Si­grid backs Lo­gies

Herald Sun - - CONFIDENTIAL -

SI­GRID THORN­TON says the Lo­gies are a cul­tural icon which de­serve re­spect.

The vet­eran ac­tor (rig (right) said the tele­vi­sion awards, which will this year move to the Gold Coast for the first time, had stood the test of time.

“What­ever peo­ple’s judg­ment of the Lo­gies is, it’s ab­so­lutely a cul­tural icon,’’ Thorn­ton said.

“It’s been the longest­serv­ing cel­e­bra­tion of Aus­tralian tele­vi­sion that we have. Even for that alone it de­serves the great­est re­spect.

“It’s grown with the times. It’s a peer-judged phe­nom­e­non as well as a free for all for the av­er­age Joe and Jill.

“In some way it’s more timely than ever to al­low every­one to vote for their favourite this or that. This is what we have now with so­cial me­dia.”

The Wentworth star said she was sad to see Mel­bourne lose the event but un­der­stands the need for change.

“We’ve got to be re­al­is­tic about these things,’’ she said of the Lo­gies tak­ing place on July 1. “It’s busi­ness. It might even pro­duce a new au­di­ence for the Lo­gies.

“I think it’s quite amaz­ing the Lo­gies has sur­vived in Mel­bourne for as long as it has. It’s a tes­ta­ment to the strength of the team that they’ve man­aged to keep it here. Be­cause nor­mally awards cer­e­monies have to float about a bit be­cause they have to fol­low where the in­cen­tives are.”

Thorn­ton has been work­ing on her own projects as well as tak­ing on roles in Aus­tralian come­dies in­clud­ing Orange is the New Brown.

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