Lo­gie hopeful Hills hopes for a hot seat at the awards

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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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