Logie Awards of 2016

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58th Logie Awards
2016 Logie Awards logo.jpg
Date8 May 2016
SiteCrown Palladium, Melbourne, Victoria
Gold LogieWaleed Aly
Hall of FameNoni Hazlehurst
Most awardsThe Project (3)
Most nominations800 Words (6)
Television coverage
NetworkNine Network (HD)

The 58th Annual TV Week Logie Awards were held on Sunday 8 May 2016 at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne, and broadcast live on the Nine Network.[1] Public voting for the Best Award categories began on 16 November 2015 and ended on 17 January 2016.[2] Nominations were announced on 3 April 2016 along with the winners of the Outstanding Newcomer Awards.

It was announced on 4 November 2015 that the 2016 Logie Awards would reinstate the Logie Award for Best Factual Program, as well as a new publicly voted category for Best News Panel or a Current Affairs Program. Two new industry-voted awards were also given, Logie Award for Most Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress. Additionally, all publicly voted category awards changed their title from "Most Popular" to "Best" awards.[3]

Digital Content[edit]

The 2016 ceremony will also be the first to accept nominations for original Australian content produced by or airing on streaming media such as Netflix, Presto and Stan.[1] Comedy series No Activity, distributed by Stan, earned 3 nominations, thus becoming the first program premiering on a streaming service to earn a Logie nomination.[4]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Nominees were announced at an event held in Melbourne on 3 April 2016, hosted by Peter Helliar and Sylvia Jeffreys.[5][6]

Gold Logie[edit]

Best Personality on Australian Television


Best Actor Best Actress
Most Outstanding Actor Most Outstanding Actress
Most Outstanding Supporting Actor Most Outstanding Supporting Actress
Best New Talent Best Presenter
  • Waleed Aly in The Project (Network Ten)
    • Carrie Bickmore in The Project (Network Ten)
    • Grant Denyer in Family Feud (Network Ten) and The Great Australian Spelling Bee (Network Ten)
    • Amanda Keller in The Living Room (Network Ten)
    • Lee Lin Chin in SBS World News (SBS) and The Feed (SBS)
Most Outstanding Newcomer - Actor Most Outstanding Newcomer - Actress
  • Joel Jackson in Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door (Seven Network)
    • Joel Jackson in Deadline Gallipoli (Showcase)
    • Rahel Romahn in The Principal (SBS)
Graham Kennedy Breakthrough Star of Tomorrow

Best Programs[edit]

Best Drama Program Best Entertainment Program
  • Home and Away (Seven Network)
    • 800 Words (Seven Network)
    • A Place to Call Home (SoHo)
    • House Husbands (Nine Network)
    • Love Child (Nine Network)
Best Reality Program Best Sports Program
Best Lifestyle Program Best Factual Program
Best News Panel or a Current Affairs Program

Most Outstanding Programs[edit]

Most Outstanding Drama Series Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie
  • Glitch (ABC)
    • 800 Words (Seven Network)
    • A Place to Call Home (SoHo)
    • Love Child (Nine Network)
    • Wentworth (SoHo)
Most Outstanding Entertainment Program Most Outstanding Comedy Program
Most Outstanding Children's Program Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report
  • The Killing Season (ABC)
    • "Catching a Monster", 60 Minutes (Nine Network)
    • Hitting Home (ABC)
    • "Making a Killing", Four Corners (ABC)
    • "The Siege Survivors", 60 Minutes (Nine Network)
Most Outstanding News Coverage Most Outstanding Sports Coverage


In Memoriam[edit]

The In Memoriam segment was introduced by Jennifer Byrne. Clare Bowditch performed a cover version of The Beatles "In My Life". The following deceased were honoured:

  • Jon English, actor and entertainer
  • Lois Ramsey, actress
  • Lionel Williams, host
  • Brian Johns AO, executive
  • Robyn Sinclair, writer, executive
  • Bob Hornery, actor
  • Carol Burns, actress
  • Adrian Dellevergin, executive producer, director
  • John Pinder, comedy producer
  • Yoram Gross AM, creator, producer
  • Harry Butler AO CBE, presenter
  • Sir James Cruthers AO, pioneer, executive
  • Richard Montgomery, location manager
  • Lesley Bradford, news unit manager
  • Noel Cantrill, sound mixer
  • Carolyn Stewart, TV Week journalist
  • Bruce Mansfield, presenter
  • Bob Ellis, writer
  • Don Battye, writer, producer
  • Graeme Sutcliffe, director
  • Charles Stewart, presenter, producer
  • John Crook, host
  • Sonia Borg AM, writer
  • Adrian Wright, actor
  • Peter Hudson, executive
  • Geoff Brown, executive
  • Sam de Brito, writer
  • John Patterson, writer
  • Suresh Ayyar, editor
  • John Cousins, actor
  • Jeff Thomas, floor manager, director
  • Phil Booth, director, producer
  • Brian Phillis, director
  • Gunter Ericoli, sound recordist
  • Chris Thomson, director
  • Robert Greenberg, writer, producer
  • Barbara Jungwirth, actress
  • Mike Gibson, host

Controversies during Logies night[edit]

I'm very upset they're not here. We're sorry they're not here, Fergo and Mac, as they always do, put the Sydney News on first. I know their regrets not being here. It's a shame.

—said Rob Rashke while accepting the Logie.

The Seven Network's, Sydney-based, news and weather anchor Mark Ferguson and sports anchor Mel McLaughlin, the winners of the Logie for Most Outstanding News Coverage for the Parramatta Shooting, were not present to accept the award personally.

TV Week had been informed a week earlier that Ferguson and McLaughlin had been prevented from attending the Logie Awards on the rival Nine Network because of their commitments to the Sydney-based 6pm local news bulletin, having to stay at Seven's Martin Place news studios that evening and throughout night, presenting news updates. Seven had offered to work around these logistics if they could be assured that Seven News had won a Logie award. In the interests of maintaining the security of the Logies results, TV Week could not release such information to the news department in advance, even in the strictest confidence. The Logie was instead accepted on stage by their boss Rob Rashke.


  1. ^ a b Knox, David (4 November 2015). "Logies announce new categories, voting to open shortly". TV Tonight. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  2. ^ Knox, David (16 November 2015). "Voting opens for 2016 Logie Awards". TV Tonight. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  3. ^ Cronin, Seanna (4 November 2015). "Changes and new gongs in store for the 2016 Logie Awards". Sunshine Coast Daily. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Stan's No Activity scores first Logie nominations for SVOD platform". IF.com.au. 4 April 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  5. ^ Knox, David (3 April 2016). "Logie Awards 2016: nominations". TV Tonight. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  6. ^ "A Place to Call Home stars Abby Earl and David Berry hoping for Logie nominations today". news.com.au. 3 April 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  7. ^ a b c Knox, David (22 April 2016). "Delta Goodrem to perform at Logies". TV Tonight. Retrieved 22 April 2016.

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