Noni Hazlehurst has been inducted into the Logies Hall of Fame, as only the second woman to join its ranks.
She was acknowledged for her work on The Sullivans, Play School, and A Place to Call Home. There were tributes from Andrew MacFarlane, John Waters, John Hamblin, Ernie Dingo, Abbi Earl, Shane Bourne, Brett Climo, Jack Thompson and Cate Blanchett.
The Palladium room rose to its feet as she took centrestage.
“I think to myself as a storyteller,” she said….. “I’ve always tried to find stories that resonated on a human and empathetic level.
“I have been incredibly lucky,” she said attributing her career to 50% work and 50% luck.
“I fear that our hearts are growing cold,” she said. “The fact that I’m only the second woman to be given this honour is merely a reflection of the prevailing guard. As the suggestion has been made in some quarters the eligibility of esteemed colleagues Waleed Aly and Lee Lin Chin going for Gold is questionable. Things are changing. They’re changing slowly.
She re-affirmed her commitment to Children’s Television and child audiences and called on networks to support programmes that unify child audiences.
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