Logie Awards 2014: winners


The Block‘s Scott Cam has won the Gold Logie for 2014.

“This is really unbelievable,” he said.

The carpenter turned television presenter thanked former producers who assisted him early in his career, cameramen, network, his co-host, Block judges and family.

“I’m not here without a great show like The Block.

“I’m so lucky that they asked me to look after their show.

“I need to thank the whole Block family.

“Everybody works as a family and we all work together really well.

He also thanked co-host Shelley Craft.

“I really love being part of the Channel Nine family,” he said.

“They’ve been extremely loyal to me.

“I guarantee you this will not be a door stop at my place.”

Andy Lee (Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year Asia, Nine Network)
Asher Keddie (Nina Proudman, Offspring, Network Ten)
Carrie Bickmore (The Project, Network Ten)
Essie Davis (Phryne Fisher, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, ABC1)
Scott Cam (The Block, Nine Network)
Stephen Peacocke (Darryl ‘Brax’ Braxton, Home and Away, Channel Seven)

The 56th Logie Awards opened with a Jason Derulo medley but with a few sound problems during “Trumpets.” At least we know he is singing live.

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First presenters were Hamish and Andy, arriving on a forklift driven by Scott Cam ready to give out “one award an hour,” and checking a script for the night. The boys were getting the laughs for gags about Karl Stefanovic and David Koch doing a ‘Britney / Madonna’ kiss and Jason ‘My Kitchen’ Derulos. Sans host it was a good opening by the boys.

Winners in bold.


Asher Keddie (Nina Proudman, Offspring, Network Ten)
Essie Davis (Phryne Fisher, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, ABC1)
Julia Morris (Gemma Horne, House Husbands, Nine Network)
Marta Dusseldorp (Sarah Adams, A Place to Call Home, Channel Seven)
Rebecca Gibney (Julie Rafter, Packed to the Rafters, Channel Seven)

“Series 4 was such a confronting and moving series, thank you Matthew LeNevez. We had extraordinary, brave writing,” said Keddie.

“I feel very honoured to take this home again. Thank you.”

Mandy McElhinney and Darren McMullen pressnted Most Popular Actor, with some awkward gags about McMullen turning actor for House Husbands.

Chris Lilley (Ja’mie King, Ja’mie: Private School Girl, ABC1)
Dan Ewing (Heath Braxton, Home and Away, Channel Seven)
Hugh Sheridan (Ben Rafter, Packed to the Rafters, Channel Seven)
Matthew Le Nevez (Dr. Patrick Reid, Offspring, Network Ten)
Stephen Peacocke (Darryl ‘Brax’ Braxton, Home and Away, Channel Seven)

Promoting Jonah from Tonga in London he sent Kwami to accept, who simply said, “Thank you.” Best acceptance speech of the night?


Adam Hills (Adam Hills Tonight, ABC1)
Andy Lee (Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year Asia, Nine Network)
Carrie Bickmore (The Project, Network Ten)
Hamish Blake (Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year Asia, Nine Network)
Scott Cam (The Block, Nine Network)

“To be in this position you have to have a good show,” said Cam.

“We put together a great show that families and kids love to watch.

“Nobody is any more important than anybody else. Except for Cress and Barbour, they’re very important.”

Patrick Brammall and Madeleine West joked about their flops, Big Reef and Canal Road. Ouch.


Home and Away (Channel Seven)
House Husbands (Nine Network)
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (ABC1)
Offspring (Network Ten)
Winners & Losers (Channel Seven)

Did not see that one coming.

“We really didn’t think we had a chance against the one hour shows,” said Ray Meagher, “but we’ll take it.”

“In Australia now there aren’t many things being manufactured. We’re Australian made and exported around the world and very proud of it.”

Ed Sheeran put in a good performance, bringing a bit of legit to the night.


Hughesy is getting the laughs at the expense of The Block, Bondi Rescue, Big Brother, My Kitchen Rules, The Biggest Loser.  He could almost host the show (but would three hours of Hughesy be a big ask?).  Hughesy joked about driving his complaining kids to McDonald’s drive-thru.

“You want activated almonds do you?” he asked.

“Excuse me Michelle Bridges!”


