Logie Awards 2019: winners

The TV Week Logie Awards are underway at The Star on the Gold Coast.

“Welcome to the last ever Logie Awards,” said opening presenter (and Gold nominee) Tom Gleeson.

Gleeson took aim at Karl Stefanovic, Married at First Sight, 10’s ratings, Grant Denyer, Foxtel and more.

“I think the reason they asked me to do the opening is because Channel 9 has run out of stars. They don’t have any left. They have new rule on breakfast TV: if you are too entertaining, they fire you. Am I right, Karl? If you’re too entertaining, they fire you. What I’m saying is Kochie, your job is safe.”

“It’s been a weird year for TV hasn’t it. Cricket was on Seven. Tennis on Nine. The Footy Show was on-air,” he continued.

“The Logies is like a house party: The ABC, we’re like the old neighbours complaining about the noise. Channel Seven is like the sensible family that never gets invited to parties. Channel 10 is the younger people that make a lot of noise even though no-one is listening. Channel 9 is like the divorced dad that hosts the party and spends the whole night trying to root SBS.”

Winners in bold:

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)

“11 years of cooking on Television. Gabriel Gate it all started with you,” said Gary Mehigan.

MOST POPULAR DRAMA PROGRAM

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

“I want to thank all the fans and the public for taking us into their Australian homes,” said Aaron Pedersen.

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 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 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)

“In a couple of weeks we celebrate 10 years at The Project which is a remarkable achievement…. I still remember the first episode….” said Carrie Bickmore.

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)

“It was a very emotional World Cup for all of us, particularly for Lucy and I because of what Les Murray brought,” said Craig Foster….”He was an icon in our game, a very important person and is dearly missed.”

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)

“There’s a lot of options on a Monday night, there are people singing, cooking and renovating, spending a lot of time in short-lived relationships, ” said Tom Gleisner, thanking viewers.

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)

“This award means a lot to me, because I used to absolutely hate having a disability,” Alcott told the audience. “I’ve been in a wheelchair my whole life. I hated it. One of the reasons I hated it was because when I turned on the TV I never saw anybody like me. When I did someone like me, it was a road safety ad where someone drink drives has a car accident and the next scene is someone like me whose ‘life is over’. I was like, that’s not my life. I wanted to get a job on TV because I love sharing stories, but also to show that people with disabilities can be talented, funny, humorous; just normal people enjoying their lives.”

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)

“I didn’t prepare a speech I thought it would be arrogant.. if you win the Most Popular, thanks to me,” said McGregor. “I’m single, I’m at the after party.”

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 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)

“SBS backed me and then ABC took me in,” said Georgiadis. “I’ve been fortunate enough to travel the country and meet people doing positive things…. thank you for backing a half-man, half hedge.”

MOST OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

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

“A massive thank you not only to the audience, the Bluey fans who have taken on this show into their hearts but to the crew in Brisbane who didn’t exist before this show,” said creator Joe Brumm.

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)

“This a wonderful post script to six seasons on A Place Call Home,” he said. “I want to dedicate this to all of the rural families in Australia.”

HALL OF FAME: Kerry O’Brien

“The ABC has never been the sole bastion of good journalism, but I was always at my natural home,” O’Brien said.

O’Brien took aim at ABC budget cuts, prejudice against journalism, with a message to every person working at ABC.

“Keep your heads held high and your eyes firmly held on making programmes of quality,” he continued.

“Don’t ever again let politicians diminish the public broadcaster. It is one of the most precious institutions we have.”

He also highlighted the failure to recognise Indigenous Australians and acknowledging the Uluru statement.

Avoiding the word ‘journey,’ he closed by saying, “This has been a wonderful road to have been allowed to have travelled. Thanks to all of you, especially those of you in the living rooms of Australia.”

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)

“This year we turned 30 and that’s a grand age,” said Jane Edmanson. “It’s been a pleasure to meet all the gardeners we have met.”

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)

“I’m not an actor I’m not a performer. I was an average copper doing a diffcult job,” said Ron Iddles.

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)

“I’d like to say it was great  to have Jacki Weaver as my wife and when she became young it was Phoebe Tonkin,” said Jacki Weaver.

