Foxtel dominates Drama wins

Foxtel is celebrating a record haul of 7 Logies awarded last night, proving dominant in the Drama category.

The Subscription TV provider landed 5 drama trophies last night for Secret City, The Kettering Incident and A Place to Call Home. There were also wins in News and Factual.

In an email to staff, CEO Peter Tonagh said, “Last night at the 59th TV Week Logie Awards, Foxtel secured an extraordinary seven awards – our biggest haul ever – which is an incredible testament to our business. We should all be extremely proud.

SKY News received its first ever Logie for Most Outstanding News Coverage for the 2016 Federal Election coverage.

“One of our most watched series, Gogglebox Australia, scored its second TV Week Logie, for Best Factual Program. Gogglebox has been a runaway success for us over the last five series on The LifeStyle Channel, and its win is especially great as it is voted by the public.

The Kettering Incident was named Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie – a wonderful achievement for the show which has already garnered international success for us, and also won three AACTA Awards last year.

“And, Henry Nixon was named Most Outstanding Actor for The Kettering Incident, also a first win for him.

“Damon Herriman is also a TV Week Logie winner this morning, for his brilliant performance in our mini-series Secret City. His portrayal of the transgender character Kim in the political thriller was celebrated for Most Outstanding Supporting Actor.

Secret City was a double winner, with Anna Torv taking out the Most Outstanding Actress category. It is Anna’s first Logie also, and this recognition from the industry is further acknowledgement of our great programming.

“Our biggest Award last night was the win for Most Outstanding Drama for A Place to Call Home. As we shoot our fifth season for the show, this prize is a huge moment for Foxtel.

“I’d like to congratulate Brian Walsh, Penny Win, Duane Hatherly and the entire production and television team for this fantastic achievement.

“It’s an amazing milestone for our company and one which we should all be very proud of.”

Angelos Frangopoulos, CEO Australian News Channel also toasted the very first Logie for SKY News, taking Most Outstanding News Coverage for the 2016 Election coverage.

“When we put together our 2016 Election plan it was with the sole aim of fully informing Australians about the people, the parties and the policies they could choose from to lead and shape our nation. This win is testament to the team’s unwavering commitment to deliver quality journalism and unrivalled political analysis,” he said.


  1. carolemorrissey

    They should have foxtel shows under a separate category. Not everyone has foxtel & can’t watch those shows. They shouldn’t be lumped in with all the other networks.

  2. Well done to Foxtel. There was a time when the ABC used to produce outstanding drama. With a few exceptions, those days are sadly in the past.

  3. It was great to see A Place to Call Home win an award, can’t wait until it returns later this year. Hopefully Foxtel provide HD for free by then so I can watch it in the way it was intended. I doubt that’ll happen though.

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