Logie hopeful Hills hopes for a hot seat at the awards
Hills (pictured) reckons he’ll know if he’s just making up the numbers as a Gold Logie nominee when he sees the seating plan at Melbourne’s Crown Casino. The ABC host is up for his fifth consecutive Gold Logie nomination and if he wins he’ll break a 36-year hoodoo. Garry Mcdonald’s alter ego Norman Gunston last brought home Gold for the ABC in 1976. Up against Hills for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television are Asher Keddie ( Offspring, Paper Giants), Carrie Bickmore ( The Project), Esther Anderson ( Home and Away) Hamish Blake ( Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year) and last year’s winner Karl Stefanovic ( Today). ‘‘Being nominated does give me a good seat down the front although when you turn up you tend to look how close you are seated to the stage. You work out who is closer to the stage than you and you think ‘I know where this is going’.’’ Hills is in the running for four Logies. He has also been nominated for a Silver Logie as Most Popular Presenter and his show Spicks & Specks is a contender for the Most Popular Light Entertainment Program and the peer-voted Outstanding Light Entertainment Program.
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