2011 Logie Awards: winners

The 53rd TV Week Logie Awards are underway at Crown Palladium in Melbourne.

The show opened with Katy Perry singing “Firework” before host Shane Bourne took to the stage and began his gags, which got a good reception from the tough room.

“There are more chefs in the audience than there are in the kitchen,” he said.

“Ray Meagher is either Tweeting or asleep.”

Also performing tonight are Jessie J., Maroon 5, Andre Rieu and Tripod.

MOST POPULAR NEW MALE TALENT
Charles Cottier (Home And Away, Channel Seven)
Eddie Perfect (Offspring, Network Ten)
Firass Dirani (Underbelly: The Golden Mile, Nine Network)
Manu Feildel (My Kitchen Rules, Channel Seven)
Ryan Corr (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)

“Katy Perry please have my babies!” said Firass.

“Thankyou for injecting some caramel flavour into our TV screens.”

MOST POPULAR NEW FEMALE TALENT
Chrissie Swan (The Circle, Network Ten)
Emma Booth (Underbelly: The Golden Mile, Nine Network)
Hannah Marshall (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Julie Goodwin (Home Cooked With Julie Goodwin, Nine Network)
Poh Ling Yeow (Poh’s Kitchen, ABC1)

“Andre Rieu I swear if I was thirty years older,” Chrissie Swan said, before thanking her Circle co-stars. “We talk about boobies and everything.”

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE Most Popular Presenter
Adam Hills (Spicks And Specks, ABC1)
Chrissie Swan (The Circle, Network Ten)
Hamish Blake (Hamish & Andy ‘Specials’, Network Ten)
Karl Stefanovic (Today, Nine Network)
Shaun Micallef (Talkin’ Bout Your Generation, Network Ten)

“Lisa is not only a great sort but has been a great calming effect on my life,” Karl said. Of his wife he said, “She has also got the best arse I’ve ever seen.”

MOST POPULAR DRAMA SERIES
Home And Away (Channel Seven)
Neighbours (Network Ten)
Offspring (Network Ten)
Packed To The Rafters (Channel Seven)
Rush (Network Ten)
Underbelly: The Golden Mile (Nine Network)

The cast dedicated the award to director Esben Storm, husband of Rafters’ head of wardrobe.

MOST POPULAR LIFESTYLE PROGRAM
Better Homes And Gardens (Channel Seven)
Domestic Blitz (Nine Network)
Getaway (Nine Network)
Grand Designs Australia (Foxtel [The Lifestyle Channel])
Ready Steady Cook (Network Ten)

“Karl we don’t have bum and poo jokes, we made comfort television” said Johanna Griggs.
“We don’t know what’s going to happen to our programme but we hope wherever it ends up you stay with it.”

“By the way Andre Rieu, Arnold Schwarzzenegger in drag, just putting it out there,” said presenter Adam Hills.

MOST POPULAR FACTUAL PROGRAM
Bondi Rescue (Network Ten)
Bondi Vet (Network Ten)
RPA (Nine Network)
Undercover Boss Australia (Network Ten)
Who Do You Think You Are? (SBS)

“We’re just a bunch of guys who work down the beach, it’s probably the best job in the world,” said the cast. They also thanked the backpackers of Bondi, Waverley council workers and Channel TEN.

The Chaser boys thanked the Queen for being allowed to appear at the Logies.

MOST POPULAR REALITY PROGRAM
Dancing With The Stars (Channel Seven)
MasterChef Australia (Network Ten)
The Biggest Loser Australia (Network Ten)
The Farmer Wants A Wife (Nine Network)
The X Factor (Channel Seven)

Matt Preston thanked the partners of the crew while Calombaris thanked the hospitality industry. “Finally we’re getting rid of all those comedians,” he said.

 

MOST OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Camp Orange: Castle Mountain (Foxtel [Nickelodeon])
Dance Academy (ABC3)
Dead Gorgeous (ABC3)
Hi-5 (Nine Network)
Prank Patrol (ABC3)

MOST POPULAR LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
Good News Week (Network Ten)
Hey Hey It’s Saturday (Nine Network)
Sunrise (Channel Seven)
Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation (Network Ten)
The Circle (Network Ten)

“I don’t think any of us dreamed we would be here within 16 months on air,” said producer Pam Barnes.

Denise Drysdale added, “Can you believe I’m up here all these years later?”

“53 years of unmitigated rubbish,” said Roy and HG.

“All this arse and rack shit leaves me cold.”

