Beloved Aussie performer Denise Drysdale has thanked the male TV stars who suggested her name in TV Tonight‘s recent campaign for more women in the Logies Hall of Fame.
Whilst admitting she wasn’t big on social media interaction, their support still managed to reach her.
“I couldn’t get over how many people you asked. I don’t know those people personally, so for them to say such lovely things I was just chuffed,” she said.
“I got goosebumps, because I don’t do any of this. I tried Twitter once but it gave me thrush!” she joked.
“Since then I’ve stayed right away from anything to do with computers.”
In Sunday’s broadcast Kerri-Anne Kennerley was also endorsed as a worthy contender, while Denise Scott used comedy to get her point across, saying that she had stumbled into the men’s toilets earlier in the night, “and here I was in a room full of men, and I thought, where am I – the Logies Hall of Fame?”
Meanwhile Drysdale, who won Gold trophies in 1975 along with Ernie Sigley and 1976 with Norman Gunston, also notes that by 1978 dual trophies had been abandoned for one single award.
“Here’s the question to ponder: If the Gold Logie, when I got mine, was only 1 Gold Logie for female or male –would I have gotten a Gold Logie?” she asks.
“It’s an interesting question but I think I was just lucky.”
Attending the night with Please Like Me co-star Debra Lawrence (pictured, left) and veteran and former Gold Logie winner Hazel Phillips, she couldn’t help but deliver one final dig -but it isn’t clear if it was directed at the Logies or the industry as a whole.
“They don’t believe in any history, I don’t think.”