TV Week Logie Awards 2015: winners

Winners include Hamish & Andy, Home & Away, Asher Keddie, Carrie Bickmore, Miranda Tapsell, Wentworth.


The 57th TV Week Logie Awards were held at the Crown Palladium.

Dave Hughes opened the show with gags about James Packer and David Gyngell’s brawling their tracky dacks.

“The owner of this venue and the boss of this network. Here I am making jokes about it!”

Packer looked like a hobo and Gyngell looked like “a crackhead” he joked.

Hughesy dropped plenty of punchlines that won over a normally-tough room.

Neighbours also got the 30th Anniversary acknowledgment, followed by a clip of a young Hughesy in the soap 17 years ago.

Winners in Bold:

Most Popular Entertainment Program
• Family Feud (Network Ten)
• Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year South America (Nine Network)
• Sunrise (Channel Seven)
• The Project (Network Ten)
• The Voice Australia (Nine Network)


“We promise never to stray into Outstanding,” said Hamish Blake.

Most Popular Drama Program
• Home And Away (Channel Seven)
• House Husbands (Nine Network)
• INXS: Never Tear Us Apart (Channel Seven)
• Love Child (Nine Network)
• Offspring (Network Ten)


Home and Away is a show about family, both on and off screen,” said Ada Nicodemou.

“The spirit extends far beyond the studio floor right throughout Channel Seven.”

Most Outstanding Comedy Program
• Black Comedy (ABC)
• Legally Brown (SBS ONE)
• Please Like Me (ABC 2)
• Upper Middle Bogan (ABC)
• Utopia (ABC)


“I hope this is an inspiration to any kid out there who can’t cook, can’t dance, can’t sing, can’t renovate and can’t eat an insect… you can win a Logie.”

Most Popular Actress
• Asher Keddie (Offspring/Party Tricks, Network Ten)
• Bonnie Sveen (Home And Away, Channel Seven)
• Jessica Marais (Carlotta/Love Child, ABC/Nine Network)
• Julia Morris (House Husbands, Nine Network)
• Mandy McElhinney (Love Child, Nine Network)


“Even I myself thought it should someone else this year, but I’ll take it,” says Asher Keddie.

Most Popular Presenter
• Amanda Keller (The Living Room, Network Ten)
• Andy Lee (Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year South America, Nine Network)
• Carrie Bickmore (The Project, Network Ten)
• Grant Denyer (Family Feud, Network Ten)
• Karl Stefanovic (Today, Nine Network)


“I absolutely love my job!” said Bickmore.  “What other show can you talk politics, laugh, cry and draw phallic pictures?”

Most Outstanding Entertainment Program
• Bogan Hunters (7mate)
• Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (ABC)
• The Chaser’s Media Circus (ABC)
• The Checkout (ABC)
• The Voice Australia (Nine Network)


“You guys have made me feel at home, I feel like another Australian,” said Ricky Martin.

And Julia Morris forgot to mention the nominees… oops, and decides to read them after the winner has accepted their award. It’s priceless Live TV moments that make the Logies night.

Awards presented before the broadcast:

Most Popular Sports Program
• Marngrook Footy Show (NITV)
• The AFL Footy Show (Nine Network)
• The Cricket Show (Nine Network)
• The NRL Footy Show (Nine Network)
• Wide World Of Sport (Nine Network)

Most Popular Lifestyle Program
• Better Homes And Gardens (Channel Seven)
• Getaway (Nine Network)
• Grand Designs Australia (FOXTEL/LifeStyle Channel)
• Selling Houses Australia (FOXTEL/LifeStyle Channel)
The Living Room (Network Ten)

Most Outstanding Children’s Program
• Bushwhacked! (ABC3)
• Move It Mob Style (NITV)
• Nowhere Boys (ABC3)
• Tashi (7Two)
• The Worst Year Of My Life, Again! (ABC3).

Most Popular New Talent
• Harriet Dyer (Love Child, Nine Network)
• Laura Brent (ANZAC Girls/INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, ABC/Channel Seven)
• Miranda Tapsell (Love Child, Nine Network)
• Olympia Valance (Neighbours, Network Ten)
• Samantha Jade (INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, Channel Seven)


“Put more beautiful people of colour on TV and connect viewers in ways which transcend race that unite us. That’s the real Team Australia, thank you very much,” said Miranda Tapsell (speech of the night so far).


Most Popular Reality Program
• Big Brother (Nine Network)
• Bondi Rescue (Network Ten)
• Bondi Vet (Network Ten)
• My Kitchen Rules (Channel Seven)
The Block (Nine Network)


“And you saw we hold the world record giving away the most money on a show anywhere in the world. $3 million. And that’s coming from an Australian made and created show,” said Scott Cam.

Most Popular Actor
• Chris Lilley (Jonah From Tonga, ABC)
• Craig McLachlan (The Doctor Blake Mysteries, ABC)
• Josh Thomas (Please Like Me, ABC 2)
• Luke Arnold (INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, Channel Seven)
• Stephen Peacocke (Home And Away, Channel Seven)


Peacocke thanked Seven and the producers for giving him an opportunity.

“No-one knew who I was, I was doing a few plays in Sydney and they took a chance on me.”

