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The LOGIE AWARDS (officially the TV Week
TV Week
Logie Awards) is an annual institution celebrating Australian television , which have been since 1960. Coined by Graham Kennedy after he won the first STAR OF THE YEAR award in 1959, the name LOGIE awards honour's British engineer John Logie Baird , who invented television as a practical medium. Awards are given in many categories, but the most widely publicized award and highest honour is the Gold Logie
Gold Logie
, which is awarded to the most popular personality on Australian television for the previous calendar year. The Logie's are considered the Australian counterpart equivalent to the Emmy Awards in the United States
United States
and BAFTA awards
BAFTA awards
in the United Kingdom.

CONTENTS

* 1 Hall of Fame productions * 2 History * 3 Logie Institutions * 4 Nomination and voting procedures * 5 Logies Ceremonies by Year * 6 Awards ceremony

* 7 Award categories

* 7.1 Public Voted Categories * 7.2 Industry voted categories * 7.3 Former categories

* 8 Most Wins

* 8.1 Programs * 8.2 People

* 9 See also

* 10 References

* 10.1 Other references

* 11 External links

HALL OF FAME PRODUCTIONS

Four Corners , Neighbours
Neighbours
, Play School and Home and Away are the only programs that have been inducted collectively into the Logie Hall of Fame . Logie's 2017 award-winner Samuel Johnson , pictured with sister Connie

HISTORY

The first awards, known as the TV Week
TV Week
Awards, were instigated by TV Week magazine after the first voting coupons were released in the magazine in late 1958, two years after the introduction of television in Australia. The first awards were presented on 15 January 1959 on an episode of In Melbourne
Melbourne
Tonight . Only Melbourne
Melbourne
television personalities were nominated and awards were given in eight categories, including two for American programs.

The following year, Kennedy coined the name 'Logie Awards'. In the same year, the first Gold Logie, considered by some to be equivalent to the 'Star of the Year Award' presented in 1959, was presented.

The Logie statuette was designed by Alec De Lacy, chief designer for Melbourne-based trophy makers KG Luke Ltd. The Latest ceremony the Logie Awards of 2017 were held on 23 March, 2017, with the Gold Logie winner being Samuel Johnson .

LOGIE INSTITUTIONS

In 1960, the ceremony is coined "Logies" to honour inventor John Logie Baird, by Graham Kennedy, after he won what was previously known as the "Star of the Year awards" In 1961 the awards ceremony was televised for the first time, with the ABC screening the first half hour of the awards in Sydney In 1962 Australian variety presenter and singer Lorrae Desmond , was the first female star to win a Gold Logie
Gold Logie
In 1968, there was no award for the Most Popular Female in Television. According to Bert Newton, who was hosting that year, "it appears no one was deemed worthy enough to receive it". He pleaded with the producers to never be put in that position again. In 1973, the media was invited for the first time to attend the Logies In 1974, Number 96 star Pat McDonald became the first "soap star" actress (not television personality) to win the Gold Logie In 1976, the first and only fictional character to win a Logie was Norman Gunston , with the award being presented to portrayor Garry McDonald , who appeared in character In 1984, the Hall of Fame Logie was introduced by TV Week, awarded TO RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING AND CONTINUED CONTRIBUTION TO TELEVISION BY AN INDIVIDUAL OR PROGRAM with the first induction being producer and television pioneer Hector Crawford In 1988, Actress and future international pop star Kylie Minogue became the youngest person to win a Gold Logie
Gold Logie
(aged 19) for her role in Neighbours
Neighbours
In 2010, Ray Meagher became the oldest person to win the award (age 66), for his portrayal of Alf Stewart
Alf Stewart
in Home and Away Jamie Dunn is the only undefeated man in Logie's history, having won 7 consecutive Logie's in 7 consecutive nominations for Agro\'s Cartoon Connection In 2006, a new Logies category was introduced, named Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer , to honour Kennedy's career and legacy in the 50th years of television in Australia In 2016, the Logie's accepts nominations from locally produced digital content.

NOMINATION AND VOTING PROCEDURES

Many of the Logie categories are voted by the readers of TV Week magazine using coupons in the magazine and online forms. SMS (short message service) was introduced in 2006. Thus, the majority of Logie Awards are fan awards. The readership of TV Week
TV Week
is a relatively small proportion of the Australian population, and skews heavily to teenage girls. The 'Most Outstanding' categories are voted on by a jury comprising members of the Australian TV industry and are thus industry awards.

