Voting is now open for the 2016 Logie Awards.
Voting opens early this year (2015 opened on January 12 this year, and 2014 in early February of the same year).
This year the awards have ditched the wording of “Most Popular” in the public-voted categories for “Best.” That could make for some confusion with the jury-voted “Outstanding” categories (ie. Best Presenter & Most Outstanding Presenter).
A Best News Panel Or A Current Affairs Program category has been added, plus Most Outstanding Supporting Actor and Most Outstanding Supporting Actress in the industry-voted awards. Streaming service titles such as Stan’s No Activity have also been included, but not Plonk or YouTube’s The Katering Show. There don’t appear to be any Community TV entries.
The Best Entertainment category, which covers Comedy, Talent, Variety, Music, Talk, Game, even includes Eurovision Song Contest (which was produced internationally with local inserts) -and the 57th Logie Awards themselves!
Restaurant Revolution is nowhere to be seen, presumably not submitted by Seven. Neither is The Bolt Report, Sammy J and Randy in Rickett’s Lane or cast members of Nowhere Boys. Only 3 of the Shark Tank cast make it into Best New Talent. Cast nominated for 800 Words appear to be those who are Australian-based, not NZ.
Voting is also open for The Divorce before the show even airs (December 7) on ABC -ditto for Carols by Candlelight.
Once again those nominated in Best New Talent are ineligible in the Best Actor / Actress categories -which also rules them out for Gold. The Gold only comprises those in Best Actor, Actress or Presenter categories. Voting does not allow you to write in a name that isn’t already offered.
Here are those listed in 2 sample categories:
Best New Talent:
Adam Dovile (Better Homes and Gardens)
Chris Edmund (The Great Australian Spelling Bee)
George H. Xanthis (Open Slather / The Principal)
Joel Jackson (Deadline Gallipoli / Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door)
Laura Hughes (Open Slather)
Mimi Elashiry (#MTV It Girls)
Pia Miller (Home and Away)
Steve Baxter (Shark Tank)
Ben Gerrard (Open Slather)
Dan Reilly (The Block)
Hannah Monson (Glitch)
Jonathan Brown (Friday Night Footy + On The Couch)
Madeleine Madden (Ready For This)
Naomi Simson (Shark Tank)
Rahel Romahn (The Principal)
Tessa De Josselin (Home and Away)
Benson Jack Anthony (800 Words)
Elaine Crombie (8MMM Aboriginal Radio)
Harry Greenwood (Gallipoli)
Joshua Sitch (Little Lunch)
Matt Wilson (Neighbours)
Olivia DeJonge (Hiding)
Sara West (Winter / Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door)
Tom Parker Bowles (The Hotplate)
Brooke Boney (SBS World News)
George Megalogenis (Making Australia Great)
Janine Allis (Shark Tank)
Kodi Smit-McPhee (Gallipoli)
Melina Vidler (800 Words)
Pacharo Mzembe (Danger 5)
Scott Pickett (The Hotplate)
Travis Burns (Neighbours)
News Panel or Current Affair
Paul Murray Live
The Morning Show
A Current Affair
The Daily Edition
Voting closes on January 17 with the awards to be held next May.