Your Logie Guide

logie09Here’s all the info on TV’s “night of nights”, which starts with an “afternoon of afternoons.”

The first stars begin to arrive on the Red Carpet from 4.15pm. Nobody ever likes to be first. Who will it be this year?

Red Carpet hosts are Jules Lund, Shelley Craft, Lyndsey Rodrigues plus Carson Kressley.

By 6:30pm the last guest will have entered Crown Casino’s Palladium room for a meal and at 7:20pm the awards get underway. A delayed telecast begins at 8pm AEST on Channel Nine and is preceded by a 30 minute Red Carpet Arrivals package at 7:30pm. By 10:30 the official proceedings are over and guests will head to this year’s “slimmed down” parties. Invitations this year have also been trimmed from 950 to 800.

Winners are escorted to a Media Room which is subject to an embargo until they have been announced via Nine’s telecast.

Host for the 51st TV Week Logie Awards is Gretel Killeen.

Presenters include Kristy Hinze, Rove McManus, Lisa McCune, Matthew Newton, Dave Hughes, Shaun Micallef, Wil Anderson, Liz Hayes, George Negus, Rodger Corser, Steve Bisley, Dr Chris Brown, Roy Billing, Josh Lawson, Ed Kavalee, Sarah Murdoch and The Umbilical Brothers. Rachel Griffiths is also a guest and while some media are referencing her protest at the opening of Crown Casino, they overlook the fact she has already attended a Logies event there before.

Performers include Jessica Mauboy, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Annie Lennox. John Foreman is musical director.

Bill Collins will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

It’s still unknown who will be presenting the Gold, a closely guarded secret that is regularly left to a big industry name (could it be Daryl this year?). Could this be the last year the awards are held in Melbourne? The Queensland Government has previously made rumblings about luring the event to the Gold Coast.

Tonight’s awards are divided into two categories, Popular awards as voted by the public, and Outstanding awards which are industry voted.

The Gold Logie award is the only category still open for voting via SMS voting.

POPULAR AWARDS
TV WEEK GOLD LOGIE – Most Popular Personality on TV
Natalie Bassingthwaighte
Andrew Denton
Rebecca Gibney
Adam Hills
Simmone Jade Mackinnon
Rove McManus
Kate Ritchie
Ian Smith

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE — Most Popular Actress
Rebecca Gibney (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Jodi Gordon (Home And Away, Channel Seven)
Simmone Jade Mackinnon (McLeod’s Daughters, Nine Network)
Kate Ritchie (Home And Away, Channel Seven)
Kat Stewart (Underbelly, Nine Network)

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE — Most Popular Actor
Gyton Grantley (Underbelly, Nine Network)
Todd Lasance (Home And Away, Channel Seven)
Mark Priestley (All Saints, Channel Seven)
Ian Smith (Neighbours, Network Ten)
Erik Thomson (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE — Most Popular Presenter
Natalie Bassingthwaighte (So You Think You Can Dance Australia, Network Ten)
Andrew Denton (Enough Rope With Andrew Denton, ABC1)
Grant Denyer (It Takes Two/Australia’s Got Talent, Channel Seven)
Adam Hills (Spicks & Specks, ABC1)
Rove McManus (Rove/Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?, Network Ten)

MOST POPULAR NEW FEMALE TALENT
Kirsty Lee Allan (Sea Patrol, Nine Network)
Rebecca Breeds (Home And Away, Channel Seven)
Ricki-Lee Coulter (Australian Idol, Network Ten)
Jessica Marais (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Margot Robbie (Neighbours, Network Ten)

MOST POPULAR NEW MALE TALENT
Dean Geyer (Neighbours, Network Ten)
George Houvardas (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Matt Lee (So You Think You Can Dance Australia, Network Ten)
Jordan Rodrigues (Home And Away, Channel Seven)
Hugh Sheridan (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)

MOST POPULAR AUSTRALIAN DRAMA
Home And Away (Channel Seven)
McLeod’s Daughters (Nine Network)
Neighbours (Network Ten)
Packed To The Rafters (Channel Seven)
Underbelly (Nine Network)

MOST POPULAR LIFESTYLE PROGRAM
Better Homes And Gardens (Channel Seven)
Domestic Blitz (Nine Network)
Getaway (Nine Network)
Ready Steady Cook (Network Ten)
Top Gear Australia (SBS)

MOST POPULAR SPORTS PROGRAM
Before The Game (Network Ten)
The Footy Show AFL (Nine Network)
The Footy Show NRL (Nine Network)
Sports Tonight (Network Ten)
Wide World Of Sports (Nine Network)

MOST POPULAR REALITY PROGRAM
Australian Idol (Network Ten)
The Biggest Loser (Network Ten)
Dancing With The Stars (Channel Seven)
The Farmer Wants A Wife (Nine Network)
So You Think You Can Dance Australia (Network Ten)

MOST POPULAR FACTUAL PROGRAM
Bondi Rescue (Network Ten)
Border Security (Channel Seven)
Find My Family (Channel Seven)
RPA (Nine Network)
RSPCA Animal Rescue (Channel Seven)

