Why does everyone hate on the Logies?

When I sat at my computer this morning and began to catch up on the weekend’s news, I was disappointed to see an overwhelming amount of negative Logies coverage being spewed into our newsfeeds and timelines.

There were accounts of everything that went wrong – from the awkward red carpet moments and the fashion hits and misses, to breathless digs about the ratings.

And, there have been more than a few bitchy blogs about how “lame” the awards are.


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“The ceremony’s a joke,” rants one writer, “and the winners are decided by old ladies who read TV Week.”

Why so negative, Nelly?

Is there a chance there’s a little envy or jealousy going on?

I don’t know about you, but I would have loved to be a fly on the wall at television’s “night of nights”. With dozens of incredible Aussie actors and comedians in the room, it looked like a hell of a lot of fun.

Plus, I love that Grant Denyer scored the Gold Logie.

There have been comments that he didn’t deserve the top gong over the likes of more serious candidates, such as Amanda Keller and Tracy Grimshaw.

Even the likes of Russell Crowe weighed in, with the Hollywood star tweeting, “I’m sorry but I don’t agree with this. I know its a gag with good intentions on behalf of @grantdenyer but… if it’s Tracey Grimshaw’s year, or Amanda’s… wouldn’t it be shit that a career-defining landmark for them gets derailed by a “boys club” gag? Just saying…”

Fair point, Russ, but I don’t think it was a “boys club” gag – and I don’t think Grant was any less deserving of the accolade than anyone else.

He’s entertained us from the screen for almost two decades – why shouldn’t he get gold?

In an emotional speech, Denyer confessed that Family Feud had helped him gain his confidence back.

“I wasn’t very well,” he said. “I was pretty sad and a bit lost and was in a bit of a hole. I was very unwell and it gave me a ladder out of that hole that particular time. It gave me my mojo back, it gave me my courage and confidence.”

Good onya Grant! And good onya Gold Coast – this was the first of five Logies ceremonies to be held in our beautiful city, and last night organisers did us proud. Here’s to the next one!

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