Nominees announced for TV WEEK Logie Awards

04 April, 2011 by IF

Press release from The Lantern Group

Karl Stefanovic, Asher Keddie, Jessica Marais and Chrissie Swan have made it a strong year for  first-time Gold Logie nominees, as all will be vying for TV's most prestigious award at the 2011 TV WEEK Logie Awards. Joining them are Rebecca Gibney and Adam Hills, both of whom have previously been up for the honour.

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The full list of nominees was announced at Quay earlier today in a gathering of some of  television's most recognisable faces, including Hugh Sheridan, Firass Dirani, Adam Hills, Rebecca Gibney and Shaun Micallef.

As voted by TV WEEK readers and the Australian public, Packed To The Rafters has been nominated for 11 awards in the Most Popular categories, including Most Popular Actor/Actress Silver Logie nods for Erik Thomson, Hugh Sheridan, Michael Caton, Zoe Ventoura, Gibney and Marais and Most Popular Drama Series. Offspring has been nominated for five awards, including Silver Logies for Most Popular Actor and Actress for Don Hany (a joint nomination for his role in Showcase's Tangle) and Keddie respectively.

Chrissie Swan and The Circle have received four nominations, three of which are individual nominations for Swan, including Most Popular New Female Talent. In this category Swan will be battling it out with fellow ex-reality star nominees Julie Goodwin (Home Cooked! With Julie
Goodwin
) and Poh Ling Yeow (Poh's Kitchen). Stefanovic, Swan and Hills are also up against two of TV's 'funny men', veteran Shaun Micallef and comedian Hamish Blake for the Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter.

"I'm very pleased to announce that for the first time Nine Entertainment Co will donate its share of the profit from all Gold Logie votes received to the Australian Red Cross, a deserving charity which offers practical assistance and support in times of conflict or natural disaster. So I'd encourage people to start voting for their favourite Gold candidate now!" TV WEEK Editor Emma Nolan said.

Within the Most Outstanding category nominations, as voted by TV industry peers, Richard Roxburgh received two nominations for the TV WEEK Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actor, one for his role in Hawke and one for the ABC1 series Rake. Both shows were also granted nods for the Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie. Jason Gann (Wilfred), Thomson and Sheridan will go head-tohead with Roxburgh (and Roxburgh) for the Silver Logie, making it two acting nominations for the Packed to the Rafters stars this year.

While it was a strong showing by the big three networks, Sisters Of War (ABC1) stars Sarah Snook and Claire van der Boom received nominations for the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent and the Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actress respectively and the series is nominated for the Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie. Justine Clarke from Showcase's Tangle is up against van der Boom for the Silver Logie and the category is rounded out with Offspring's Asher Keddie (her second nomination for acting this year) and Kat Stewart along with Catherine McClements for Rush.

ABC1 shows Yes We Canberra! and Spicks And Specks along with the SBS-produced Luke Nguyen's Vietnam will compete with Network Ten's Hamish & Andy's Caravan of Courage: Great Britain & Ireland and Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation for Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program. The Nine Network's Hi-5 takes on three ABC3 shows (Dance Academy, Dead Gorgeous and Prank Patrol) and Nickelodeon's Camp Orange: Castle Mountain for Most Outstanding Children's Program.

Along with all nominees announced today TV WEEK revealed two of the highly anticipated acts that will be performing on the big night. London born and bred Jessie J is the newest pop sensation on the verge of stardom in the UK and she is about to hit Australian shores for the first time. Touted
as "The best singer in the world right now" by Justin Timberlake she is currently sitting at #2 on both the ARIA and Itunes Charts with her single 'Price Tag'. After suffering a stroke at age 18, she turned to songwriting. She co-wrote 'Party in the USA' for Miley Cyrus, as well as writing for
Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Chris Brown and Christina Aguilera. With a string of awards under her belt already, the now 23 year old Jessie J is well on her way to worldwide success. Her performance at the Logies will be her first TV performance in Australia.

Also announced as performing on the night is Los Angeles quintet Maroon 5. Having released two multi-platinum studio albums, scored a string of hit singles, won three Grammy Awards, and sold 15 million albums around the world they are sure to be a crowd pleaser on the night. Maroon 5 are back in Australia in May to perform live tracks from their third-studio album, entitled Hands All Over, which debuted at #2 on the US Billboard chart and in the top 10 in the ARIA album chart. The popular American band, led by affable front man and talented lead vocalist Adam Levine, will be performing the brand new single 'Never Gonna Leave This Bed' for Australian audiences for the first  time on the night of the TV Week Logies.

Most Popular Nominees

TV WEEK GOLD LOGIE – Most Popular Personality on Television

Adam Hills (Spicks And Specks, ABC1)
Asher Keddie (Offspring, Network Ten)
Chrissie Swan (The Circle, Network Ten)
Jessica Marais (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Karl Stefanovic (Today, Nine Network)
Rebecca Gibney (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – Most Popular Actor

Callan Mulvey (Rush, Network Ten)
Don Hany (Offspring, Network Ten / Tangle, Foxtel [Showcase])
Erik Thomson (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Hugh Sheridan (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Michael Caton (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – Most Popular Actress

Asher Keddie (Offspring, Network Ten)
Jessica Marais (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Margot Robbie (Neighbours, Network Ten)
Rebecca Gibney (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Zoe Ventoura (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – Most Popular Presenter

