Tom Gleeson wins the 2019 Gold Logie!
That’s a wrap! Tom Gleeson has taken home the Gold Logie at the 61st TV Week Gold Logie Awards.
The game show host and presenter was recognised for his work on ‘Hard Quiz’ and was awarded the coveted award in front of fellow industry entertainers and peers. Poking fun at his win, the comedian heckled the competition, while simultaneously swigging his drink against Rebecca Gibney’s advice to the winner to “not drink too much”. Gleeson said about his award that “it’s a win for comedy”.
Other nominees vying for the “big one” included Amanda Keller (The Living Room, Dancing With The Stars), Costa Georgiadis (Gardening Australia), Eve Morey (Neighbours), Rodger Corser (Doctor Doctor), Sam Mac (Sunrise), Tom Gleeson (Hard Quiz) and Waleed Aly (The Project).
Held in Queensland at The Star Gold Coast, the TV Week Gold Logie Awards aims to recognise the best of the best in Australian television. Divided into two categories, Most Popular awards are voted by the public with two rounds of voting, while the Most Outstanding awards are decided by a panel of TV industry experts.
Some award recipients included Scott Ryan (Ray Shoesmith, Mr Inbetween) for Most Oustanding Actor, Jenna Coleman (Joanna, The Cry) for Most Outstanding Actress and Dylan Alcott who received the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent. In an emotional acceptance speech, Alcott reminisced over his experiences never seeing anyone like himself on television and encouraged for more opportunities for people with a disability.
Programs that received an industry nod included ‘Wentworth’ for Most Outstanding Drama Series, Stan’s ‘Bloom’ for Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie and ‘Have You Been Paying Attention’ for Most Outstanding Entertainment Program. Local Brisbane show, ‘Bluey’, took home Most Outstanding Children’s Show. The ABC hit has been downloaded more than 23 million times and has received international interest.
Journalist Kerry O’Brien was also inducted into the prestigious Hall of Fame on the night of nights. The icon, whose career has seen the acceptance of six Walkley awards, was recognised for his extensive media contribution and presented the award by a fellow journalist, Waleed Aly. Addressing the audience, O’Brien commented on the state of our current news industries and also made a stand regarding the tragedy of the Australian Government not genuinely acknowledging our indigenous population.
Although without a host, “The Logies” opened with a hilarious stand-up by Gold Logie winner Gleeson, who roasted fellow nominees in a tongue-in-cheek manner.
The event will remain on the Gold Coast until 2021 thanks to a deal signed by the Queensland Government.
A full list of award nominees and winners is below.
2019 TV Week Gold Logie Award Winners and Nominees:
MOST POPULAR ACTOR
Winner: Luke McGregor (Rosehaven)
Other Nominees: Aaron Pedersen (Mystery Road), Guy Pearce (Jack Irish), Ray Meagher (Home And Away), Rodger Corser (Doctor Doctor) and Ryan Moloney (Neighbours)
MOST POPULAR ACTRESS
Winner: Deborah Mailman (Bite Club, Mystery Road)
Other Nominees: Asher Keddie (The Cry), Celia Pacquola (Rosehaven), Eve Morey (Neighbours), Jenna Coleman (The Cry), and Marta Dusseldorp (A Place To Call Home, Jack Irish)
MOST POPULAR PRESENTER
Winner: Costa Georgiadis (Gardening Australia)
Other Nominees: Amanda Keller (The Living Room, Dancing With The Stars), Carrie Bickmore (The Project), Julia Morris (Blind Date, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, Chris & Julia’s Sunday Night Takeaway), Tom Gleeson (Hard Quiz), and Waleed Aly (The Project)
GRAHAM KENNEDY AWARD FOR MOST POPULAR NEW TALENT
Winner: Dylan Alcott (Invictus Games Tonight, The Set)
Other Nominees: Bonnie Anderson (Neighbours), Courtney Miller (Home And Away), Eddie Woo (Teenage Boss), Joe Jonas (The Voice Australia), and Tasia Zalar (Mystery Road)
TV WEEK GOLD LOGIE FOR MOST POPULAR PERSONALITY ON AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION
Winner: Tom Gleeson
Other Nominees: Amanda Keller (The Living Room, Dancing With The Stars), Costa Georgiadis (Gardening Australia), Eve Morey (Neighbours), Rodger Corser (Doctor Doctor), Sam Mac (Sunrise), and Waleed Aly (The Project)
MOST POPULAR DRAMA PROGRAM
Winner: Mystery Road
Other Nominees: Doctor Doctor, Home And Away, Neighbours, The Cry and Wentworth
MOST POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
Winner: Gogglebox Australia
Other Nominees: Anh’s Brush With Fame, Dancing With The Stars, Gruen, Hard Quiz, and The Voice Australia
MOST POPULAR COMEDY PROGRAM
Winner: Have You Been Paying Attention?
