Bert Newton Award for hottest presenter
Ought to win: Leigh Gross sales
She’s one in all Australia’s best interviewers and earlier this yr she introduced she’d decided to step down as presenter of 7.30 after 12 years within the position. A Silver Logie looks like an appropriate parting present.
Will win: Hamish Blake
Unsurprisingly, Blake is the bookie’s favorite to win the Bert Newton Award, having beforehand gained the class in 2013 for his work on Hamish & Andy’s Euro Hole 12 months. LEGO Masters was a rankings winner for 9 (which owns this masthead), and if you think about Blake’s million-plus Insta-following, that ought to stack as much as loads of votes for the 40-year-old. – Thomas Mitchell
Graham Kennedy Award for hottest new expertise
Ought to win: Tony Armstrong
The ABC Information Breakfast sports activities presenter just isn’t solely one of the crucial gifted presenters on Australian TV, however he additionally has the most effective facial hair. Sorry, Costa Georgiadis.
Will win: Tony Armstrong
A lot of Australia was already in love with him earlier than the ABC determined to let him host a present about canine, however as soon as A Canine’s World with Tony Armstrong went to air, it was sport over on this class.
Hottest Australian actor or actress in a global program
Ought to win: Murray Bartlett
HBO sequence The White Lotus was stacked with star energy, however actor Murray Bartlett managed to steal the present as Armond, the concierge with a vengeful disdain for his high-paying friends. Bartlett was additionally concerned within the single greatest scene to air on tv in recent times. #suitcasegate
Will win: Sarah Snook
Succession is arguably the most important TV present on the planet, scooping greatest drama on the Golden Globes this yr. Snook additionally got here out on prime that night time, successful greatest supporting actress for her ruthless portrayal of Siobhan “Shiv” Roy. Chances are high Snook’s trophy shelf will probably be including one other statue comes Logies night time. – TM
Most excellent actuality program
Ought to win: MasterChef Australia
Like a household recipe handed down over generations, MasterChef Australia is reassuring, acquainted, and one thing to stay up for on the finish of a protracted day. This may be a well-deserved first Logie since judging trio Andy Allen, Melissa Leong and Jock Zonfrillo changed George Calombaris, Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan in 2020.
Will win: MasterChef Australia
Australian Survivor: Champions vs. Contenders was the inaugural winner of this class in 2019, however MasterChef Australia ought to get the job finished this yr. Whereas rankings are not what they as soon as have been, the present has lengthy been a critic favorite, and with 60-odd episodes per season, it has the benefit of being on air far longer than its rivals. – TM
Hottest drama program
Ought to win: The Newsreader
Crisp and illuminating, Michael Lucas’ exploration of classic community tv was a taut and compelling dance, deserving of the win for the sheer magnificence of William McInnes’ belligerence, Anna Torv’s endurance and Sam Reid’s innocence alone.
Will win: Physician Physician
A stable dramatic piece that performs business tv’s notes with a shrewd, realizing flourish. The class rises and falls on the ability of the ensemble, and Rodger Corser, Nicole da Silva, Ryan Johnson, Tina Bursill and Hayley McElhinney have magnificent chemistry. – MI
Most excellent drama sequence
Ought to win: The Newsreader
Although it reeked of nostalgia, the Eighties-set TV newsroom drama was a breath of contemporary air and a giant rankings winner for the ABC. It touched on a few of the largest tales of the last decade – Skylab, Azaria Chamberlain, AIDS – and equally massive themes (homophobia, psychological sickness, sexism). And it was bloody nice enjoyable too.
Will win: The Newsreader
Love Me can be an equally worthy winner, however the nostalgia-fest ought to simply edge it. – KQ
Most excellent miniseries or telemovie
Ought to win: Fires
The Uncommon Suspects was a variety of enjoyable, The Vacationer was edge-of-your-seat tense, however for ambition, timeliness and punch-to-the-gut emotional impression, it must be Fires.
Will win: Fires
Audiences didn’t precisely heat to it, discovering the topic and uncooked emotion simply too near dwelling, however trade gamers admired the craft at each degree of the manufacturing – and within the excellent classes, they’re those voting. – KQ
Most excellent supporting actor
Ought to win: William McInnes
He described his efficiency to this masthead final yr as nothing more than yelling and wearing braces, however McInnes’ barnstorming efficiency as a bullying, bellicose, belligerent newsroom boss was key to the attraction of The Newsreader.
Will win: William McInnes – KQ
Most excellent supporting actress
Ought to win: Heather Mitchell
In Love Me, Hugo Weaving and Mitchell gave us one of many raunchiest scenes of the yr, as their late-in-life lust took full butt-baring flight over a eating desk. Good for them. Mitchell could also be billed as a assist for the sake of the awards classes, however she was a giant a part of what made this multi-generational story of affection and loss so bewitching.
Will win: Heather Mitchell – KQ
Hottest leisure program
Ought to win: Laborious Quiz
Laborious Quiz has persistently over carried out for the ABC, posting robust rankings and introducing audiences to a variety of subjects they’d in any other case know nothing about. We’d additionally like to see host Tom Gleeson again on the Logies stage purely for the wild-card issue.
Will win: Gogglebox Australia
It appears Australians love to look at different Australians watch tv as a result of Gogglebox Australia has had a stranglehold on this class since 2018. Good cash says the Foxtel program will make it three in a row. – TM
Hottest life-style program
Ought to win: Journey Guides
Although the class has a protracted historical past of enjoying it protected – Higher Houses and Gardens, anybody? – there’s clearly an viewers urge for food for enjoying exterior the field. Journey Guides is ingenious, unpredictable and filled with zing.
Will win: Journey Guides
A troublesome name, as a result of The Residing Room seems like a protected guess by the appeal oozing from its very pores due to an unrivalled ensemble (Amanda Keller, Barry Du Bois, Chris Brown, Miguel Maestre). However Journey Guides is a sticky and interesting idea, with sufficient meat on the bone to beat all comers. – MI
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