The annual TV Week Logie Awards sprang absolutely no surprises last night
as the winners in the popular voting sections read like a list of odds-on
Ray Martin took home the gold Logie for the third year in a row, the first
person to achieve this feat in the 37 years of competition. He has now struck
gold on four occasions, winning first in 1987.
The silver Logies for best actress and actor went to Melissa George and
Dieter Brummer, co-stars of the Channel 7 production Home and Away, while the
program itself was voted most popular series.
But while the popular voting went its own sweet way, ABC Television came
storming in to take a swag of Logies in the outstanding achievement sections,
all of which were decided by industry peer group voting.
In a remarkable sweep, silver Logies for the most outstanding actor and
actress were won by Chris Haywood, for his work in Janus, and by Monica Maughan
for her work in the The Damnation of Harvey McHugh. Janus was judged most
outstanding achievement in drama production. The ABC satire of television
journalism, Frontline, was named the most outstanding achievement in comedy, a
Four Corners report by Chris Masters, Inside a Holocaust, won most outstanding
achievement in public affairs award, ABC news coverage of the Rwanda refugee
crisis won the most outstanding news achievement for a report by James Schofiel
and best documentary was the ABC's Fifty Years of Silence.
The actor Jack Thompson was awarded a gold Logie and was inducted into the TV
Week Logie Awards Hall of Fame.
AND THE WINNER IS...
Gold Logie Ray Martin
Most Popular Actor Dieter Brummer
Most Popular Actress Melissa George
SERIES Home and Away
PUBLIC AFFAIRS A Current Affair
CHILDRENS Agro's Cartoon Connection
NEW TALENT Lisa McClune
DRAMA The Battlers
Janus (Industry vote)
LIFESTYLE/INFO Burke's Backyard
LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT PERSONALITY
COMEDY Full Frontal
Frontline (Industry vote)