Big Brother (Nine Network)
Bondi Rescue (Network Ten)
My Kitchen Rules (Channel Seven)
The Block All Stars (Nine Network)
The Block Sky High (Nine Network)

Manu seemed a little overwhelmed.

“The final is on Tuesday so watch it again, because we’re amazing.”

Lisa Wilkinson and Emma Alberici presented a News award, without any need for jokes.


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)

Peter Overton made some nice remarks about volunteer fire-fighters and the people affected by the bush fires.


Kylie sang her new single, with multi-tracking. The crowd is on its feet. It’s Kylie after all.

Amanda Keller and Karl Stefanovic joked about Home and Away snorting No-Doze in the toilets. Yikes.


Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year Asia (Nine Network)
Ja’mie: Private School Girl (ABC1)
The Project (Network Ten)
The Voice (Nine Network)
The X Factor Australia (Channel Seven)

“Hamish and I love holidaying,” said Lee.

“Thanks for paying it,” added Blake.

“We know for our show it has nothing to do with what we do, but the people that we meet around the world.”

Three awards were presented “earlier tonight.”

Before the Game (Network Ten)
The AFL Footy Show (Nine Network)
The Cricket Show (Nine Network)
The NRL Footy Show (Nine Network)
Wide World Of Sports (Nine Network)

Dance Academy (ABC3)
Move It Mob Style (NITV)
Nowhere Boys (ABC3)
Play Along With Sam (Foxtel/Nick Jr)
Play School (ABC4KiDS)

Better Homes and Gardens (Channel Seven)
Domestic Blitz: The Block to the Rescue (Nine Network)
Embarrassing Bodies Down Under (Foxtel/LifeStyle YOU)
Selling Houses Australia (Foxtel/The LifeStyle Channel)
The Living Room (Network Ten)



Peter Harvey is posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame (as tipped in this site’s Logie survey), introduced by Tara Brown. Fittingly he receives a standing ovation, with Claire and Adam Harvey thanking the Logies and remembering their father.

“We miss him every day and we still hear his voice introducing Nine News in Sydney every night. It’s comforting. He’s only ever as far away as the television. And we know Dad would just love the idea of all of us here tonight, raising a glass to him. Thank you so much,” they said.


Abby Earl (Anna Bligh, A Place to Call Home, Channel Seven)
Bonnie Sveen (Ricky Sharpe, Home and Away, Channel Seven)
Caren Pistorius (Eloise Ward, Offspring, Network Ten; Janine Myles, Redfern Now, ABC1;
Beth Ridgeway, Paper Giants: Magazine Wars, ABC1)
Johnny Ruffo (Chris Harrington, Home and Away, Channel Seven)
Timomatic (Australia’s Got Talent, Nine Network)

“Thank you to everyone who void and everyone who watches the show and let us live our dream,” said Sveen.

She also acknowledged that viewers had embraced someone “a natural healthy woman” on their TV screens.

As she also acknowledged the traditional owners, this was one of the more classy speeches.

More previous awards announced:

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)

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)

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)

“Tim Worner always talks about three pillars of television. I can’t remember two of them but Live Sport’s the third one! This is great for the network.” said Bruce McAvanaey.

“(The Cup) is a difficult thing to do well, and I think we do pull it off.”

Mike Munro commentates a lovely This is Your Life montage for TEN’s 50th birthday (it’s coming in a few months). Good on Nine for including this.


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)

Garth Davis thanked Jane Campion, Gerard Lee, BBC Australia, and crew.

“I wanted to say this is global elevation at its best,” said Robyn Malcolm acknowledging an international cast.

“On behalf of all the actors involved I am incredibly proud to have been invoked with this project.”

photo-19Noni Hazlehurst introduces the In Memoriam tribute as Tina Arena sings. It begins with Wendy Hughes and ends with Charlotte Dawson -as it should.


Kate Ritchie and Anthony Hayes introduce the next category, with some curious references to Claudia Karvan and Asher Keddie.

“How much Silver do they need to feel validated?” Hayes asked.

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)

“I feel so honoured to be amongst this group of women. Amazing. I watch you every day,” said Keddie.

She also dedicated the award to Wendy Hughes.

“I aspire to have her incredible with, beautiful poise, strength and vulnerability. I toast her tonight.”

