58th TV Week Logie Awards Nominees Announced

Can you believe it’s that time of year again? The time when we recognise and celebrate the efforts of our on-screen talent AKA The Logie Awards.

Yesterday, the full list of nominees were revealed at a lavish party at Crown Casino’s Club 23, with the who’s who of Australian TV in attendance.

Hosting the afternoon was the TODAY Show’s Sylvia Jeffreys and The Project’s Pete Helliar; a dynamic and surprising duo who brought the gags and laughs, making it a very pleasant afternoon.

Adding to this normally quite formal affair, were a few new additions, which went down a treat. For the first time, the whole event was live-streamed; a perfect way for fans to be a part of otherwise an unattainable front-row seat at such an event.

A live acoustic performance from Samantha Jade kicked the afternoon off as she sang her latest single ‘Always’. It is definitely a winning song for the newly cast Home and Away beauty.

This year also marked the addition of three new awards, which were presented live to the star-studded crowd. Joel Jackson picked up the Logie for Most Outstanding Newcomer – Actor, for his epic performance as entertainer Peter Allen in Channel Seven’s Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door.

Melina Vidler won Most Outstanding Newcomer – Actress for her role as Shay Turner in Seven’s hit drama 800 Words.

Rising star Ky Baldwin, who played the younger version of Peter Allen in the telemovie, won the Graham Kennedy Breakthrough Star of Tomorrow Logie.

“It’s crazy. It’s a feeling that I can’t quite explain. It sounds cheesy but it’s true. I’m so proud to be here representing Peter Allen. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to do stuff like this,” Baldwin said.

The biggest announcement of the day was of course, who would be nominated for the prestigious Gold Logie, and can we just say, what a colourful shortlist we have this year. Lee Lin Chin was most definitely the biggest surprise but the room was hyped. It will be very interesting to see what happens next month.

Below is the full list of nominees. Did your favourite get nominated?

Tune into the Nine Network on Sunday May 8 for all the red carpet action and the actual ceremony. We wonder what debaucherous behaviour these celebs will get up to?

Gold Logie – Best Personality on Australian TV

Carrie Bickmore – The Project, Network Ten

Essie Davis – Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, ABC

Grant Denyer – Family Feud/The Great Australian Spelling Bee, Network Ten

Lee Lin Chin  – SBS World News/The Feed, SBS

Scott Cam – The Block/ Reno Rumble, Nine Network

Waleed Aly – The Project, Network Ten

Best Actor

Craig Mclachlan – The Doctor Blake Mysteries, ABC

Erik Thomson – 800 Words, Channel Seven

Firass Dirani – House Husbands, Nine Network

Josh Thomas – Please Like Me, ABC

Stephen Peacocke – Home And Away, Channel Seven

Best Actress

Bonnie Sveen – Home And Away, Channel Seven

Essie Davis – Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, ABC

Jessica Marais – Love Child, Nine Network

Julia Morris – House Husbands, Nine Network

Marta Dusseldorp – A Place To Call Home, Foxtel – Soho

Best Presenter

Amanda Keller – The Living Room, Network Ten

Carrie Bickmore – The Project, Network Ten

Grant Denyer – Family Feud/ The Great Australian Spelling Bee, Network Ten

Lee Lin Chin – SBS World News/The Feed, SBS

Waleed Aly – The Project, Network Ten

Best New Talent

Adam Dovile – Better Homes And Gardens, Channel Seven

Benson Jack Anthony – 800 Words, Channel Seven

Dan Reilly – The Block, Nine Network

Joel Jackson – Deadline Gallipoli/ Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, Foxtel – Showcase/ Channel Seven

