2012 Logie Awards: winners

The stars have gathered at Crown Palladium for the 54th TV Week Logie Awards.

One Direction opened the Red Carpet with an ear-piercing performance as security battled to keep the hordes contained. This year media and stars struggled to be heard in pre-show interviews as fans of the UK boyband squealed their enthusiasm. Television’s “night of nights” threatened to be upstaged by pop music.

But the ceremony eventually got underway.

Flo Rida opened with Get a Good Feeling, the song that Young Talent Time used for all its promos. Nice plug. The room certainly was buoyant with Flo Rida even coaxing Sonia Kruger dancing.

Adam Hills was the first presenter, mimicking Angelina Jolie’s Academy Awards pose. Hills let fly with plenty of gags about One Direction, The Shire, Gina Rinehart, and Brynne Edelsten (why isn’t he hosting the show?).

Winners in bold:

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – Most Popular Actress
Asher Keddie (Nina Proudman, Offspring, Network Ten /Ita Buttrose, Paper Giants: The Birth Of Cleo, ABC1)
Danielle Cormack (Kate Leigh, Underbelly: Razor, Nine Network /Angela Travis, East West 101, SBS)
Esther Anderson (Charlie Buckton, Home And Away, Channel Seven)
Jessica Marais (Rachel Rafter, Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Rebecca Gibney (Julie Rafter, Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)\

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – Most Popular Actor
Daniel MacPherson (Jack Keenan, Wild Boys, Channel Seven)
Eddie Perfect (Mick Holland, Offspring, Network Ten)
Erik Thomson (Dave Rafter, Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Hugh Sheridan (Ben Rafter, Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Ray Meagher (Alf Stewart, Home And Away, Channel Seven)

MOST POPULAR LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
Australia’s Got Talent (Channel Seven)
Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year (Nine Network)
Spicks And Specks (ABC1)
Sunrise (Channel Seven)
The Project (Network Ten)

MOST POPULAR FACTUAL PROGRAM
Bondi Rescue (Network Ten)
Bondi Vet (Network Ten)
Border Security: Australia’s Front Line (Channel Seven)
RPA (Nine Network)
World’s Strictest Parents (Channel Seven)

MOST POPULAR REALITY PROGRAM
Beauty And The Geek Australia (Channel Seven)
MasterChef Australia (Network Ten)
My Kitchen Rules (Channel Seven)
The Block (Nine Network)
The X Factor Australia (Channel Seven)

Delta Goodrem performed her new single.

MOST POPULAR SPORTS PROGRAM
2011 AFL Grand Final (Network Ten)
Before The Game (Network Ten)
The AFL Footy Show (Nine Network)
The NRL Footy Show (Nine Network)
Wide World Of Sports (Nine Network)

MOST OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE
2011 Australian Open Tennis (Channel Seven)
2011 Bathurst 1000 (Channel Seven)
2011 Melbourne Cup Carnival (Channel Seven)
State Of Origin III (Nine Network)
Tour de France 2011 (SBS)

Prue and Trude from Kath and Kim gave an hilarious presentation, just after a trailer for their upcoming feature.

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – Most Popular Presenter
Adam Hills (Spicks And Specks, ABC1/Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight, ABC1)
Carrie Bickmore (The Project, Network Ten)
Chrissie Swan (The Circle, Network Ten)
Hamish Blake (Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year, Nine Network)
Karl Stefanovic (Today, Nine Network)

MOST OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Camp Orange: Wrong Town, (Nickelodeon, FOXTEL)
Lockie Leonard (Nine Network)
My Place (ABC3)
Saturday Disney (Channel Seven)
Scope (Network Ten)

Next it was a very fond introduction by John Paul Young, Red Symons and Delta Goodrem to induct Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum into the Logies Hall of Fame with highlights from Countdown and Hey Hey it’s Saturday. Long overdue.

Dannii Minogue and Michael Gudinski accepted on his behalf.

GRAHAM KENNEDY AWARD FOR MOST OUTSTANDING NEW TALENT
Anna McGahan (Underbelly: Razor, Nine Network)
Chelsie Preston Crayford (Underbelly: Razor, Nine Network)
Hamish Macdonald (Senior Foreign Correspondent, Network Ten)
Hamish Michael (Crownies, ABC1)
Melissa Bergland (Winners & Losers, Channel Seven)

MOST POPULAR NEW MALE TALENT
Dan Ewing (Heath Braxton, Home And Away, Channel Seven)
James Mason (Chris Pappas, Neighbours, Network Ten)
Peter Kuruvita (Host, My Sri Lanka With Peter Kuruvita, SBS)
Steve Peacocke (Darryl “Brax” Braxton, Home And Away, Channel Seven)
Tom Wren (Dr Doug Graham, Winners & Losers, Channel Seven)

MOST OUTSTANDING FACTUAL PROGRAM
Go Back To Where You Came From (SBS)
Leaky Boat (ABC1)
Mrs Carey’s Concert (ABC1)
Outback Fight Club (SBS)
Tony Robinson Explores Australia (The History Channel, (FOXTEL)

Mick Molloy introduced the In Memoriam tribute, beginning with Bill Hunter and ending with Ian Turpie.

