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2016 Logie Awards - The Winners

NewsSteve Molk

NOTE: This post updates throughout the evening, covering off all the winners (and highlights/lowlights) from the 58th Logie Awards.

Dave Hughes opens with jokes aplenty - some hit, some miss, lots of body blows on himself. All in all pretty good. Killed it with a 60 Mins/I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here gag.

Stephen Curry & Amanda Keller take the award for worst banter so far. And the night is still young.

All is made better as Peter Helliar and Kitty Flanagan show how it's done (though surely going well over their allotted 3 minutes before presenting). Brilliant second 60 Minutes gag from Helliar, too.

Rebecca Gibney presents by herself and really doesn't manage to pull it off. Also somehow Home and Away wins "Best Drama". How is it either?

Eddie & son Xander McGuire present. Worst BUPA ad ever.

Adam Dovile - former reality contestant and now host on Better Homes and Gardens - wins Best New Talent, beating out actual actors. This got under the skin of a few older TV commentators. 

Julia Morris fakes a fall and presents Waleed Aly with Best Presenter Logie. Excellent. Also brilliant speech. Speaking of the people he works with: "I'm only up here because I stand on your shoulders."

Noni Hazelhurst inducted into the Logies Hall of Fame. About time, and about time. Though the package highlighting her career went on FOREVER. Her speech did too, though it was perfect. It touched on the changing face of Australia and how we're moving away from unity and it's to our loss. How Networks are responsible for this. So great. So deserved.

Then Delta Goodrem played a song and everyone went to the toilet.

Celia Ireland wins Most Outstanding Supporting Actress for Wentworth - completely deserved. Craig McLachlan derails the event with his hi-jacking of the presentation leaving Miranda Tapsell looking like she wanted the stage to swallow her.

Simon Burke & Justine Clark present the Most Outstanding Children's Logie to ABC3's Ready for This. As the speech runs, the music (poorly cued), cuts off one of those accepting the Logie just as he goes to talk about diversity. Ouch.

Clare Bowditch performs beautifully under the In Memoriam segment. So many greats left us this year.

After the break, Ray Martin delivers a message from the floor manager telling the crowd in the room to stop talking through the segments and ignoring the presenters. We're 2 hours too late for that.

Shane Jacobsen announces that such has been the requests for Julia Morris to encore her 1980's New Faces performance of I Need A Hero that it'll happen later tonight. Somehow. Good luck to the runtime ending before midnight.

So, Morris sang. Smashed it. Standing ovation. The alcohol is flowing freely. Brought the house down.

Sarah Ferguson wins Best Public Affairs Report for The Killing Season (deservedly so), and Barnesy teases us by rocking out The Midnight Hour. It's 11:20pm and we still have the big three Logies to go. NEARLY THERE, PEOPLE.

Alex Dimitriades & Deborah Mailman take out the Most Outstanding Actor/Actress awards. 11:35pm. One more to go.

Waleed Aly wins the Gold Logie, and after a cursory joke about how late it is he offers "Do not adjust your sets. This is happening."

"Each nominee brilliantly distills some separate part of Australia. It is a spectacular mosaic and we should be celebrating that fact."

"Every individual award is misleading. It tells a lie of some sort, because the person accepting is only as good as the people around them."

Richard Wilkins comes on screen to congratulate Waleed, thank Clare Bowditch for her performance and to remind us to buy some magazine and tune into The Today Show tomorrow for some reason. 


The Network tallies ended up like this:

ABC - 8
Ten - 7
Seven - 7
Nine - 3
Foxtel - 2
SBS - 1

Gold Logie Award

Carrie Bickmore (The Project, Ten)

WINNER - Waleed Aly (The Project, Ten)

Scott Cam (The Block, Nine)

Grant Denyer (Family Feud/ The Great Australian Spelling Bee, Ten)

Lee Lin Chin (SBS World News/The Feed, SBS)

Essie Davis (Phryne Fisher, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, ABC)


Best Actor

Craig McLachlan (The Doctor Blake Mysteries, ABC)

WINNER - Erik Thomson (800 Words, Seven)

Firass Dirani (House Husbands, Nine)

Josh Thomas (Please Like Me, ABC)

Stephen Peacocke (Home and Away, Seven)


Best Actress

Bonnie Sveen (Home and Away, Seven)

Essie Davis (Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, ABC)

WINNER - Jessica Marais (Love Child, Nine)

Julia Morris (House Husbands, Nine)

Marta Dusseldorp (A Place To Call Home, Foxtel - SoHo)


Best Presenter

Amanda Keller (The Living Room, Ten)

Carrie Bickmore (The Project, Ten)

Grant Denyer (Family Feud/ The Great Australian Spelling Bee, Ten)

Lee Lin Chin (SBS World News/The Feed, SBS)

WINNER - Waleed Aly (The Project, Ten)


Best New Talent

WINNER - Adam Dovile (Better Homes And Gardens, Seven)

