Execs sing their Logie praises

A number of Television executives have taken the opportunity to congratulate those involved in their productions that have attracted Logie nominations on the weekend.

ABC led the field with 41 nominations – the most ever by any network – across viewer and jury-voted categories.

David Anderson, ABC Director of Television, said: “The ABC is committed to be the independent source of Australian conversations, stories and culture, so to receive a record-breaking number of nominations across so many categories is something for everyone to be proud of.

“I’d like to congratulate the hard work, professionalism and creativity of everyone in ABC’s TV and News teams, the talent in front of and behind the cameras, our fantastic production partners and the ongoing major support from Australia’s funding bodies.”

Foxtel attracted 19 nominations, mostly across its local drama slate.

Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh said, “These 19 nominations from across the platform for the TV Week Logie Awards have been earned by the talented creative team we have at Foxtel, as well as the quality actors, actresses and presenters we’ve been fortunate enough to work with in producing these television programs. To see returning seasons of Wentworth, A Place To Call Home, Gogglebox Australia, and Selling Houses Australia continue to pull in the nominations makes me very proud of our local content, and cements the resonance our shows have amongst our viewers and their ever-growing fan bases.”

Matchbox Pictures nabbed 9 nominations for its scripted productions.

Chris Oliver-Taylor Managing Director, Matchbox Pictures, said: “It’s really wonderful for a number of our shows to be recognised – I congratulate the creative teams behind these and every one of our shows. Matchbox is very fortunate to work with some of the greatest Australian talent, and we are thrilled that programs driven by Tony Ayres, Penny Chapman, Amanda Higgs, Rebecca Gibney, Richard Bell and Beth Frey have been acknowledge by our peers.”

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