2011 Logie Awards: winners

The 53rd TV Week Logie Awards was a winning night for The Circle, Packed to the Rafters, Masterchef, Underbelly & Karl Stefanovic.

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.

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.”

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.


Camp Orange: Castle Mountain (Foxtel [Nickelodeon])
Dance Academy (ABC3)
Dead Gorgeous (ABC3)
Hi-5 (Nine Network)
Prank Patrol (ABC3)

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.”

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)

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.

“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.


“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.

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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117 Responses

  1. Did you notice that they mucked up the shot of most popular new talent nominee Charles Cottier and had two shots of Ryan Corr from different angles? Also they mucked up the shot of most popular actress nominee Margot Robbie and featured Neighbours castmate Valentina Novakovic instead?

  2. Bland modern day farce at its vulgar worst. Not only does the biggest tool in the kit win the ‘award’ (inverted commas a necessity here..) through blatant network nepotism, he tops it off, not with a witty aside, not with a naughty double entendre, not even with a cutting, cruel quip. No, he tops it off with some randon comment about his wife’s a*se delivered with all the comic timing of an abetoir giblet gutter. A champagne moment! It beggars belief what we will accept as entertainment these days… and entertainers for that matter.

    This guy mines the murky, dubious depths of what we now term ‘the presenter’. To call him ‘a journalist’ is like calling Paris Hilton an actress or Dani Minogue a singer. Absurd.

  3. Lets Have some Facts..Bet you cant get details of the voting.
    Its Not audited or published.
    Shame is the logies used to be believeable.. now you know in advance Nine will get the lions share

  4. Anyone who has a bad thing to say about any show or any person I would like to say Get OVer Yourselves how dare you say anything bad why don`t you try and do better yourselves I am so over people putting other people down what is wrong with the people in this world today take a good look at yourself it was one of the best Logies I have ever seen and good on all the winners and the ones who never won anything you are all winners to me so all I want to say is back off all you nasty people out there and have a go if you think you can do better….Shane you done the best Logies ever and Karl you are the very best its the people choice and no it is not set up it is from peoples hearts why do people get off on running other people down

  5. I usually like the logies, but I found last night increddibly tacky and boring. Katy Perry was underwhelming, the set was plain and did anybody else notice the music they repeat at the start and end of almost every ad break has been the same for the last few years? I thought Shane Bourne would do good, but i reckon he was terrible! His oppening was incredibly awkward with the fat jokes…

    I also noticed there seemed to be alot of pro-nine bias in the broadcast this year, it was mostly very subtle, like the fact the front rows tables were mostly nine stars. The worst bit was after Underbelly one its award, immediately after nine ran an add congratualting it and promoting Razor, doesnt this indicate nine may have already known the results? although they could have pre-made it.

    On the other hand, Laurie Oakes, the Chaser, Hamish and Andy and Jessie J were all great

    1. Redcity: Yes Nine knew the winners. About 40 minutes before when they were announced before the delayed telecast. It’s not too hard to roll pre-recorded ads you have prepared with 40 minutes notice but it’s not sneaky.

  6. I just finished watching the show and I enjoyed it. It was the best Logies show for quite some time. Maybe because I didn’t watch it live and was able to skip the red carpet and that Logie Minute thing it seemed that it was a much sleeker and less awkward production than what we have had to endure in the past. I don’t really care who wins or loses. Everyone has their own preferences. If you went to the trouble of voting and your favourite person/show won congratulations. If they didn’t win there’s always next year.

  7. @FJ yes The Circle gets less viewers and the girls talked about this subject on this morning show.But what so many people cant make sense of is that the viewers voted,they small amount of viewers actually made the effort to vote for them.Just because a prime time show might have a audience of say 1 million viewers,it doesnt mean that all the viewers that watch that prime time show will actually take the time and effort and vote for that show they watch every week.The girls this morning said they have a average audience of maybe 90,000,and these viewers are loyal because as the result the show won.

  8. Q Julie. There is no difference between the Sunrise hosts and the Today (Aus) hosts. In my opinion they are both fake and non of them are real. Both act yes act like they wake up feeling positive every morning, so once again they Sunrise and Today are both fake and are both acting.

  9. The broadcast was better than in recent years and Shane Bourne was at his best as host. I would have thought the censors would have been biting their nails at what Shane and most other presenters were saying but they were probably already drunk and didnt mind. Thats where the pleasantries stop. The Logies as far as induvidual awards go is absolutely crap. Factual, light entertainment, reality are all catergories not worth the time or the day. I would have loved if their was a music category considering music is just as important as the other genres and was part of the eentertainment, yet was missing. Shows like: Rage, Video Hits, Eclipse Music TV &; other music shows on pay tv will never ever win a logie in thier respective categories which i think is an absolute disgrace. For a awards show which is supposed to represent all of the Tv genres i find it very disgraceful and heavily biased against the music media.

  10. I read with interest : Firass Dirani (Underbelly: The Golden Mile, Nine Network) wins Most Popular New Talent at the Logie Awards. This means absolutely nothing! I mean has he had filming assignments since filming this series 18 months ago or will he ever work in the industry again??? How many “actors” from Number 96 or Prisoner or E Street or any other show that you think of have sustainable livelihoods from acting?……..very few. Very few indeed !!!

  11. I was quite happily watching the logies revisited this morning with the frocks, comments, awards etc and then the bloody OBL death is everywhere. Yeah, fair suck of the sauce bottle. We get it. He’s dead. But please, can we go back to the logies wrap up. I was enjoying seeing it all again this morning with the boring bits cut out.
    So glad Asher won. What an outstanding actress. Also, yay Karl winning. I still can’t believe it when they say Sunrise (7) is more popular than Today (9) – with ratings. Really? I can’t stand those two phonies. Give me Karl & Lisa anyday.

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