Should Win: Carrie Bickmore // Will Win: Asher Keddie
Look I may be totally wrong, as this vote could go anywhere, but this will be Asher’s last chance to win for Offspring ( we assume the show won’t be coming back), and the channel Ten drama has a loyal and vocal fan base. That being said, I hope it can be Carrie to win. This is her fourth time nominated, so if the “lads” at channel Nine don’t get in her way, maybe she will have a shot at it.
Most Popular Actor
Should Win: Luke Arnold // Will Win: Chris Lilley
There is one actor here who is head and shoulders ahead of the pack, and that is Luke Arnold. His portrayal of INXS frontman Michael Hutchence was simply amazing. Unfortunately this award will be decided by the readers of TV Week, meaning we could see a repeat of last year. The undeserving Chris Lilly may take it home again.
Most Popular Actress
Should Win & Will Win: Asher Keddie
While Jessica Marais and Mandy McElhinney would both be deserving to win this one for their work on Love Child (Marais also recognised for Carlotta), Asher has a dedicated fan base and has won this award the last four years. This ones a safe bet.
Last week the nominees for this years TV Week Logies awards were announced, and like always they were one hot mess.
First of all they were very same old, same old. The five out of the six were nominated for last years Gold. All we did this year was sub in Hamish Blake for Essie Davis.
Looking at the six nominated we have two actors/actress’ (Steve Peacocke and Asher Keddie) and four presenters (Carrie Bickmore, Scott Cam, Hamish Blake, and Andy Lee). I’m all for the top award being a mix of the two but this just felt a bit lop sided. Looking at the nominees for Most Popular Actor and Most Popular Actress, there are so many people that deserve to be recognised for the biggest award.
A major annoyance about the six nominees for Gold is that two of them, Hamish and Scoot, aren’t even nominated for Silver as Most Popular Presenter. How is that so. I always feel that the nominees for Gold should be picked from the fifteen nominees between Presenter, Actor and Actress.
I’m sorry that once again you walk away from the TV Week Logies Awards empty handed. I’m sure you’re not majorly disappointed that you have gone zero from six in the past three years, as you have said before doing TV was never your end goal and the Logies can be seen as a bit of a joke to many, but it would still be nice for you to be recognised as the amazing talented woman that you are.
People scoffed three years ago when, what others put as, a “news reader” was being nominated for our highest television award. Well if we can have a tradie who host’s a reality show win it, why can’t people vote for you.
To me you are more than just a “news reader”. You’re the person who is welcomed into my house whether it be at 6.00 PM, 6.30 PM, or 7.00 PM. I don’t see how, after three years in a row of being nominated, you haven’t won the top award, because you have such a warmth about you, that you have created a deep connection with The Project viewers (no matter how small that audience may be).
The way in which you are so open on the show is amazing. Not many on live television who fall over would want to get back up from sheer embarrassment, but when you fell over, the only reason you couldn’t get back up was due to your uncontrollable laughter at what had just happened. Many make jokes about you showing emotion, and the amount of times you have cried on screen. I only see that of a strength of yours. You have been through a lot in recent years, and your honesty and showing of emotions proves to everyone you’re not a robot who sits behind a desk and talks about the news.
I have no doubt you will be nominated for the Gold Logie again next year, I only hope everyone can see what I see, and you will be seen as Australia’s Most Popular Personality.