Ten Goes For Gold At The 2017 TV Week Logie Awards
Published: 26 March 2017
Will it be two in a row for Waleed? Will Pete Helliar finally get his gong? Or will it be Jessica Marais or Grant Denyer that steals the show? The Logies nominations are out, and Network Ten’s aiming for a golden evening.Australia has spoken and the nominations for the TV Week Logies have officially been announced. The glittering ceremony takes place on 23 April, with the country’s brightest telly stars converging to see if their names are added to the prestigious winners’ list.
It’s shaping up to be a memorable night for Ten, with nominees aplenty. All eyes, of course, will be on the coveted Gold Logie, and whether Waleed Aly can do the double. His co-host Pete Helliar’s Logies lobbying has certainly paid off, as he too contends for the ultimate accolade. Stealing hearts with her unforgettable performance in The Wrong Girl, Jessica Marais will be listening for her name from that all-important envelope, along with Family Feud’s irrepressible Grant Denyer.
Jessica Marais will also be hoping to claim the Best Actress Logie, but faces stiff competition from Offspring treasure and Logies queen Asher Keddie, along with the great Deborah Mailman. Marais’ co-star Craig McLachlan, so memorable for his turn as The Wrong Girl’s most charismatic morning host, competes for Best Actor.
It’s an all-TEN affair for Best Presenter, with Amanda Keller, Carrie Bickmore, Grant Denyer, Sarah Harris and Waleed Aly indulging in a little friendly rivalry.
Offspring competes for Best Drama, Have Your Been Paying Attention? for Best Entertainment Program, and The Project and Studio 10 for Best News Panel or Current Affairs Program.
It’s a three-horse race in the Ten stakes for Best Reality Program, meanwhile, with Australian Survivor, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and MasterChef Australia in contention.
The Living Room goes for triple glory in the Best Lifestyle Program category, while Gogglebox hopes to follow up last year’s triumph as Best Factual Program, joined by Bondi Rescue, Bondi Vet and Todd Sampson’s Bodyhack.