TV Week Logie Awards: 2011 nominees

By David Knox on April 3, 2011 / Filed Under News 121

Nominees for the 53rd Annual TV Week Logie Awards were announced this afternoon at The Green Room at Quay, in The Rocks.

Nominated for the Gold Logie are:

Rebecca Gibney, Packed to the Rafters
Adam Hills, Spicks and Specks
Asher Keddie, Offspring, Hawke
Jessica Marais, Packed to the Rafters
Karl Stefanovic, Today
Chrissie Swan, The Circle

All other nominees are as follows:

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE Most Popular Actor
Callan Mulvey (Rush, Network Ten)
Don Hany (Offspring, Network Ten / Tangle, Foxtel [Showcase])
Erik Thomson (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Hugh Sheridan (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Michael Caton (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE Most Popular Actress
Asher Keddie (Offspring, Network Ten)
Jessica Marais (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Margot Robbie (Neighbours, Network Ten)
Rebecca Gibney (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Zoe Ventoura (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE Most Popular Presenter
Adam Hills (Spicks And Specks, ABC1)
Chrissie Swan (The Circle, Network Ten)
Hamish Blake (Hamish & Andy ‘Specials’, Network Ten)
Karl Stefanovic (Today, Nine Network)
Shaun Micallef (Talkin’ Bout Your Generation, Network Ten)

MOST POPULAR NEW MALE TALENT
Charles Cottier (Home And Away, Channel Seven)
Eddie Perfect (Offspring, Network Ten)
Firass Dirani (Underbelly: The Golden Mile, Nine Network)
Manu Feildel (My Kitchen Rules, Channel Seven)
Ryan Corr (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)

MOST POPULAR NEW FEMALE TALENT
Chrissie Swan (The Circle, Network Ten)
Emma Booth (Underbelly: The Golden Mile, Nine Network)
Hannah Marshall (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Julie Goodwin (Home Cooked With Julie Goodwin, Nine Network)
Poh Ling Yeow (Poh’s Kitchen, ABC1)

MOST POPULAR DRAMA SERIES
Home And Away (Channel Seven)
Neighbours (Network Ten)
Offspring (Network Ten)
Packed To The Rafters (Channel Seven)
Rush (Network Ten)
Underbelly: The Golden Mile (Nine Network)

MOST POPULAR LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
Good News Week (Network Ten)
Hey Hey It’s Saturday (Nine Network)
Sunrise (Channel Seven)
Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation (Network Ten)
The Circle (Network Ten)

MOST POPULAR LIFESTYLE PROGRAM
Better Homes And Gardens (Channel Seven)
Domestic Blitz (Nine Network)
Getaway (Nine Network)
Grand Designs Australia (Foxtel [The Lifestyle Channel])
Ready Steady Cook (Network Ten)

MOST POPULAR SPORTS PROGRAM
Before The Game (Network Ten)
The Footy Show (AFL) (Nine Network)
The Footy Show (NRL) (Nine Network)
The Matty Johns Show (Channel Seven)
Wide World Of Sports (Nine Network)

MOST POPULAR REALITY PROGRAM
Dancing With The Stars (Channel Seven)
MasterChef Australia (Network Ten)
The Biggest Loser Australia (Network Ten)
The Farmer Wants A Wife (Nine Network)
The X Factor (Channel Seven)

MOST POPULAR FACTUAL PROGRAM
Bondi Rescue (Network Ten)
Bondi Vet (Network Ten)
RPA (Nine Network)
Undercover Boss Australia (Network Ten)
Who Do You Think You Are? (SBS)

Most Outstanding Nominees

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie
Hawke (Network Ten)
Packed To The Rafters (Channel Seven)
Rake (ABC1)
Rush (Network Ten)
Sisters Of War (ABC1)
Underbelly: The Golden Mile (Nine Network)

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE Most Outstanding Actor
Erik Thomson (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Hugh Sheridan (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Jason Gann (Wilfred, SBS)
Richard Roxburgh (Hawke, Network Ten)
Richard Roxburgh (Rake, ABC1)

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE Most Outstanding Actress
Asher Keddie (Offspring, Network Ten)
Catherine McClements (Rush, Network Ten)
Claire van der Boom (Sisters Of War, ABC1)
Justine Clarke (Tangle, Foxtel [Showcase])
Kat Stewart (Offspring, Network Ten)

GRAHAM KENNEDY AWARD FOR MOST OUTSTANDING NEW TALENT
Emma Booth (Underbelly: The Golden Mile, Nine Network)
Firass Dirani (Underbelly: The Golden Mile, Nine Network)
Richard Davies (Offspring, Network Ten)
Ryan Corr (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Sarah Snook (Sisters Of War, ABC1)