MOST POPULAR NEW FEMALE TALENT
Anna McGahan (Nellie Cameron, Underbelly: Razor, Nine Network)
Chelsie Preston Crayford (Tilly Devine, Underbelly: Razor, Nine Network)
Demi Harman (Sasha Bezmel, Home And Away, Channel Seven)
Melissa Bergland (Jenny Gross, Winners & Losers Channel Seven)
Tiffiny Hall (Trainer, The Biggest Loser Australia, Network Ten)

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – Most Outstanding Actor
Alex Dimitriades (The Slap, ABC1)
David Wenham (Killing Time, TV1, FOXTEL)
Don Hany (East West 101, SBS)
Geoff Morrell (Cloudstreet, Showcase, FOXTEL)
Rob Carlton (Paper Giants: The Birth Of Cleo, ABC1)

MOST OUTSTANDING NEWS COVERAGE
“Lockyer Valley Flood” (Brisbane News, Channel Seven)
“Qantas Grounded” (Sky News National, Sky News Australia, FOXTEL)
“Skype Scandal” (Ten News At Five, Network Ten)
“The Queensland Floods” (Nine News, Nine Network)
“Unfinished Business” (SBS World News Australia, SBS)

MOST OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT
“A Bloody Business” (Four Corners/Sarah Ferguson, ABC1)
After The Deluge: The Valley (Paul Lockyer, ABC1)
“Rescue 500″ (Sunday Night, Channel Seven)
“Salma In The Square” (Foreign Correspondent/Mark Corcoran, ABC1)
Tour Of Duty: Australia’s Secret War (Network Ten)

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – Most Outstanding Actress
Asher Keddie (Paper Giants: The Birth Of Cleo, ABC1)
Diana Glenn (Killing Time, TV1, FOXTEL)
Essie Davis (The Slap, ABC1)
Kat Stewart (Offspring, Network Ten)
Melissa George (The Slap, ABC1)

MOST POPULAR LIFESTYLE PROGRAM
Better Homes And Gardens (Channel Seven)
Getaway (Nine Network)
iFISH (Network Ten)
Ready Steady Cook (Network Ten)
Selling Houses Australia Extreme (LifeStyle Channel, FOXTEL)

MOST POPULAR DRAMA SERIES
Home And Away (Channel Seven)
Offspring (Network Ten)
Packed To The Rafters (Channel Seven)
Underbelly: Razor (Nine Network)
Winners And Losers (Channel Seven)

MOST OUTSTANDING LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
Australia’s Got Talent (Channel Seven)
Gruen Planet (ABC1)
Spicks And Specks (ABC1)
Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation (Network Ten)
The Project (Network Ten)

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie
Cloudstreet (Showcase, FOXTEL)
Offspring (Network Ten)
Paper Giants: The Birth Of Cleo (ABC1)
The Slap (ABC1)
Underbelly: Razor (Nine Network)
TV WEEK GOLD LOGIE – Most Popular Personality on TV
Adam Hills (Spicks And Specks, ABC1/Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight, ABC1)
Asher Keddie (Nina Proudman, Offspring, Network Ten /Ita Buttrose, Paper Giants: The Birth Of Cleo, ABC1)
Carrie Bickmore (The Project, Network Ten)
Esther Anderson (Charlie Buckton, Home And Away, Channel Seven)
Hamish Blake (Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year, Nine Network)
Karl Stefanovic (Today, Nine Network)

This post updates.

68 Comments:

  1. Kirben wrote: “The Most Outstanding Children’s Program award is a absolute joke, they really should scrap it. There were much better choices than My Place, that award never goes to any decent series.”

    Hmmm…

    Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series (Kids) award 2011 and 2012 Kidscreen Awards
    2012 AACTA Award For Best Children’s Television Series
    Best Children’s Programme, Asian TV Awards
    2011 AWGIE Award for Children’s Television C Classification
    Best Television Theme, 2010 Screen Music Awards

    and now

    Most Outstanding Children’s Program, 2012 Logie Awards.

    Says it all, really.