MOST POPULAR LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
Australia’s Got Talent (Channel Seven)
Deal Or No Deal (Channel Seven)
Rove (Network Ten)
Spicks & Specks (ABC1)
Sunrise (Channel Seven)

OUTSTANDING AWARDS
TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE — Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie
Bed Of Roses (ABC1)
Packed To The Rafters (Channel Seven)
Rush (Network Ten)
Scorched (Nine Network)
Underbelly (Nine Network)

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE — Most Outstanding Actor
Dustin Clare (Satisfaction, Showcase)
Vince Colosimo (Underbelly, Nine Network)
Gyton Grantley (Underbelly, Nine Network)
Callan Mulvey (Rush, Network Ten)
Damian Walshe-Howling (Underbelly, Nine Network)

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE — Most Outstanding Actress
Julia Blake (Bed Of Roses, ABC1)
Rebecca Gibney (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Kat Stewart (Underbelly, Nine Network)
Claire Van Der Boom (Rush, Network Ten)
Madeleine West (Satisfaction, Showcase)

MOST OUTSTANDING NEWS COVERAGE
“Brisbane Storms” (Seven News)
“China Earthquake” (ABC News)
“China Earthquake” (Nine News Sydney)
“Financial Crisis” (Sky News Business)
“Nike Human Rights Investigation” (Seven News)

MOST OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT
“Afghanistan: A Survivor’s Tale” (Foreign Correspondent, ABC1)
“Friday’s Child” (Australian Story, ABC1)
“Mugabe’s Calling Card” (Dateline, SBS)
“Out Of Control” (60 Minutes, Nine Network)
“Timor War Criminal” (Today Tonight, Channel Seven)

MOST OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY
Beyond Kokoda (The History Channel)
First Australians (SBS)
The Oasis: Australia’s Homeless Youth (ABC1)
Schapelle Corby: The Hidden Truth (Nine Network)
The Howard Years (ABC1)

MOST OUTSTANDING FACTUAL PROGRAM
Border Security (Channel Seven)
Family Fortunes (ABC1)
RPA (Nine Network)
Two In The Top End (ABC1)
Who Do You Think You Are? (SBS)

MOST OUTSTANDING COMEDY PROGRAM
The Hollowmen (ABC1)
Mark Loves Sharon (Network Ten)
Mr Firth Goes To Washington (SBS)
Review With Myles Barlow (ABC1)
Very Small Business (ABC1)

MOST OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE
AFL Grand Final (Channel Seven)
Beijing Olympics (Channel Seven)
Beijing Paralympics (ABC1)
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 (Channel Seven)
Tour De France (SBS)

MOST OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
As The Bell Rings (Disney Channel)
Dogstar (Nine Network)
Figaro Pho (ABC1)
H2O: Just Add Water (Network Ten)
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (Nickelodeon)

GRAHAM KENNEDY AWARD FOR MOST OUTSTANDING NEW TALENT
Lauren Clair (Underbelly, Nine Network)
Hanna Mangan-Lawrence (Bed Of Roses, ABC1)
Jessica Marais (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Hugh Sheridan (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Ashley Zukerman (Rush, Network Ten)

TV Tonight will be blogging live through the event AEST (South Australia and WA viewers -you have been warned!). Here are some select tips where I reckon wins may fall:

POPULAR
Gold: Rebecca Gibney
Silver (Actress): Rebecca Gibney
Silver (Actor): Ian Smith
Silver (Presenter): Adam Hills
New Talent: Jessica Marais / Hugh Sheridan
Drama: Packed to the Rafters
Lifestyle: Better Homes & Gardens
Reality: So You Think You Can Dance
Factual: Border Security
Light Entertainment: Rove

OUTSTANDING
Silver (Drama): Underbelly
Silver (Actor): Damian Walshe-Howling
Silver (Actress): Kat Stewart
Factual: Who Do You Think You Are?
Comedy: The Hollowmen

16 Comments:

  1. someone tell me how did sunrise get nominated for light entertainment and how on earth did 7 win the logie for best sports coverage for the olympics. something is a bit funky there

  2. I am watching just to see the new Gretel haircut… Rove tweeted today informing everyone that it was very short. Mind you that tweet, was in between the other 1000 he sent with the voting number for him – he’s been looking for votes all week? Is that allowed!!!

    Anyway, waiting for Gretel.

  3. hmm much agreed with ur predictions david the only differences i would say:

    Popular
    -Silver (Actor): Todd lasance – we couldn’t possibly hava a logies without a H&A win can we?
    -Light Entertainment: Spicks and specs

  4. I predict Underbelly (series 1) to win 4-5 awards tonight. It will be interesting to see if Nine will be allowed to show clips from Underbelly when their nominations are announced, or if it will be restricted to show screencaps only, due to the current legal action in the Victorian Supreme Court.

  5. I just can’t wait to see Gretel back on TV in something that might show off her talents.

    I hope Bert Newton or Dame Edna present the Gold Logie, they were the funniest presenters from memory.

  6. Why is the Seven Network referred to as ‘Channel Seven’ for the logies? A Leckie directive? Trivial but it bugged me last year!

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