MOST OUTSTANDING NEWS COVERAGE
“Afghanistan Rocket Attack” (Ten News)
“Election 2010″ (Sky News)
“Laurie Oakes Election Leaks” (Nine News)
“New Zealand Mine Disaster” (Seven News)
“Pakistan Floods” (ABC News)

MOST OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT
“Brothers In Arms” (Sunday Night, Channel Seven)
“Hey Dad Scandal” (A Current Affair, Nine Network)
“Iraq’s Deadly Legacy” (Dateline, SBS)
“Smugglers’ Paradise” (Four Corners, ABC1)
“The Condemned” (Dateline, SBS)

MOST OUTSTANDING LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
Hamish & Andy’s Caravan of Courage: Great Britain & Ireland (Network Ten)
Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam (SBS)
Spicks And Specks (ABC1)
Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation (Network Ten)
Yes We Canberra! (ABC1)

MOST OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE
2010 AFL Grand Final (Channel Seven)
2010 Melbourne Cup (Channel Seven)
Rugby League – 2010 State Of Origin – Game One (Nine Network)
The Ashes 2010 First Test – Day One at the Gabba (Nine Network)
XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi (Foxtel)

MOST OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Camp Orange: Castle Mountain (Foxtel [Nickelodeon])
Dance Academy (ABC3)
Dead Gorgeous (ABC3)
Hi-5 (Nine Network)
Prank Patrol (ABC3)

MOST OUTSTANDING FACTUAL PROGRAM
Bondi Rescue (Network Ten)
Miracle in the Storm (ABC1)
RPA (Nine Network)
Such Is Life: The Troubled Times Of Ben Cousins (Channel Seven)
Trishna & Krishna: The Quest For Separate Lives (Channel Seven)

Maroon 5 and pop singer Jessie J will both perform on the night.

Voting for the Gold Logie will continue up to the big night, Sunday May 1st, when the Logies are hosted by Shane Bourne at Crown in Melbourne.

121 Comments »

  1. Anna May 1, 2011 at 11:01 pm -

    I want Neighbours to win !!!!! they rule .. Mark is so hot

  2. Tiffany May 1, 2011 at 7:57 pm -

    Go Adam Hill!!! Good Luck to him tonight!

  3. margot turner April 27, 2011 at 7:49 pm -

    l would like to see rebecca gibney win the gold logie again , even though there are some good nominations ,but l reckon rebecca is the one who shines in the show even though jessica marias is also one of the good actress in pack to the rafters as well.

  4. Carmen Cuce April 25, 2011 at 8:42 pm -

    Most Popular reality program Master Chef Australia network ten
    Most popular lifestyle program ready steady cook

    most popular factual program Bondi Vet network ten
    Charles cottier most popular new male talent channel 7
    Hannah Marshall pack to the rafters channel 7 most popular new female talent
    good news week most popular light entertainment program network ten
    before the game most popular sports program network ten

  5. Carmen Cuce April 25, 2011 at 8:33 pm -

    most popular actor Hugh Sheridan pack to the rafters channel 7
    Most popular actress Jessica Marais Pack to the Rafters channel 7
    Most popular drama series Pack to the Rafters channel 7
    Most popular presenter Hamish Blake Hamish and Andy’s Specials. network ten

  6. John April 18, 2011 at 10:43 pm -

    Why has’nt Kerri-Ann been nominated for anything? She’s been on our screens for thirty years or more, given more to T.V. than most, yet she is always overlooked. I think she should be nominated for services to T.V. at least, and you know she’s got the best pair of legs in the business. (KAK For Gold).

  7. Sharon April 12, 2011 at 1:32 pm -

    I would definitely vote for Grand Designs Australia (Foxtel [The Lifestyle Channel]), Cheers.

  8. David Knox April 6, 2011 at 12:51 pm -

    Actually Anna Gare had her own series on Pay TV too. But I agree it is a moving target. Check other story on Logie voting campaigns for more in-depth discussion on New Talent. Click on the Logies Tag.

  9. DavidS April 6, 2011 at 12:36 pm -

    Not to take anything away from the achievements, but does anyone else find it insulting that five out of ten New Talent nominees aren’t actually new talent? Firass Durani was on one of the many Power Rangers series, Chrissie, Julie, and Poh were all reality contestants, and Manu’s done Ready Steady Cook for years before MKR. Where are the actual new talents, like Kyle and/or Chris from Neighbours (Chris especially — those storylines wouldn’t have been easy for a heterosexual actor even if the writing was high-quality), or Anna Gare?

