Pick of the week
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.