TV Tonight is hearing whispers that Home and Away is set to be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Logie Awards.
The long-running Seven soap has notched up more than 27 years on Australian television -and remains dominant in the ratings.
Over its lifespan it has proven a career platform for such famous faces as Heath Ledger, Isla Fisher, Kate Ritchie, Melissa George, Julian McMahon, Dannii Minogue, Chris Hemsworth, Simon Baker, Guy Pearce, Ryan Kwanten, Brenton Thwaites and Naomi Watts -many of whom have gone on to international fame. Thousands more actors, crew and artists have been employed by the show, created by Alan Bateman and produced internally by Seven. It screens in multiple territories including Europe and is now available via Hulu in the US.
The show’s induction into the Hall of Fame is long overdue, despite it being the darling of TV Week magazine covers. Only three shows have ever been inducted: Four Corners, Play School and Neighbours.
Asked if it was time to induct one man, one woman and one show ever year, TV Week Editor Emma Nolan told TV Tonight, contenders for the category were always submitted by networks.
“This year’s Hall of Fame is in the traditional format, but it’s definitely something we could look at. We refresh the Awards year by year so we look at all ideas,” she said.
“But I wouldn’t want to say a definite no.”
The Hall of Fame recipient will officially be revealed on Logie night, May 3rd on Nine.