TV Week Logie Awards 2017: winners.

The 59th TV Week Logie Awards are now underway at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne.

Dave Hughes opened the show with gags that fired up the room. His targets this year included Karl Stefanovic, breakfast TV ratings, Cyclone Debbie, Grant Denyer, Grant Hackett, Peter Helliar, The Biggest Loser, George Calombaris, Married at First Sight,  Gogglebox and Tim Worner.

“Channel Seven was working on a pilot of The Wrong Girl….starring their CEO Tim Worner,” he joked.

“I’ve never worked on Channel Seven and I probably never will.”

Winners in bold:

Best Entertainment Program
Anh’s Brush With Fame
Family Feud
Have You Been Paying Attention?
The Voice Australia
Upper Middle Bogan

“On behalf of Ed and myself we just want to pay tribute to a great host in Tom Gleisner,” said Sam Pang.

SILVER: Best Actress
Asher Keddie Offspring
Deborah Mailman Cleverman/Jack Irish/Offspring/Wolf Creek
Jessica Marais Love Child/The Wrong Girl
Jessica Mauboy The Secret Daughter
Marta Dusseldorp A Place To Call Home/Jack Irish/Janet King

I’ve had so many incredible women pave the way for me… thank you to every at Seven, Nine and TEN for employing me,” said Marais.

SILVER: Best Actor
Craig McLachlan Deep Water/The Doctor Blake Mysteries/The Wrong Girl
Erik Thomson 800 Words
Richard Roxburgh Rake
Rodger Corser Doctor Doctor/The Doctor Blake Mysteries
Samuel Johnson Molly

Johnson paid tribute to his sister Connie asking for donations to

Best Reality Program
Australian Survivor
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
MasterChef Australia
My Kitchen Rules
The Block

“To our magnificent supporters, thank you so much for watching us every season…. we start again this week,” said Shelley Craft.

SILVER: Best Presenter
Amanda Keller The Living Room
Carrie Bickmore The Project
Grant Denyer All Star Family Feud/Family Feud/The Great Australian Spelling Bee
Sarah Harris Shark Tank/Studio 10
Waleed Aly The Project

“Pete and Carrie, honestly I am nothing without you,” said Aly.

“There are times I think any idiot could host this show and I am genuinely delighted tonight to be that idiot.”

Best Factual
Australian Story
Bondi Rescue
Bondi Vet
Gogglebox Australia
Todd Sampson’s Body Hack

Best Lifestyle Program
Better Homes And Gardens
Gardening Australia
Luke Warm Sex
Selling Houses Australia
The Living Room

Great appearance from inaugural Gold Logie female winner Lorrae Desmond, joined by Sam Pang.

Best Drama Program
800 Words
Doctor Doctor
Home And Away

“Channel Seven you promoted this show in the same way I would have and I did,” said Michael Gudinski. “Let’s celebrate Australian music, film and television. Are you listening our government?”

Best News Panel Or Current Affairs Program
Four Corners
Studio 10
The Project

Most Outstanding Sports Coverage
2016 NRL Grand Final
2016 Supercars Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
2016 AFL Grand Final
Cricket: KFC Big Bash League
Rio 2016 Olympic Games

“The captain of the Olympic team is Bruce McAvaney, he couldn’t be here tonight,” said Hamish McLachlan. “Thank you to the athletes for putting on an unbelievable show.”

Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer
Elias Anton Barracuda
Geraldine Hakewill Wanted
Hunter Page-Lochard Cleverman
Rob Collins Cleverman
Tilda Cobham-Hervey The Kettering Incident

“Thank you for all believing in me even during moments where I might doubt myself,” said Anton. “This is a moment I will never forget.”

Hall of Fame: Kerri-Anne Kennerley

“Wow. My first Logie,” she declared.

“Tonight is the 31st Logie night that John and I have been to.

“l am so very very honoured to receive this. I’m even more excited to get it posthumously.

“It’s a tough industry… that can treat people as disposable. I am very proud to say I am entering my 50th year on television. I’m more surprised than anyone,” she said.

“A lot of people are asking me about survival and longevity,” she said, noting that in the past, “There were no camera phones or social media. We got away with murder.

“Working in television genuinely has given me so much joy.

“My mother said to me ‘If you want it. Go and get it.'”

KAK thanked her peers, the media, guests, the audience and beloved husband John.

“I have had a fabulous run, so thank you.”

Most Outstanding Entertainment Program
Anh’s Brush With Fame
Have You Been Paying Attention?
The Voice Australia
The Weekly With Charlie Pickering

Best Sports Program
In Rio Today
Monday Night With Matty Johns
The AFL Footy Show
The NRL Footy Show
Wide World Of Sports

Most Outstanding Children’s Program
Beat Bugs
Bottersnikes & Gumbles
Little Lunch: The Nightmare Before Graduation
Nowhere Boys: Two Moons Rising
Tomorrow When The War Began

Most Outstanding Comedy Program
Black Comedy
Please Like Me
Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell
Upper Middle Bogan

“What this show did was take Josh’s genius to the world. And I’m not entirely sure that the world is prepared ever to give him back,” said producer Todd Abbott. “Writers are the most important people in this room. Oddly only about 3 were invited.”

Most Outstanding News Coverage
“Bankstown Hospital” Nine News
“Federal Election 2016” Seven News
“Inside Syria” SBS World News
“S.A. Waste Dump” NITV News
“Sky News Election Coverage 2016” Sky News

“This is the first Logie SKY News has ever won,” said David Speers. “It is an absolute privilege to cover (politics) every day.”

