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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

The 58th An­nual TV Week Lo­gie Awards Sun­day, red car­pet from 7pm, Nine Aus­tralian television’s self-pro­claimed night of nights re­turns when the 58th an­nual Lo­gie Awards turns on the klieg lights from Mel­bourne’s Crown Pal­la­dium. The nom­i­nees for the al­ways keenly an­tic­i­pated Gold Lo­gie, awarded to Aus­tralia’s most pop­u­lar television per­son­al­ity, in­clude heavy­weights Car­rie Bick­more and Grant Denyer. And while whips­mart and lik­able Bick­more, the in­cum­bent, is heav­ily tipped to take the crown, many must se­cretly wish that readers of TV Week would anoint fel­low nom­i­nee Lee Lin Chin from SBS. For Lo­gie neo­phytes, there are two sep­a­rate award cat­e­gories, di­vided into pop­u­lar, mean­ing voted by the pub­lic; and out­stand­ing, voted by the television in­dus­try. This ren­ders the night the squalling love child of the Em­mys and the Peo­ple’s Choice awards. Ac­cord­ingly, with the ex­cep­tion of the skil­ful Essie Davis, (in the ABC’s Miss Fisher’s Mur­der Mys­ter­ies), the two lists are mu­tu­ally ex­clu­sive. As to which group got it right, it is worth not­ing the pun­ters, not the in­dus­try, nom­i­nated the tal­ented Marta Dus­sel­dorp for her role in A Place to Call Home. Keen fol­low­ers of all things Lo­gie will also no­tice nom­i­nee Craig McLach­lan (ABC’s The Doc­tor Blake Mys­ter­ies), who pops up 25 years af­ter his ini­tial nod for his role on Neigh­bours. And the life­style awards are re­warded, well, for any­thing fea­tur­ing a house and a gar­den.

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