Not sure what it’s like in the room but Hayes’ gags are falling flat through the screen…..”I just lost $100 he said.”


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)

Great to see a first win for Hulme.

“Yeah it’s got my name on it,” he said.

He didn’t thank the network producers, cast, crew, publicist or agent but Working Dog productions, the Offspring cast, his brother, sister and his mother.

Lincoln Lewis, presenting with Sam Armytage, charms the room by telling all the ladies they looked lovely. They noted the absence of Comedy, with comedy titles competing against The Voice.


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

The upset of the night. Go Paul Fenech,

“We’ve been pumping it hard for the real Aussies of Australia. We’ve done comedy for the real battlers, for the real people all these years,” he said.

“I haven’t prepared anything, I got pissed. This is a great win for the true people of Australia, not the fake stuff that’s out there.

“This win is for you and I love you all.”

Ahh, The Logies have arrived.

Craig McLachlan and Julia Morris were were great together, presenting Outstanding Drama. Another potential host right here.

photo-24TV 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)

Darren Dale paid tribute to the writers, actors, crew and directors.

“Thanks too to Jimmy McGovern, our guiding light for his patience and generosity,” said producer Miranda Dear.

Scott Cam wins Gold (see above)

And just when you thought the off-script gags were over, Richard Wilkins declares “Scott Cam has the biggest deck in Australia.”

Ahh the Logies.

MKTO closed the show, but I am still trying to get that visual out of mind.

Right, it’s party time.

This post updates.


  1. daveinprogress

    Far from the worst Logies i have ever seen (been watching since 1977). Finally Asher Keddie wins a peer voted prize! Some interesting results. Chris Lillie Most Popular Actor! I had him pegged last in that group. Housos? Logies execs must have been thrilled about Lincoln’s quip about comedy being scrapped and 4/5 nominees were comedies. Some great categories with lots of strong contenders. I didn’t miss a host – enough light moments with presenters. My wish – remove one musical number and replace it with a Supporting Actor & Actress. 5 minutes of an import pop star and really honour two local hard working actors in ensemble roles. We make a lot of great narrative telly! Show it

  2. John Jackson

    Thought the Logies were pretty bleh this year. Just really seemed lacking compared to previous times.

    Also what was with those awards, which they quickly showed us were given earlier? First time they’ve done that I think. I pretty much always thought they showed us everything that was won and done on stage pretending it was live. Last night with the awards that weren’t properly shown definitely showed it wasn’t live.

  3. Quite embarrassing to see what Australian’s regard as quality talent and personalities. Scott Cam? Really? Not to mention Home & Away beating some high quality dramas. The Logies have become an absolute joke.

  4. the Memoriam tribute with Tina Arena singing was just beautiful. You forget who has passed away in the past year.

    Im still annoyed them skipping some awards and just showing a 1 sentence line from there speech going to an ad break.

  5. so happy (and surprised that it actually won) that Housos won the Outstanding Light Entertainment Program. Much deserving. Paul Fenech has been working hard on sbs sitcoms for over ten years.

    im annoyed they rushed through some awards. Too many international acts (a few too many).

    Congrats to Scott Cam

  6. I fast forwarded through Jason Derulo which I noticed started off with bad sound but it picked up as I started to FF.
    I’m annoyed that they rushed through some awards with the ‘previously awarded’ type catchup. Didn’t get to see the full and deserving speeches or who was nominated. Knowing who was nominated could help with those shows future ratings and interest.
    Hamish and Andy should have hosted it.

  7. Too much emphasis on the musical performers is taking away from the fact it’s supposed to be a TV awards show. Hamish & Andy should have been the “official” hosts because their segments have actually been funny and relevant to television. They could have featured them in a couple more.
    A bit of a rip-off that the Lifestyle, Childrens and Outstanding Newcomer awards were presented earlier and the nominees weren’t even shown. I would have put those two news and sport awards in that format instead.

  8. what the hell. Are they trying to shorten things. They didnt even bother going through the format for best children, lifestyle or sports program. They just showed the speeches and said this was announced earlier. Im disappointed

  9. So excited for home and away.

    How much are the logies on delay because a member of a show is holding a logie and tweeted it out they won and its from the best sports show.

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