    That said, I am glad they’ve cut down from 8 to 6 for the Gold Logie this year.

  10. Ronnie April 4, 2011 at 9:07 pm -

    Nominees from Nine’s drama offerings are conspicuously absent. If their endlessly compromised “ensemble” approach to drama isn’t popular then what is going on at HQ, cos it sure isn’t occupying the “quality” part of the spectrum either,

  11. Chris April 4, 2011 at 7:42 pm -

    This year Home and Away has 2 nominations. Last year they had 11. Needless to say, I am pleased that the outcome of the industry awards is not being determined by a handful of Soapie magazine readers.

  12. Banter April 4, 2011 at 4:32 pm -

    @JJabe couldn’t agree more, it really shows the crap on TV with these nominations. 90% of the people nominated wouldn’t even get a mention if we were actually making some decent shows these days.

  13. Tasmanian de√il April 4, 2011 at 4:22 pm -

    I’m definitely voting for Karl for the Gold Logie. :) Goes to show how much of a joke the event is.

  14. Tristram April 4, 2011 at 1:20 pm -

    Paul McDermott missed out individually this time around, but GNW is still on the list I am pleased to see.

  15. JJAbe April 4, 2011 at 1:01 pm -

    Wow. Really highlights the utter amount of crap on TV eh

  16. Kathy April 4, 2011 at 12:41 pm -

    Looks as though a lot of you have taken a dose of cranky pills since the nominations were announced.

    You as ‘the viewers’ voted these people in…Lighten up guys.

    If you don’t like the nominations then vote a little harder for your favourite in 2012.

  17. chris April 4, 2011 at 12:26 pm -

    i want hi5 to be the most outstandig

  18. catherine April 4, 2011 at 11:27 am -

    Does Karl realise he will have to stay sober until the very end of the night because the gold is the last logie to be presented.

    Just heard Denise Scott on radio. She said her aim is to be nominated for best new talent at next years logies. That would be funny.

  19. s5000 April 4, 2011 at 10:22 am -

    I agree with @ironicreference

    I’m calling it now – it’s out of Gibney and Swan.

    I’ll be voting for Asher :D

  20. Carta April 4, 2011 at 10:15 am -

    @Mate – I think Margot could be in with a chance, if the three PTTR actresses split the votes. Asher Keddie probably has a better chance, though, since she also scored enough votes to earn a Gold nomination. Still, it’s absolutely brilliant to see her up there! I’m also really pleased to see Chrissie Swan nominated (she playfully told her audience off this morning on The Circle for causing such a fuss in the media by voting for her). The Circle is hilarious TV and she does a great job, so she deserves her success. The rules surrounding her nomination are a bit dodgy, but obviously the decision was made back in January that she should be eligible for Gold, so no one can take away from the fact that an awful lot of people actually took the time to vote for her. I voted for her in one category, but not for Gold.

  21. IronicReference April 4, 2011 at 10:01 am -

    Hahaha everyone saying there is no way Swan should be nominated, I am not surprised at all. Every single new mother I know loves her and are obsessed with that show. She is very popular and the show itself has a much wider fan base outside its actual viewership each day. All my friends watch it if they have the day off or are sick. That may mean they never win the ratings but they are far more liked generally. Now Stefanovic? That is obviously a product of their constant campaigning for him. Kochie and Mel have a much larger fervent fan base but have never advertised for themselves the way the Today show has. They may also be hated by more but it still wouldn’t change that they are liked by more!

  22. Mate April 4, 2011 at 9:10 am -

    Yay! Go Margot Robbie for the Silver Logie!!!!!!!! and Neighbours for best Drama! :D

  23. TM April 4, 2011 at 9:03 am -

    Why is there no comedy category? What a display of contempt for all the people who work in (narrative) comedy in this country.

  24. Douglas Quaid April 4, 2011 at 8:56 am -

    I would definitely swap Swan for Micallef. Not so much a mark against Swan but Micallef is a league above, no doubt about it.

  25. roaringdave April 4, 2011 at 8:41 am -

    Wow…people take these ‘awards’ far too seriously…if you enjoy watching a particular show or personality, why do you care if it wins an award?

  26. AS April 4, 2011 at 8:40 am -

    I’d vote for Plucka Duck before Karl Stefanovic.

