2019 Logie Awards: guide

Logie fever is in the air on the Gold Coast with a Who’s Who of Australian Television assembled for the 61st TV Week Logie Awards.

Final guests will arrive today from around the country as rainclouds -hopefully- part for a night of glitz and glam (and hopefully a little bit of blue sky).

Rehearsals were underway yesterday while many guests arrived late due to delays at Sydney airport, while crews were assembling the red carpet and a set for the Today show broadcast.

Publicists were madly shuffling talent from interview to interview as fans were snapping selfies with stars arriving. Industry events yesterday were held by SBS, Stan and Screen Producers Australia attended by Qld premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Viera. Nine execs were out in force including Hugh Marks, Michael Healy, Adrian Swift, Hamish Turner plus Stan’s Mike Sneesby, Marshall Heald fom SBS and Matthew Deaner from Screen Producers Australia.

Much of the chatter has centered around whether Tom Gleeson will snatch Gold, and whether it is hijacking or fair play….

Venue:

The Star, Gold Coast.

Presenters:

Hamish and Andy, Boy George, Kelly Rowland, Rebecca Gibney, Sigrid Thornton, Carrie Bickmore, Kat Stewart, Tom Gleeson, Shaun Micallef, Georgie Gardner, Julia Morris, Costa Georgiadis, Peter Helliar, Richard Wilkins, Jane Kennedy, Mick Molloy, Tracy Grimshaw, Sam Neill, Sophie Monk, Amanda Keller, Bernard Curry, Todd Sampson, Edwina Bartholomew, Nicole da Silva, Ryan Corr, Grant Denyer, Scott Tweedie, Anton Enus, Rob Collins, Dan Wyllie, Andrew Winter, Dilruk Jayasinha, Dr Chris Brown, Dylan Alcott, Stephen Curry, Aaron Pedersen and Leah Purcell. The cast of Young Sheldon will make a special guest appearance.

Performers:

Delta Goodrem will perform a showstopper, Guy Sebastian will perform a medley of his hits, Jessica Mauboy will perform a new song and US boy band Why Don’t We will perform their hit single, I Don’t Belong in This Club.

Broadcast:

7pm Nine. Red Carpet hosted by
7:30pm Nine. 61st TV Week Logie Awards
Streaming Live 7pm AEST 9now.com.au

Nominees:

Popular (public voted):

TV WEEK GOLD LOGIE – MOST POPULAR PERSONALITY ON AUSTRALIAN TV

Amanda Keller (The Living Room/Dancing With The Stars, 10)
Costa Georgiadis (Gardening Australia, ABC)
Eve Morey (Neighbours, 10)
Rodger Corser (Doctor Doctor, Nine Network)
Sam Mac (Sunrise, Channel Seven)
Tom Gleeson (Hard Quiz, ABC)
Waleed Aly (The Project, 10)

MOST POPULAR ACTOR

Aaron Pedersen (Mystery Road, ABC)
Guy Pearce (Jack Irish, ABC)
Luke McGregor (Rosehaven, ABC)
Ray Meagher (Home And Away, Channel Seven)
Rodger Corser (Doctor Doctor, Nine Network)
Ryan Moloney (Neighbours, 10)

MOST POPULAR ACTRESS

Asher Keddie (The Cry, ABC)
Celia Pacquola (Rosehaven, ABC)
Deborah Mailman (Bite Club/Mystery Road, Nine Network/ABC)
Eve Morey (Neighbours, 10)
Jenna Coleman (The Cry, ABC)
Marta Dusseldorp (A Place To Call Home/Jack Irish, Foxtel/ABC)

MOST POPULAR PRESENTER

Amanda Keller (The Living Room/Dancing With The Stars, 10)
Carrie Bickmore (The Project, 10)
Costa Georgiadis (Gardening Australia, ABC)
Julia Morris (Blind Date/I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here/Chris & Julia’s Sunday Night Takeaway, 10)
Tom Gleeson (Hard Quiz, ABC)
Waleed Aly (The Project, 10)

