The TV Week Logie Awards are almost here for 2019, where Australia watches on to see their favourite television shows and personalities win Logies for their hard work. But if there's one award that everyone watches & waits for, it's the Gold Logie for the Most Popular Personality on Australian Television. So, what is it about this prestigious award that carries so much weight? Here's everything you need to know about the Gold Logie:
What is the Gold Logie?
The Gold Logie is an award for the Most Popular Personality on Australian Television and is presented annually at the TV Week Logie Awards. It was first awarded in 1960 in the 2nd year of the awards.
Who won the first Gold Logie?
Graham Kennedy won the first Gold Logie in 1960 for popular variety television show, In Melbourne Tonight.
Who has won the most number of Gold Logies?
Graham Kennedy & Ray Martin both have 5 Gold Logie awards.
Who designed the Gold Logie?
The Logie statuette was designed by Alec De Lacy, chief designer for Melbourne-based trophy makers KG Luke Ltd.
How do you become eligible for a Logie?
To be eligible to receive a Logie, a program must be Australian produced, set in Australia and have a predominantly Australian cast. Although in other years there has been a Logie for overseas programs, these awards are no longer part of the awards. People eligible for a Logie must have appeared on an Australian-produced show that was broadcast on Australian television in the previous year.
2019 TV WEEK GOLD LOGIE NOMINEES FOR MOST POPULAR PERSONALITY ON AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION:
Amanda Keller (The Living Room/Dancing With The Stars)
Costa Georgiadis (Gardening Australia)
Eve Morey (Neighbours)
Rodger Corser (Doctor Doctor)
Sam Mac (Sunrise)
Tom Gleeson (Hard Quiz)
Waleed Aly (The Project)