2016 Logie Awards: winners

Winners include The Block, Family Feud, Waleed Aly, Home & Away, Glitch and The Living Room.


The 58th TV Week Logie Awards are underway at the Crown Palladium opened by Dave Hughes, firing up a very tough room

And we’re away with the first 60 Minutes gag of the night as Hughesy rebrands it I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. He drew upon many punchlines from his stand-up routine including gags on The Project, Australia’s Got Talent, My Kitchen Rules and SBS.



Winners in bold.

Best Reality Program

• I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (Network Ten)
• MasterChef Australia (Network Ten)
• My Kitchen Rules (Channel Seven)
• The Bachelorette Australia (Network Ten)
• The Block (Nine Network)


Scott Cam thanked fans and crew: “Hugh Marks thanks for stumping up a big pile of cash so we can keep buying buildings.”

Best Actor
• Craig McLachlan (The Doctor Blake Mysteries, ABC)
Erik Thomson (800 Words, Channel Seven)
• Firass Dirani (House Husbands, Nine Network)
• Josh Thomas (Please Like Me, ABC)
• Stephen Peacocke (Home And Away, Channel Seven)

Erik Thomson: “After Packed to the Rafters I thought I might have had my time in the sun, and then this show came along.”


Best Entertainment Program
• Family Feud (Network Ten)
• Gruen (ABC)
• Have You Been Paying Attention? (Network Ten)
• The Voice (Nine Network)
• The X Factor Australia (Channel Seven)

Grant Denyer: “I love that families sit down in the one room and watch as a family and not in other rooms on different devices.”

Most Outstanding Comedy Program
• No Activity (Stan)
• Open Slather (Foxtel – The Comedy Channel)
• Please Like Me (ABC)
• Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (ABC)
• Utopia (ABC)


Shaun Micallef acknowledged,  “A roof full of back-slapping, drug addled perverts.”

“We cannot accept this Logie. We will refuse it, but we will keep the trophy…”

Best Actress
• Essie Davis (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, ABC)
• Bonnie Sveen (Home And Away, Channel Seven)
• Jessica Marais (Love Child, Nine Network)
• Julia Morris (House Husbands, Nine Network)
• Marta Dusseldorp (A Place To Call Home, Foxtel – SoHo)


Jessica Marais thanked crew, cast, Nine, family and her daughter: “Mummy loves you very much.”

Best Drama Program
• 800 Words (Channel Seven)
• A Place To Call Home (Foxtel – SoHo)
• Home And Away (Channel Seven)
• House Husbands (Nine Network)
• Love Child (Nine Network)


Lynne McGrainger said: “Working on Home and Away is like working on a feature film, every week.”

“It is a pleasure and a privilege making this TV show…. if you haven’t seen it tune in, it ain’t bad.”

Best New Talent
• Adam Dovile (Better Homes And Gardens, Channel Seven)
• Benson Jack Anthony (800 Words, Channel Seven)
• Dan Reilly (The Block, Nine Network)
• Joel Jackson (Deadline Gallipoli/ Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, Foxtel – Showcase/Channel Seven)
• Pia Miller (Home And Away, Channel Seven)


Adam Dovile said: “I am absolutely blown away right now. I did not expect this to happen at all.”

Most Outstanding Supporting Actor
• Dan Wyllie (Jimmy, No Activity, Stan)
• David Berry (James Bligh, A Place To Call Home, Foxtel – SoHo)
• Ryan Corr (Corporal MacDonald, Banished, Foxtel – BBC First)
• Tim Minchin (Jacob, No Activity, Stan)
Tim Minchin (Smasher Sullivan, The Secret River, ABC)

Best Presenter
• Amanda Keller (The Living Room, Network Ten)
• Carrie Bickmore (The Project, Network Ten)
• Grant Denyer (Family Feud/ The Great Australian Spelling Bee, Network Ten)
• Lee Lin Chin (SBS World News/The Feed, SBS)
• Waleed Aly (The Project, Network Ten)


Waleed Aly thanked his wife, Susan: “Challenge, provocation and inspiration… it’s a privilege to share my life with you.”

