2013 Logie Awards: winners

Asher Keddie,The Block, House Husbands, Puberty Blues, Steve Peacocke & Redfern Now all win at the Logies

lg7The TV WEEK 55th Logie Awards are underway in Melbourne.

Bruno Mars opened the show with “Locked Out of Heaven.”

First presenters were Hamish & Andy in two Voice chairs (on wheels) and launched into some gags about Bauer Media taking over TV Week and Hamish Blake carrying last year’s Gold Logie. 

Winners (in bold):

lg5Most Popular Reality Program
Beauty And The Geek Australia, Channel Seven
Big Brother, Nine Network
MasterChef Australia, Network Ten
My Kitchen Rules, Channel Seven
The Block, Nine Network

Silver Logie: Most Popular Actress
Asher Keddie (Offspring, Network Ten)
Ashleigh Cummings (Puberty Blues, Network Ten; Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, ABC1)
Deborah Mailman (Mabo, ABC1; Redfern Now, ABC1; Offspring, Network Ten)
Julia Morris (House Husbands, Nine Network)
Rebecca Gibney (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)

Asher Keddie thanks Rick Maier, TEN’s drama exec for his ongoing support. After TEN’s turbulent year, so she should.

lg8Most Popular Drama Series
Home And Away, Channel Seven
House Husbands, Nine Network
Offspring, Network Ten
Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven
Puberty Blues, Network Ten

Julia Morris delivers a fun acceptance speech as only she can, but Gary Sweet is nowhere to be seen.

lg9Most Popular New Male Talent
Alex Williams (Underground: The Julian Assange Story, Network Ten)
David Campbell (Mornings, Nine Network)
Joel Madden (The Voice, Nine Network)
Robert Irwin (Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors, Network Ten)
Will McDonald (Home and Away, Channel Seven)

Madden thanks “Or-stralia” several times after this controversial win. Will McDonald must be wondering what he has to do to crack it in this industry.

Adam Hills drops a political gag in favour of our cushy lifestyle under the current government. Did he see the media reforms?

Most Popular Lifestyle Program
Better Homes And Gardens, Channel Seven
Getaway, Nine Network
Grand Designs Australia, The LifeStyle Channel
The Living Room, Network Ten
Selling Houses Australia, The LifeStyle Channel

lg10Johanna Griggs accepts again. Will another show ever topple this one?

lg11Silver Logie: Most Popular Actor
Firass Dirani (House Husbands, Nine Network; The Straits, ABC1)
Hugh Sheridan (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Lachy Hulme (Howzat!, Nine Network; Beaconsfield, Nine Network; Offspring, Network Ten)
Matthew Le Nevez (Offspring, Network Ten)
Steve Peacocke (Home And Away, Channel Seven)

After Adam Hills said he didn’t know who Steve Peacocke was, Peacocke replies, “40,000 people in Dubbo know who I am.”


Silver Logie: Most Outstanding Drama Series
Offspring, Network Ten
Puberty Blues, Network Ten
Rake, ABC1
Redfern Now, ABC1
Tangle, Showcase

lg14Producer Darren Dale thanks the ABC and acknowledges black faces on ABC in primetime. 2013 was the year of Indigenous television, but every one of those nominated could have won this tough category.

Photo1 mm2Molly Meldrum gets a standing ovation (presumably in lieu of his Hall of Fame award last year). He thanked industry, hospital staff and viewers for his support. But finally he provides the first memorable moment of the night by dropping the F-Bomb. Thank goodness!

lg 15Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent
Annabel Crabb (Kitchen Cabinet, ABC2)
Brenna Harding (Puberty Blues, Network Ten)
Jason Montgomery (Underbelly: Badness, Nine Network)
Natasa Ristic (Danger 5, SBS One)
Shari Sebbens (Redfern Now, ABC1)

“Thank you ABC, Screen Australia and Blackfella Films for creating a game changing series for not only Indigenous Australians to be proud of, but all Australians.”

Julia Morris and Dr. Chris Brown so far deliver the best presentation moment as Morris jokes with Dr Chris. about acting school.


Silver Logie: Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie

Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War, Nine Network
Jack Irish, ABC1
Mabo, ABC1
Underbelly: Badness, Nine Network
Underground: The Julian Assange Story, Network Ten

lg17Most Popular Light Entertainment Program
Gruen Planet, ABC1
Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap Year, Nine Network
The Project, Network Ten
The Voice, Nine Network
The X Factor, Channel Seven

lg18Brian Henderson is inducted into the Hall of Fame, introduced by Mike Munro, and greeted with a standing ovation. The congrats from fellow newsreaders was a nice inclusion.

“Some of you seem surprised I’m alive,” he said. “I’m a bit surprised myself.”

Hendo dropped plenty of gags in his acceptance speech, including a gag about not spoonerising the name ‘Chuck Faulkner’ on Bandstand.

“I want to thank all those people I worked with, including all those people who plotted to take my job.

“The way it is this Sunday the 7th of April. I’m Brian Henderson. Goodnight.”

And at 10:25pm as I write this, News Limited has leaked the Gold winner.