In 2008, internet votes could be cast for the first time without having to buy a copy of the TV Week
TV Week
magazine.

To be eligible to receive a Logie, a programme must be Australian produced, set in Australia and have a predominantly Australian cast. Although in other years there has been a Logie for Most Popular Foreign Programme, this award was not part of the 2007 or 2008 awards.

People eligible for a Logie must have appeared on an Australian-produced show that was broadcast on Australian television in the previous year. The winners do not have to be Australian - New Zealander John Clarke and American Michael Cole have won Logies.

There are long-held suspicions that network publicists engage in mass voting to rig the results. However, no hard evidence has emerged for this, other than the experiment by the satirical newspaper The Chaser , who attempted to have low-profile SBS newsreader Anton Enus nominated for the Gold Logie. They did so by getting their small readership to buy copies of TV Week
TV Week
and vote for Enus for the award. While the attempt failed (they came "reasonably close", to earning a nomination for Enus, according to a " TV Week
TV Week
Insider"), their failure gives some cause for the widespread derision in the industry (particularly the 'quality' end) towards the popular-vote awards.

There is nothing stopping Channel 31 personalities and shows being nominated for Logies, however since their audiences are far smaller than those of the commercial channels and public broadcasters, they are at a tremendous disadvantage. They do, however, have their own community television awards, known as the Antennas . Despite this, in 2009 The Logies were dogged by minor controversy after organisers refused to allow an acclaimed community television show, The Bazura Project , to be nominated in the category of Outstanding Comedy Show, stating; As TV Week
TV Week
does not cover community television within the magazine, we are unable to consider individual programs on this platform. The ABC's Media Watch program first reported the story on Monday 9 March 2009, with many media outlets covering the growing support for the community television program since.

LOGIES CEREMONIES BY YEAR

YEAR VENUE HOST BROADCASTER GOLD LOGIE WINNER(S)

1959 Awards presented on In Melbourne
Melbourne
Tonight ( Googie Withers
Googie Withers
– Guest Presenter) GTV-9 Graham Kennedy Panda Lisner

1960 Brighton Savoy Hotel , Brighton, Melbourne
Melbourne
Hugh O\'Brian

Graham Kennedy

1961 Chevron- Hilton Hotel , Sydney Jimmy Edwards
Jimmy Edwards
ABC Bob Dyer

1962 Chevron Hotel, Melbourne Gerald Lyons (Awards Presented by Bob Dyer ) ABC Lorrae Desmond Tommy Hanlon, Jr.

1963 On board the Liner 'Changsha' (originally to have been Chevron-Hilton Hotel, Sydney) To have been Tony Hancock
Tony Hancock
with Marie McDonald To have been ABC Michael Charlton

1964 On board the Lloyd Triestino Liner 'Marconi'

Nine Network Bobby Limb

1965 Palais De Dance , Melbourne Gerald Lyons ( Donna Douglas
Donna Douglas
– Guest Presenter) ABC Jimmy Hannan

1966 Southern Cross Hotel , Melbourne

Nine Network Gordon Chater

1967 The Zodiac Room on cruise liner the Fairstar Bert Newton
Bert Newton
( Vic Morrow – Guest Presenter) GTV-9 Graham Kennedy Hazel Phillips

1968 Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne Bert Newton Nine Network Brian Henderson

1969 Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne Bert Newton Nine Network Graham Kennedy

1970 Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne Bert Newton Nine Network Barry Crocker Maggie Tabberer

1971 Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne Bert Newton Nine Network Gerard Kennedy Maggie Tabberer

1972 Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne Bert Newton Nine Network Gerard Kennedy

1973 Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne Bert Newton Nine Network Tony Barber

1974 Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne Bert Newton Nine Network Graham Kennedy Pat McDonald

1975 Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne Bert Newton Nine Network Ernie Sigley Denise Drysdale

1976 Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne Bert Newton Nine Network Norman Gunston Denise Drysdale

1977 Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne Bert Newton Nine Network Don Lane Jeanne Little

1978 Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne Bert Newton Nine Network Graham Kennedy

