Logie Award for Best Actor

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Logie Award for Best Actor
Country Australia
Presented by TV Week
First awarded 1977
Currently held by Erik Thomson (2016)
Most awards Paul Cronin and Martin Sacks (5)
Official website www.tvweeklogieawards.com.au

The Silver Logie for Best Actor is an award presented annually at the Australian TV Week Logie Awards. It was first awarded at the 19th Annual TV Week Logie Awards, held in 1977 when the award category was originally called Most Popular Australian Lead Actor.[1] For the 2016 ceremony, it was renamed from Most Popular Actor to Best Actor.[2] The award is given to recognise the standout performance of an actor in an Australian program. The winner and nominees of Most Popular Actor are chosen by the public through an online voting survey on the TV Week website.[3] Paul Cronin and Martin Sacks hold the record for the most wins, with five each, followed by Grant Dodwell, Craig McLachlan and Hugh Sheridan with three wins each.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Key Meaning
double-dagger Indicates the winning actor
Year Nominees Program(s) Network Ref
1977 Martin VaughanAward winner Power Without Glory
ABC
[1]
1978 Paul CroninAward winner The Sullivans
Nine Network
[4]
1979 Paul CroninAward winner The Sullivans
Nine Network
1980 Paul CroninAward winner The Sullivans
Nine Network
1981 Peter AdamsAward winner Cop Shop
Seven Network
1982 Paul CroninAward winner The Sullivans
Nine Network
[5]
1983 Paul CroninAward winner The Sullivans
Nine Network
1984 Grant DodwellAward winner A Country Practice
Seven Network
1985 Grant DodwellAward winner A Country Practice
Seven Network
1986 Grant DodwellAward winner A Country Practice
Seven Network
[6]
1987 Peter O'BrienAward winner Neighbours
Network Ten
1988 Jason DonovanAward winner Neighbours
Network Ten
1989 Craig McLachlanAward winner Neighbours
Network Ten
1990 Craig McLachlanAward winner Neighbours
Network Ten
[7]
1991 Craig McLachlanAward winner Home and Away
Seven Network
[8]
1992 Bruce SamazanAward winner E Street
Network Ten
[9]
1993 Gary SweetAward winner Police Rescue
ABC TV
1994 Gary SweetAward winner Police Rescue
ABC TV
[10]
1995 Dieter BrummerAward winner Home and Away
Seven Network
1996 Dieter BrummerAward winner Home and Away
Seven Network
1997 Martin SacksAward winner Blue Heelers
Seven Network
1998 Martin SacksAward winner Blue Heelers
Seven Network
[11]
Colin Friels Water Rats
Nine Network
Jesse Spencer Neighbours
Network Ten
Nic Testoni Home and Away
Seven Network
John Wood Blue Heelers
Seven Network
1999 Martin SacksAward winner Blue Heelers
Seven Network
[12]
Colin Friels Water Rats
Nine Network
Jesse Spencer Neighbours
Network Ten
John Wood Blue Heelers
Seven Network
2000 Martin SacksAward winner Blue Heelers
Seven Network
[13]
Colin Friels Water Rats
Nine Network
Peter Phelps Stingers
Nine Network
John Wood Blue Heelers
Seven Network
2001 Martin SacksAward winner Blue Heelers
Seven Network
[14]
Daniel MacPherson Neighbours
Network Ten
William McInnes SeaChange
ABC TV
John Wood Blue Heelers
Seven Network
2002 Peter PhelpsAward winner Stingers
Nine Network
[15]
Samuel Johnson The Secret Life of Us
Network Ten
Ryan Kwanten Home and Away
Seven Network
Erik Thomson All Saints
Seven Network
John Wood Blue Heelers
Seven Network
2003 Erik ThomsonAward winner All Saints
Seven Network
[16]
Beau Brady Home and Away
Seven Network
Samuel Johnson The Secret Life of Us
Network Ten
Myles Pollard McLeod's Daughters
Nine Network