SILVER: Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie
Deep Water
Secret City
The Kettering Incident

Writer Vicki Madden thanked Foxtel for “backing us every step of the way…. making something powerful, strong and different.”

SILVER: Most Outstanding Supporting Actor
Ben Oxenbould Deep Water
Damon Herriman Secret City
Matt Nable Barracuda
Rick Donald 800 Words
Ryan Johnson Doctor Doctor

“The last time I was nominated for one of these was 1982. Trues tory,” said Herriman. “Special thanks to the hair, make-up and wardrobe departments. I couldn’t have done this without you.

SILVER: Most Outstanding Supporting Actress
Debra Lawrance Please Like Me
Deborah Mailman Wolf Creek
Jenni Baird A Place To Call Home
Nicole da Silva Wentworth
Victoria Haralabidou Barracuda

Debra Lawrance paid tribute to John Clarke for casting her in The Fast Lane. “John taught me that you don’t play comedy. You play an authentic character and let the scripts do their work. And so it was with Please Like Me.”

She also thanks Home and Away where she met her husband Dennis Coard.

Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report
“Anita Cobby: You Thought You Knew It All…” Seven News Investigates
“Australia’s Shame” Four Corners
“George Pell Investigation” 7.30
“Good Cop, Bad Cop” 60 Minutes
“Money For Nothing” Four Corners

“I’d like to dedicate (this) to the young people who bravely told us their story about their experiences in juvenile detention in the Northern Territory. They’re not angels but every child has potential and deserves the chance to realise that potential.”


Best New Talent
Hayley Magnus The Wrong Girl
Penny McNamee Home And Away
Rob Collins Cleverman/The Wrong Girl
Shalom Brune-Franklin Doctor Doctor
Tiarnie Coupland Love Child

Most Outstanding Factual or Documentary Program
Deep Water: The Real Story
Gogglebox Australia
Keeping Australia Alive
Todd Sampson’s Body Hack

SILVER: Most Outstanding Actress
Anna Torv Secret City
Danielle Cormack Wentworth
Elizabeth Debicki The Kettering Incident
Jessica Marais Love Child
Marta Dusseldorp Janet King
Yael Stone Deep Water

Via video Anna Torv thanks Foxtel, Matchbox Pictures and director Emma Freeman.

SILVER: Most Outstanding Actor
Henry Nixon The Kettering Incident
Noah Taylor Deep Water
Richard Roxburgh Rake
Rodger Corser Doctor Doctor
Samuel Johnson Molly

“The role of Fergus is everything I want to be. He’s nice, he’s moral, he’s employed,” said Nixon.

SILVER: Most Outstanding Drama Series
A Place To Call Home
The Code

“What a ride this has been,” said Noni Hazlehurst. “Channel Seven kicked us off … unfortunately they felt like we weren’t appealing to the right demographic… but now we are seen in over 140 countries throughout the world.

“I hope funding for Australian film an television stops being cut.”

GOLD: Best Personality On Australian TV
Grant Denyer All Star Family Feud/Family Feud/The Great Australian Spelling Bee
Jessica Marais Love Child/The Wrong Girl
Peter Helliar The Project
Rodger Corser Doctor Doctor/The Doctor Blake Mysteries
Samuel Johnson Molly
Waleed Aly The Project

Sam Johnson, who credits his sister Connie with campaigning for him to win Gold and Silver Logies, thanked family and the arts community, who had taught him “to work harder, to pursue excellence… I did none of that.

“You’ve given me such wondrous shelter over the last 23 years and I feel indebted and I want to say thank you.”

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  1. Andrew Mercado

    Dave Hughes was hilarious
    Kat Stewart and Peter Helliar were gold making jokes about FusciaGate
    Jessica Mauboy and Casey Donovan blew the “international” acts off the stage
    The “In Memoriam” was perfect (especially showing full screen shots of those who’ve passed, rather than cutting away to a long shot like previous years)
    And Kerri-Anne – about time, brilliant choice, class act all the way
    But can the Logies please pair Miranda Tapsell to present with somebody who isn’t a knob?

    • Yes, so happy to see Debra Lawrence win the Best Supporting Actress Logie.
      Long overdue and thoroughly deserved.
      Her portrayal in PLM of Josh’s troubled, eccentic mum with a beautiful soul has been truly exceptional.

  2. Excited for HYBPA and APTCH well done. Great for Elias Anton I loved Barracuda. Thank god Debra Lawrence finally one a logie for her great performances on Please like me. In Memoriam sung beautifully by Casey. Only disappointments Survivor not winning and Samuel Johnson winning

  3. This is why Logie voting is ridiculous. Samuel Johnson undeservedly wins gold and silver logies only because of his sister’s cancer charity, making a mockery of the industry.

  4. Good to see so many indigenous men and woman nominated this year, we’re really getting to see more diversity on screen. And a very powerful In Memorium performance by Casey Donovan, she should be very proud of herself tonight.

  5. Great that 2016 Summer Olympics won Best Sports coverage. Channel 7 did an excellent job with the scheduling of the Games with utilisation of 72 and 7mate.

  6. The memourium was beautifully sung and done. But I thought it was shorter than usual. I know they don’t include everyone or did we not lose as many over the past year?

  7. Are you serious Dave was hilarious and his Tim Worner joke was very funny and of course it was going to come up. It’s true about taking on the wrong girl. We all knew he was going to push the boundaries.

    But so happy for HYBPA on ther 2 logie wins. Nice to see different shows get up.

    Great to see Lorrae Desmond make an appearance. also well done KAK

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