Benson Jack Anthony (800 Words, Seven)

Dan Reilly (The Block, Nine)

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

Pia Miller (Home And Away, Seven)


Best Drama Program

800 Words (Seven)

A Place To Call Home (Foxtel – SoHo)

WINNER - Home And Away (Seven)

House Husbands (Nine)

Love Child (Nine)


Best Entertainment Program

WINNER - Family Feud (Ten)

Gruen (ABC)

Have You Been Paying Attention? (Ten)

The Voice (Nine)

The X Factor Australia (Seven)


Best News Panel Or Current Affairs Program

60 Minutes (Nine)


Sunrise (Seven)

WINNER - The Project (Ten)

Today (Nine)


Best Reality Program

I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! (Ten)

MasterChef Australia (Ten)

My Kitchen Rules (Seven)

The Bachelorette Australia (Ten)

WINNER - The Block (Nine)


Best Sports Program

AFL 360 (Foxtel – Fox Footy)

Marngrook Footy Show (NITV)

The AFL Footy Show (Nine)

WINNER - The NRL Footy Show (Nine)

Wide World Of Sports (Nine)


Best Lifestyle Program

Better Homes And Gardens (Seven)

Gardening Australia (ABC)

Getaway (Nine)

Selling Houses Australia (Foxtel – The LifeStyle Channel)

WINNER - The Living Room (Ten)


Best Factual Program

Australian Story (ABC)

Bondi Rescue (Ten)

Bondi Vet (Ten)

WINNER - Gogglebox (Foxtel – The LifeStyle Channel/Ten)

Who Do You Think You Are? (SBS)


Most Outstanding Actor

WINNER - Alex Dimitriades (Matt Bashir, The Principal, SBS)

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

Malcolm Kennard (Ivan Milat, Catching Milat, Seven)

Patrick Brammall (James Hayes, Glitch, ABC)

Sam Neill (Lang Hancock, House Of Hancock, Nine)


Most Outstanding Actress

WINNER - 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)

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)

WINNER - Tim Minchin (Smasher Sullivan, The Secret River, ABC)


Most Outstanding Supporting Actress

WINNER - Celia Ireland (Liz Birdsworth, Wentworth, Foxtel – SoHo)

Emily Barclay (Sarah Hayes, Glitch, ABC)

Harriet Dyer (Patricia Saunders, Love Child, Nine)

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 (Seven)

A Place To Call Home (Foxtel – SoHo)

WINNER - Glitch (ABC)

Love Child (Nine)

Wentworth (Foxtel – SoHo)


Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie

Deadline Gallipoli (Foxtel – showcase)

House Of Hancock (Nine)

Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door (Seven)

The Beautiful Lie (ABC)

WINNER - The Secret River (ABC)


Most Outstanding Entertainment Program

WINNER - Gruen (ABC)

Have You Been Paying Attention? (Ten)

The Voice (Nine)

The Weekly With Charlie Pickering (ABC)

The X Factor Australia (Seven)


Most Outstanding Comedy Program

No Activity (Stan)

Open Slather (Foxtel – The Comedy Channel)

Please Like Me (ABC)

WINNER - Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (ABC)

Utopia (ABC)


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, Seven)

WINNER - “Parramatta Shooting” (Seven News, Seven)


Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report

“Catching A Monster” (60 Minutes, Nine)

“Hitting Home” (Hitting Home, ABC)

“Making A Killing” (Four Corners, ABC)

WINNER - “The Killing Season” (The Killing Season, ABC)

“The Siege Survivors” (60 Minutes, Nine)


Most Outstanding Sports Coverage

2015 Australian Open (Seven/7TWO)

Emirates Melbourne Cup (Seven)

WINNER - KFC T20 Big Bash League (Ten)

NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final (Nine)

Holden State Of Origin II (Nine)


Most Outstanding Children’s Program

Bottersnikes & Gumbles (Seven)

Bushwacked! (ABC3)

Little Lunch (ABC3)

Play Along With Sam (Foxtel – Nick Jr.)

WINNER - Ready For This (ABC3)


Most Outstanding Newcomer – Actor

WINNER - Joel Jackson (Peter Allen, Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, Seven)

Joel Jackson (Charles Bean, Deadline Gallipoli, Foxtel- Showcase)

Rahel Romahn (Tarek Ahmad, The Principal, SBS)


Most Outstanding Newcomer – Actress

WINNER - Melina Vidler (Shay Turner, 800 Words, Seven)

Sara West (Liza Minnelli, Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, Seven)

Hannah Monson (Kirstie Darrow, Glitch, ABC)


The Graham Kennedy Breakthrough Star Of Tomorrow

WINNER - Ky Baldwin (Young Peter Allen, Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, Seven)

Benson Jack Anthony (Arlo Turner, 800 Words, Seven)

Olivia DeJonge (Shaneen Quigg/Tara Swift, Hiding, ABC)