1979 Hilton Hotel , Melbourne Bert Newton Nine Network Bert Newton
Bert Newton

1980 Hilton Hotel, Melbourne Bert Newton Nine Network Mike Walsh

1981 Centrepoint Convention Centre , Sydney Michael Parkinson Network Ten Bert Newton
Bert Newton

1982 Hilton Hotel, Melbourne Bert Newton Nine Network Bert Newton
Bert Newton

1983 Wentworth Regent Hotel , Melbourne Mike Willesee Network Ten Daryl Somers

1984 Hilton Hotel Melbourne Bert Newton Nine Network Bert Newton
Bert Newton

1985 World Trade Centre , Melbourne Greg Evans Network Ten Rowena Wallace

1986 State Theatre , Sydney Mike Willesee Nine Network Daryl Somers

1987 Hyatt on Collins , Melbourne Don Lane Network Ten Ray Martin

1988 Hyatt on Collins, Melbourne Daryl Somers Nine Network Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue

1989 Hyatt on Collins, Melbourne Bert Newton Seven Network Daryl Somers

1990 Hyatt on Collins, Melbourne Mark Mitchell Network Ten Craig McLachlan

1991 World Congress Centre , Melbourne Daryl Somers Nine Network Steve Vizard

1992 Radisson President Hotel , Melbourne Steve Vizard Seven Network Jana Wendt

1993 Grand Hyatt , Melbourne Bert Newton Network Ten Ray Martin

1994 World Congress Centre , Melbourne Ray Martin Nine Network Ray Martin

1995 Concert Hall
Concert Hall
, Melbourne Andrew Daddo Noni Hazlehurst Seven Network Ray Martin

1996 Melbourne
Melbourne
Park Centre , Melbourne Daryl Somers Nine Network Ray Martin

1997 The Palladium Room , Crown Towers , Melbourne Daryl Somers Nine Network Lisa McCune

1998 Palladium Ballroom, Crown Towers, Melbourne Daryl Somers Nine Network Lisa McCune

1999 Palladium Ballroom, Crown Towers, Melbourne Andrew Denton Nine Network Lisa McCune

2000 Palladium Ballroom, Crown Towers, Melbourne Andrew Denton Nine Network Lisa McCune

2001 Palladium Ballroom, Crown Towers, Melbourne Shaun Micallef
Shaun Micallef
Nine Network Georgie Parker

2002 Palladium Ballroom, Crown Towers, Melbourne Wendy Harmer Nine Network Georgie Parker

2003 Palladium Ballroom, Crown Towers, Melbourne Eddie McGuire
Eddie McGuire
Nine Network Rove McManus

2004 Palladium Ballroom, Crown Towers, Melbourne Eddie McGuire Nine Network Rove McManus

2005 Palladium Ballroom, Crown Towers, Melbourne Eddie McGuire Rove McManus Andrew O\'Keefe Nine Network Rove McManus

2006 Palladium Ballroom, Crown Towers, Melbourne Bert Newton Ray Martin Daryl Somers Lisa McCune Georgie Parker Nine Network John Wood

2007 Palladium Ballroom, Crown Towers, Melbourne Adam Hills
Adam Hills
Dave Hughes Fifi Box Nine Network Kate Ritchie

2008 Palladium Ballroom, Crown Towers, Melbourne N/A Nine Network Kate Ritchie

2009 Palladium Ballroom, Crown Towers, Melbourne Gretel Killeen Nine Network Rebecca Gibney

2010 Palladium Ballroom, Crown Towers, Melbourne Bert Newton Nine Network Ray Meagher

2011 Palladium Ballroom, Crown Towers, Melbourne Shane Bourne
Shane Bourne
Nine Network Karl Stefanovic

2012 Palladium Ballroom, Crown Towers, Melbourne N/A Nine Network Hamish Blake

2013 Palladium Ballroom, Crown Towers, Melbourne N/A Nine Network Asher Keddie

2014 Palladium Ballroom, Crown Towers, Melbourne N/A Nine Network Scott Cam

2015 Palladium Ballroom, Crown Towers, Melbourne N/A Nine Network Carrie Bickmore

2016 Palladium Ballroom, Crown Towers, Melbourne N/A Nine Network Waleed Aly

2017 Palladium Ballroom, Crown Towers, Melbourne N/A Nine Network Samuel Johnson

AWARDS CEREMONY

The Logies ceremony is televised, and has generally become more elaborate in recent years. The awards have for the past 11 years been held in a ballroom at Crown Melbourne
Melbourne
(rather than a theatre, which is common for the Emmy Awards and Academy Awards ). Dinner is served just before the ceremony and drinks are served during the ceremony.

Bert Newton
Bert Newton
has been strongly associated with the history of the Logies. As well as winning the Gold Logie
Gold Logie
four times, he hosted the awards a total of 19 times. He has also performed in well-received guest appearances. One notable appearance was with Muhammad Ali as co-presenter in 1979. Newton made a comment "I LIKE THE BOY!" (in reference to a series of TV advertisements Bert had recently done), that was seen as racist by Ali, although Newton claimed this was not his intention. Ali was upset at the comment and a full apology was issued by Newton and the Awards producers.

