Sigrid backs Logies
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.