The TV Week Logie Awards is coming up next week (its held on Sunday May 1 at Crown Casino in Melbourne). It’s the Australian television industry awards, which have been presented annually since 1959. First known as the TV Weeks Award but renamed by Graham Kennedy in 1960 after he won the first ‘Star Of The Year’ award. The name Logie Awards honors John Logie Baird, a Scotsman who invented the television as a practical medium.
Awards are given in many categories, but the most widely-publicized and prestigious award is the Gold Logie, which is awarded to the most popular personality on Australian television. Two favourite nominees for this year’s Gold Logie are co-actresses Rebecca Gibney and Jessica Marais from Packed to the Rafters. Even though Jessica has announced that she’s leaving the show to pursue a career in Hollywood – traitor! 😉
Remember when Rebecca played Emma the mechanic in The Flying Doctors back in the days? The Flying Doctors (or Doktorn kan komma as it’s called in Swedish) was a very popular TV show here in Sweden back in the 90’s.
Rebecca and Jessica are up against four other nominees; Adam Hills, Asher Keddie, Karl Stefanovic and Chrissie Swan. I don’t know all of them but I do know and like Adam Hills, he’s hilarious (check him out HERE and HERE).award, Jessica Marais, Logies, Packed to the Rafters, Rebecca Gibney