A look back at the Lo­gies

Western Suburbs Weekly - - From The Archives - Belinda Cipri­ano

AS we look back on Aus­tralian tele­vi­sion’s night of nights, this year’s Lo­gie Awards pre­sen­ta­tion had a dis­tinct Aussie flavour.

The award show, now in its 59th year, has def­i­nitely come a long way.

In 2002, this news­pa­per cov­ered the event, which was hosted by a fe­male for the first time: au­thor and ra­dio an­nouncer Wendy Harmer.

At the time, jour­nal­ist David Prestipino spoke of the cer­e­mony hav­ing an in­ter­na­tional flavour, with singer Shakira tak­ing to the stage, spe­cial guest Bold and the Beau­ti­ful’s Ronn Moss and Mal­colm in the Mid­dle’s Frankie Mu­niz pre­sent­ing the Lo­gie for Most Out­stand­ing Com­edy.

This year, it was Aus­tralian co­me­dian Dave Hughes who showed no­body was off lim­its, tak­ing a swipe at Grant Hackett’s re­cent prob­lems.

And while per­for­mances from in­ter­na­tional stars James Blunt and Andy Gram­mer were a high­light, the spot­light was firmly on Casey Dono­van, who made her first tele­vi­sion stage ap­pear­ance since leav­ing the I’m A Celebrity... jun­gle, and Lo­gie Award nom­i­nee Jes­sica Mauboy.

West Aussies were also well rep­re­sented, with Jes­sica Marais win­ning best ac­tress for The Wrong Girl and Love Child, and ap­pear­ances from Car­rie Bick­more, Natalie Barr and Mandy Mcel­hin­ney.

In 2002, it was Ge­orgie Parker who won the cov­eted Gold Lo­gie for her role in All Saints, this year Samuel John­son took the gong for his por­trayal of Molly Mel­drum in the minis­eries Molly.

Our cov­er­age of the Lo­gies in 2002.

James Blunt at this year’s Lo­gie Awards.

Lo­gie win­ner Jes­sica Marais.

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