Logie Awards 2014: Most Outstanding nominees

A Place to Call Home, Offspring, Redfern Now, The Time of our Lives & Wentworth compete for Most Outstanding Drama Series.

2014-03-31_0143Logie Award nominees have been announced in the peer-voted Most Outstanding categories for 2014.

This year TV Week reveals nominees in two stages, with the Most Popular categories to be revealed at a media event this afternoon in Melbourne.

Vying for Most Outstanding Drama series are A Place to Call Home, Offspring, Redfern Now, The Time of our Lives and Wentworth.

In the Telemovie  / Miniseries category are An Accidental Soldier, Better Man, Paper Giants: Magazine Wars, Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story and Top Of The Lake.

Chris Lilley is a surprise nominee in the Most Outstanding Actor category, as the sole comedic performer against Craig McLachlan,
David Wenham, Kirk Page and Lachy Hulme.

In the Most Outstanding Actress stakes are Asher Keddie, Claudia Karvan, Danielle Cormack, Kat Stewart and Mandy McElhinney (major snub to Emmy and Golden Globe winner Elisabeth Moss).

Elsewhere SBS comedy Housos has burst into the Light Entertainment category, elbowing out such names as Dancing with the Stars, Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year, Jamie: Private School Girl and Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell.

It’s great to see Remy Hii and Shareena Clanton in the Most Outstanding Newcomer stakes. John Hill’s gob-smacking interview with Jaymes Diaz gets him a News Coverage nomination, but will be hard to beat David Speers’ Leadership Spill interview with Julia Gillard.

Foreign Correspondent‘s Prisoner X story is a shoe-in for the Public Affairs category (with an honourable mention to Dateline).

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE — Most Outstanding Drama Series
A Place To Call Home (Channel Seven)
Offspring (Network Ten)
Redfern Now (ABC1)
The Time Of Our Lives (ABC1)
Wentworth (Foxtel/ SoHo)

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE — Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie
An Accidental Soldier (ABC1)
Better Man (SBS ONE)
Paper Giants: Magazine Wars (ABC1)
Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story (Nine Network)
Top Of The Lake (Foxtel/UKTV)

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE — Most Outstanding Actor
Chris Lilley (Ja’mie: Private School Girl, ABC1)
Craig McLachlan (The Doctor Blake Mysteries, ABC1)
David Wenham (Better Man, SBS ONE)
Kirk Page (Redfern Now, ABC1)
Lachy Hulme (Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story, Nine Network)

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE — Most Outstanding Actress
Asher Keddie (Offspring, Network Ten)
Claudia Karvan (The Time Of Our Lives, ABC1)
Danielle Cormack (Wentworth, Foxtel/ SoHo)
Kat Stewart (Offspring, Network Ten)
Mandy McElhinney (Paper Giants: Magazine Wars, ABC1)

Anna Bamford (Wonderland, Network Ten)
Caren Pistorius (Paper Giants: Magazine Wars, ABC1)
Meyne Wyatt (Redfern Now, ABC1)
Remy Hii (Better Man, SBS ONE)
Shareena Clanton (Wentworth, Foxtel/SoHo)

Housos (SBS ONE)
It’s A Date (ABC1)
Please Like Me (ABC2)
The Voice Australia (Nine Network)
Upper Middle Bogan (ABC1)

Crisis in Cairo — Brett Mason (World News Australia, SBS ONE)
Leadership Spill (Foxtel/ SKY NEWS)
“Missing the boat” Jaymes Diaz Interview (Ten Eyewitness News, Network Ten)
NSW Bushfires (Nine News, Nine Network)
The Dark Side of the Force (Seven News, Channel Seven)

A Gracious Gift (Four Corners, ABC1)
Drugs in Sport — Stephen Dank (7.30, ABC1)
Manus Island (Dateline, SBS ONE)
Prime Suspect (Sunday Night, Channel Seven)
Prisoner X — The Australian Connection (Foreign Correspondent, ABC1)

Desert War (ABC1)
Dirty Business (SBS ONE)
Jabbed (SBS ONE)
Kings Cross ER: St Vincent’s Hospital (Foxtel/Crime & Investigation Network)
Redesign My Brain (ABC1)

