Australia’s largest television awards night, Logies, looks as if it is back in full swing after a two-year hiatus in COVID-19, and original streaming programs are competing for free shows.
Foxtel and Binge secured a bunch of nominations, while Netflix, Stan, Paramount and Amazon entered the race.
There are also two new awards that keep us on our toes.
To celebrate the achievements of Australian talent around the world, there is a silver logic behind the most popular Australian actor or actress in an international program.
A television legend Bert Newton, who passed away in October, has been honored for his extraordinary career with Bert Newton Award as the most popular presenter.
After nominations in 24 categories were announced on Sunday, with Gold Logie nominees including Nine King Karl Stefanovich (Today), Hamish Blake (Lego Masters) and ambiguous winner Tom Gleason (Tough quiz, alphabet) gathered at the event to nominate candidates in 2022 for the Gold Coast, the list had several notable absences, an unexpected inclusion and the first for the veteran TV star.
Missing TV presenter Alison Langdon was missing, as was Tena Living room hosted by Amanda Keller.
Hardworking Seven presenter Sonia Kruger, who has held a whopping five shows over the past year – Older brother, Holly Molly, Dancing with the Stars: All stars, Voice of Australia, The Voice Australia Generations – Rob McKnight said in the 4GB radio segment on Sunday that this was the first time she was nominated.
“I was so surprised. I have never been nominated for Logs before, ”she said.
The same goes Married at First Sight ‘certified clinical sexologist Alessandro Rampola.
But will Logies be relevant in 2022, or are the awards of the Australian Academy of Film and Television Arts (AACTA) widely developed to meet and congratulate our home industry and talents?
TV expert and TVBlackbox.com.au tells editor Steve Silence A new daily “The proof will be in the pudding” with a telecast on June 19.
“This is a real chance for Logies to step up interest in telecasting and try new things, restart the brand,” Molk said.
“If they don’t, they should only expect a vague reaction from the audience.”
The infamous Gold Logie controversy
In 2018, Gleason ran a mocking campaign to win Grant Denier after his show Family hostility was dissected.
“Let’s take Logies to the most absurd extreme and give Gold Logie to a guy who doesn’t have a TV show,” He said at the time.
In 2019, Gleason retired Tough quiz to put an end to it by promising to return the show if it wins gold. That year he won.
“Last year proved that you can only win if you don’t have a show,” Gleason wrote on Twitter.
“That’s why I ax. If I win gold, I promise to cancel #HardQuiz immediately. ”
Did Gleason ruin the authenticity of the evening of the country’s biggest television awards with his routine?
“I don’t think Tom ruined it,” Silence said.
“I think Tom called the Logies for what they became – pretty much irrelevant.
“He proved that with something like the Gold Logie (an award voted by viewers and considered the highest award in a TV star), it can be obtained.
“Networks have been campaigning for years to get people to vote for their talent.
“Tom just did it publicly, and it kind of revealed a farce,” Molk said, noting that all nominees appear in free programs.
Julia Morris is also vying for this year’s golden statuette (I’m a celebrity … Get me out of here! Ten), Melissa LeongMasterChef Australia / Celebrity MasterChef Australia, Ten) and veteran Australian actor Ray Miger (Home and away, Seven).
Sean Michallef, whose show is ABC Mad As Hell was nominated for the most popular comedy program, all figured out.
“I am glad that honesty and honor have been returned in the Gold Logie nomination.
“My only hope is for them to make sure Tom Gleason’s untalented tramp doesn’t win it again, and one of those hackers will get it.” He wrote on Twitter.
Voting and audience coverage
With only a short five-week window for fans to vote live [which opened on May 15] for their favorite Australian TV star, presenter, TV show or drama series the clock is coming.
Free shows on commercial networks, the national broadcaster and SBS continue to dominate the award categories, but the new player is the Foxtel Group (which includes a subsidiary of Binge), which provided 20 nominations for the 62nd Logie Awards. .
Content and Foxtel Group commercial director Amanda Laing said the Logies were “a great moment for the creative community of Australian television”.
Binge CEO Alison Herbert-Burns added: “Creation Love meBinge’s first original Australian drama, was such a pleasure … we’re excited about it [it] so strongly connected to the Australian audience and incredibly proud to have received seven nominations for Logie ”.
Stan has eight nominations in various categories, including Jackie Weaver YellowstoneIsla Fisher for A wolf like me and Jamie Dornan for Tourist.
Troy Sivan gets a nod for Three months on Paramount +, while Amazon Prime Video also appeared alongside Hugh Sheridan for Back to the rafters, and a documentary Smoking.
Silence noted that with a tougher voting window this year the audience will need to regain, “and if most of them no longer watch the FTA [free-to-air]how will they reach them? ”
“Now these are almost two different markets.
“We all know if we want reality, news or sports (and mostly individuals who go with it), we’ll go on the air.
“If we want drama or light entertainment, streamers have really stepped up here.
“So it’s a win-win for the audience,” he says, suggesting it could be either a “mess” or a “challenge” for the networks.
And what about the talent that dropped out of this year’s list of nominations, and perhaps without an invitation to a gala celebration at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Center?
“It’s show business, baby!” Said Molk.