LOGIESFORM GUIDE The Guide’s Dar­ren Devlyn and Colin Vick­ery as­sess the nom­i­nees

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Nom­i­nees: Re­becca Gib­ney, Packed to the Rafters; ex-Home And Away reg­u­lar Kate Ritchie; McLeod’s Daugh­ters’ Sim­mone Jade Mack­in­non; Neigh­bours stal­wart Ian Smith; So You Think You Can Dance host Natalie Bass­ingth­waighte; Enough Rope’s An­drew Den­ton; Spicks And Specks’ Adam Hills and Rove host Rove McManus. Devlyn: Re­becca Gib­ney, who has brought poise, depth and sen­si­tiv­ity to the role of Julie Rafter. Vick­ery: It’s hard to go past Re­becca Gib­ney. She’s one of our most-loved ac­tors and would be a de­serv­ing win­ner. Devlyn: Un­der­belly’s Gy­ton Grant­ley. Pun­ters loved his por­trayal of drug-deal­ing bo­gan Carl Wil­liams. Vick­ery: A bat­tle be­tween Grant­ley and Rafters’ Erik Thom­son. I’ll punt on Thom­son. His Dave Rafter ap­peals to young and old. Devlyn: If Gib­ney wins gold, she should also col­lect sil­ver. Vick­ery: Kate Ritchie is a wild card in this cat­e­gory. Hasn’t been on screens that much, but the pub­lic loves her. Devlyn: Rafters’ Jes­sica Marais is a de­serv­ing win­ner. Has a ma­tu­rity and emo­tional com­plex­ity be­yond her years. Vick­ery: Marais is the best new tal­ent here, but is she the most pop­u­lar? Ricki-Lee Coul­ter to win. Devlyn: Tough to choose be­tween Rafters boys Hugh Sheri­dan and Ge­orge Hou­var­das. Sheri­dan— just. Vick­ery: Dean Geyer is no great shakes as an ac­tor but com­bine his Neigh­bours fan­base with his pop-star sta­tus and he may get over the line. Devlyn: Rove McManus, even though his show is at times ham­pered by lame seg­ments. Vick­ery: McManus al­ways polls well, but he’ll have strong com­pe­ti­tion from Natalie Bass­ingth­waighte. Rove in a close one. Devlyn: Un­der­belly, which ranks just be­hind Blue Mur­der as the best drama Aus­tralia has pro­duced. Vick­ery: Un­der­belly v Packed to the Rafters. Based on rat­ings you’d go with Un­der­belly, but I’m tip­ping a Rafters up­set.

MOST POP­U­LAR AC­TOR (SIL­VER) MOST POP­U­LAR AC­TRESS (SIL­VER) MOST POP­U­LAR NEW TAL­ENT (FE­MALE) MOST POP­U­LAR NEW TAL­ENT (MALE) MOST POP­U­LAR PRE­SEN­TER (SIL­VER) MOST POP­U­LAR AUS­TRALIAN DRAMA MOST POP­U­LAR RE­AL­ITY PRO­GRAM

Devlyn: It doesn’t at­tract much me­dia hype, but I’m go­ing with the tele­tub­bies from The Big­gest Loser. Vick­ery: Danc­ing with the Stars took this out last year. An­other dance show will win this year— So You Think You Can Dance Aus­tralia.

MOST POP­U­LAR LIGHT-EN­TER­TAIN­MENT PRO­GRAM

Devlyn: Sun­rise be­ing nom­i­nated is surely some­one’s at­tempt at hu­mour. If it wins, call in the ste­wards. It’s Aus­tralia’s Got Tal­ent for mine. Vick­ery: Aus­tralia’s Got Tal­ent from Spicks and Specks — just. If Sun­rise wins I’m de­mand­ing a re­count.

MOST OUT­STAND­ING DRAMA SE­RIES, MINI-SE­RIES OR TELE­MOVIE

Devlyn: Un­der­belly be­cause it de­serves the ac­co­lade and has huge in­dus­try sup­port. Vick­ery: Un­der­belly cleaned up at the AFI Awards. Ex­pect a win here as well.

MOST OUT­STAND­ING AC­TRESS (SIL­VER)

Devlyn: Kat Ste­wart for her por­trayal of the foul-mouthed Roberta Wil­liams in Un­der­belly. Vick­ery: Re­becca Gib­ney gets gold; Ste­wart gets the out­stand­ing ac­tress, and every­one goes home happy.

MOST OUT­STAND­ING AC­TOR (SIL­VER)

Devlyn: Damian Wal­she-Howl­ing will get the nod for the molten in­ten­sity he brought to the role of An­drew Ve­ni­amin in Un­der­belly. Vick­ery: Ex­pect an­other mir­ror of the AFIs. Gy­ton Grant­ley to take out this cat­e­gory for ter­rific work in Un­der­belly.

GRA­HAM KENNEDY AWARD FOR MOST OUT­STAND­ING NEW TAL­ENT

Devlyn: Lauren Clair for play­ing mur­dered mum in Un­der­belly. Vick­ery: Jes­sica Marais for her awe­some work as Rachel Rafter in Packed To the Rafters.

MOST OUT­STAND­ING COM­EDY PRO­GRAM

Devlyn: Work­ing Dog can do no wrong. The Hol­low­men by a street. Vick­ery: It’d be great to see Wayne Hope win for Very Small Busi­ness. Nice guys fin­ish first.

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