2013 Emirates Melbourne Cup Carnival (Channel Seven)
2013 NRL Grand Final (Nine Network)
2013 Toyota AFL Grand Final (Channel Seven)
The Ashes Cricket — Australia v England (Nine Network)
Tour de France (SBS ONE)

Dance Academy (ABC3)
Move It Mob Style (NITV)
Nowhere Boys (ABC3)
Play Along With Sam (Foxtel/Nick Jr)
Play School (ABC4Kids)

TV Week Logies take place Sunday, April 27 and will air on Nine.

Some are getting a bit excited on Twitter, overlooking a key word: “nomination.”

24 Responses

  1. Why would they make more awards when they trimmed this year down….makes sense to have a comedy category but doubt it would happen any time soon

  2. Best actor snub for Remy Hii. He should have been nominated over Chris Lilley’s one note performance. Nice to see Remy at least get a Best Newcomer nom.
    Great to see The Voice nominated but I agree that there should be a separate Comedy category as well as Comedy acting noms to try & encourage more comedy productions esp on Seven, Nine & Ten.

  3. im a fan of Housos, but am surprised that it was nominated for an Outstanding award considering it’s lowbrow humour. Nonetheless, am glad its nominated.

    Do agree that Outstanding Comedy return to the logies and not complete with other light-entertainment programs.

    Good to see Remy Hii and Better Man nominated too

  4. @SouthCoastSaint – “horse hockey”? Oh, you mean polo. Makes complete sense now.

    I was also going to comment on the lumping of comedy and actual light entertainment shows together but then I remembered that it’s the Logies and I don’t care.

  5. Thanks for the clarification. That’s complete horse hockey. Voting with my remote that night (although being in a Regional area it doesn’t matter)

  6. I want to see Asher win the Most Outstanding, she deserves it. Yep @ Nicholas I agree.

    Like to see offspring win as well, but I don’t think it will.

    Nowhere boys was great! they should get the Logie.

  7. There was a time when there was so little comedy being produced that all you had to do was make a comedy and get nominated. Most of them were from the ABC and because each network had a limited number of nominations you’d get two from the ABC then some average shows from the other networks while other ABC shows didn’t get a mention. Times have changed. It should be the best shows no matter where they are shown. If the ABC has all the nominations for a comedy category then what’s wrong with that? The commercials can win the best product placement awards.

  8. I think the biggest snub is X factor. The show won most outstanding light ent. last year. the general consensus was that the 2013 season was the best yet, and doesn’t even get nominated? while The Voice season 2 was nowhere near the standard of season 1 yet it does get nominated.

    that said that light entertainment award is ridiculous, sitcoms, variety shows, news shows, morning shows, reality shows, and comedy. probably 90% of local content for the year all competing for the same award, yet ‘sports entertainment show’ has an award all to itself.

  9. Most Outstanding Actress is a really interesting catergory- all women seem truly deserving, my personal preference is for Asher, but Kat was also strong this year. Also, Danielle did a fantastic job as Bea so it could be very close.

  10. 4 of the first 5 comments point to the Comedy issue.
    Will this be the year that Asher Keddie finally wins an Outstanding prize? She really deserves it.

  11. Some good selections there. Outstanding actor is a mixed bag, but Lachy should prevail easily. The Light Entertainment is just silly. There are four comedies and a singing comp. Just go back to a comedy category! Give the other entertainment shows their rightful place and even if there are only 3 comedies nominated, for the future of the industry it needs to be categorized.

  12. Most Outstanding Drama should go to Wentworth; Most Outstanding Actress should go to Asher Keddie (her portrayal of a grieving woman who gives birth to her child was brilliant, far superior than any other performance, plus she was totally snubbed at the AACTA Awards when Claudia Karvan won over her); shame Marta Dusseldorp was not nominated in the most outstanding actress category; Most Outstanding Actor should go to Chris Lilley.

  13. Now that the “light entertainment” category is filled with comedy programs, when will there be a separate comedy category? Variety and talk shows belong in light entertainment, not comedy.

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