GRAHAM KENNEDY AWARD FOR MOST POPULAR NEW TALENT

Bonnie Anderson (Neighbours, 10)
Courtney Miller (Home And Away, Channel Seven)
Dylan Alcott (The Set, ABC)
Eddie Woo (Teenage Boss, ABC)
Joe Jonas (The Voice Australia, Nine Network)
Tasia Zalar (Mystery Road, ABC)

MOST POPULAR DRAMA PROGRAM

Doctor Doctor (Nine Network)
Home And Away (Channel Seven)
Mystery Road (ABC)
Neighbours (10)
The Cry (ABC)
Wentworth (Foxtel)

MOST POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM

Anh’s Brush With Fame (ABC)
Dancing With The Stars (10)
Gogglebox Australia (Foxtel/10)
Gruen (ABC)
Hard Quiz (ABC)
The Voice Australia (Nine Network)

MOST POPULAR COMEDY PROGRAM

Have You Been Paying Attention? (10)
Hughesy, We Have A Problem (10)
Rosehaven (ABC)
Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures (10)
Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (ABC)
True Story With Hamish & Andy (Nine Network)

MOST POPULAR REALITY PROGRAM

Australian Survivor: Champions Vs Contenders (10)
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! (10)
Married At First Sight (Nine Network)
MasterChef Australia (10)
My Kitchen Rules (Channel Seven)
The Block (Nine Network)

MOST POPULAR LIFESTYLE PROGRAM

Back In Time For Dinner (ABC)
Better Homes And Gardens (Channel Seven)
Gardening Australia (ABC)
Selling Houses Australia (Foxtel)
The Living Room (10)
Travel Guides (Nine Network)

MOST POPULAR PANEL OR CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAM

7.30 (ABC)
60 Minutes (Nine Network)
A Current Affair (Nine Network)
Australian Story (ABC)
Four Corners (ABC)
The Project (10)

MOST POPULAR TELEVISION COMMERCIAL

Dundee: Australia’s Tourism Ad In Disguise – Tourism Australia
Frank – Westpac
I Am The Captain Of My Own Soul – Invictus Games
Naked Wrestling – KFC
Santa Crashes Christmas – Aldi
Serena Project: I Touch Myself – Berlei

Outstanding (industry voted):

MOST OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

Doctor Doctor (Nine Network)
Mystery Road (ABC)
Neighbours (10)
Secret City: Under The Eagle (Foxtel)
Wentworth (Foxtel)

MOST OUTSTANDING MINISERIES OR TELEMOVIE

Bloom (Stan)
Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted To You (Channel Seven)
On The Ropes (SBS)
Pine Gap (ABC)
The Cry (ABC)

MOST OUTSTANDING ACTOR

Aaron Pedersen (Mystery Road, ABC)
Bryan Brown (Bloom, Stan)
Jay Ryan (Fighting Season, Foxtel)
Robbie Magasiva (Wentworth, Foxtel)
Scott Ryan (Mr Inbetween, Foxtel)

MOST OUTSTANDING ACTRESS

Danielle Cormack (Secret City: Under The Eagle, Foxtel)
Jenna Coleman (The Cry, ABC)
Judy Davis (Mystery Road, ABC)
Leah Purcell (Wentworth, Foxtel)
Nicole Chamoun (On The Ropes, SBS)

MOST OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR

Bernard Curry (Wentworth, Foxtel)
Ewen Leslie (Fighting Season, Foxtel)
Frankie J Holden (A Place To Call Home, Foxtel)
Ian Meadows (Dead Lucky, SBS)
Wayne Blair (Mystery Road, ABC)

MOST OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Asher Keddie (The Cry, ABC)
Celia Ireland (Wentworth, Foxtel)
Jacki Weaver (Bloom, Stan)
Keisha Castle-Hughes (On The Ropes, SBS)
Susie Porter (The Second, Stan)

