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Forth time the charm as Carrie Bickmore wins Gold

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Forth time the charm as Carrie Bickmore wins Gold

Forth time the charm as Carrie Bickmore wins Gold

Fourth time has worked a charm for The Project star CARRIE BICKMORE, who has taken out the top honour at the TV WEEK Logie Awards and walked away with the coveted Gold trophy for Most Popular Personality On TV.

The television presenter beat out ASHER KEDDIE, ANDY LEE, HAMISH BLAKE, SCOTT CAM and STEPHEN PEACOCKE to win the prestigious gong at the glitzy awards ceremony held tonight at Melbourne’s Crown Casino.

After being nominated for the Gold Logie Award threes before in 2012, 2013 and 2014, Carrie, 34, couldn’t believe she’d taken home the big prize.

“I have always been the bridesmaid and never the bride,” Carrie, who wore a stunning frock by designer Paolo Sebastian, says.

“Every year I am shocked [by the nomination], and a bit blown away by the time we get there on the actual night.”

It was cause for double celebration for Carrie, who also took out the Most Popular Presenter category, securing the award over AMANDA KELLER, ANDY LEE, GRANT DENYER and KARL STEFANOVIC.

It’s been a big year for the former Rove Live star. Just six weeks ago, Carrie welcomed her second child, Evie, into the world. She says it was a race to get to the Logies.

“The Logies build up has been very different this year given I have had my head buried in pooey nappies,” she tells TV WEEK in their special collector issue on-sale Monday May 4.

“I have loved spending time at home with my kids and am in no rush to get back to work. But, I do love my job and I know when I do head back on-air in June, I’ll be supported by an incredible team at home and at work.”

ASHER KEDDIE added to her four Most Popular Actress Awards by winning the category a fifth time for her role as Nine Proudman on Offspring and her role as Premier Kate Ballard on Party Tricks. Home And Away star STEPHEN PEACOCKE backed up his 2013 Most Popular Actor win by taking out the category again.

In a celebration of female talent on television, MIRANDA TAPSELL’s star was shining bright after winning both the Most Popular New Talent and Graham Kennedy Most Outstanding Newcomer prizes. The Love Child star was stunned by the recognition.

“I’ve wanted this all my life,” the 27-year-old talent said about acting, before adding she still gets anxious walking the red carpet.

“Though I’ve done a few red carpets now, it’s still a daunting and enthralling experience.”

Popular Australian drama HOME AND AWAY also won big on the night. As well as being inducted into the Hall Of Fame in their 28th year on-air, the Channel Seven program backed-up their Most Popular Drama win from 2014, securing the gong again.

In their first win, the AMANDA KELLER-led program, THE LIVING ROOM, won the Most Popular Lifestyle category, while Most Popular Reality Program went to THE BLOCK. HAMISH & ANDY’S GAP YEAR SOUTH AMERICA won for Most Popular Entertainment Program.

Aussie talent continued to shine in the Most Outstanding categories with Wentworth’s DANIELLE CORMACK winning the Most Outstanding Actress gong. The prison drama also took out the Most Outstanding Drama Series category. Most Outstanding Mini Series Or Telemovie went to controversial drama, DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND.

Actor LUKE ARNOLD proved he had the goods playing late rocker Michael Hutchence in INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, winning the Most Outstanding Actor trophy.

And the winners are....

TV WEEK GOLD LOGIE FOR MOST POPULAR PERSONALITY ON TV

Carrie Bickmore (The Project, Network Ten)

 

MOST POPULAR ACTOR

Stephen Peacocke (Home And Away, Channel Seven)

 

MOST POPULAR ACTRESS

Asher Keddie (Offspring/PartyTricks, Network Ten)

 

MOST POPULAR PRESENTER

Carrie Bickmore (The Project, Network Ten)

 

MOST POPULAR NEW TALENT

Miranda Tapsell (Love Child, Nine Network)

 

MOST POPULAR DRAMA SERIES

Home And Away (Channel Seven)

 

MOST POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM

Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year South America (Nine Network)

 

MOST POPULAR REALITY PROGRAM

The Block (Nine Network)

 

MOST POPULAR SPORTS PROGRAM

The NRL Footy Show (Nine Network)

 

MOST POPULAR LIFESTYLE PROGRAM

The Living Room (Network Ten)

 

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE - Most Outstanding Drama Series

Wentworth (FOXTEL/SoHo)

 

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie

Devil’s Playground (FOXTEL/Showcase)

 

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE - Most Outstanding Actor

Luke Arnold (INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, Channel Seven)

 

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE - Most Outstanding Actress

Danielle Cormack (Wentworth, FOXTEL/SoHo)

 

GRAHAM KENNEDY AWARD FOR MOST OUTSTANDING NEWCOMER

Miranda Tapsell (Love Child, Nine Network)

 

MOST OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM

The Voice (Nine Network)

 

MOST OUTSTANDING COMEDY PROGRAM

Utopia (ABC)

 

MOST OUTSTANDING NEWS COVERAGE

“Lindt Café Siege” (Seven News, Channel Seven)

 

MOST OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT

‘‘Banking Bad” (Four Corners, ABC)

 

MOST OUTSTANDING FACTUAL PROGRAM

First Contact (SBS ONE)

 

MOST OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE

2014 FIFA World Cup (SBS ONE)

 

MOST OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

Nowhere Boys (ABC3)

 

TV WEEK GOLD LOGIE – HALL OF FAME AWARD

Home And Away 

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