The Project and the ABC dominate at the 58th Annual TV Week Logie Awards

The 58th Annual TV Week Logie Awards were awarded last night in Melbourne, and with it came a slew of wins for the ABC – eight in total, the most for any network. The Secret River, Glitch, Gruen, Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell, The Killing Season and Ready for This were all recognised as part of their haul.

The Project was the big winner, however, with co-host Waleed Aly taking home the biggest prize of the night – the Gold Logie – as well as Best Presenter. The series itself took out Best News Panel or Current Affairs Program.

Among the highlights of the night were Waleed Aly‘s phenomenal Gold Logie acceptance, Noni Hazelhurst‘s inspirational speech when she was inducted into the Logies Hall of Fame and Julia Morris‘ seemingly impromptu performance of “I Need A Hero”.

The full list of winners are below.


Gold Logie for Best Personality: Waleed Aly

Most Outstanding Actor: Alex Dimitriades, The Principal
Most Outstanding Actress: Deborah Mailman, Redfern Now: Promise Me
Most Outstanding Supporting Actor: Tim Minchin, The Secret River
Most Outstanding Supporting Actress: Celia Ireland, Wentworth
Silver Logie for Best Actress: Jessica Marais, Love Child
Silver Logie for Best Actor: Erik Thomson, 800 Words
Best New Talent: Adam Dovile, Better Homes & Gardens

Most Outstanding Drama: Glitch
Most Outstanding Entertainment Program: The Gruen Transfer
Most Outstanding Comedy Program: Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell
Best Reality Program: The Block
Best Entertainment Program: Family Feud
Best Drama Program: Home & Away
The Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie: The Secret River

Most Outstanding Sports Coverage: KFC T20 Big Bash League
Best Presenter: Waleed Aly, The Project.
Best Lifestyle Program: The Living Room
Best Factual Program: Gogglebox Australia
Best Sports Program: The NRL Footy Show
Most Outstanding News Coverage: Parramatta Shooting, Seven News
Best News Panel or Current Affairs Program: The Project


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Larry Heath

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