  2. @David- I didn’t mean the website, I can see that it’s been updated. I meant that you’ve been quiet with your opinion. Often when there’s a big story you normally leave your thoughts in the comments section (and personally, that’s something I really enjoy reading), hence why I provided some questions. No matter…

  3. You’re awfully quiet David! Surely you have some thoughts on this night and the numerous issues that people have raised- do you think network campaigns have played a big part in “wins”? Was the cross-promotion too much? Did a lack of host help or hinder the flow? Did you think it ran too long? Was that Flo Rida opening number the worst filming you’ve seen in a long time? Is the sparkly diamonty set too tacky? Fixes for next year?

    • Quebec: Awfully quiet? I’ve had less than 4 hours sleep and my schedule won’t return to ‘normal’ until about Wednesday. Yet I have still sought to deliver content to this site.

  4. What was with the Sydney newsreader running ahead of the Melbourne newsreader and leaving the Brisbane newsreader third, to grab the Logie for The Queensland Floods coverage. Almost all of the material Sydney & Melbourne got was from QTQ9. Quite rude, Overton.

  5. Turned over after Waking the Dead to see the farce award known as Most Popular Sports Program going to the AFL Grand Final !!! Don’t get me wrong. I lave AFL but like several posters have already pointed out, this is an event, like the Melb Cup, Bathurst 1000; Tour de France et al (that were nominated in the next category), Most Outstanding Sports Coverage. I was completely mystified until the winner of the latter category was announced – Ch9’s State of Origin III – As Ray Warren pointed out, this was the first time NRL had won in this category. The organisers need to explain this!

  6. Loved seeing Prue and Tru again – I don’t think a lot of people ‘get’ them, specially those they’re lampooning. But the ladies of Toorak and Double Bay do speak like that!

  7. daveinprogress

    I agree with a lot of the comments here. I have been watching Logies since 1977, and this one was very reminiscent of Logies of old – overlong, very much favouring the network that hosted it – some of the choices were odd – but so too were some of the prestigious ones – Asher Keddie,m bizarrely still hasn’t won an outstanding logies – after multiple nominations – if she couldn’t win in a year with two amazing performances???? Melissa George? It was marvellous that Rob Carlton won, although i thought Alex would nab it for The Slap. The Gold Logie again is becoming a platform for fanbases – perhaps it always was – Ray Martin used to joke that his team and family would buy truckloads of tv week and send in the coupons – or else how could he win (humbly said). Now with multi media voting – it is not terribly representative. How a 10 week series co-presenter can win over Hills (2 shows – 1 on air for 40 weeks), Bickmore (50 weeks) Stefanovic (50 weeks) Keddie (13 +2) Anderson (48) is odd. But the people have spoken – I like Hamish – and his speech. But yeah the Logies awards system and the telecast production leave a lot to be desired. Do we need so many foreign acts to perform? Cultural cringe!!!

  8. I stopped watching The Logie Awards years ago. I came home this morning…checked on the net who won in 2 minutes…had I watched it I would have had to sit thru 5 hrs of dribble to find out who won!!! No I’m not that delusional!!

  9. I have never watched The Logies as I never watch award shows, but I read this article with interest. My goodness, what terrible results, if anything proves the Logies voting methodology needs to be scrapped, this does.

    1. Hamish Blake’s Logie was purchased by Nine. No way in hell should anyone, from the presenters to the gaffer tape guy, be nominated for anything to do with Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year. It was a ratings flop and utterly dismal to boot. Absolutely ridiculous outcome, what a complete joke.

    2. The Block won out over MKR and Masterchef. Really?????????

    3. I agree with other posters, since when is the AFL Grand Final a sports “program”? The Footy Show is a sports program, Before the Game is a sports program, the Grand Final of any code is coverage of a major sporting event. There is a difference. This anomaly, which is glaringly obvious even to Blind Freddie, needs to be fixed, pronto.

    4. Considering the woeful last couple of seasons, the ho-hum acting performances and the ever declining ratings, Rafters probably should not have won best drama.

  10. I stopped watching it when the leak about Hamish broke out. What a horrible event. I won’t be watching it next year. What’s the point of it anyways?

  11. harrypotter1994

    The worst thing about the whole broadcast was the length the TV Guide (which it seems doesn’t broadcast to unusual times unless its 7.35pm) said it was 11.30. Usually it only runs half an hour over the TV Guide time. The EPG said midnight but come on that was ridiculous 12.30!

    I personally didn’t have a problem with the Block win based on last year it was super popular. However I personally didn’t like the Hamish and Andy win or the Hamish Gold win

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