Logie Awards 2018: and which presenters are out of the race?

It’s not just actors & actresses who have been overlooked for public voting in the 2018 Logie Awards.

Household name Presenters have also missed out on a shot at glory this year. Not being listed for Silver Logie contention means they are automatically excluded for Gold Logie consideration.

As with actors, TV networks are allocated limited numbers of Presenter suggestions, forcing them to choose between their babies. Some of the results are quite baffling.

Amanda Keller is listed for The Living Room but not Chris Brown, Miguel Maestre or Barry DuBois.

The ever-popular Anh Do is not listed for his much-loved Anh’s Brush with Fame but ABC has submitted Julia Zemiro and Annabel Crabb for their shows. News Breakfast‘s Virginia Trioli is there, but not Michael Rowland.

All of The Voice coaches are there -except for Seal who as it happens is not returning (this reiterates the marketing value of the voting process, rather than actually critiquing the work).

All of the Studio 10 cast were snubbed including Sarah Harris who was a Silver Logie nominee last year (she is also out for Shark Tank).

Even former Gold nominee Lee Lin Chin isn’t there.

None of the The Real Housewives Of Melbourne or Sydney are individually listed, along with the full Gogglebox cast (both TEN and Foxtel have frequently downplayed their supposed celebrity status).

One of the year’s biggest hits, Bachelorette Sophie Monk, is not listed -but there could be a ruling about Reality contestants which is what the role entailed.

Updated: TV Week advises,It is up to the networks to submit the talent they feel is most deserving of an award.  Each network works to a set number of entries per category and every year we have programs or talent that do not make the final shortlist.”

Here is a sample of those who have missed out for Presenter consideration:

Australian Spartan:
Hamish McLachlan, Wendell Sailor

Gruen:
Todd Sampson, Russel Howcroft.

The Voice:
Seal

Today:
Richard Wilkins, Sylvia Jeffreys, Tim Gilbert, Deborah Knight, Ben Fordham.

The Loop:
Scott Tweedie, Olivia Phyland.

Anh’s Brush with Fame:
Anh Do

Sunday Night:
Melissa Doyle

TEN Eyewitness News:
Sandra Sully

SBS World News:
Lee Lin Chin

Shark Tank:
Sarah Harris, Janine Allis, Steve Baxter, Andrew Banks, Naomi Simson, Dr Glen Richards

The Weekly With Charlie Pickering:
Tom Gleeson, Kitty Flanagan, Adam Briggs

Studio 10:
Ita Buttrose, Sarah Harris, Joe Hildebrand, Jessica Rowe, Denise Drysdale, Natarsha Belling

Filthy Rich & Homeless:
Indira Naidoo

Cram!:
Virginia Gay

Show Me The Movie:
Rove McManus, Joel Creasey, Jane Harber

Whose Line Is it Anyway? Australia:
Tommy Little

Have You Been Paying Attention?:
Sam Pang, Ed Kavalee

Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell:
Francis Greenslade, Roz Hammond, Tosh Greenslade, Emily Taheny, Stephen Hall

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!:
Julia Morris

My Kitchen Rules:
Colin Fassnidge

The Bachelorette Australia:
Sophie Monk

The Real Housewives Of Melbourne:
Jackie Gillies, Chyka Keebaugh, Gina Liano, Janet Roach, Lydia Schiavello, Gamble Breaux.

The Block:
Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze, Darren Palmer

The Real Housewives Of Sydney:
Athena X, Lisa Oldfield, Melissa Tkautz, Victoria Rees

House Rules:
Drew Heath, Wendy Moore

Married At First Sight:
John Aiken, Trisha Stratford, Mel Schilling

Family Food Fight:
Matt Moran, Hayden Quinn, Anna Polyviou, Tom Parker Bowles

The Great Australian Bake Off:
Claire Hooper, Mel Buttle

Gardening Australia:
Josh Byrne, Tino Carnevale, Jane Edmanson

Q & A:
Tony Jones, Virginia Trioli

The Checkout:
Julian Morrow, Kirsten Drysdale, Zoe Norton Lodge, Ben Jenkins

Better Homes And Gardens:
Karen Martini, Jason Hodges, Demi Harman, Adam Dovile, Dr. Harry Cooper

Getaway:
Catriona Rowntree, Jason Dundas, David Reyne, Charli Robinson.

