Hamish Blake gets a gold award at the 2022 Logies.
The host of Lego Masters Australia won both the Gold Logie and the Bert Newton award for most popular host. The Newsreader, Bluey, Guy Pearce, and Home and Away also won awards.
The 62nd annual TV awards were held on the Gold Coast on Sunday night. Hamish Blake won the Gold Logie, and his show, Lego Masters Australia, won two more awards. Blake also won the newly named Bert Newton Award for most popular presenter, which he also won in 2012. The Channel Nine show, which is now in its fourth season, won the award for outstanding entertainment or comedy program.
Blake said as he accepted the Gold Logie, “If you’re still watching this, you must be an insomniac.” This was the last joke of the night about the four-hour length of the televised ceremony.
Blake beat out other nominees such as comedian Julia Morris, Today host Karl Stefanovic, Masterchef host Melissa Leong, Home and Away star Ray Meagher, The Voice Australia host Sonia Kruger, and 2019 winner ABC quizmaster Tom Gleeson.
Peer-judged awards were dominated by the ABC. The Newsreader won the award for best drama series, and Anna Torv won the award for best actress for her lead role in the 1980s newsroom drama. Richard Roxburgh won the award for outstanding actor for his part in the ABC miniseries Fires, which also won the award for outstanding miniseries or telemovie. Neither actor was there to accept their awards at the Star Gold Coast venue.
Tony Armstrong, a former AFL player who now works as a reporter for ABC News Breakfast, won the Graham Kennedy Award for the most popular new talent. Bluey, an ABC cartoon that has become a worldwide hit, won the award for the best children’s TV show.
Colin Friels got the award for being the best supporting actor for his role in the ABC drama series Wakefield. Kitty Flanagan won for her role in the comedy Fisk, and Guy Pearce won for his role in the crime drama Jack Irish. Both of these people work for ABC.
Channel 10’s The Project won the award for most outstanding news coverage or public affairs report for Lisa Wilkinson’s interview with Brittany Higgins, which the host called “the most important work I’ve ever done.”
Wilkinson said that the Logie went to “a woman who got more than 100,000 angry, tired, fierce women and men all over this country to take to the streets and roar in a number too big to ignore.”
Channel Seven won the award for outstanding sports coverage for its coverage of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, and Bruce McAvaney, who has covered every summer Olympics since Moscow in 1980, was inducted into the Logies’ Hall of Fame.
The entertainer Bert Newton, who died in October 2021, also got a special tribute.
The national Indigenous television network NITV won its first Logie for the documentary Incarceration Nation, which was made with help from SBS.
The most popular drama was Seven’s Home and Away, the most popular news show was The Project, and the most popular entertainment show was Gogglebox on Foxtel/10.
The most popular lifestyle, reality, and comedy shows were Travel Guides on Nine, Masterchef on Network 10, and Have You Been Paying Attention? on Network 10.