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)

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

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)

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.

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)

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)

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.

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)

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)

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.

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)

“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)

“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)

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

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

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.


  1. Kaffeeklatch

    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.”


    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

  12. Is there a need to acknoweledge the today show and karl every five minutes? Its annoying how theres no shots of stars on other networks on the redcarpet, we get it, you think lavina and sonia looked great, and i get you dont want to promote the other channels but seriously we are watching because we are tv fans.

  13. There are many perplexing questions raised by all of this, but what I don’t understand most is, how is the ALF grand final day coverage a sports program? All the other nominees, both footy shows, wwos, and before the game are actual 30+ week shows. The AFL grand final was not even in the running for best sports coverage. So David or anyone, can you explain how the grand final coverage of the AFL is nominated, and wins best Sports Program???

  14. Just a word about the telecast – the scrolling text behind the winners made it look like the camera was circling them – very off-putting.

  15. glad karl didn’t win gold. just an over exposed idiot and adam hills was robbed again. most popular actor is a crock. it really is lets give it to someone that needs publicity comp

  16. Good now we can talk about. I said it, Hamish would win, and it’s all because Nine bought it. just like they bought last years. That’s how desperate they’ve become.
    Hamish was on a show that lasted what 6 weeks, and had ratings that dropped week after week and was one of the years biggest flops. Just remarkable he’d win. Time the Logies were scrapped.

  17. Ouch Rebecca Gibney’s comment felt personal….”for a show in decline we’re doing okay.”

    I used to love Rafters and would watch every week, but the last season the quality of the show dropped massively, getting that bad that I was losing interest but still watched. Was only when Seven yanked it mid season that made up my mind to stop watching. Good on them for still rating well, but the show ain’t what it used to be.

    Most of the Outstanding categories have been spot on (minus the sport one). That’s exactly why the Logies need to scrap this rubbish popular voting, and be a serious well respected industry award. Can you imagine if the Oscars or Grammys were public voted…Twilight wins Best Picture, Justin Bieber wins song of the year…

  18. No spolier contained in this post
    You can still find things that aren’t officially published with a google search
    Try. 2012 gold logie winner and while the page may not exist the headline does….

  19. herald sun statement , blames google and then dobbs Nine in. m.heraldsun.com.au/news/technical-glitch-reveals-winner/story-e6frf7jo-1226327271324

  20. Did Denise Scott have a sly dig about the leak, by pretending she was about to read the winner before the nominees? “Imagine if I’d blown it”. Quite a few knowing laughs in the audience.

  21. 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.

    I would have chosen the Legend of Enyo.

    I still remember when Argo’s Carton Connection would always win the award, when they were not even trying in the later years. Saturday Disney provided much better hosts segments, and there were many other good choices.

  22. Hamish Blake wins the gold logie. What a joke ! The logies has turned into a charity event for those to win who do not have people actually watching their show. It should be more strict on who gets nominated and it should be based on longevity and ratings. A few years ago the chaser boys were going to rig the gold logie for Anton Enus from SBS World News to win but the authorities steped in and took his name off the nomination list

  23. Linkin-Phoenix

    I’m disappointed that Giggle & Hoot weren’t nominated for best Children’s Program. By far it is the best Children’s program the ABC have on air. It’s very sweet and the host is absolutely brilliant.

    It’s tolerable even for adults which is saying something.

  24. The sooner the Logies leave 9 & even Melbourne for a couple of years, just for a change the better.

    Hamish & Andy beating AGT & S&S? I’m sorry but that stinks to high heaven.

    The Block winning i can understand. It rated well & possibly the 2 cooking shows cancelled each other out.

  25. The media or someone should do a story on it, watch the telecast and count how many cross promotional references there have been. I get that they use it to spruke their new product but like I said, i’ve been watching it for years and i think this year it is the worst it has ever been and is way way way over the top! The ABC should have the telecast, Nine are and have been for a long time, running it into the ground!

  26. The Logies are basically one gigantic ad for Channel Nine now. The Voice was okay.

    Anyone else notice that Nine relaunched their on-air look and website tonight? Looks like different shows have different colours.

  27. Are people really complaining about who won and who lost? Let me just remind everyone yet again, the only people who vote for this award show are tweenagers, bored bogan housewives and the PR teams for each network. This ridiculous “night of nights” is simply The Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, minus the slime…

  28. @Ryan1890 well said

    The block wins over MKR = dodgy
    Gap year wins over AGT = proves that it is rigged by nine

    I think nine would have to be the worst network for blatant cross promotion as far as tv goes I would like nothing more that to see cross promoting banned with heavy penalties for doing it

  29. Nice to see Nine rigging the votes for their own cross promotion.
    The Logies were already shit with no credibility and the lousy voting system. Now it’s turned into a bigger farce with networks themselves doing all the voting.
    Karl winning last year showed this, but now Hamish & Andy winning???? Really ??? Against AGT and Spicks…..
    And the Block winning over Masterchef or MKR???
    Would not be surprised at all if Hamish wins Gold just so Nine can justifiy paying him megabucks for a poor rating show.

    And State of Origin for most outstanding sports coverage. Sorry but majority of the country got it on delay that itself makes it crap coverage. Seven’s Aussie Open coverage was excellent with using both 7 and 7two and showing it live.

  30. The cross promotion was horrible and I did not like the Jokea about the project/tens shares whilst Sonia Krugar was interviewing Carrie. As a gold logie nominee she deserved a fair interview but that bimbo Krugar could only muster lame jokes that should’ve been left for an opening monologue of the program and not to distract from a gold logie nominees interview

  31. Don’t you people understand it’s most popular in terms of voting??

    More votes = win!

    Considering AGT has Kyle in it, I’m not surprised AGT got beat by Hamish and Andy’s 2 million radio listeners.

  32. @ryan1890 To be fair, I would think Ch 7 would be the same if they had the Logies (think how they cross-promote during the tennis). Plus ads for the winning programs have been airing for years.

    Also, surprise wins are what makes any awards ceremony, history shows ratings do not always translate to Logie wins.

  33. I’m disgusted by the cross promotion. I know Channel 7 have knocked 9 off their ratings perch but I have never seen it as bad as it is tonight. Are they really that desperate? Plus I am honestly concerned about who is winning – Gap Year which hardly anyone watched beats Australia’s Got Talent? The Block beats MKR despite MKR airing during the voting period and doing bigger nightly numbers? Then the first promo after the Block wins is for the Block’s premier tomorrow night. Constant references to The Voice etc. This network is a joke and the way they’re handling the telecast is horrendous, they shouldn’t be allowed to show it again after the way the extent to which they’ve abused the priviledge tonight.

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