If the predictions prove correct, TEN will need to make room in its cabinet for 4 more Offspring trophies:
Gold and Silver Logies for Asher Keddie, a Silver for Matt Le Nevez and the Most Popular Drama award going to the show itself.
TEN’s good luck is unlikely to end there, with Carrie Bickmore favoured to take out Silver: Most Popular Presenter -just.
There were over 400 people voting in the 4 day survey, asked to weigh in on the Popular category nominees.
But readers tipped also wins for Seven and Nine too.
Better Homes and Gardens is favoured in the Lifestyle category. Seven’s My Kitchen Rules is a runaway favourite for Most Popular Reality category and Johnny Ruffo should have Most Popular New Talent in the bag.
Nine’s The Voice is tipped to win Most Popular Light Entertainment and NRL Footy Show looks set for the Sports win over its AFL counterpart.
In the open question of Hall of Fame, readers preferred Noni Hazlehurst but also tipped Home and Away, Peter Harvey and Daryl Somers.
Here are the full results according to readers:
GOLD: MOST POPULAR PERSONALITY ON TV
49% Asher Keddie (Nina Proudman, Offspring, Network Ten)
19% Carrie Bickmore (The Project, Network Ten)
15% Scott Cam (The Block, Nine Network)
8% Andy Lee (Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year Asia, Nine Network)
7% Stephen Peacocke (Darryl ‘Brax’ Braxton, Home and Away, Channel Seven)
2% Essie Davis (Phryne Fisher, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, ABC1)
No contest here with Asher Keddie set for her second Gold trophy.
SILVER: MOST POPULAR ACTOR
45% Matthew Le Nevez (Dr. Patrick Reid, Offspring, Network Ten)
28% Stephen Peacocke (Darryl ‘Brax’ Braxton, Home and Away, Channel Seven)
13% Chris Lilley (Ja’mie King, Ja’mie: Private School Girl, ABC1)
10% Hugh Sheridan (Ben Rafter, Packed to the Rafters, Channel Seven)
4% Dan Ewing (Heath Braxton, Home and Away, Channel Seven)
While appearing in Parer’s War at the same time as the awards are presented, Matt Le Nevez looks best to win his second Silver Logie. He previously won Most Outstanding Actor in 2006 for The Society Murders.
SILVER: MOST POPULAR ACTRESS
67% Asher Keddie (Nina Proudman, Offspring, Network Ten)
10% Rebecca Gibney (Julie Rafter, Packed to the Rafters, Channel Seven)
9% Marta Dusseldorp (Sarah Adams, A Place to Call Home, Channel Seven)
9% Julia Morris (Gemma Horne, House Husbands, Nine Network)
4% Essie Davis (Phryne Fisher, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, ABC1)
Just give Asher Keddie a Silver Logie and cut to the acceptance speech. This one is done and dusted.
SILVER: MOST POPULAR PRESENTER
34% Carrie Bickmore (The Project, Network Ten)
26% Scott Cam (The Block, Nine Network)
18% Hamish Blake (Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year Asia, Nine Network)
12% Adam Hills (Adam Hills Tonight, ABC1)
10% Andy Lee (Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year Asia, Nine Network)
Very close voting centred on the Presenter category, with Scott Cam taking an early lead before Carrie Bickmore hit the front. At 8% the lead is no sure thing, but these two should tussle it out.
MOST POPULAR DRAMA
56% Offspring (Network Ten)
17% Home and Away (Channel Seven)
17% House Husbands (Nine Network)
6% Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (ABC1)
3% Winners & Losers (Channel Seven)
After its dramatic year, readers reckon Offspring will snare its first gong as Most Popular Drama.
MOST POPULAR NEW TALENT
42% Johnny Ruffo (Chris Harrington, Home and Away, Channel Seven)
28% Caren Pistorius (Eloise Ward, Offspring, Network Ten; Janine Myles, Redfern Now, ABC1; Beth Ridgeway, Paper Giants: Magazine Wars, ABC1)
14% Bonnie Sveen (Ricky Sharpe, Home and Away, Channel Seven)
9% Abby Earl (Anna Bligh, A Place to Call Home, Channel Seven)
8% Timomatic (Australia’s Got Talent, Nine Network)
Johnny Ruffo’s fan base should deliver him a win, despite a good showing by the versatile Caren Pistorius.
MOST POPULAR LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
38% The Voice (Nine Network)
24% The X Factor Australia (Channel Seven)
18% Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year Asia (Nine Network)
10% The Project (Network Ten)
10% Ja’mie: Private School Girl (ABC1)
Nine’s singing show is favoured to pip Seven’s despite the latter airing closer to the voting period. This vote goes against readers’ own TV Tonight Awards which awarded The Project the same title just 4 months ago, meaning they think the wider public will vote differently.
MOST POPULAR REALITY
61% My Kitchen Rules (Channel Seven)
13% The Block Sky High (Nine Network)
9% The Block All Stars (Nine Network)
9% Bondi Rescue (Network Ten)
8% Big Brother (Nine Network)
A huge lead here by MKR but was it influenced by the show being recently on air? The Block‘s two nominations will potentially split their votes.
MOST POPULAR SPORTS
45% The NRL Footy Show (Nine Network)
38% The AFL Footy Show (Nine Network)
11% Before the Game (Network Ten)
5% Wide World Of Sports (Nine Network)
2% The Cricket Show (Nine Network)
NRL pips AFL according to votes. But the difference is a slim 7% and there are slightly more NSW readers than Vic readers here. Either way this will be a Nine win. Note that readers awarded Before the Game in the TV Tonight Awards.
MOST POPULAR LIFESTYLE (Mandatory)
54% Better Homes and Gardens (Channel Seven)
24% The Living Room (Network Ten)
11% Selling Houses Australia (Foxtel/The LifeStyle Channel)
7% Domestic Blitz: The Block to the Rescue (Nine Network)
4% Embarrassing Bodies Down Under (Foxtel/LifeStyle YOU)
Again, despite their own preference for The Living Room in site awards, readers agree Better Homes and Gardens will take home the trophy once more.
HALL OF FAME
Home and Away
Readers may be supporting a recent article here to recognise Noni Hazlehurst (TV Tonight hears whispers it will not be happening).
There were many suggestions supplied in this category, presumably some from industry insiders, but too many to list.