Adam Hills (Spicks And Specks, ABC1)
Chrissie Swan (The Circle, Network Ten)
Hamish Blake (Hamish & Andy 'Specials', Network Ten)
Karl Stefanovic (Today, Nine Network)
Shaun Micallef (Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation, Network Ten)

MOST POPULAR NEW MALE TALENT

Charles Cottier (Home And Away, Channel Seven)
Eddie Perfect (Offspring, Network Ten)
Firass Dirani (Underbelly: The Golden Mile, Nine Network)
Manu Feildel (My Kitchen Rules, Channel Seven)
Ryan Corr (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)

MOST POPULAR NEW FEMALE TALENT

Chrissie Swan (The Circle, Network Ten)
Emma Booth (Underbelly: The Golden Mile, Nine Network)
Hannah Marshall (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Julie Goodwin (Home Cooked! With Julie Goodwin, Nine Network)
Poh Ling Yeow (Poh's Kitchen, ABC1)

MOST POPULAR DRAMA SERIES

Home And Away (Channel Seven)
Neighbours (Network Ten)
Offspring (Network Ten)
Packed To The Rafters (Channel Seven)
Rush (Network Ten)
Underbelly: The Golden Mile (Nine Network)

MOST POPULAR LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM

Good News Week (Network Ten)
Hey Hey It's Saturday (Nine Network)
Sunrise (Channel Seven)
Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation (Network Ten)
The Circle (Network Ten)

MOST POPULAR LIFESTYLE PROGRAM

Better Homes And Gardens (Channel Seven)
Domestic Blitz (Nine Network)
Getaway (Nine Network)
Grand Designs Australia (Foxtel [The Lifestyle Channel])
Ready Steady Cook (Network Ten)

MOST POPULAR SPORTS PROGRAM

Before The Game (Network Ten)
The Footy Show (AFL) (Nine Network)
The Footy Show (NRL) (Nine Network)
The Matty Johns Show (Channel Seven)
Wide World Of Sports (Nine Network)

MOST POPULAR REALITY PROGRAM

Dancing With The Stars (Channel Seven)
MasterChef Australia (Network Ten)
The Biggest Loser Australia (Network Ten)
The Farmer Wants A Wife (Nine Network)
The X Factor (Channel Seven)

MOST POPULAR FACTUAL PROGRAM

Bondi Rescue (Network Ten)
Bondi Vet (Network Ten)
RPA (Nine Network)
Undercover Boss Australia (Network Ten)
Who Do You Think You Are? (SBS)

Most Outstanding Nominees

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie

Hawke (Network Ten)
Packed To The Rafters (Channel Seven)
Rake (ABC1)
Rush (Network Ten)
Sisters Of War (ABC1)
Underbelly: The Golden Mile (Nine Network)

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – Most Outstanding Actor

Erik Thomson (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Hugh Sheridan (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Jason Gann (Wilfred, SBS)
Richard Roxburgh (Hawke, Network Ten)
Richard Roxburgh (Rake, ABC1)

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – Most Outstanding Actress

Asher Keddie (Offspring, Network Ten)
Catherine McClements (Rush, Network Ten)
Claire van der Boom (Sisters Of War, ABC1)
Justine Clarke (Tangle, Foxtel [Showcase])
Kat Stewart (Offspring, Network Ten)

GRAHAM KENNEDY AWARD FOR MOST OUTSTANDING NEW TALENT

Emma Booth (Underbelly: The Golden Mile, Nine Network)
Firass Dirani (Underbelly: The Golden Mile, Nine Network)
Richard Davies (Offspring, Network Ten)
Ryan Corr (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven)
Sarah Snook (Sisters Of War, ABC1)
 

MOST OUTSTANDING NEWS COVERAGE

"Afghanistan Rocket Attack" (Ten News)
"Election 2010" (Sky News)
"Laurie Oakes Election Leaks" (Nine News)
"New Zealand Mine Disaster" (Seven News)
"Pakistan Floods" (ABC News)

MOST OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT

"Brothers In Arms" (Sunday Night, Channel Seven)
"Hey Dad..! Scandal" (A Current Affair, Nine Network)
"Iraq's Deadly Legacy" (Dateline, SBS)
"Smugglers' Paradise" (Four Corners, ABC1)
"The Condemned" (Dateline, SBS)

MOST OUTSTANDING LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM

Hamish & Andy's Caravan of Courage: Great Britain & Ireland (Network Ten)
Luke Nguyen's Vietnam (SBS)
Spicks And Specks (ABC1)
Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation (Network Ten)
Yes We Canberra! (ABC1)

MOST OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE

2010 AFL Grand Final (Channel Seven)
2010 Melbourne Cup (Channel Seven)
Rugby League – 2010 State Of Origin – Game One (Nine Network)
The Ashes 2010 First Test – Day One at the Gabba (Nine Network)
XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi (Foxtel)

MOST OUTSTANDING CHILDREN'S PROGRAM

Camp Orange: Castle Mountain (Foxtel [Nickelodeon])
Dance Academy (ABC3)
Dead Gorgeous (ABC3)
Hi-5 (Nine Network)
Prank Patrol (ABC3)

MOST OUTSTANDING FACTUAL PROGRAM

Bondi Rescue (Network Ten)
Miracle in the Storm (ABC1)
RPA (Nine Network)
Such Is Life: The Troubled Times Of Ben Cousins (Channel Seven)
Trishna & Krishna: The Quest For Separate Lives (Channel Seven)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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