The ABC has overlooked submitting Chris Lilley and Angry Boys for the Most Popular categories at the 2012 Logie Awards.
It means Lilley is ineligible for the Gold Logie award.
“This is extremely disappointing for everyone who worked on Angry Boys and for fans hoping to vote,” Lilley said in a statement yesterday.
“I have always enjoyed performing at the Logies whenever I have a show out so it will be a shame not to be included. Due to this oversight you will NOT be able to vote in the Silver and Gold categories for the 2011 Logie Awards.
“The Logies have been notified but have refused to add Angry Boys and Chris Lilley to the voting lists as the ABC missed the deadline for submission.”
A statement from ABC conceded, “The omission was a result of an administrative oversight by ABC TV. We have made wholehearted apologises to both Chris and Laura Waters, his producer.
“Chris’s outstanding role in Angry Boys has always been on the network’s Most Outstanding categories list to be submitted to the Logies early next year.”
Despite mixed reviews for the comedy, ABC1 Channel Controller Brendan Dahill recently told TV Tonight, “I’m really proud of Angry Boys and I want to work with Chris again.”
2012 Logie contenders are listed here.
Source: Herald Sun