The Logies are back!

The TV Week Logie Awards will be held for the first time since 2019 next month. So let’s take a look at the comedy and comedy-adjacent nominations for 2022…

Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television

  • Hamish Blake, Lego Masters Australia, 9Network
  • Julia Morris, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, Network 10
  • Karl Stefanovic, Today/ 60 Minutes, 9Network
  • Melissa Leong, MasterChef Australia / Celebrity MasterChef Australia, Network 10
  • Ray Meagher, Home And Away, Seven Network
  • Sonia Kruger, Big Brother, Holey Moley, Dancing with The Stars: All Stars, The Voice Australia, The Voice Australia Generations, Seven Network
  • Tom Gleeson, Hard Quiz, ABC

Tom Gleeson may have won this in 2019, but his time – and whatever joke/point he was trying to make – has passed. This’ll go to someone from a show that lots of people give a damn about, which judging from the nominees, will be someone from a reality show.

Bert Newton Award for Most Popular Presenter

  • Carrie Bickmore, The Project, Network 10
  • Hamish Blake, Lego Masters Australia, 9Network
  • Leigh Sales, 7.30, ABC
  • Melissa Leong, MasterChef Australia / Celebrity MasterChef Australia, Network 10
  • Sonia Kruger, Big Brother, Holey Moley, Dancing with The Stars: All Stars, The Voice Australia, The Voice Australia Generations, Seven Network
  • Tom Gleeson, Hard Quiz, ABC

Gleeson has a better chance winning this award…perhaps. But given that the nominees are very similar to those for Gold, it’s very possible that the same person could pick up both the Gold and the Newton.

TV WEEK Silver Logie – Most Popular Actress

  • Ada Nicodemou, Home And Away, Seven Network
  • Anna Torv, The Newsreader, ABC
  • Bojana Novakovic, Love Me, BINGE and FOXTEL
  • Deborah Mailman, Total Control, ABC
  • Kitty Flanagan, Fisk, ABC
  • Sophie Dillman, Home And Away, Seven Network

It’s nice to see Kitty Flanagan nominated here for her brilliant sitcom Fisk, but she faces stiff competition from the likes of Anna Torv and Deborah Mailman.

Graham Kennedy Award For Most Popular New Talent

  • Alessandra Rampolla, Married At First Sight, 9Network
  • Carlos Sanson Jr, Bump, Stan
  • Matt Evans, Home And Away, Seven Network
  • Melanie Bracewell, The Cheap Seats, Network 10
  • Tony Armstrong, News Breakfast, ABC
  • Will Lodder, Love Me, BINGE and FOXTEL

Nice to see Melanie Bracewell nominated, but no love for the lightning-fast quips of Tim McDonald?

Most Popular Entertainment Program

  • Anh’s Brush with Fame, ABC
  • Gogglebox Australia, FOXTEL
  • Hard Quiz, ABC
  • Lego Masters Australia, 9Network
  • The Masked Singer Australia, Network 10
  • The Voice Australia, Seven Network

In case you think Tom Gleeson has a chance at this one too, Googlebox beat Hard Quiz in the equivalent category in 2019. Bad luck, Tom!

Most Popular Panel or Current Affairs Program

  • 7.30, ABC
  • Australian Story, ABC
  • A Current Affair, 9Network
  • Four Corners, ABC
  • The Front Bar, Seven Network
  • The Project, Network 10

We never expected to see 7.30 and The Front Bar nominated in the same category, but that’s the Logies for you!

Most Popular Comedy Program

  • Aftertaste, ABC
  • Fisk, ABC
  • Have You Been Paying Attention?, Network 10
  • Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell, ABC
  • The Hundred with Andy Lee, 9Network
  • The Cheap Seats, Network 10

In a Most Popular… category you’d expect a show from a commercial network to win. But will it be The Hundred or one of Working Dog’s shows? Also worth noting that The Weekly hasn’t been nominated here.

Most Outstanding Entertainment or Comedy Program

  • Hard Quiz, ABC
  • Lego Masters Australia, 9Network
  • Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell, ABC
  • The Masked Singer Australia, Network 10
  • The Voice Australia, Seven Network

By rights, Mad As Hell should win this, but with reality and quiz shows in the mix, this could go anywhere. Have You Been Paying Attention? won the equivalent category in 2019. Also worth noting that The Weekly hasn’t been nominated here either. Maybe whoever draws up the list of nominees reads this blog?

Sadly, there’s been no news yet on whether Tony Martin will be doing his comedy Logies voiceover work again. On the plus side, there’s been no announcement saying someone else will be doing it either.

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1 Comment

  • watercoolerdictator says:

    Don’t know if you caught on a recent HYBPA? but Tony did confirm he would be doing the voiceovers again. Providing perhaps one of the few reasons to actually watch the Logies. And is it just me or has the Cheap Seats really hit its stride in recent weeks, with the hosts interjecting in a manner that seems pretty spontaneous, or at least with minimal preparation, allowing them to take each other by surprise (ie. the dried fruit running gag in the last episode). Very enjoyable indeed.

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