22
Nine Network: 20
Foxtel: 19
SBS: 7
Stan: 2
NITV: 1

Source: Sunday Telegraph
Amended.

44 Comments:

  1. The only things I really care about on this list are that Australian Survivor wins best reality, Gogglebox best factual, and it would be nice to see Peter Helliar win the gold. I am a fan of his comedy

    • Yes, I would like to see Pete Heliar win too, he is no less deserving than any of the previous winners in the last decade. Having followed Logies since 1978, I have lost faith in the process; particularly since electronic voting and multi platform social media campaigns. No-one is ever happy with the Logies; so I just go with the flow. The fact that we have not had successive wins by anyone for years, or even multiple wins is probably fairer than those years where Ray Martin and Lisa McCune cleaned up year after year. Pete is for me always a welcome presence when i tune in to the project (as are Tommy and Lehmo). Pete brings such a lovely mix of humour and at times seriousness on issues. Odd that Carrie not there this year. The Logies are always unpredictable.

    • Please, never mention Peter Helliar and comedy in the same sentance. If your looking for someone to do bum and d*** jokes at the local high school then he’s you man. But a comedian on a national tv show………. forget it.

  2. im surprised that Here Come The Habibs which was a rating hit for 9 did not get any nominations- that show was funny.
    i hope Today wins.
    i think what happened at the oscars with the ‘wrong film’ winning best film- something like that will happen here at logies.
    Happy WentWorth is nominated for best drama but shocked that pamela rabe didnt get a nomination- she is brilliant as ‘The Freak’

  3. Anyone find it a bit odd that every nominee for best presenter is from Channel 10?

    Obviously their PR department bought extra copies of TV Week this year.

    Still don’t understand how The Project has two presenters nominated when it often comes 4th in it’s time slot.

  4. Jessica is well deserved. I don’t understand how a rubbish show like Offspring is still nominated also Asher Keddie. Too overrated. I guess it is Rating Vs. quality

      • I disagree. The acting is extreme. Do you know anyone in real life talking like that at this age? around 40 and all these extreme facial expressions, too annoying. This show run its course years ago. The beginning was really good, but the magic gone.

        • daveinprogress

          From its first ep it pitched as a dramedy, and its often stylised and heightened performances was its point of difference. The writing may have softened over the later seasons, but the ensemble cast and performances I still find most enjoyable and affecting.

  5. I don’t watch Logies but I hope that Jessica Marais gets gold. Did a fantastic role in TWG & Love Child.
    On the other side, Olympics 2016 should pick up for best sports coverage along with In Rio Today.

  6. carolemorrissey

    Some good noms, surprised Love Child didn’t get a best drama nomination. While I like Home & away, Love Child is way more deserving than it is.

  7. Lisa Wilkinson should’ve been nominated for Gold Logie and Best Presenter.
    my picks for Gold are; Grant Denyer, Rodger Corser or Jessica Marais

  8. A Place To Call Home was at its peak in season 2 with its daring storyline about James’ conversion therapy. but it barely got a mention in logie noms. moves to foxtel, where it never quite hit the same mark and it finally gets attention. Have standards dropped across the board or is something else going on?

    Gold is a 2 horse race between sam & pete. best reality was Survivor for sure and hopefully Plase Like Me takes home at least 2 awards.

    doesn’t seem fair that Upper Middle Bogan can be in both entertainment and comedy categories. especially as ‘entertainment’ is a very broad reaching category as is, including reality shows like The Voice as well.

    what are the tips for HoF? Denise, Kerri-anne or Dr. Harry?

  9. Pamela Rabe ripped off again, should be Best Actress and Gold logie nominated.
    Her performance as ‘The Freak’ has been brilliant, especially in the scene where she killed Bea.

  10. Andrew Mercado

    Best Lifestyle Program – Luke Warm Sex – LOL – can someone please get a quote from Luke McGregor about this
    Hardest category to pick a winner – Most Outstanding Supporting Actor – all were superb

  11. Firstly a big shout out to Studio Ten and Sarah Harris getting a nom. It’s always been a fan of mine providing some genuinely funny live tv moments. Second in regards to the Gold I’m not sure about Samuel Johnson being nominated for just one bit of acting. Sure his performance was pretty flawless definitely should be best actor but his only performance on tv was over 12 months ago anyone else think so or just me… I must admit I’ve always had a slight issue with actors being nom for gold….

    • Samuel Johnson has an extensive career with many quality shows and performances. I prefer someone like that to be nominated that some young one-role actor who happens to be the flavour-of-the-month. Gold logie should be reserved for actors with long, versatile careers. One of the reasons I would love to see Craig McLachlan recognised, purely because he has played hugely diverse characters simultaneously over the past few years.

  12. Peter Hilliard & Grant Denver up for Gold, Isti Aussie TV that bad? Where is Lisa Wilkinson for Gold or Best Presenter? Even Karl couldn’t get a mention at least Sunrise missed out again. Justice. Gogglebox factual? Your dreaming. Don’t tell me they don’t edit that to the nth degree or that the cast isn’t aware that they must produce ‘gold’ to stay on the show.

    • wellinmyopinion

      It is a factual documentary of entertaining families watching TV. while a new take on the premise, it is exactly those two things. It is not scripted or new age reality by any means.

  13. It would be interesting to see if the nominations would be different if the networks weren’t allowed to run campaigns. It seems like people just vote for who the networks tell us to vote for. Peter Helliar getting a gold nomination just because he is the only Project host who hasn’t won one is an absolute farce in my opinion. He didn’t even get nominated in the Best Presenter category.

    • You do know Charlie Pickering never got a nomination either right? Speaking of this tho I remember Tracey Grimshaw making a light hearted remark about it being rigged if Peter Helliar wins this year.. stranger things…

  14. Not unusual for me to find the industry nominated awards far more balanced than the public ones. Debra Lawrence should romp it in for her nuanced and heartfelt performance.
    Just a pity that Pamela Rabe has been overlooked again.

    • daveinprogress

      My sentiments exactly. Pamela Rabe should have won last year, but deserved another nomination this year; if not the prize. An astonishing performance. It would be great for Debra Lawrence to finally win a Logie. I don’t think she has one.

  15. Don’t watch the Logies personally but hope Sam Johnson gets the Gold, Please Like Me Most Outstanding and Debra Lawrence Best supporting Actress. Very deserving shows/actors.

    Interesting to see only one female up for Gold but a few new faces is always good. I remember when Lisa McCune was up several years in a row.

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