Everyday Gourmet With Justine Schofield:
Justine Schofield

Gourmet Farmer:
Matthew Evans

Selling Houses Australia:
Charlie Albone

The Living Room:
Dr. Chris Brown, Miguel Maestre, Barry Du Bois

Grand Designs Australia:
Peter Maddison

Shane Delia’s Recipe For Life:
Shane Delia

The Daily Edition:
Sally Obermeder, Tom Williams

Behave Yourself:
Darren McMullen, Lawrence Mooney

The Biggest Loser: Transformed
Shannan Ponton, Libby Babet, Fiona Falkiner

Media Watch:
Paul Barry

Four Corners:
Sarah Ferguson

Insiders:
Barrie Cassidy

Think Tank:
Paul McDermott

A Current Affair:
Leila McKinnon

News Breakfast:
Michael Rowland, Paul Kennedy

AFL Footy Show:
Eddie McGuire, Sam Newman, Trevor Marmalade, Billy Brownless, Craig Hutchison

NRL Footy Show:
Paul Vautin, Erin Molan, Beau Ryan, Darryl Brohman

Footy Classified:
Craig Hutchison, Caroline Wilson, Matthew Lloyd, Gary Lyon

The Front Bar:
Andy Maher, Mick Molloy, Sam Pang.

Talking Footy:
Luke Darcy, Tim Watson, Wayne Carey, Sam McClure, Brian Taylor

Marngrook Footy Show:
Grant Hansen, Gilbert McAdam, Shelley Ware

Eligible voting includes:

