Back On The Map — After Two Years, The Logie Awards Return

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Logie Awards are back, baby! The awards, now in their 62nd year, are Australia's answer to the Emmys — a night where we celebrate the magnificence of Aussie television. The 'night of nights' was held on Sunday, June 19 at The Star Gold Coast Entertainment Resort precinct.
In news that surprised absolutely no one (and especially not Sportsbet), LEGO Masters host and Australian sweetheart, Hamish Blake, took out the Gold Logie — the award's highest honour. This is his second Gold Logie win after taking out the top spot back in 2012 for his work on Hamish and Andy's Gap Year. Blake also took out the Bert Newton Award for the Most Popular Presenter.
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The Gold Logie had six other nominations, including Melissa Leong, Julia Morris, Sonia Kruger, Karl Stefanovic, Ray Meagher, and Logies #1 enemy, Tom Gleeson. In terms of representation, three of the seven nominees are women and only one of them, Singaporean-Chinese Leong, comes from an ethnically diverse background.
Hamish Blake joins the Gold Logie hall of fame, including the likes of Graham Kennedy and Ray Martin who share the record for the most Gold Logies, as well as an impressive lineup featuring the late Bert Newton, Lisa McCune, Daryl Sommers, Rove McManus, Waleed Aly, Carrie Bickmore, and Asher Keddie, to name a few.
The Logies have always had a range of presenters rather than one singular host, and this year was no exception. Presenters that took the stage included Mel B, Melissa Leong, Hamish and Andy, Patti Newton, Jessica Mauboy, Amander Keller, Osher Gunsberg, Julia Morris, and more.
Other highlights of the night included Tony Armstrong's first Logie win for Most Popular New Talent, Lisa Wilkinson's speech praising the bravery of Brittany Higgins after winning the award for most outstanding news coverage, and Julia Morris' awkward takedown of cancel culture.
Guy Pearce didn't bother turning up for his award for Most Popular Actor, and Kitty Flanagan took out the award for the Most Popular Actress for her work in ABC's Fisk. Anna Torv was awarded Most Outstanding Actress for The Newsreader, and Heather Mitchell was dubbed the Most Outstanding Supporting Actress for Love Me.
From a diversity point of view, frankly it was slim pickings. Only one person of colour, Tony Armstrong, won an award during the night. NITV's Incarceration Nation rightfully took out the award for Most Outstanding Documentary for its investigation into the trauma experienced by Indigenous Australians and how this impacts incarceration rates.
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Without further ado, here is a the full list of the 2022 Logie Awards winners:

2022 Most Popular Awards

TV WEEK Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television

Hamish Blake, Lego Masters Australia, 9Network — WINNER
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

Bert Newton Award for Most Popular Presenter

Carrie Bickmore, The Project, Network 10
Hamish Blake, Lego Masters Australia, 9Network — WINNER
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

TV WEEK Silver Logie - Most Popular Actor

Bernard Curry, Wentworth - The Final Sentence, FOXTEL
Guy Pearce, Jack Irish, ABC — WINNER
Hugo Weaving, Love Me, BINGE and FOXTEL
Ray Meagher, Home and Away, Seven Network
Rodger Corser, Doctor Doctor, 9Network
Stephen Peacocke, RFDS, Seven Network

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 — WINNER
Sophie Dillman, Home and Away, Seven Network

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 — WINNER
Will Lodder, Love Me,
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Most Popular Drama Program

Doctor Doctor, 9Network
Home and Away, Seven Network — WINNER
Love Me, BINGE and FOXTEL
RFDS, Seven Network
The Newsreader, ABC
Total Control, ABC

Most Popular Entertainment Program

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

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 — WINNER

Most Popular Comedy Program

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

Most Popular Reality Program

The Block (Fans Vs Faves), 9Network
Celebrity Apprentice Australia, 9Network
I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here, Network 10
Married At First Sight, 9Network
MasterChef Australia, Network 10 — WINNER
SAS Australia, Seven Network