Pia Miller – Home And Away, Channel Seven

Best Drama Program

800 Words, Channel Seven

A Place To Call Home, Foxtel – Soho

Home And Away, Channel Seven

House Husbands, Nine Network

Love Child, Nine Network

Best Entertainment Program

Family Feud, Network Ten

Gruen, ABC

Have You Been Paying Attention?, Network Ten

The Voice, Nine Network

The X Factor Australia, Channel Seven

Best News Panel or Current Affairs Program

60 Minutes, Nine Network

Q&A, ABC

Sunrise, Channel Seven

The Project, Network Ten

Today, Nine Network

Best Reality Program

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, Network Ten

Masterchef Australia, Network Ten

My Kitchen Rules, Channel Seven

The Bachelorette, Australia Network Ten

The Block, Nine Network

Best Sports Program

Afl 360, Foxtel – Fox Footy

Marngrook Footy Show, NITV

The Afl Footy Show, Nine Network

The Nrl Footy Show, Nine Network

Wide World Of Sports, Nine Network

Best Lifestyle Program

Better Homes And Gardens, Channel Seven

Gardening Australia, ABC

Getaway, Nine Network

Selling Houses Australia, Foxtel – The Lifestyle Channel

The Living Room, Network Ten

Best Factual Program

Australian Story, ABC

Bondi Rescue, Network Ten

Bondi Vet, Network Ten

Gogglebox, Foxtel – The Lifestyle Channel/Network Ten

Who Do You Think You Are?,  SBS

Most Outstanding Actor

Alex Dimitriades – Matt Bashir, The Principal, SBS

Hugh Dancy – Ellis Ashmead Bartlett, Deadline Gallipoli, Foxtel – Showcase

Malcolm Kennard – Ivan Milat, Catching Milat, Channel Seven

Patrick Brammall – James Hayes, Glitch, ABC

Sam Neill – Lang Hancock, House Of Hancock, Nine Network

Most Outstanding Actress

Deborah Mailman – Lorraine, Redfern Now: Promise Me, ABC

Essie Davis – Phryne Fisher, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, ABC

Mandy Mcelhinney – Gina Rinehart, House Of Hancock, Nine Network

Pamela Rabe – Joan Ferguson, Wentworth, Foxtel – Soho

Sarah Snook – Anna Ivin, The Beautiful Lie, ABC

Most Outstanding Supporting Actor

Dan Wyllie – Jimmy, No Activity, Stan

David Berry – James Bligh, A Place To Call Home, Foxtel – Soho

Ryan Corr – Corporal Macdonald, Banished, Foxtel – BBC First

Tim Minchin – Jacob, No Activity, Stan, And Smasher Sullivan, The Secret River, ABC

Most Outstanding Supporting Actress

Celia Ireland – Liz Birdsworth, Wentworth, Foxtel – Soho

Emily Barclay – Sarah Hayes, Glitch, ABC

Harriet Dyer – Patricia Saunders, Love Child, Nine Network

Jenni Baird – Regina Standish, A Place To Call Home, Foxtel – Soho

Rarriwuy Hick – Robyn Davis, Redfern Now: Promise Me, ABC

Most Outstanding Drama Series

800 Words, Channel Seven

A Place To Call Home, Foxtel – Soho

Glitch, ABC

Love Child, Nine Network

Wentworth, Foxtel – Soho

Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie

Deadline Gallipoli, Foxtel – Showcase

House Of Hancock, Nine Network

Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, Channel Seven

The Beautiful Lie, ABC

The Secret River, ABC

Most Outstanding Entertainment Program

Gruen, ABC

Have You Been Paying Attention?, Network Ten

The Voice, Nine Network

The Weekly With Charlie Pickering, ABC

The X Factor Australia, Channel Seven

Most Outstanding Comedy Program

No Activity, Stan

Open Slather, Foxtel – The Comedy Channel

Please Like Me, ABC

Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell, ABC

Utopia, ABC

Most Outstanding Children’s Program

Bottersnikes & Gumbles, Channel Seven

Bushwhacked!, ABC3

Little Lunch, ABC3

Play Along With Sam, Foxtel – Nick Jr.

Ready For This, ABC3

Most Outstanding Sports Coverage

2015 Australian Open, Channel Seven/7two

Emirates Melbourne Cup, Channel Seven

Kfc T20 Big Bash League, Network Ten

Nrl Telstra Premiership Grand Final, Nine Network

Holden State Of Origin II, Nine Network

Most Outstanding News Coverage

“Iraq-Syria War Coverage” – ABC 7pm News, ABC

“Liberal Leadership Crisis: Abbott v Turnbull”, Foxtel – Sky News Live

“Migrant Crisis – Special Report” – ABC 7pm News, ABC

“Paris Attack” – Seven News, Channel Seven

“Parramatta Shooting” – Seven News, Channel Seven

Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report

“Catching A Monster” – 60 Minutes, Nine Network

“Hitting Home” – Hitting Home, ABC

“Making A Killing” – Four Corners, ABC

“The Killing Season” – The Killing Season, ABC

“The Siege Survivors” – 60 Minutes, Nine Network