Hamish Blake wins gold at the 2022 Logie Awards | australian tv

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Hamish Blake won the Gold Logie at the 62nd Annual Television Awards in the Gold Coast on Sunday night, with the show he hosts, Lego Masters Australia, picking up two other awards. Blake also won the new Bert Newton award for most popular presenter, an award he won in 2012, while Channel Nine, now in its fourth season, won entertainment or outstanding comedy.

“If you’re still watching this, you’re an insomniac,” Blake said as he collected the Gold Logie, with what turned out to be the latest in a series of jokes throughout the night over the four-hour span of the televised ceremony.

Blake beat fellow nominees comedian Julia Morris, Today host Karl Stefanovic, Masterchef presenter Melissa Leong, veteran Home and Away actor Ray Meagher, The Voice Australia presenter Sonia Kruger and ABC quizmaster Tom Gleeson, who won the award in 2019.

The ABC topped the peer-judged awards, with The Newsreader winning Outstanding Drama Series and Anna Torv winning Outstanding Actress for her lead performance in the 1980s Newsroom drama. The Outstanding Actor went to Richard Roxburgh for his role in the ABC miniseries Fires, which also won Outstanding Miniseries or TV Movie. Neither actor was present at the Star Gold Coast site to accept their awards.

Former AFL player turned ABC News Breakfast reporter Tony Armstrong won the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent and ABC’s international hit cartoon Bluey won the award for an outstanding children’s television show.

The cast of Home and Away, winner of the most popular drama program. Photography: Chris Hyde/Getty Images

Outstanding Supporting Actor went to Colin Friels for his role in the ABC drama series Wakefield. ABC’s talent also won Most Popular Actress and Most Popular Actor, by Kitty Flanagan for comedy Fisk and Guy Pearce for crime drama Jack Irish.

Channel 10’s The Project beat mainstays Four Corners and Sixty Minutes for the most outstanding news coverage or public affairs report, for Brittany Higgins’ interview with Lisa Wilkinson – which the presenter described as ” the most important job I’ve ever done.”

Wilkinson said the Logie belonged: “to a woman who inspired over 100,000 equally pissed off, exhausted and fierce women and men to take to the streets across the country to roar in numbers too great to ignore.”

Outstanding sports coverage went to Channel Seven for its coverage of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, while its longtime sports commentator Bruce McAvaney, who has covered every Summer Olympics since Moscow in 1980, was inducted in the Logies Hall of Fame.

A special tribute was also paid to the artist Bert Newton, who died in October 2021.

National Indigenous television network NITV recorded its first Logie, for the documentary Incarceration Nation co-produced by SBS.

The most popular categories voted by viewers were won by Seven’s Home and Away for most popular drama, The Project for current affairs, and Foxtel/10’s Gogglebox for entertainment television.

Network 10’s Nine and Masterchef Travel Guides and Did You Pay Attention? won the Most Popular Lifestyle, Reality, and Comedy categories, respectively.

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