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 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)

“That was one hell of a story. The thing I enjoyed most as a journalist for 25 years is that it ended well,” said Mark Willesee. “I’d like to thank the divers. They trusted us with their story.”

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)

In a statement Coleman thanked producers, writers and co-stars.

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)

“The old saying hat it takes a village, couldn’t be truer for a show like Survivor,” said Jonahan LaPaglia, “The format others tried but couldn’t make work… no names.. we love you Seven & Nine.”

MOST OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

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

“To all of the writers, you thrill us, kill us with every single page turn,” said Kate Jenkinson,” To our fans here and internationally we wouldn’t be here without you… we make it for you.”

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

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)

 

“I thought it was Costa’s night to be honest,” Gleeson said.

“I’m in a tricky spot. Because I love it and I hate it.”

In a stunning and frank speech in which he derided the award and shocked the room, he added, “I’m taking this as a win for Comedy.”

This post updates.

35 Comments:

  1. I know that it is a national sport to boo-boo the Logies, but I think that most of the winners of the last few years have been better. How good was it seeing Mystery Road win the Most Popular Drama (with Wentworth last year)? A nice change seeing Deborah Mailman and Luke McGregor winning the Popular Acting Awards. How good was it seeing Dylan Alcott win New Talent for The Set (despite almost no one actually watching his show……). His speech was great, and his odd sports commentary at the Tennis and the Invictus Games were great in the last year.

  2. I’m delighted to see some of my favourites win (Australian Survivor, MasterChef, Wentworth, Tom Gleeson). However I really don’t get why the Logies are regarded with such wide disdain. I’m proud of the quality television we produce and would like to see more. We *should* be celebrating the industry we have. Along the way, we will agree and disagree with various winners but let’s support our home produced entertainment, get more people watching and make more. Congratulations to all the winners!

  3. carolemorrissey

    What a brilliant opening. Tom was hilarious, nearly as good as Hughsey. Was disappointed Neighbours didn’t win anything.

  4. I don’t understand why the presenters are preceding to tell us all the nominees and what they are there for before proceeding to actually get to the nomination show reel which shows us all the nominees and what they are there for…? It’s baffling. It would shave probably 4 and a half hours off this 13 hour production…

      • The graphics are great… and the overall production value is quite good… but geez, the Logies continue to lag behind in this very fickle, shaky modern era of Award shows in so many areas… how a production like this can nearly drag into the presumedly best part of 5 hours is beyond me… and Tony Martin’s jokes about how long it’s going no longer cut the mustard I’m afraid… self referential humour is lazy when it is repeatedly doing the same thing year in, year out… almost giving themselves a pass on it because they are woke to it and are ‘humorously’ referencing it… sorry, no more! Just fix it.

        • After ruining the show with Tony Martin’s crap last year “they” get him back. Pointless drivel. And I also hate the roving host talking gibberish to celebrities at the tables.

          Clearly they either don’t use focus groups, or ignore their recommendations.

          And oddly, after importing the cast of Young Sheldon to announce an award they pushed Rebecca Gibney out to do the Gold. I love Rebecca but there was simply no consistency, the show was all over the shop.

  5. Logies need to have an award for best News Presenter as News is a major part of all networks and the ratings leading into and out of each bulletin is crucial to networks day or night programming. Logies are going well tonight. Cannot expect everyone to be perfect and funny but overall it’s been entertaining and good fun. Just need an extra category for best news presenter as the networks have quiet a few therefore no shortage of nominees.

    • Bruce Banner

      Best suited for something on Nickelodeon or something, they were terrible. As were the cast of Sheldon or whatever it was – obviously all graduates from the Bindi Irwin school of performance.

    • John Jackson

      Yes. I’m quite surprised by many of the winners this year too when you look at it in previous years. I believe the issue this time around is many people didn’t think they had to vote for a second time. In other years you just voted once in the categories and those announced as nominated were the ones who had the most votes and so TV Week already knew who the winner was out of them.

      Now after they have received votes to make up those who are nominated they open the voting for a second time for people to then vote out of those who got the most votes. I think many people who initially voted in the first round did not return to vote in the second round thinking they only had to vote once but all that did was decide the nominations. So those who voted for many of the teen soapie stars and so forth have not returned and instead many of the ABC drama actors are winning, whereas…

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