Most Outstanding Sports Coverage
• 2015 Australian Open (Channel Seven/7TWO)
• Emirates Melbourne Cup (Channel Seven)
• KFC T20 Big Bash League (Network Ten)
• NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final (Nine Network)
• Holden State Of Origin II (Nine Network)


TEN’s David Barham thanked crew, commentators and CEO: “To Paul Anderson who’s backed us from day one, thanks very much from me.”

Best Lifestyle Program
• Better Homes And Gardens (Channel Seven)
• Gardening Australia (ABC)
• Getaway (Nine Network)
• Selling Houses Australia (Foxtel – The LifeStyle Channel)
• The Living Room (Network Ten)



Miguel Maestre said: “We are overwhelmed. We cannot believe we won again.”



Best Factual Program
• Australian Story (ABC)
• Bondi Rescue (Network Ten)
• Bondi Vet (Network Ten)
• Gogglebox (Foxtel – The LifeStyle Channel/Network Ten)
• Who Do You Think You Are? (SBS)


Producer David McDonald thanked Foxtel and TEN: “I’m sure there’s someone sitting at home saying ‘Who’s this malaka?'”

Most Outstanding Supporting Actress
• Celia Ireland (Liz Birdsworth, Wentworth, Foxtel – SoHo)
• Emily Barclay (Sarah Hayes, Glitch, ABC)
• Harriet Dyer (Patricia Saunders, Love Child, Nine Network)
• Jenni Baird (Regina Standish, A Place To Call Home, Foxtel – SoHo)
• Rarriwuy Hick (Robyn Davis, Redfern Now: Promise Me, ABC)


Celia Ireland: “How wonderful that there is a category now for supporting actors.”

“How wonderful to watch a show with mostly female actors.”

Best Sports Program
• AFL 360 (Foxtel – Fox Footy)
• Marngrook Footy Show (NITV)
• The AFL Footy Show (Nine Network)
• The NRL Footy Show (Nine Network)
• Wide World Of Sports (Nine Network)


Erin Molan said: “A new timeslot, a new night and we’re finally starting to see the results of some hard work.”

Most Outstanding News Coverage
• “Iraq­Syria War Coverage” (ABC 7pm News, ABC)
• “Liberal Leadership Crisis: Abbott V Turnbull” (Foxtel – SKY NEWS LIVE)
• “Migrant Crisis – Special Report” (ABC 7pm News, ABC)
• “Paris Attack” (Seven News, Channel Seven)
• “Parramatta Shooting” (Seven News, Channel Seven)


Robert Ovadia said: “The cold hard reality is in the news business these are the real drama that we cover.”

Most Outstanding Children’s Program
• Bottersnikes & Gumbles (Channel Seven)
• Bushwacked! (ABC3)
• Little Lunch (ABC3)
• Play Along With Sam (Foxtel – Nick Jr.)
Ready For This (ABC3)


Darren Dale said: “I just want to say how important it is to see diversity on Australian TV and to see five Indigenous kids.”

Madeleine Madden said, “There needs to be more shows like this in Australia so that young Indigenous kids can feel that their voices are being heard and they’re being represented in mainstream television.”

Most Outstanding Entertainment Program
• Gruen (ABC)
• Have You Been Paying Attention? (Network Ten)
• The Voice (Nine Network)
• The Weekly With Charlie Pickering (ABC)
• The X Factor Australia (Channel Seven)


Todd Sampson said: “Jon Casimir and Andrew Denton created a show that allows us to see who we are through the prism of advertising.”

Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie
• Deadline Gallipoli (Foxtel – showcase)
• House Of Hancock (Nine Network)
• Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door (Channel Seven)
• The Beautiful Lie (ABC)
• The Secret River (ABC)


Producer Stephen Luby said, “It was a very compelling and powerful journey for all of us…. and a very difficult shoot.”

Best News Panel Or Current Affairs Program
• 60 Minutes (Nine Network)
• Q&A (ABC)
• Sunrise (Channel Seven)
• The Project (Network Ten)
• Today (Nine Network)


Craig Campbell thanked Beverley McGarvey, Paul Anderson and David Mott: “All I can say is we have an amazing team passionately turn up every day not quite knowing what’s going to air that night.”

