First 2016 TV Week Logie winners
The first of this year’s TV Week Logie Awards have been handed out with Joel Jackson, Melina Vidler and Ky Baldwin all winning.
At a TV Week Logies event at Melbourne’s Crown Towers, Jackson picked up the Logie for Most Outstanding Newcomer – Actor, for his performance as Peter Allen in Seven’s Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door.
Ky Baldwin, who played the younger version of Peter Allen in the telemovie, won the Graham Kennedy Breakthrough Star Of Tomorrow Logie.
The last of the three Logie winners was 23-year-old Melina Vidler who won Most Outstanding Newcomer – Actress for her portrayal of Shay Turner in Seven’s drama 800 Words.
Ten dominates Gold Logie field
Three of the six nominations for the 2016 TV Week Gold Logie award come from the Ten Network and they feature on air for the broadcaster from 6pm until 7.30pm each weekday.
Family Feud host Grant Denyer and The Project co-hosts Carrie Bickmore and Waleed Aly have all been nominated this year. Bickmore was the winner of the 2015 Gold Logie.
Also nominated are Nine’s Scott Cam, ABC’s Essie Davis and SBS’s Lee Lin Chin.
The nominees for the Silver Logie for best TV actor are:
Craig McLachlan – The Doctor Blake Mysteries, ABC
Erik Thomson – 800 Words, Seven
Firass Dirani – House Husbands, Nine
Josh Thomas – Please Like Me, ABC
Stephen Peacocke – Home And Away, Seven
The nominees for the Silver Logie for Best TV Actress are:
Bonnie Sveen – Home And Away, Seven
Essie Davis – Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, ABC
Jessica Marais – Love Child, Nine
Julia Morris – House Husbands, Nine
Marta Dusseldorp – A Place To Call Home, Foxtel – SoHo
Foxtel’s record haul
Foxtel has secured a record 19 nominations for this year’s TV Week Logie Awards, including 13 for its internationally celebrated Australian dramas and 2 for its acclaimed news and sports coverage, as the shortlist for television’s “night of nights” was announced in Melbourne today.
Foxtel executive director of television Brian Walsh said: “This incredible haul of nominations for the TV Week Logies is a landmark moment for Foxtel. This firmly re-enforces our commitment to producing a wide range of Australian content for our subscribers, across drama, lifestyle and entertainment, as well as news and sport.
“It is particularly rewarding to see our diverse drama slate celebrated so comprehensively. We strive to provide our customers with a rich offering of Australian drama that matches our incredible international lineup, and we congratulate our channel partners, producers, creatives and casts on this significant achievement. The five nominations for one of our record-breaking success stories, A Place to Call Home, is a wonderful recognition of the series joining Foxtel. This is a very proud moment for the company,” he said.
SoHo’s local drama series A Place to Call Home and Wentworth have secured eight nominations between them.
Stan becomes first SVOD service to be nominated for a Logie
Stan has secured three nominations for its original series No Activity – the first time ever that an SVOD service has been selected for Australia’s top television awards.
No Activity was nominated for Most Outstanding Comedy Series and Most Outstanding Supporting Actor for both Tim Minchin and Dan Wyllie.
The announcement comes as the Stan Original Series Wolf Creek, the first long-form drama series produced by an SVOD service in Australia, was showcased by Banijay International (producer Screentime’s parent company) at MIPTV in Cannes ahead of its launch on Stan on May 12.
Stan CEO, Mike Sneesby, said: “Stan has set out to be a pioneer of Australia’s evolving television landscape and these nominations are yet another landmark moment for Australian TV.
“We are committed to supporting the local production industry and producing the highest quality Australian television that will not only stand amongst the best at home, but also in international markets.
“We are incredibly proud to receive three Logie nominations for No Activity and congratulate the team at Jungle, the cast and crew, especially Tim Minchin, Dan Wyllie and creators Patrick Brammall and Trent O’Donnell.”
Jason Burrows, No Activity executive producer, added: “It’s a total disgrace to nominate a show about a bunch of people sitting around doing nothing. Definitely rigged!”