GO FOR GOLD
SCOTT CAM IS UP FOR ANOTHER GOLD LOGIE AWARD AT TV’S NIGHT OF NIGHTS THIS SUNDAY
I t’s not hard to find someone to diss the Logies, but you will never hear The Block host Scott Cam ever denigrate TV’s night of nights.
Ever since he was a child, Cam, 53, has been enchanted by the ceremony. And as a Gold Logie winner, and one of the this year’s six nominees for Best TV Personality, he’s still a huge fan of the awards.
“I grew up with the Logies and being nominated for the Gold Logie is amazing ... it’s a pretty exclusive club,” he says.
Standing between Cam and a second Gold Logie are reigning title holder Carrie Bickmore, who is nominated for a fourth straight time, Waleed Aly ( The Project) Grant Denyer ( Family Feud), Lee Lin Chin ( The Feed) and Essie Davis ( Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries).
Not much has changed, personally, in Cam’s life since he won in 2014 although he did find the paparazzi slightly invasive. They even caught him sneaking a smoke the day after he won.
“That doesn’t often happen (being papped) to me – people don’t follow me around and it was a bit of a shock,” he says.
“If it ever happened again, I’ll be prepared for that sort of thing and I need to not make a knuckle out of myself.”
Not only is Cam in line for an individual honour, The
Block has been nominated for Best Reality Program.
Cam said he would get a lot of satisfaction if only The
Block, and not himself, was successful on the night.
“I get a little nervous on the night towards the Gold Logie or The Block because I might have to make a speech because you don’t want to forget people,” he says. “I really would like The
Block to take home a gong because the people (behind the scenes) should then get the recognition they deserve, so I want it to get up so I get to thank all those people.”
58th TV Week Logies airs on Sunday at 7pm on the Nine Network
The Block host Scott Cam will vie for the Gold Logie on Sunday.