John Wood Blue Heelers
Seven Network
2004 Aaron JefferyAward winner McLeod's Daughters
Nine Network
[17]
Beau Brady Home and Away
Seven Network
Myles Pollard McLeod's Daughters
Nine Network
Glenn Robbins Kath & Kim
ABC TV
Erik Thomson All Saints
Seven Network
2005 John WoodAward winner Blue Heelers
Seven Network
[18]
Beau Brady Home and Away
Seven Network
Chris Hemsworth Home and Away
Seven Network
Aaron Jeffery McLeod's Daughters
Nine Network
Glenn Robbins Kath & Kim
ABC TV
2006 John WoodAward winner Blue Heelers
Seven Network
[19]
Chris Hemsworth Home and Away
Seven Network
Aaron Jeffery McLeod's Daughters
Nine Network
Joel McIlroy Home and Away
Seven Network
Glenn Robbins Da Kath and Kim Code
ABC TV
2007 Aaron JefferyAward winner McLeod's Daughters
Nine Network
[20]
Brendan Cowell Love My Way
W. Channel
Mark Furze Home and Away
Seven Network
John Howard All Saints
Seven Network
Paul O'Brien Home and Away
Seven Network
2008 Chris LilleyAward winner Summer Heights High
ABC1
[21]
Mark Furze Home and Away
Seven Network
John Howard All Saints
Seven Network
Paul O'Brien Home and Away
Seven Network
Glenn Robbins Kath & Kim
Seven Network
2009 Todd LasanceAward winner Home and Away
Seven Network
[22]
Gyton Grantley Underbelly
Nine Network
Mark Priestley All Saints
Seven Network
Ian Smith Neighbours
Network Ten
Erik Thomson Packed to the Rafters
Seven Network
2010 Hugh SheridanAward winner Packed to the Rafters
Seven Network
[23]
Luke Jacobz Home and Away
Seven Network
Todd Lasance Home and Away
Seven Network
Ray Meagher Home and Away
Seven Network
Erik Thomson Packed to the Rafters
Seven Network
2011 Hugh SheridanAward winner Packed to the Rafters
Seven Network
[24]
Michael Caton Packed to the Rafters
Seven Network
Don Hany Offspring
Network Ten
Tangle
Showcase
Callan Mulvey Rush
Network Ten
Erik Thomson Packed to the Rafters
Seven Network
2012 Hugh SheridanAward winner Packed to the Rafters
Seven Network
[25]
Daniel MacPherson Wild Boys
Seven Network
Ray Meagher Home and Away
Seven Network
Eddie Perfect Offspring
Network Ten
Erik Thomson Packed to the Rafters
Seven Network
2013 Steve PeacockeAward winner Home and Away
Seven Network
[26]
Firass Dirani House Husbands
Nine Network
The Straits
ABC1
Hugh Sheridan Packed to the Rafters
Seven Network
Lachy Hulme Howzat! Kerry Packer's War
Nine Network
Beaconsfield
Nine Network
Offspring
Network Ten
Matthew Le Nevez Offspring
Network Ten
2014 Chris LilleyAward winner Ja'mie: Private School Girl
ABC1
[27]
Dan Ewing Home and Away
Seven Network
Matthew Le Nevez Offspring
Network Ten
Steve Peacocke Home and Away
Seven Network
Hugh Sheridan Packed to the Rafters
Seven Network
2015 Steve PeacockeAward winner Home and Away
Seven Network
[28]
Luke Arnold INXS: Never Tear Us Apart
Seven Network
Chris Lilley Jonah from Tonga
ABC
Craig McLachlan The Doctor Blake Mysteries
ABC
Josh Thomas Please Like Me
ABC2
2016 Erik ThompsonAward winner 800 Words
Seven Network
[29]
Firass Dirani House Husbands
Nine Network
Craig McLachlan The Doctor Blake Mysteries
ABC
Steve Peacocke Home and Away
Seven Network
Josh Thomas Please Like Me
ABC

Multiple wins[edit]

Number Actor
Wins
5
Paul Cronin
5
Martin Sacks
3
Grant Dodwell
3
Craig McLachlan
3
Hugh Sheridan
2
Gary Sweet
2
Dieter Brummer
2
Aaron Jeffery
2
John Wood
2
Chris Lilley
2
Steve Peacocke

Programs with most awards[edit]

Wins Program
7
Blue Heelers
5
The Sullivans
5
Home and Away
4
Neighbours
3
A Country Practice
3
Packed to the Rafters

References[edit]

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