Essie Davis in the running for Gold Logie as the ABC rack up record nominations

04 April, 2016 by Staff Writer

Essie Davis as Miss Fisher.


ABC TV has received a record thirty-three nominations – the most of any network – for this year’s Logie Awards, to be held May 8.

Essie Davis, star of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, is in the running for big prize, the Gold Logie.

Davis is also nominated for the Best Actress and Most Outstanding Actress awards.

The Doctor Blake Mysteries star Craig McLachlan is up against Please Like Me's Josh Thomas for the Best Actor award.

Other ABC acting nominees include Patrick Brammall (Glitch), Sarah Snook (The Beautiful Lie), Deborah Mailman (Redfern Now: Promise Me), Tim Minchin (The Secret River), Emily Barclay (Glitch) and Rarriwuy Hick (Redfern Now: Promise Me).

In the entertainment and comedy categories, The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, Utopia, Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell, Please Like Me and Gruen all picked up nominations. 

Sarah Ferguson's Hitting Home and The Killing Season will compete with Four Corners' Making a Killing for the Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report award. 

ABC Children's programming has received three nominations in the Most Outstanding Children's Program category, for Little Lunch, Ready for This and Bushwhacked!

Australian Story, Gardening Australia, Q&A and the 7pm News are also in the running for awards. 

"Our TV and News teams are thrilled by this record haul of nominations, across so many genres and demographics”, ABC Director of Television Richard Finlayson said.

“We’re committed to being the home of Australian stories and I want to congratulate all our staff and the brilliant actors and production partners who bring ABC TV to life.”