The TV Week Logie awards are the equivalent of the Oscars in Australia. This year’s nominations across multiple categories were announced at the Crown Towers in Melbourne. The glittering event was attended by the who’s who of the Australian television fraternity. Also, it seems like the awards show will not move away from Melbourne after all.
The 58th TV Week Logie Awards will be presented in a grand ceremony on May 8 at the Palladium Room, Crown Casio in Melbourne. The nominations were announced yesterday during a glamourous event hosted by none other than Sylvia Jeffreys and Peter Helliar, reveals TV Week.
“The Project” host Carrie Bickmore attended the event wearing a floral number that revealed her long pins. She was joined by Waleed Aly, her co-host, states Daily Mail. The duo has been nominated for the Gold Logie for Best Personality on Australian TV award. They will face tough competition from the iconic Lee Lin Chin, Scott Cam, Grant Denyer, and Essie Davis.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Bickmore, who has already won a Logie last year, said she would be happy if her “The Project” co-host Aly won one this year. “I’m still relishing my win from last year, to be perfectly honest, so I’d be happy for Waleed to take out the Gold Logie,” said Bickmore. “It sounds cheesy, but I already still feel like a winner. I’m happy to sit in that glow for a little while longer,” she added.
While many wondered if the situation might become awkward should one of the “The Project” hosts win and the other loses, Aly said that it won’t be a problem as there is no ongoing competition. “It’s not a competition between us,” he said. “The nomination was such a surprise. To me, what happens from here is just a bonus,” Aly added.
The TV Week Logies differ from many other awards in a way that they are a mix of peer and public votes, states the Sydney Morning Herald. Out of the 25 categories, 15 of the “most outstanding” categories are voted by the peers while the remaining nine get winners based on public votes. The Gold Logie winners too are decided by the public. In terms of sheer numbers, ABC dominates with 29 nominations, Seven by 24, and Nine by 21.
Other nominees include Amanda Keller for Best Presenter and she is joined by Carrie Bickmore, Waleed Aly, Lee Lin Chin, and Grant Denyer. “800 Words,” “A Place to Call Home,” “Home and Away,” “House Husbands,” and “Love Child” will fight for the Best Drama Award.
Click here for a complete list of nominations.