  27. Dave April 4, 2011 at 8:04 am -

    but having said all that. the royal wedding on friday night and the logies on sunday night. it cant get much better than that

  28. Dave April 4, 2011 at 8:02 am -

    the circle in 3 categories? i mean i like the show but it never even features in the daily ratings. they should at least have an award based on ratings figures like ARIAS do with record sales.

  29. Adam April 4, 2011 at 7:23 am -

    Excuse me but I’m just wondering how Karl Stefanovic winded up becoming nominated for a gold logie? Did he do a guest spot in Packed To The Rafters or something?

    Thankyou.

  30. rickthom April 4, 2011 at 6:41 am -

    ‘Shakes head’, can’t believe that ‘Offspring’ didn’t get a nod for ‘Outstanding Drama’. Personally i believe Ryan Corr has helped keep ‘Rafters’ fresh and deserves his nom, but new talent? Yes i know how the rules work but really.
    ‘MKR’ missing out on a nom for Most Popular Reality Program is a shock. I was sure it would have been there. And Gooooo Chrissie!!!

  31. daveinprogress April 4, 2011 at 6:23 am -

    The popular voted prizes have always been wild cards, but reveal more about the voting population than the industry diversity. I have had to endure decades of soapie starlets and wooden actors receive silver and gold nods. It is actually refreshing to see some new names win people’s affection and votes. Peer voted prizes still feel a little limited to me. For years I have pleaded for supporting categories to be reintroduced. I believe the panels choosing the ‘outstanding’ prizes were lessened this year, not expanded. For me that explains some of the inclusions – but to have 6 dramas nominated outstanding, and to have actors of the caliber of Asher Keddie,Justine Clarke, Kat Stewart, Richard Roxburgh is great.

  32. Mike.S April 4, 2011 at 4:31 am -

    People have voted for these nominees,and we all like and dislike different shows and people.Guys we all know its not in the same leaugue as the Oscars,but it Australias TV awards night.I love The Circle and Chrissie and yes it doesnt rate as well as Mprning Show.But the viewers it has got have voted.Same with Karl,l dislike the fool but a lot of people have voted for him.So we accept the nominees and move on.No one forces anyone to watch on the night and if people think this years nominees are wrong it might show in the shows rating.

  33. GARY April 4, 2011 at 2:43 am -

    I’ll say it again: It’s ridiculous theire is no comedy category at the Logies anymore.

    I think the Rafters people have a good shot at the popular awards but would like to see it shared around for the ‘outstanding’ categories. I really liked performances in Underbelly.

  34. Ja'mie April 4, 2011 at 12:01 am -

    Logies = Fail.

  35. Mr. chandler April 3, 2011 at 11:47 pm -

    Adam hills for gold. I don’t think I could take Karl winning it

  36. bec April 3, 2011 at 11:38 pm -

    Jess for gold . What a joke that swan and the circle being nominated . Everyone knows The morning show and kylie should have been there

  37. s5000 April 3, 2011 at 10:54 pm -

    Apart from Shaun not getting a Gold Nom, I’m glad to see a healthy mix of real personalities from a range of different formats, and not the usual schleb of “oh that person’s old, let’s give it to them” and “Let’s rename it the Golden Lisa”.

  38. Malcolm April 3, 2011 at 10:37 pm -

    @ Tay I also don’t know who Asher Keddie and Chrissie Swan are, it’s quite obvious the Logies have been hijacked by juveniles. I can’t see many older folk voting with the introduction of this new system.

    Also agree where’s Sea Patrol, it’s consistently got double the ratings of any of Ten’s juvenile dramas yet it is nowhere to be seen. I think with the youth of today with their phones and the general loss of interest of voting by older viewers has turned this once proud event into a joke.

  39. Anthony Mai April 3, 2011 at 9:58 pm -

    @Nicky I agree, Rafters isn’t the best show of television… But it’s easy to watch. I think the family stuff is sometime quite dorky and lame… I think it’s missing a lot of heart and realness to it. It’s a TV family, not a real Australian family (which is something a lot of people claim it is)

  40. Dan April 3, 2011 at 9:52 pm -

    Karl Stefanovic???? Who the hell voted for him!! Goes to show that you don’t have to have a personality to get a nomination as most popular personality. His head is already too big for his body, now it will get even bigger.

    The rest of the nominations are ok though, just a shame that Karl’s has made a joke of the whole thing.

  41. Nicky April 3, 2011 at 9:42 pm -

    I don’t know what the big deal is with this show Packed to the Rafters it’s rubbish.Rebecca Gibney she is not even Australian she a stupid Kiwi I can’t stand her.
    I can’t believe Shaun didn’t get nominated something crook here.

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