Most Popular New Female Talent
Annabel Crabb (Kitchen Cabinet, ABC2)
Brenna Harding (Puberty Blues, Network Ten)
Catherine Mack (Home and Away, Channel Seven)
Clare Bowditch (Offspring, Network Ten)
Edwina Royce (House Husbands, Nine Network)

A tearful Brenna Harding said “I’m so lucky.”  A sweet moment.

lg19Most Popular Sports Program
Before The Game, Network Ten
Paralympics London 2012 – Highlights, ABC1
The Footy Show (AFL), Nine Network
The Footy Show (NRL), Nine Network
Wide World Of Sports, Nine Network

NRL Footy Show wins yet it’s ratings are so low.  AFL version trounces it. Hmmmm.

lgg22Most Outstanding Sports Coverage
2012 Emirates Melbourne Cup Carnival, Channel Seven
London 2012 Olympic Games, Nine Network
2012 Toyota AFL Grand Final, Channel Seven
London 2012 Olympic Games, FOXTEL
Boxing Day Test Match, Nine Network

Hurrah. A deserved win. Slap@ the Foxtel exec who tweeted it too soon.

lg29Most Popular Factual Program
Bondi Rescue, Network Ten
Bondi Vet, Network Ten
Border Security: Australia’s Front Line, Channel Seven
RPA, Nine Network
Who Do You Think You Are?, SBS One

Breaks Homicide‘s record of 5 consecutive Logies for a non-news programme. So why are it’s ratings also so low?

lg25Most Outstanding Children’s Program
Dance Academy, ABC3
Didi And B, Nick Jr.
The Adventures Of Figaro Pho, ABC3
Totally Wild, Network Ten
You’re Skitting Me, ABC3

Dance Academy is such a joyous show.

lg26Most Outstanding News Coverage
“Baden-Clay”, Nine News, Nine Network
“Cabinet Leaks”, Seven News Sydney, Channel Seven
“Catholic Church Allegedly Hid Crimes of Paedophile Priests”, Lateline, ABC1
“Fukushima”, ABC News, ABC1
“Rudd Vs Gillard Leadership Challenge”, Sky News

Can I just say, Dear Logies -you really need a host.

lg27Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report
“Abducted!”, 60 Minutes, Nine Network
“Anatomy Of A Massacre”, Dateline, SBS One
“Captain Emad: Smugglers’ Paradise – Australia”, Four Corners, ABC1
“The World According To Lance (Lance Armstrong)”, Four Corners, ABC1
“Unholy Silence (Catholic Church)”, Four Corners, ABC1

Sarah Ferguson tells Nine “no poaching” of the Four Corners staff.

Dave Hughes is working the room, with plenty of gags that are going over well.

lg31Silver Logie: Most Popular Presenter
Adam Hills (Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight, ABC1)
Andy Lee (Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap Year, Caravan of Courage: Australia Vs New Zealand, Nine Network)
Carrie Bickmore (The Project, Network Ten)
Chrissie Swan (Can of Worms, Network Ten)
Hamish Blake (Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap Year, Caravan of Courage: Australia Vs New Zealand, Nine Network)

Hamish gushes over Andy Lee, “I figure you will get Gold” and he wants the compliments in return.

With all these Bert announcements for Gold, I’m expecting him to present the big one.

Finally the In Memoriam section, introduced by Peter Overton and starting with Peter Harvey.

A stirring vocal performance by the Melbourne Gospel Choir.

Most Popular Miniseries or Telemovie
Beaconsfield, Nine Network
Bikie Wars: Brothers In Arms, Network Ten
Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War, Nine Network
Underbelly: Badness, Nine Network
Underground: The Julian Assange Story, Network Ten

lg32Most Outstanding Factual Program
Go Back To Where You Came From, SBS One
AFP, Nine Network
Kings Cross ER, Crime & Investigation Network
Then The Wind Changed, ABC1
Who Do You Think You Are?, SBS One

Has the autocue stopped working? Everyone is reading off cards.

lg35Silver Logie: Most Outstanding Actress
Catherine McClements (Tangle, Showcase)
Deborah Mailman (Mabo, ABC1)
Leah Purcell (Redfern Now, ABC1)
Mandy McElhinney (Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War, Nine Network)
Susie Porter (Dangerous Remedy, ABC1)

A popular win for the tearful Deborah Mailman on Benita Mabo’s own birthday. The room gives another standing ovation. Benita Mabo thanks those involved with the production. It’s spontaneous moments like this that makes the Logies.

lg38Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program
Hamish & Andy’s Caravan of Courage: Australia Vs New Zealand, Nine Network
Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell, ABC1
The Hamster Wheel, ABC1
The Voice, Nine Network
The X Factor, Channel Seven

Just as well Seven picks up another gong. Top rating network is not having much of a good night. I remember some execs grumbling to me about that two years ago.

lg39Silver Logie: Most Outstanding Actor
Aaron Jeffery (Underbelly: Badness, Nine Network)
Anthony Hayes (Devil’s Dust, ABC1)
Guy Pearce (Jack Irish, ABC1)
Jimi Bani (Mabo, ABC1)
Lachy Hulme (Howzat!, Nine Network)

Lachy Hulme is robbed. Not to take anything away from Anthony Hayes but Lachy Hulme did Offspring, Beaconsfield and Offspring in one year. Sheesh.