Most Popular Lifestyle Program

Better Homes and Gardens, Seven Network
Bondi Rescue, Network 10
Gardening Australia, ABC
Love It Or List It Australia, FOXTEL
The Living Room, Network 10
Travel Guides, 9Network — WINNER

TV Week Silver Logie - Most Popular Australian Actor Or Actress In An International Program

Angourie Rice, Mare of Easttown, BINGE and FOXTEL
Jacki Weaver, Yellowstone, Stan — WINNER
Murray Bartlett, The White Lotus, BINGE and FOXTEL
Sarah Snook, Succession, BINGE and FOXTEL
Troye Sivan, Three Months, Paramount+
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale, SBS

2022 Most Outstanding Awards

TV WEEK Silver Logie - Most Outstanding Drama Series

Bump, Stan
Love Me, BINGE and FOXTEL
RFDS, Seven Network
The Newsreader, ABC — WINNER
Wentworth – The Final Sentence, FOXTEL

TV WEEK Silver Logie – Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie

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Fires, ABC — WINNER
New Gold Mountain, SBS The End, FOXTEL
The Tourist, Stan
The Unusual Suspects, SBS

TV WEEK Silver Logie – Most Outstanding Actor

Hugo Weaving, Love Me, BINGE and FOXTEL
Jamie Dornan, The Tourist, Stan
Richard Roxburgh, Fires, ABC — WINNER
Sam Reid, The Newsreader, ABC
Scott Ryan, Mr Inbetween, FOXTEL

TV WEEK Silver Logie - Most Outstanding Actress

Anna Torv, The Newsreader, ABC — WINNER
Claudia Karvan, Bump, Stan
Deborah Mailman, Total Control, ABC
Isla Fisher, Wolf Like Me, Stan
Miranda Otto, Fires, ABC

TV WEEK Silver Logie – Most Outstanding Supporting Actor

Colin Friels, Wakefield, ABC — WINNER
Damon Herriman, The Tourist, Stan
Hugh Sheridan, Back To The Rafters, Amazon Prime Video
Matt Nable, Mr Inbetween, FOXTEL
William McInnes. The Newsreader, ABC

TV WEEK Silver Logie – Most Outstanding Supporting Actress

Heather Mitchell, Love Me, BINGE and FOXTEL — WINNER
Katrina Milosevic, Wentworth -The Final Sentence, FOXTEL
Mabel Li, New Gold Mountain, SBS
Noni Hazlehurst, The End, FOXTEL
Rachel Griffiths, Total Control, ABC

Most Outstanding Entertainment or Comedy Program

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

Most Outstanding Reality Program

Beauty and The Geek, 9Network
Celebrity Apprentice Australia, 9Network
I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Network 10 — WINNER
MasterChef Australia, Network 10
SAS Australia, Seven Network

Most Outstanding News Coverage or Public Affairs Report

60 Minutes – ‘Nazi’s Next Door’, 9Network
7News – War In Ukraine, Seven Network
Four Corners – Bursting The Canberra Bubble, ABC Insight – Intimate Terrorism, SBS
The Project – Brittany Higgins Interview, Network 10 — WINNER

Most Outstanding Sports Coverage

2021 AFL Grand Final, Seven Network
2021/2022 Fox Cricket Ashes Coverage, FOXTEL
2022 Australian Open Women’s Final, 9Network
Olympic and Paralympics Games Tokyo 2020, Seven Network — WINNER
State of Origin – Game 1, 9Network
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Most Outstanding Children’s Program

Bluey, ABC — WINNER
Dive Club, Network 10 & Netflix Australia
Hardball, ABC
Little J & Big Cuz, NITV & ABC
Mikki Vs The World, ABC

Most Outstanding Factual or Documentary Program

Burning, Amazon Prime Video
Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra
ABC Incarceration Nation, NITV — WINNER
See What You Made Me Do, SBS
The School That Tried To End Racism, ABC
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