Ahead of the Outstanding Sports award, Mick Molloy presented a bloopers reel. Sandy Roberts will never live it down…

Most Outstanding Sports Coverage
• 2014 FIFA World Cup (SBS ONE)
• 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup Carnival (Channel Seven)
• KFC T20 Big Bash League (Network Ten)
• Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 (Channel Seven)
• 2014 Toyota AFL Grand Final (Channel Seven)


“It’s a tribute to SBS which has been a faithful supporter of this sport for 35 years and played a massive role in making this World Game relevant in Australian society, may that continue for may decades and years to come,” said Les Murray.

Most Outstanding News Coverage
• “Lindt Café Siege” (Seven News, Channel Seven)
• “Moree” (NITV News, NITV)
• “Peter Greste Trial” (7pm News, ABC)
• “Sydney Siege” (Nine News, Nine Network)
• “What Is Metadata” (Sky News, Foxtel)


“We were a TV station without a TV station that day, we were all evacuated. We did 16 hours of live rolling coverage from the side of the road, with link trucks on the side of the corner, producers working out of a BBQ shed at the back of our offices in Pyrmont, our editors in Brisbane, our control room in Melbourne and at one stage coming out of Perth. So it truly was a network effort,” said Melissa Doyle.

Most Outstanding Miniseries Or Telemovie
• ANZAC Girls (ABC)
• Carlotta (ABC)
• Devil’s Playground (FOXTEL/Showcase)
• INXS: Never Tear Us Apart (Channel Seven)
• The Broken Shore (ABC)


“To tell a story as difficult and traumatic as we tell in Devil’s Playground, you can only do it one way by being completely uncompromising and unflinching,” said Simon Burke.

He also paid tribute to filmmaker Fred Schipisi, creator of the 1975 film.


“This Logie honours and acknowledges everyone who has ever had anything to do with the show, all 7000 of them,” said Ray Meagher.

“We wouldn’t be here tonight if channel Seven hadn’t taken a risk and decided to make a Pilot in 1987.  When the show was put to air in 1988 it wasn’t an immediate success, but instead of axing the show Seven found some advertising dollars and promoted it until it found an audience. An that proved to be a pretty good decision.”

He thanked Seven, TV Week and the show’s loyal viewers.

“We’re both honoured and humbled, thank you very much.”

Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report
• “Banking Bad” (Four Corners, ABC)
• “Ian Thorpe – The Parkinson Interview” (Ian Thorpe – The Parkinson Interview, Network Ten)
• “Ice Towns” (The Feed, SBS2)
• “Joining the Fight” (Insight, SBS One)
• “Searching for C11” (Australian Story, ABC)

Most Outstanding Factual Program
• Brilliant Creatures (ABC)
• Changing Minds (ABC)
• Coast Australia (FOXTEL/The History Channel)
• First Contact (SBS ONE)
• The War That Changed Us (ABC)

Graham Kennedy Award For Most Outstanding Newcomer
• Brandon McClelland (ANZAC Girls, ABC)
• Harriet Dyer (Love Child, Nine Network)
• Miranda Tapsell (Love Child, Nine Network)
• Silvia Colloca (Made In Italy With Silvia Colloca, SBS ONE)
• Troy Kinne (Kinne, 7mate)


“I want to say to all the young girls who watch Love Child, my favourite actress in the whole world is Viola Davis from The Help and How to Get Away with Murder, and she likes to say to young women and young women, ‘Dream big and dream fierce.’ ”

Most Outstanding Actress
• Danielle Cormack (Wentworth, FOXTEL/SoHo)
• Denise Roberts (Schapelle, Nine Network)
• Jessica Marais (Carlotta, ABC)
• Marta Dusseldorp (Janet King, ABC)
• Nicole da Silva (Wentworth, FOXTEL/SoHo)


“Wentworth has been an extraordinary experience for all of us,” said Cormack before asking for donations for Nepal.

Most Outstanding Actor
• Ashley Zukerman (The Code, ABC)
• John Noble (Devil’s Playground, FOXTEL/Showcase)
• Luke Arnold (INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, Channel Seven)
• Martin Henderson (Secrets & Lies, Network Ten)
• Richard Roxburgh (Rake, ABC)


“The response from Australia for this was so amazing and I am under no illusion that had very little to do with me and everything to do with our love for a very special band,” said Arnold.

Most Outstanding Drama Series
• Janet King (ABC)
• Puberty Blues (Network Ten)
• Rake (ABC)
• The Code (ABC)
• Wentworth (FOXTEL/SoHo)


“To all of the support we’ve had here and overseas,” said Danielle Cormack. “It’s just wonderful to have a show that is helping fortify the Australian industry.”

• Andy Lee (Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year South America, Nine
• Asher Keddie (Offspring/Party Tricks, Network Ten)
• Carrie Bickmore (The Project, Network Ten)
• Hamish Blake (Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year South America, Nine
• Scott Cam (The Block, Nine Network)
• Stephen Peacocke (Home And Away, Channel Seven)


“Every 5 hours someone is diagnosed with brain cancer and 8 out of 10 people will die from brain Cancer,” said Bickmore.

“In 2010 my husband Greg was one of the unlucky ones.

“He was a great dad a great husband and a great friend.”

She urged people to wear a beanie to promote awareness of Brain Cancer.

In TV Tonight‘s Tip the Logies survey, readers correctly tipped 7 out of 11 categories, including the Gold Logie for Carrie Bickmore.

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50 Responses

  1. Watched MKR but caught bits during the ads and after. Generally good but went far too fast through the In Memorium section and spent too much time close up on the singer/harp player so we couldn’t read who had died in the background until the produced obviously saw it too and went to a full screen close up. Also, I thought it seemed out of synch in places.

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