The Logie Award nominees were announced yesterday by Dr Chris Brown and Julia Morris with a few surprises. Nominated for the Gold Logie this year is Asher Keddie, Andy Lee, Carrie Bickmore, Essie Davis, Scott Cam and Steve Peacocke. Voting has just started and it’s a little hard to pick a winner at this stage but Asher Keddie would probably be favourite at this early stage. It feels like she’s in every TV show and DVD in recent years and is really one of the finest actors on Australian TV.
Kylie Minogue has been booked to perform at the Logies this year. This is the first time she’s been back since her hay days when she won the Gold Logie. Some of us was hoping for a duet with Jason Donovan after seeing the pair reunite in a UK charity gig number last month but this now doesn’t appear likely. So we have Kylie by herself, we should be so lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky.
Most Popular Actress nominees are Asher Keddie (again), Essie Davis from Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries, the hilarious Julia Morris, Marta Dusseldorp (why wasn’t she nomed for Gold?) and the evergreen Rebecca Gibney.
Chris Lilley is nominated for Most Popular Actor for Ja’Mie Private School Girl. Lilley is not just a comedic genius but a talented actor in his own right and surely deserves this award. Also nominated for this award is Dan Ewing and Steve Peacocke from Home And Away, Hugh Sheridan from Packed To The Rafters and Matthew Le Nevez from Offspring.
The quintessential Aussie Adam Hills was overlooked for a Gold Logie nom this year (boo hiss) but is again nominated in the Most Popular Presenter category (yay) along with Andy Lee, Hamish Blake, Carrie Bickmore and Scott Cam.