12:08am I’ve just received the winners press release from Logies publicist and the Gold hasn’t even been announced on TV. How does this make sense?

lg41Hurrah, here’s Bert! Still got it.

Gold Logie: Most Popular Personality on TV
Adam Hills (Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight, ABC1)
Andy Lee (Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap Year/Hamish & Andy’s Caravan Of Courage: Australia Vs New Zealand, Nine Network)
Asher Keddie (Offspring, Network Ten)
Carrie Bickmore (The Project, Network Ten)
Hamish Blake (Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap Year/Hamish & Andy’s Caravan Of Courage: Australia Vs New Zealand, Nine Network)
Steve Peacocke (Home And Away, Channel Seven)

About bloody time! As tipped by TV Tonight readers in 2012.

Keddie was overwhelmed by the win and struggled to express her gratitude.

“I think this is for a body of work?” she asked.

“It’s not lost on me just how fortunate I am to have such generous, supportive people around me, including the wonderful Offspring family.

“I’m absolutely thrilled and so grateful and it’s such a pleasure to be working on such a wonderful show.”

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72 Responses

  1. Breaks Homicide‘s record of 5 consecutive Logies for a non-news programme. So why are it’s ratings also so low? because its on channel ten…

  2. It’s a sad state of affairs when there’s no category for comedy – only “light entertainment”.

    And House Husbands winning best drama? OMFG. It’s not even a drama, but a B-grade soap opera.

    With a few exceptions, this list is a rollcall of mediocrity. End of rant.

  3. The Logies isn’t about giving the award to the highest rating show… it’s about who’s audience cares enough to bother to vote.

    How boring would it be if just the top raters won it? You’d know every category! Stop being Logies-grinches.

  4. I actually pretty much enjoyed all that. I recorded it the started watching about 930pm and ff through all the cringe moments and nine ads etc. Caught up just in time to see Bert live at the end, what a champ, should have hosted the whole thing. I thought overall winnings felt spread over many networks. Special congrats Asher and Brax, love your work!

  5. I have many issues with this year’s Logies and would be keen to know if my views are shared.
    I find it incredible that The Block wins Most Popular Reality program when My Kitchen Rules is clearly outrating it in every measure. Again, I see the same problem with House Husbands winning Most Popular Drama. Packed to the Rafters was clearly outrating it and had the benefit of airing when the votes were cast. Wouldn’t people be more likely to vote for a show that more of them watch and that was actually airing when the voting period occurred? Either the Logies are rigged or the ratings system that measures television audiences in Australia is inadequate. I have reason to suspect the latter because I have heard that tv ratings are only measured in houses where there are landline phones connected and the sample size is apparently quiet small.
    Also, given the financial challenges currently facing the print media industry and TV Week in particular, why aren’t the Logies telecast rights put to tender now? Wouldn’t TV Week and the publisher make more money by basically auctioning off the telecast rights? Why, even though the Nine Network effectively does not own the TV Week magazine anymore, are they still handed the rights without other networks having the opportunity to vie for them?
    I heard the Australian newspaper leaked the gold logie winner online. Why can’t the awards be telecast live. We get the Golden Globes, Oscars, Emmy’s etc live from the US but we can’t get our biggest domestic awards show live. In the age of social media I cannot understand why it isn’t broadcast live. It’s the longest running (in duration) awards show in the entire world so obviously it’s not delayed because bits are edited out.
    They also need someone to host it and be given free reign. Someone like Will Anderson would be ideal. Whoever wrote the material for presenters tonight did an awful job.
    I think the apparent incompetence of TV week organisers and the broadcaster are doing audiences and the industry a great disservice.
    Despite my criticisms, I do congratulate Asher Keddie, Deborah Mailman, Anthony Hayes, Brenna Harding, Shari Sebbens, Redfern Now, Howzat, The Voice, Bondi Rescue, Better Homes and Gardens, Dance Academy, The X Factor, Go Back to Where You Came From and the ABC on their well deserved wins.

  6. @ David Knox

    Re the autocue not working, I have just received a tweet from a twit at the 9 love in, and well spotted David, and yes it seems the autocue was short circuited, when the remote control for the animated robot, was accidentally(or deliberately??) immersed in a half full glass of chimpers.

  7. Not good that I know the winner before its announced. I started watching the logies but got distracted by downton abbey. It couldn’t keep my attention.

  8. I don’t think Eddie was out of line mentioning nines coverage as in many ways a joint production – maybe they should have shared nomination and award. Do have to mention nines games with their schedule tonight though – logies red carpet advertised at 8 but according to foxtel epg not scheduled to 814 – how about truth in advertising

  9. To all those expressing surprise at the number of channel 9 winners, I bet you are all in for another bigger surprise when another 9 poisonality wins the surprise category of “best award presenter” of the night, who would have also won another award, but there was not a category for the “Most Life Like Animated Robot”

    And the Winner is………

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