Samuel Johnson took out the 2017 TV Week Gold Logie for Best Personality on Australia Television for his portrayal of music veteran Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum. It was all going so well until the moment was overshadowed by Meldrum himself who took to the mic in a mighty drunken state.
At the night’s pivotal moment, let’s just say we kept it really “classy”. Not. A few F-bombs were dropped, we couldn’t really understand what Molly was saying and poor Johnson was left cringing on live TV. Sure, we may not have wrongly announced any award winners, but this was seriously not the greatest Aussie TV moment.
The night as a whole ran as it should and all winners were very deserving. Special mention must go to Kerri-Anne Kennerley who was inducted into the Hall of Fame, the third woman to ever hold this honour. Her speech was heartfelt and moving; a moment dedicated to her husband. It took her long enough but she finally did it, her first ever Logie after a career spanning five decades.
The full list of winners are below.
Best Personality on Australia Television: Samuel Johnson
Best Actor: Samuel Johnson, Molly
Best Actress: Jessica Marais, Love Child/The Wrong Girl
Best Presenter: Waleed Aly, The Project
Best New Talent: Rob Collins, The Wrong Girl/Cleverman
Best Drama Program: Molly
Best Entertainment Program: Have You Been Paying Attention?
Best News Panel or Current Affairs Program: The Project
Best Reality Program: The Block
Best Sports Program: The NRL Footy Show
Best Lifestyle Program: The Living Room
Best Factual Program: Gogglebox Australia
Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer: Elias Anton, Barracuda
Most Outstanding Drama Series: A Place to Call Home
Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie: The Kettering Incident
Most Outstanding Actor: Henry Nixon, The Kettering Incident
Most Outstanding Actress: Anna Torv, Secret City
Most Outstanding Supporting Actor: Damon Herriman, Secret City
Most Outstanding Supporting Actress: Debra Lawrance, Please Like Me
Most Outstanding Comedy Program: Please Like Me
Most Outstanding Children’s Program: Little Lunch: The Nightmare Before Graduation
Most Outstanding Sports Coverage: Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Most Outstanding News Coverage: Sky News Election Coverage 2016
Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report: Australia’s Shame, Four Corners
Most Outstanding Factual or Documentary Program: Conviction