AFTER 15 years in television, Scott Cam has beaten out his rivals to claim Australian television’s most coveted prize – the TV WEEK Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on TV.
It was cause for double celebration for the television personality, who also took out the gong for the Most Popular Presenter for his role as host of The Block. The two awards are Scott’s first personal gongs for his work on Australian television.
“It’s unbelievable, I didn’t think I’d have Buckley’s chance of winning it!” says the 51-year-old, who was presented the award by Australian performer Kylie Minogue.
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“I watched the Logies as a kid, and I loved them. When I was younger, to watch my heroes winning [Gold] like Bert Newton, Don Lane, I can’t fathom [that I have won one next to them]. I am a carpenter; I am not up there with them. I was lucky enough to get a nomination in that circle, which is pretty fun. It’s ridiculous, really.”
The TV WEEK Logie Awards pulled out all the stops once again in the entertainment stakes with electric performances from superstars Kylie Minogue, Jason Derulo, MKTO and John Newman and Ed Sheeran.
Offspring star Asher Keddie won two TV WEEK Logie Awards for Most Popular Actress and Most Outstanding Actress for her portrayal of Nina Proudman in the Network Ten Aussie drama.
Chris Lilley won the Most Popular Actor category for his role as Ja’mie King in the comedy Ja’mie: Private School Girl, while LAchy Hulme’s portrayal of Kerry Packer in Power Games: The Packer- Murdoch Story scored him the Most Outstanding Actor award.
TV WEEK Logie Awards were also picked up by Most Popular Drama Program winner Home And Away, Redfern Now for Most Outstanding Drama Series and My Kitchen Rules in the Most Popular Reality Program category.
Scott Cam, Gold Logie for Most Popular TV Personality
Asher Keddie, Most Popular Actress, Offspring
Chris Lilley, Most Popular Actor, Ja’mie, Private School Girl
Scott Cam, Most Popular Presenter, The Block
Home and Away, Most Popular Drama Series
My Kitchen Rules, Most Popular Reality Program
Nine News, NSW Bushfires, Most Outstanding News Coverage
Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year Asia, Most Popular Light Entertainment Program
The NRL Footy Show, Most Popular Sports Program
Better Homes and Gardens, Most Popular Lifestyle Program
Nowhere Boys, Most Outstanding Children’s Program
Prisoner X, Foreign Correspondent, Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report
Kings Cross ER, Most Outstanding Factual Program
Peter Harvey, Hall of Fame inductee
Bonnie Sveen, Most Popular New Talent, Home and Away
Melbourne Cup, Seven, Most Outstanding Sports Coverage
Top of the Lake, Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie
Asher Keddie, Most Outstanding Actress
Lachy Hulme, Most Outstanding Actor
Housos, Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program
Redfern Now, Outstanding Drama Series