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

MOST OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE
2010 AFL Grand Final (Channel Seven)
2010 Melbourne Cup (Channel Seven)
Rugby League – 2010 State Of Origin – Game One (Nine Network)
The Ashes 2010 First Test – Day One at the Gabba (Nine Network)
XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi (Foxtel)

In one of the more poignant moments, Eddie Perfect and Tripod paid tribute to those we lost this year, singing a Paul Kelly song. This year the Logies consulted with TV Tonight on the In Memoriam list.

MOST OUTSTANDING NEWS COVERAGE
“Afghanistan Rocket Attack” (Ten News)
“Election 2010″ (Sky News)
“Laurie Oakes Election Leaks” (Nine News)
“New Zealand Mine Disaster” (Seven News)
“Pakistan Floods” (ABC News)

Seven News presenters dedicated their trophy to the 29 miners who died in the NZ mining disaster.

 

MOST OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT
“Brothers In Arms” (Sunday Night, Channel Seven)
“Hey Dad Scandal” (A Current Affair, Nine Network)
“Iraq’s Deadly Legacy” (Dateline, SBS)
“Smugglers’ Paradise” (Four Corners, ABC1)
“The Condemned” (Dateline, SBS)

Four Corners thanked an Iraqi refugee, Hussain, in Indonesia who assisted with the story being possible. He still lives in Indonesia, unable to live in Australia.


The Hall of Fame award was presented to Nine News‘ Laurie Oakes by surprise presenter Jana Wendt, before a standing ovation.

“Whether I am worthy or not I am pleased the information side of television is being recognised,” said Oakes.

Oakes said he loved television for its power to show emotion from politicians as they are answering questions.

“Politics is television drama,” saidd.

He also added that he was “hooked on the crack cocaine of journalism.”

“If anyone’s interested I will be ushing small packets of journalism at the after-party,” he said.

MOST OUTSTANDING FACTUAL PROGRAM
Bondi Rescue (Network Ten)
Miracle in the Storm (ABC1)
RPA (Nine Network)
Such Is Life: The Troubled Times Of Ben Cousins (Channel Seven)
Trishna & Krishna: The Quest For Separate Lives (Channel Seven)

GRAHAM KENNEDY AWARD FOR MOST OUTSTANDING NEW TALENT
Emma Booth (Underbelly: The Golden Mile, Nine Network)
Firass Dirani (Underbelly: The Golden Mile, Nine Network)
Richard Davies (Offspring, Network Ten)
Ryan Corr (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Sarah Snook (Sisters Of War, ABC1)

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE Most Popular Actor
Callan Mulvey (Rush, Network Ten)
Don Hany (Offspring, Network Ten / Tangle, Foxtel [Showcase])
Erik Thomson (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Hugh Sheridan (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Michael Caton (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)

“I want to dedicate this award to my mum because I don’t thankyou everyday or enough,” said Sheridan.


TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE Most Popular Actress
Asher Keddie (Offspring, Network Ten)
Jessica Marais (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Margot Robbie (Neighbours, Network Ten)
Rebecca Gibney (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Zoe Ventoura (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)

“(Producer) John Edwards, what can I say, I wish you were here with me tonight. Thankyou so much for the opportunities over the last six years,” said Asher Keddie.

UK singer Jessie J. had the room dancing to her “Logies dance” in one of the more spontaneous moments.

Rachel Griffiths was another surprise presenter but spoke about soon beoming jobless.

“I think I am going to be unemployed,” she said.

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie
Hawke (Network Ten)
Packed To The Rafters (Channel Seven)
Rake (ABC1)
Rush (Network Ten)
Sisters Of War (ABC1)
Underbelly: The Golden Mile (Nine Network)

MOST OUTSTANDING LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
Hamish & Andy’s Caravan of Courage: Great Britain & Ireland (Network Ten)
Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam (SBS)
Spicks And Specks (ABC1)
Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation (Network Ten)
Yes We Canberra! (ABC1)

“Thankyou to a man by the name of Peter Faiman,” said Adam Hills, who also thanked RocKwiz.

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE Most Outstanding Actor
Erik Thomson (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Hugh Sheridan (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Jason Gann (Wilfred, SBS)
Richard Roxburgh (Hawke, Network Ten)
Richard Roxburgh (Rake, ABC1)

Roxburgh joked about accepting for Hawke instead of Rake before thanking producers, writers and the ABC for investing public money into a project nobody else wanted.

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE Most Outstanding Actress
Asher Keddie (Offspring, Network Ten)
Catherine McClements (Rush, Network Ten)
Claire van der Boom (Sisters Of War, ABC1)
Justine Clarke (Tangle, Foxtel [Showcase])
Kat Stewart (Offspring, Network Ten)

GOLD LOGIE
Rebecca Gibney, Packed to the Rafters
Adam Hills, Spicks and Specks
Asher Keddie, Offspring, Hawke
Jessica Marais, Packed to the Rafters
Karl Stefanovic, Today
Chrissie Swan, The Circle

This post updates.