Adam Gilchrist (BBL / WBBL)
Andrew Winter (Selling Houses Australia / Love It Or List It Australia)
Ben Fordham (Australian Ninja Warrior)
Dr Chris Brown (I’m A Celebrity . Get Me Out of Here!)
David Campbell (Today Extra)
Delta Goodrem (The Voice Australia)
Gary Mehigan (MasterChef Australia)
Grant Denyer (Family Feud/All Star Family Feud)
Janice Petersen (SBS World News)
Joel Creasey (Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras)
Julia Zemiro (Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery / Stargazing Live)
Kylie Gillies (The Morning Show)
Lisa Wilkinson (The Project / Today)
Maggie Beer (The Great Australian Bake Off)
Mark Beretta (Sunrise)
Mike Munro (Lawless – The Real Bushrangers)
Osher Günsberg (Bachelor In Paradise Australia/The Bachelor Australia / The Bachelorette Australia)
Peter Helliar (The Project/CRAM!)
Samantha Armytage (Sunrise)
Shaynna Blaze (Selling Houses Australia)
Tom Gleisner (Have You Been Paying Attention?)
Wil Anderson (Gruen)
Adam Liaw (Destination Flavour Singapore)
Andy Lee (True Story With Hamish & Andy)
Boy George (The Voice Australia)
Costa Georgiadis (Gardening Australia)
David Koch (Sunrise)
Eddie McGuire (Millionaire Hot Seat)
George Calombaris (MasterChef Australia)
Hamish Blake (True Story With Hamish & Andy)
Jeannette Francis (The Feed)
Johanna Griggs (Better Homes And Gardens/House Rules)
Karl Stefanovic (Today / This Time Next Year)
Larry Emdur (The Morning Show)
Luke Jacobz (Instant Hotel)
Manu Feildel (My Kitchen Rules/My France With Manu)
Mark Humphries (The Feed)
Myf Warhurst (Eurovision Song Contest 2017)
Patrick Abboud (The Feed / Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras)
Ray Martin (Look Me In The Eye / Is Australia Racist?)
Scott Cam (The Block)
Sonia Kruger (Today Extra / The Voice Australia)
Tracy Grimshaw (A Current Affair)
Yvonne Sampson (League Life)
Amanda Keller (The Living Room)
Annabel Crabb (The House With Annabel Crabb)
Carrie Bickmore (The Project)
Craig Reucassel (War On Waste / The Checkout)
David Speers (Speers)
Edwina Bartholomew (Sunrise/Australian Spartan)
Georgie Gardner (Today)
Heather Ewart (Back Roads)
Jenny Brockie (Insight)
Jonathan LaPaglia (Australian Survivor)
Karla Grant (Living Black)
Leigh Sales (7.30)
Maeve O’Meara (Food Safari Earth / The Chefs’ Line)
Marc Fennell (The Feed)
Matt Moran (The Great Australian Bake Off)
Natalie Barr (Sunrise)
Paul Murray (Paul Murray Live)
Rebecca Maddern (AFL Footy Show/Australian Ninja Warrior)
Shane Jacobson (Little Big Shots)
Tom Ballard (Tonightly With Tom Ballard)
Virginia Trioli (News Breakfast)
Andrew O’Keefe (The Chase Australia)
Axle Whitehead (The Wall)
Charlie Pickering (The Weekly With Charlie Pickering / The Yearly with Charlie Pickering)
Dave Hughes (Hughesy, We Have a Problem)
David Stratton (David Stratton’s Stories Of Australian Cinema)
Freddie Flintoff (Australian Ninja Warrior)
Gerard Whateley (AFL 360)
Ian Thorpe (Bullied)
Jeremy Fernandez (ABC News)
Julia Morris (I’m A Celebrity . Get Me Out of Here!)
Kelly Rowland (The Voice Australia)
Leila Gurruwiwi (The Marngrook Footy Show)
Magda Szubanski (Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras)
Margaret Pomeranz (Stage & Screen)
Matt Preston (MasterChef Australia)
Neale Whitaker (Love It Or List It Australia)
Pete Evans (My Kitchen Rules)
Sam Mac (Sunrise)
Shaun Micallef (Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell)
Tom Gleeson (Hard Quiz)
Waleed Aly (The Project)

NB: additional names appear in New Talent list.

This post updates.

12 Comments:

  1. carolemorrissey

    Usually is someone has been in multiple shows they were listed for both. If someone likes Chris Brown in I’m a celebrity they can still nominate him since he’s in the Living Room category. The whole thing is a big mess.

  2. this seems quite shit to be honest, then again the Logies are complete toilet water. out dated and sexist. This has any easy fix, do all the voting online and when it comes to the personality nominations have a drop down menu, if your favourite presenter is from studio 10 you scroll down the drop down menu and look for studio 10 and then select the presenter of choice. it’s not bloody hard.

    As for the gold Logie allow people to vote for anyone, if there is someone who doesn’t meet the requirements then ditch the vote.

  3. Julia Morris is eligible. Australian Spartan and Show Me the Money are this year (2018). Isn’t voting meant to be for last year (2017)? I thought Behave Yourself got axed. Yummy Mummies has been overlooked too.

    • Sorry there is a lot wrong with your statement. Voting is for 2017 – March 31. Being axed is irrelevant. Julia Morris was eligible for voting on Celebrity, but has not been listed. You can only vote for her acting in House Husbands (which has also been axed).

  4. daveinprogress

    None of this is a surprise when the overarching egregious element – July for the Logies on the Gold Coast! I love the Gold Coast, but it will be like staging the Oscars in Miami. They’ve seriously jumped the shark. All of 2017 and a bit of 2018. What a mish mash and now omitting some actors, some presenters. Logies have always been derided for something, but this is a whole new level of scraping the bottom of the barrel.

  5. Show Me the Movies hasn’t started yet, wouldn’t that be why they’re not nominated?

    Re: Celeb, if I was going to pick one it’d be Julia all the way, she brings the sparkle – as the straight man, Chris is great, but I feel she is the more prominent one.

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