Other Nominees: Hughesy, We Have A Problem, Rosehaven, Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures, Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell and True Story With Hamish & Andy
MOST POPULAR REALITY PROGRAM
Winner: MasterChef Australia
Other Nominees: Australian Survivor, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, Married At First Sight, My Kitchen Rules and The Block
MOST POPULAR LIFESTYLE PROGRAM
Winner: Gardening Australia
Other Nominees: Back In Time For Dinner, Better Homes And Gardens, Selling Houses Australia, The Living Room and Travel Guides
MOST POPULAR PANEL OR CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAM
Winner: The Project
Other Nominees: 7.30, 60 Minutes, A Current Affair, Australian Story, and Four Corners
MOST POPULAR TELEVISION COMMERCIAL
Winner: Dundee: Australia’s Tourism Ad in Disguise by Tourism Australia
Other Nominees: Australia Santa Crashes Christmas by Aldi, Frank by Westpac, I AM the Captain of my own soul by Invictus Games, Naked Wrestling by KFC, and Serena Project: I Touch Myself by Berlei
MOST OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Other Nominees: Doctor Doctor, Mystery Road, Neighbours and Secret City: Under the Eagle
MOST OUTSTANDING MINISERIES OR TELEMOVIE
Other Nominees: Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted To You, On The Ropes, Pine Gap and The Cry
MOST OUTSTANDING ACTOR
Winner: Scott Ryan (Ray Shoesmith, Mr Inbetween)
Other Nominees: Aaron Pedersen (Detective Jay Swan, Mystery Road), Bryan Brown (Ray Reed, Bloom), Jay Ryan (Sean ‘Speedo’ Collins, Fighting Season), and Robbie Magasiva (Will Jackson, Wentworth)
MOST OUTSTANDING ACTRESS
Winner: Jenna Coleman (Joanna, The Cry)
Other Nominees: Danielle Cormack (Karen Koutoufides, Secret City: Under the Eagle), Judy Davis (Emma James, Mystery Road), Leah Purcell (Rita Connors, Wentworth) and Nicole Chamoun (Amirah Al-Amir, On The Ropes)
MOST OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR
Winer: Frankie J Holden (Roy Briggs, A Place to Call Home)
Other Nominees: Bernard Curry (Jake Stewart, Wentworth), Ewen Leslie (Ted Nordenfelt, Fighting Season), Ian Meadows (Corey Baxter, Dead Lucky) and Wayne Blair (Larry Dime, Mystery Road)
MOST OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Winner: Jacki Weaver (Gwen Reed, Bloom)
Other Nominees: Asher Keddie (Alexandra, The Cry), Celia Ireland (Liz Birdsworth, Wentworth), Keisha Castle-Hughes (Jess, On The Ropes) and Susie Porter (The Muse, The Second)
MOST OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
Winner: Have You Been Paying Attention?
Other Nominees: Australian Ninja Warrior, Eurovision – Australia Decides 2019, Gogglebox Australia and True Story With Hamish & Andy
MOST OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Other Nominees: Grace Beside Me, Mustangs FC, Teenage Boss and The Bureau Of Magical Things
MOST OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE
Winner: The 2018 FIFA World Cup
Other Nominees: Australia V India (Second Test in Perth), Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Invictus Games Sydney 2018 and Supercars Championship: Bathurst
MOST OUTSTANDING NEWS COVERAGE OR PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT
Winner: Coverage Of The Thai Cave Rescue – Four Corners – Out of the Dark
Other Nominees: James Comey Interview – 7.30, Leadership Spill – Sky News, Townsville Flood Disaster – 7 News and Who Cares? – Four Corners
MOST OUTSTANDING FACTUAL OR DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM
Winner: Ron Iddles: The Good Cop
Other Nominees: Employable Me, Exposed: The Case of Keli Lane, Taboo, and The Pacific – In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neil
MOST OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
Winner: Australian Survivor: Champions Vs Contenders
Other Nominees: House Rules, Married At First Sight, MasterChef Australia, and The Block