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