In 1973, American actor Michael Cole generated controversy after accepting an award while apparently drunk, uttering the word "shit" in a short, incoherent acceptance speech. This was the first time the word had been said on Australian television. According to Bert Newton, Channel Nine received thousands of complaints about the use of the word, however, when it was edited for the repeat transmission "they got double the calls complaining it had been dropped."

However, the most difficult guest to interact with, according to Newton was Vic Morrow in 1967. He would just stand there saying nothing, silently handing out the Logies. According to Bert, "every so often, I'd say 'how are you going, Vic?' and he would just nod his head."

GTV-9 / Nine Network is also strongly associated with the history of the Logies, particularly since the parent company Publishing and Broadcasting Limited now also owns TV Week. Nine has hosted the awards 35 times in their 49-year history.

Public voting for the awards lasts for four weeks, usually beginning in early February, while the ceremony itself is in late April or early May. However, the voting for the 2011 Logie Awards
Logie Awards
began in December 2010 and ran for 12 weeks.

In 2011 Katy Perry
Katy Perry
performed an opening number and then presented the Best Children's Show award with comedy personalities Hamish and Andy. The 2011 ceremony also featured Shaun Micallef, Roy 1974, 1978), 1 Special Gold Logie
Gold Logie
– Star of the Decade (1967), Hall of Fame inductee (1998), 10 state Logies

3 Daryl Somers 8 3 Gold Logies (1983, 1986, 1989), 3 Most Popular Light Entertainment Personality (1993, 1995 – 97), 1 Most Popular Light Entertainment/Comedy Personality (1990) and 1 Most Popular Comedy Personality (1995)

3 Ray Martin 8 5 Gold Logies (1987, 1993 – 96), 2 TV Reporter of the Year (1981, 1983), 1 Most Popular Light Entertainment Personality (1995)

Actors / Actresses with the most national wins:

RANK NAME TOTAL WINS AWARDS WON

1 Lisa McCune 10 1 New Talent (1995), 5 Most Popular Actress (1996–2000) and 4 Gold Logies (1997–2000)

2 Georgie Parker 7 1 New Talent (1990), 4 Most Popular Actress (1991 – 1993, 2001), 2 Gold Logies (2001, 2002)

3 Asher Keddie 7 5 Most Popular Actress (2011–2015), 1 Most Outstanding Actress in a Series (2014), 1 Gold Logie
Gold Logie
(2013)

4 Kate Ritchie 5 2 Gold Logies (2007, 2008), 3 Most Popular Actress (2006–2008)

4 Martin Sacks 5 5 Most Popular Actor (1997–2001)

SEE ALSO

* Television in Australia
Television in Australia
portal

* ASTRA Awards

REFERENCES

* ^ " Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent". ninemsn.com.au. Archived from the original on 31 August 2009. * ^ Jonathon Moran (19 April 2015). "Logies Hall of Fame awaits Australia\'s favourite soap Home and Away". The Sunday Telegraph. * ^ Crook, Frank (2 May 2008). "Logies celebrate 50 years". The Daily Telegraph. News.com.au. Archived from the original on 7 March 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2008. * ^ A B C TV Week
TV Week
magazine, 13 March 1993, pages 16–18. "The Way We Were" text by Bert Newtson, edited by Chrissie Camp. * ^ " TV Week
TV Week
Media Kit" (PDF) (Press release). ACP. Retrieved 4 September 2007. * ^ "Logies voting switch a boon". Herald Sun. News.com.au. 4 February 2008. Retrieved 24 May 2008. * ^ Taylor, Chris (17 May 2003). "The insider". smh.com.au. Retrieved 4 September 2007. * ^ "Project Logies, Media Watch Episode 05". 9 March 2009. * ^ http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article104592569 * ^ http://televisionau.com/2013/04/tv-week-logie-awards-50-years-ago-3.html * ^ http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article104591297 * ^ "The Logies". ABC . * ^ A B Knox, David (4 November 2015). "Logies announce new categories, voting to open shortly.". TV Tonight . Retrieved 4 November 2015.

OTHER REFERENCES

* "The Insider", Chris Taylor, Sydney Morning Herald, 17 May 2003 – article describing the Logies, as well as a comic attempt to rig the Gold Logie
Gold Logie
voting process * IMDB page on the Logie Awards

EXTERNAL LINKS

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