As always, it’s a star-studded night. Taking out the top gongs, TV newcomer, Waleed Aly, with the Gold Logie and TV Legend, Noni Hazlehurst, for the Hall of Fame. And winners too, before the awards ceremony.
Catherine Butt reports.
On the all-important red carpet, Rebecca Judd stole the show, with a full skirt hiding the fact she’s pregnant with twins.
Jesinta Campbell also stunned in lace with a see through skirt, while Gold Logie Nominee, Lee Lin Chin, was kooky in yellow trousers, suspenders and a bow-tie.
Inside Crown Palladium, winners included Jessica Marais, who accepted a silver Logie for best actress in Love Child.
Seven’s 800 Words star, Erik Thomson, won for Most Popular Actor, with Home and Away taking home most popular drama.
Better Homes and Gardens Presenter, Adam Dovile, is the Best New Talent.
TV legend, Noni Hazlehurst, received a standing ovation as she became the second woman to be inducted into the Logies Hall of Fame.
Noni Hazlehurst, TV Legend: “Thank you all for this recognition. I’m very grateful.”
But it was the speech of Gold Logie winner which had everyone talking.
The Project’s, Waleed Aly, spoke of the racism he’s experienced within the TV industry.
Saying he hoped his win would help break down barriers for others.
Waleed Aly, The Project host: “Someone who is in this room introduced themselves and said to me I really hope you win. My name’s Mustafa. But I can’t use that name because I won’t get a job. And it matters to people like that I’m here.”
Aly also won the Best Presenter Logie.
Catherine Butt, QUT News.