Logie Awards of 1979

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The 21st Annual TV Week Logie Awards were presented on Friday 16 March 1979 at Hilton Hotel in Melbourne and broadcast on the Nine Network. Bert Newton was the Master of Ceremonies. American boxer Muhammad Ali, film stars Henry Silva and Cicely Tyson, television actors Robin Williams, Susan Seaforth, Bill Hayes and Lauren Tewes, British actor David Hemmings and television actors Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy appeared as guests.

Awards[edit]

Winners of Logie Awards (Australian television) for 1979:

Gold Logie[edit]

Most Popular Personality on Australian Television

Presented by Muhammad Ali

Winner:
Bert Newton, The Don Lane Show, Nine Network

Silver Logies[edit]

Most Popular Lead Actor on Australian Television
Winner:
Paul Cronin, The Sullivans, Nine Network
Most Popular Lead Actress on Australian Television
Winner:
Lorraine Bayly, The Sullivans, Nine Network

National[edit]

Most Popular Drama Series
Winner:
The Sullivans, Nine Network
Best New Talent In Australia
Winner:
Jon English, Against The Wind, Seven Network
Most Popular Australian TV Teenage Personality
Winner:
John Paul Young
Most Popular Australian Variety Or Panel Show
Winner:
The Don Lane Show, Nine Network
Most Popular Comedy Show
Winner:
The Paul Hogan Show, Nine Network
Best Performormance By An Actor In A Major Role
Winner:
John Meillon, Bit Part, ABC
Best Performance By An Actress In A Major Role
Winner:
Kerry McGuire, Against The Wind, Seven Network
Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role
Winner:
Peter Adams, Cop Shop, Seven Network
Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role
Winner:
Chantal Contouri, The Sullivans, Nine Network
Best New Drama
Winner:
Against The Wind, Seven Network
Best Television Script
Winner:
Michael Aitkens, Neutral Ground
Best Miniseries/Telemovie
Winner:
Bit Part, ABC
Best News Report
Winner:
Bank siege and chase, Nine Network News
TV Reporter Of The Year
Winner:
Bill Bennett, Willesee at Seven, Seven Network
Best Documentary Series
Winner:
A Big Country, ABC
Best Single Documentary
Winner:
The Last Tasmanian, Network Ten
Outstanding Coverage Of A Sports Event
Winner:
Bathurst Hardie Ferodo motor race, Seven Network
Best Sports Report/Documentary
Winner:
Surfabout, Nine Network
Best Performance By A Juvenile
Winner:
Warwick Poulsen, Because He's My Friend, ABC
Outstanding Contribution To Children's TV
Winner:
Rainbow
Outstanding Contribution To Community Service
Winner:
"Have A Go" campaign, Network Ten
Outstanding Contribution By A Regional Station
Winner:
Goin' Down The Road, CBN8 Orange

Victoria[edit]

Most Popular Male
Winner:
Bert Newton
Most Popular Female
Winner:
Mary Hardy
Most Popular Show
Winner:
The Don Lane Show, Nine Network

New South Wales[edit]

Most Popular Male
Winner:
Mike Walsh
Most Popular Female
Winner:
Noeline Brown
Most Popular Show
Winner:
The Mike Walsh Show, Nine Network

Queensland[edit]

Most Popular Male
Winner:
Paul Griffin, Nine Network
Most Popular Female
Winner:
Jacki MacDonald
Most Popular Show
Winner:
Country Homestead, Nine Network

South Australia[edit]

Most Popular Male
Winner:
Ernie Sigley
Most Popular Female
Winner:
Pam Tamblyn
Most Popular Show
Winner:
The Ernie Sigley Show, Nine Network

Tasmania[edit]

Most Popular Male
Winner:
Jim Cox
Most Popular Female
Winner:
Kerry Smith
Most Popular Show
Winner:
Saturday Night Show, TNT-9

Western Australia[edit]

Most Popular Male
Winner:
Terry Willesee
Most Popular Female
Winner:
Stephanie Quinlan
Most Popular Show
Winner:
Channel Nine News, STW9

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