Most Outstanding Drama Series
• 800 Words (Channel Seven)
• A Place To Call Home (Foxtel – SoHo)
• Glitch (ABC)
• Love Child (Nine Network)
• Wentworth (Foxtel – SoHo)


Writer Louise Fox said: “It feels like a real vote of confidence in a risky, genre-bending show.”

Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report
• “Catching A Monster” (60 Minutes, Nine Network)
• “Hitting Home” (Hitting Home, ABC)
• “Making A Killing” (Four Corners, ABC)
• “The Killing Season” (The Killing Season, ABC)
• “The Siege Survivors” (60 Minutes, Nine Network)


Sarah Ferguson said: “We had Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd. We couldn’t go wrong.”

Most Outstanding Actor
• Alex Dimitriades (Matt Bashir, The Principal, SBS)
• Hugh Dancy (Ellis Ashmead Bartlett, Deadline Gallipoli, Foxtel – Showcase)
• Malcolm Kennard (Ivan Milat, Catching Milat, Channel Seven)
• Patrick Brammall (James Hayes, Glitch, ABC)
• Sam Neill (Lang Hancock, House Of Hancock, Nine Network


Alex Dimitriadis said: “I never thought this would ever happen.. .ever, ever, ever…”

Most Outstanding Actress
• Deborah Mailman (Lorraine, Redfern Now: Promise Me, ABC)
• Essie Davis (Phryne Fisher, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, ABC)
• Mandy McElhinney (Gina Rinehart, House Of Hancock, Nine Network)
• Pamela Rabe (Joan Ferguson, Wentworth, Foxtel – SoHo)
• Sarah Snook (Anna Ivin, The Beautiful Lie, ABC)


Deborah Mailman said, “Redfern Now for three seasons has been about integrity and Indigenous storytelling.”

TV WEEK GOLD LOGIE – Best Personality On Australian TV
• Carrie Bickmore (The Project, Network Ten)
• Essie Davis (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, ABC)
• Grant Denyer (Family Feud/ The Great Australian Spelling Bee, Network Ten)
• Scott Cam (The Block/ Reno Rumble, Nine Network)
• Lee Lin Chin (SBS World News/The Feed, SBS)
• Waleed Aly (The Project, Network Ten)


Most Outstanding Newcomer – Actor
• Joel Jackson (Charles Bean, Deadline Gallipoli, Foxtel­ Showcase)
Joel Jackson (Peter Allen, Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, Channel Seven)
• Rahel Romahn (Tarek Ahmad, The Principal, SBS)

Most Outstanding Newcomer – Actress
• Hannah Monson (Kirstie Darrow, Glitch, ABC)
Melina Vidler (Shay Turner, 800 Words, Channel Seven)
• Sara West (Liza Minnelli, Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, Channel Seven)

The Graham Kennedy Breakthrough Star Of Tomorrow
• Benson Jack Anthony (Arlo Turner, 800 Words, Channel Seven)
Ky Baldwin (Young Peter Allen, Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, Channel
• Olivia DeJonge (Shaneen Quigg/Tara Swift, Hiding, ABC)

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20 Responses

  1. NRL predictable again. There were 3 other AFL footy shows nominated in that category. NRL footy show doesnt really have other NRL shows to compete with that get nominated.

  2. Great speech form Noni and congrats on the hall of fame entry. She is right so much negativity in the world.

    Also interesting this year we actually saw the best lifestyle entertainment presented. The past few years we have just seen it when they have come back from an ad break.

  3. David, not that I dare suggest you want it- but I’m giving you a round of applause…. It might be night of nights for TV but you deserve recognition for bringing us everything to related all year…
    Well done for your endless fight for female recognition in the Logies- especially with Noni. After watching the package when she received the Logie made me smile and shed a tear at the same time…. Well done..

  4. The BBL deserve a pat on the back for this fantastic sports coverage. Mel McLaughlin, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Damien Fleming, and David Barham have done a pretty good job.

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