117 Comments:

  1. Whoa! Just watching now – Sarah O’Hare and Jamie Durie standing next to each other looks like one of those blue aliens off Avatar standing beside an ewok!

  2. Phoebe – this was debated to the nth degree when the nominations were announced. TV Week deemed Chrissie Swan to be eligible for Gold when they determined the shortlists. As for the comments about The Circle, more of its viewers felt compelled to vote than those of the other shows, so it’s hardly rigged. Think about it – Sunrise, Today etc. are watched mostly by people getting up early, getting ready for work and then heading off to work for the day, while The Circle is watched by people like stay at home mums, students, shift workers etc. Who is most likely to be motivated to vote for The Logies? On a side note, I felt really sorry for Charles Cottier, who was robbed of his moment of glory when the cameras showed Ryan Corr instead of Charles when they announced his nomination for Most Popular New Talent. They then showed a view of the side Ryan’s head when they announced his own nomination and proceeded to show both images of Ryan Corr when they announced the actual winner. Nice work, producers…!

  3. Happily surprised by this year’s Logies – they’re actually fairly entertaining! It’s like I’m in bizarro TV world – Masterchef was boring dross and the Logies are interesting. What the? Even the “In Memoriam” section was well done…that singing, and the way they had them positioned, was brilliant.

  4. Gil – I do agree it appears a bit tired and I feel it has since only one network had the rights instead of all the networks sharing it.

  5. Thought the line from Roy and HG about the NRL Footy Show was a great line and so true. Alsways makes me wonder how a show that has such crap ratings survives when shows with better ratings are axed.

    Laurie Oakes is a legend and the In Memoriam was the great with the boys singing. Well done David on your input into this.

  6. They showed Ryan Corr when they called out Charles Cottier (Home And Away, Channel Seven) and then again when his own name was called. Then showed Ryan from two different angles during the split screen part as they called out the winner and never showed the Charles kid.

  7. Harry Hasapis

    Its actually a decent ceremony for once – very smooth, and flowing. Do not want to see Karl take home the Gold – cant stand the man!

    Please, a miracle happen, and Asher Keddie win!!

  8. Every Logies I am reminded why I don’t work in commercial TV anymore. It’s an unedifying mix of unwarranted egomania, mediocrity and middle of the road banality. Do normal people really vote for Karl Stefanovic? I think he’s nauseating. Was Daryl Somers really expecting to win? Hey Hey is unwatchable. As I said, I just don’t get it.

  9. Great to see Seven win for their News Coverage for the New Zealand mine disaster. Hope either Seven News Brisbane Floods or Seven News Cyclone Yasi Coverage wins in 2012 but will have good competition due to so many disasters already in 2011.

  10. @Winston If ratings ever had anything to do with Logies wins, The Footy Show NRL would never have won so many awards as Roy and HG pointed out, as many glitches occur whether the votes are write-in or online or a campaign waged.

  11. Congratulations to The Circle! I didn’t see them pushing any voting campaign.. In fact Sunrise was much more aggressive in pushing themselves! It’s not about shows that have the most viewers, it’s about the ones that are genuine and that resonate with people enough to make them want to vote! Ignore that haters Chrissie and The Circle, your show is brilliant, and you deserve these awards! I bet the people posting bad comments have never even seen the show!

  12. Congratulations to The Circle! I didn’t see them pushing any voting campaign.. In fact Sunrise was much more aggressive in pushing themselves! It’s not about shows that have the most viewers, it’s about the ones that are genuine and that resonate with people enough to make them want to vote! Ignore that haters Chrissie and The Circle, your show is brilliant, and you deserve these awards! I bet the people posting bad comments have never even seem the show!

  13. Mr. chandler

    can’t comment on the best sports coverage winner. didn’t see it. i was at the gabba instead. afl footy show won. because the rest are rubbish

  14. Congratulations toTV tonight for this fantastic coverage! I’m overseas and this is the only site in Australia with Logies updates! Well done and thanks!

  15. Well done to Nine’s Wide World of Sports for winning the Logie for Most Outstanding Sports Coverage. We are blessed in Australia to have the best coverage of cricket in the world. Thoroughly deserved.

  16. Ridiculous that The Circle won – clearly the result of a voting campaign rather than a fair representation of the public view. The ratings show this is Not the most popular light entertainment show – not by a long shot. Time to rethink these awards – have a small popular voted section and establish more of the Outstanding awards to recognise true talent.

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