MOST OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM

Australian Ninja Warrior (Nine Network)
Eurovision – Australia Decides 2018 (SBS)
Gogglebox Australia (Foxtel/10)
Have You Been Paying Attention? (10)
True Story With Hamish & Andy (Nine Network)

MOST OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

Bluey (ABC)
Grace Beside Me (SBS/NITV)
Mustangs FC (ABC)
Teenage Boss (ABC)
The Bureau Of Magical Things (10)

MOST OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE

Australia Vs India; Second Test In Perth (Foxtel)
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (Channel Seven)
Invictus Games Sydney 2018 (ABC)
Supercars Championship: Bathurst (10)
The 2018 FIFA World Cup (SBS)

MOST OUTSTANDING NEWS COVERAGE OR PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT

“James Comey Interview” (7.30, ABC)
“Leadership Spill” (Sky News, Foxtel)
“Out Of The Dark” (Four Corners, ABC)
“Townsville Flood Disaster” (7 News, Channel Seven)
“Who Cares?” (Four Corners, ABC)

MOST OUTSTANDING FACTUAL OR DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM

Employable Me (ABC)
Exposed: The Case Of Keli Lane (ABC)
Ron Iddles: The Good Cop (Foxtel)
Taboo (10)
The Pacific – In The Wake Of Captain Cook With Sam Neil (Foxtel)

MOST OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM

Australian Survivor: Champions Vs Contenders (10)
House Rules (Channel Seven)
Married At First Sight (Nine Network)
MasterChef Australia (10)
The Block (Nine Network)

Voting:

Voting in the 2019 Logie Awards is open until 7:30pm AEST Sunday June 30.

TV Tonight is Live blogging results AEST.

17 Comments:

  1. Tom Gleeson was a classic & enjoying Tony Martin doing the announcements, the Logies have been much more enjoyable to watch now that they don’t take themselves too seriously. Still find it weird watching it in the middle of winter though!

  2. daveinprogress

    Well done David for another exemplary Logie preparation and celebration. I hope it is for you, other than busy and crazy an enjoyable day and night. Your tireless efforts and journalistic skill in wrangling all the major players needs to be affirmed and applauded. Have a great Logies!

  3. daveinprogress

    What does Pete Heliar have to do to even get a nomination? Or Tommy Little? Or Chris Brown? Or innumerable light entertainment performers or actors? People power is I guess at the heart of modern day Logies and not that different to the Logies of old except then generally the same names would appear year in year out and often repetitive wins. So I don’t complain with the fact that no person has won Gold back to back for yonks. I loved through endless Lisa Mccune or Ray Martin wins. It’s always curious as to whom the campaigns get behind this last decade.

    • carolemorrissey

      I’ve voted for Peter Helliar the last couple of years but he never gets nominated. I think ch 10 & The Project should really get behind him & campaign hard for him next year. Or maybe Tom can. Carrie & Walleed have both won, I think it’s Peter’s turn now. He’s been around for a while now, since Rove days.

  4. Gaz, Once upon a time people knew every characters names from shows like Prisoner ie: The Freak, Bea Smith – that just doesn’t happen anymore. Too many choices! That’s why after every Logies or Aarias people say they hadn’t heard of many of the nominations!

    • I don’t really agree. I takes time to become a household name regardless of era. Alf Stewart, Karl & Susan, Nina Proudman, Cleaver Greene, even the Cash Cow all well known characters.

  5. It will be strange to see Dave Hughes not come out and do the opening. He sort of sets it off for the night. I’m sure a few people in the room will be relieved that he won’t be there to be part of his jokes.

  6. It pains me to say it, but I haven’t watched 90 percent of the nominations. In this fragmented age of digital TV, Netflix and the internet tribalism is dead – why is why these award show sare becoming increasing irrelevant.

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