The list of Gold Logie nominees has been leaked.
It is reported to nominate: Rebecca Gibney, Kate Ritchie, Simone Jade Mackinnon, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Andrew Denton, Adam Hills, Rove McManus and Ian Smith.
Advertisements for the issue of TV Week featuring the names of the Logie nominees aired on Channel 9 yesterday morning. At least two of the ads screened before being pulled from air.
The Herald Sun has scooped the eight names today, ahead of this morning’s nomination event at Hoyts Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park.
The leak is a major bungle for the Logies, which is at pains to keep the list under wraps. It wouldn’t even put them out earlier with an embargo.
The eight names in contention (most categories have five) includes several expected names (Gibney, McManus, Hills, Denton) and adds Ritchie (despite barely being on screen in ’08), McKinnon and Bassingthwaighte plus a sentimental push for retired Ian Smith after an online campaign by the TEN Network.
Absent are the cast from Underbelly, John Howard and Lisa McCune, amongst others.
Full Logie nominees will be published this morning.
Gibney will be the one to beat…
Source: Herald Sun