The 56th TV WEEK Logie Award Winners
After 15 years in television, SCOTT CAM has beaten out his rivals to claim Australian television’s most coveted prize – the TV WEEK Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on TV.
It was cause for double celebration for the television personality, who also took out the gong for the Most Popular Presenter for his role as host of The Block. The two awards are Scott’s first personal gongs for his work on Australian television.
In taking home the TV WEEK Gold Logie, SCOTT secured the award over fellow nominees ASHER KEDDIE, CARRIE BICKMORE, STEPHEN PEACOCKE, ANDY LEE and ESSIE DAVIS.
“It’s unbelievable, I didn’t think I’d have Buckley’s chance of winning it!” says the 51-year-old, who was presented the award by Australian performer KYLIE MINOGUE.
“I watched the Logies as a kid, and I loved them. When I was younger, to watch my heroes winning [Gold] like Bert Newton, Don Lane, I can’t fathom [that I have won one next to them]. I am a carpenter; I am not up there with them. I was lucky enough to get a nomination in that circle, which is pretty fun. It’s ridiculous, really.”
KATE RITCHIE, LINCOLN LEWIS, SAMANTHA ARMYTAGE and STEPHEN CURRY were just a few of the presenters who took to the stage at Melbourne’s Crown Casino for the glitzy event.
The TV WEEK Logie Awards pulled out all the stops once again in the entertainment stakes with electric performances from pop superstars KYLIE MINOGUE and JASON DERULO. American duo MKTO and solo artists JOHN NEWMAN and ED SHEERAN also took to the stage and got the crowd out of their seats.
Offspring star ASHER KEDDIE won two TV WEEK Logie Awards for Most Popular Actress and Most Outstanding Actress for her portrayal of Nina Proudman in the Network Ten Aussie drama. CHRIS LILLEY won the Most Popular Actor category for his role as Ja’mie King in the comedy Ja’mie: Private School Girl, while LACHY HULME’s portrayal of Kerry Packer in Power Games: The Packer- Murdoch Story scored him the Most Outstanding Actor award.
TV WEEK Logie Awards were also picked up by Most Popular Drama Program winner Home And Away, Redfern Now for Most Outstanding Drama Series and My Kitchen Rules in the Most Popular Reality Program category.
Respected newsman PETER HARVEY was posthumously inducted into the TV WEEK Logies Hall Of Fame in recognition of a career spanning decades and a dedication to delivering the news. Australian musical darling Tina Arena performed an emotional number for the ceremony’s In Memoriam segment.
AND THE 2014 TV WEEK LOGIE WINNERS ARE…
TV WEEK GOLD LOGIE FOR MOST POPULAR PERSONALITY ON TV
Scott Cam, The Block, Nine Network MOST POPULAR ACTOR
Chris Lilley, Ja’mie: Private School Girl, ABC1 MOST POPULAR ACTRESS
Asher Keddie, Offspring, Network Ten MOST POPULAR PRESENTER
Scott Cam, The Block, Nine Network MOST POPULAR NEW TALENT
Bonnie Sveen, Home And Away, Channel Seven MOST POPULAR DRAMA PROGRAM
Home And Away, Channel Seven
MOST POPULAR LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year, Nine Network MOST POPULAR REALITY PROGRAM
My Kitchen Rules, Channel Seven MOST POPULAR SPORTS PROGRAM
The NRL Footy Show, Nine Network MOST POPULAR LIFESTYLE PROGRAM
Better Homes And Gardens, Channel Seven
TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – MOST OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Redfern Now (ABC1)
TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – MOST OUTSTANDING MINISERIES OR TELEMOVIE
Top Of The Lake (Foxtel/UKTV)
TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – MOST OUTSTANDING ACTOR
Lachy Hulme (Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story, Nine Network) TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – MOST OUTSTANDING ACTRESS
Asher Keddie (Offspring, Network Ten)
GRAHAM KENNEDY AWARD FOR MOST OUTSTANDING NEWCOMER
Remy Hii (Better Man, SBS ONE)
MOST OUTSTANDING LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
Housos (SBS ONE)
MOST OUTSTANDING NEWS COVERAGE
NSW Bushfires (Nine News, Nine Network) MOST OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT
Prisoner X – The Australian Connection (Foreign Correspondent, ABC1) MOST OUTSTANDING FACTUAL PROGRAM
Kings Cross ER: St Vincent’s Hospital (Foxtel/Crime & Investigation Network) MOST OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE
2013 Emirates Melbourne Cup Carnival (Channel Seven)
MOST OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Nowhere Boys (ABC3)
TV WEEK GOLD LOGIE – HALL OF FAME AWARD
Peter Harvey (Nine Network)
David Caird. Source: News Corp Australia photo credit
The 56th TV WEEK Logie Award Winners