Snubbed? Shaun Micallef overlooked in Logie voting form.
Shaun Micallef is out of the running for Presenter and Actor awards in the Logies after an ABC bungle.
While Mad as Hell is in the running for Most Popular Light Entertainment, it is his only shot at a Popular Award at this year’s Logies.
The mistake means he is effectively out of the running for the Gold and Silver Logies.
“They’ve left me off the list of Presenter award nominees,” he told TV Tonight.
“I asked whether I could possibly be put on it now. But they said they can’t. So I’m not in the running.”
“So there you go. I’m not a contender. But if you do want to vote for anybody else, they are there. I think me and Leigh Sales might not be there.
“I blame The Chaser boys because they put all of them in.”
An ABC spokesperson confirmed the blunder.
“It was an unfortunate oversight on both our part and TV Week’s part,” they said.
Last year Chris Lilley was also off the list for Angry Boys.
TV Tonight understands there are several checking processes in place from both networks and TV Week to ensure such errors do not occur, but Micallef’s omission slipped through the cracks.
Micallef’s 2013 drama Mr & Mrs Murder is also off the voting form, which also leaves him out of the running in the Popular Actor stakes.
“Maybe Channel TEN didn’t put me in. I don’t know. I’m not in the running this year,” he said.
TEN declined to comment.
While TV Week would not comment on how many entries it caps per category, per network, ABC has 8 dramas in contention for Most Popular Drama while TEN has 3.
Micallef has a large fanbase, including repeatedly winning Favourite Male in the viewer-voted TV Tonight Awards.
“I think it’s time I won the Lifetime Achievement award on your site.
“That’s the most important one. I don’t care about the TV Week Awards!” he joked wryly….