It was the second, and consecutive, Gold for Ritchie, who famously exited Home and Away after 20 years as ‘Sally Fletcher.’
“What an honour to receive this from Bert Newton,” she said.
“The only reason I’m disappointed about winning is I won’t get to hear Chris Lilley’s acceptance speech.
“I would like to think that yes, this the end of one very long chapter of my life but it is also the beginning of something fantastic and exciting. And I hope this is not the last you will ever see of me.”
Fighting back tears, Ritchie thanked her fellow cast members, crew and fans who supported her in “deciding to leave, to having my last day, to having my last day on air, it goes on and on and on….”
Ritchie, who also won a Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress, paid tribute to her on air character, ‘Sally Fletcher’ whom she has played since the age of nine.
“I just feel like I’ve just had my right arm cut off. And there are days when I… I didn’t even know hot to finish that sentence.”
Smoky Dawson, Entertainer
Lynne Randell, Singer
Norman Kaye, Actor
Andrea Stretton: Presenter
Robert Fidgeon: Journalist
Chris Mainwaring: Presenter
Andrew Harwood: Presenter
Charmaine Dragun: Newsreader
James Kemsley: Entertainer
Matt Price: Journalist
Clinton Grybas: Presenter
Stan Zemanek: Presenter
Lucky Grills: Actor
Robert Bruning: Actor / Producer
Slim de Grey: Actor
Tony Johnston: Journalist
Brian Tait: Entertainer
Peter Andren: Newsreader
Heath Ledger: Actor
THE 2008 TV WEEK GOLD LOGIE AWARD GOES TO KATE RITCHIE!
The 50th Annual TV Week Logie Awards were held last night at Melbourne’s Crown Entertainment Complex and televised on the Nine Network.
A delighted Kate Ritchie took to the stage for her second, consecutive win of the TV Week Gold Logie. This was a truly, fitting way for Kate’s fans to honour the popular Summer Bay resident, who’s farewell appearance on the show aired earlier this year.
Kate Ritchie’s cause for celebration didn’t end there, with her also taking home the TV WEEK Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress for the third year in a row.
Also from the Home And Away stable, Lincoln Lewis was awarded Most Popular New Male Talent, while the show itself received the TV Week Logie for Most Popular Australian Drama.
ABC1’s Chris Lilley took home the TV WEEK Silver Logie for Most Popular Actor, as well as claiming the Logie for Most Outstanding Comedy Program for his creation Summer Heights High.
Other wins for Channel Seven in the Popular category include a Most Popular Light Entertainment Program Logie for Kath & Kim, a win in the Most Popular Reality Program category for Dancing With The Stars, and another with Better Homes And Gardens taking out Most Popular Lifestyle Program.
For his shows on Network Ten, Rove McManus took home the TV WEEK Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter for the sixth consecutive year. Network Ten was also a winner, picking up the Most Popular Factual Program Logie for Bondi Rescue.
Bindi Irwin claimed her first-ever Logie as Most Popular New Female Talent for ABC1’s Bindi: The Jungle Girl.
The Footy Show AFL brought home the Most Popular Sports Program Logie for the Nine Network.
In the Outstanding categories, Stephen Curry received the TV WEEK Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actor for his portrayal of television icon Graham Kennedy in TV1’s The King.
The Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent was won by Tammy Clarkson for her role in SBS’s The Circuit.
Alison Whyte was awarded the TV WEEK Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actress for Showcase’s Satisfaction. The ABC1 picked up a TV WEEK Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie for Curtin and another Logie for Choir Of Hard Knocks as Most Outstanding Factual Program.
Channel Seven News was awarded Most Outstanding News Coverage for their report “Garuda Plane Crash”, and Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report went to the ABC1’s Australian Story for “Some Meaning In This Life: Belinda Emmett”.
Lockie Leonard won Most Outstanding Children’s Program for the Nine Network, Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 took out a Logie for Most Outstanding Sports Coverage for Channel Seven, and the ABC1’s Constructing Australia: The Bridge was awarded Most Outstanding Documentary.
As was announced last month, beloved comic satirist John Clarke was inducted into the TV Week Logies Hall of Fame.
The 50th Annual TV Week Logie Awards was definitely a true celebration of Australian television.
50th Annual TV WEEK Logie Award Winners
TV WEEK GOLD LOGIE Most Popular Personality on TV
TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE Most Popular Actress
Kate Ritchie (Home And Away, Channel Seven)
TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE Most Popular Actor
Chris Lilley (Summer Heights High, ABC11)
TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE Most Popular Presenter
Rove McManus (Rove/Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Network Ten)
MOST POPULAR LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
Kath & Kim (Channel Seven)
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MOST POPULAR SPORTS PROGRAM
The Footy Show AFL (Nine Network)
MOST POPULAR NEW FEMALE TALENT
Bindi Irwin (Bindi: The Jungle Girl, ABC1)
MOST POPULAR NEW MALE TALENT
Lincoln Lewis (Home And Away, Channel Seven)
MOST POPULAR REALITY PROGRAM
Dancing With The Stars (Channel Seven)
MOST POPULAR FACTUAL PROGRAM
Bondi Rescue (Network Ten)
MOST POPULAR LIFESTYLE PROGRAM
Better Homes And Gardens (Channel Seven)
MOST POPULAR AUSTRALIAN DRAMA
Home And Away (Channel Seven)
MOST OUTSTANDING AWARDS
TV WEEK GOLD LOGIE Hall of Fame
TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie
TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE Most Outstanding Actor
Stephen Curry (The King, TV1)
TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE Most Outstanding Actress
Alison Whyte (Satisfaction, Showcase)
MOST OUTSTANDING NEWS COVERAGE
“Garuda Plane Crash” (Channel Seven News)
MOST OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT
“Some Meaning In This Life: Belinda Emmett” (Australian Story, ABC1)
MOST OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY
Constructing Australia: The Bridge (ABC1)
MOST OUTSTANDING FACTUAL PROGRAM
Choir Of Hard Knocks (ABC1)
MOST OUTSTANDING COMEDY PROGRAM
Summer Heights High (ABC1)
MOST OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 (Channel Seven)
MOST OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Lockie Leonard (Nine Network)
GRAHAM KENNEDY AWARD FOR MOST OUTSTANDING NEW TALENT
Tammy Clarkson (The Circuit, SBS)
2008 TV Week Logie Nominations