Showbiz doyenne and red carpet regular Patti Newton has questioned his year’s Gold Logie nominees telling 3AW’s Nightline many of them were not deserving of the nomination.
“What is happening with the Logies? I always thought you won a Gold Logie because of your talent,” she said.
“Or because of the show you were in, because it was so popular and it was rating unbelievably, and you were a very respected and highly rated performer.
“When did campaigns start? Where you had to do a campaign to get nominated for Gold Logie? The Logies, I think, needs a bit of revamping.”
Newton went on to say that while Eve Morey was probably lovely and a beautiful actress “most people walking down the street wouldn’t know who she was.”
She also suggested most people watching the Logies wouldn’t know who Costa Georgiadis was.
Studio 10 this morning weighed in with Kerri-Anne Kennerley acknowledging campaigning has been around a long time, previously at the hands of network publicists.
“You had publicists. I have seen it with my very own eyes – it could have been Channel 10 in the ’80s- when social media wasn’t invented, they would literally buy hundreds, if not thousands, of TV Weeks. And all the people in the office would sit in the office all night, fill out the coupons and post them in,” Kerri-Anne said.
But while Sarah Harris, who co-hosted the Logie announcements on Sunday, said she liked the Gold nominees this year, Richard Reid disagreed.
“I think there’s a couple that shouldn’t be in there,” he suggested. “No names, no names!”
“There was one I’d never heard of and a few I thought…’Really?'”
Studio 10 has itself turned to social media campaigning for Logies.
Via: Herald Sun