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Hamish Blake takes out the gold logie but ABC dominates

15 April 2012 6:58 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Loving the underdog is what Aussies are all about, and this was proved again last night at the 54th Annual Logies Awards Ceremony held at Crown Palladium in Melbourne.

Despite Carrie Bickmore of Channel 10.s highly successful The Project being the favourite to take out the major gong, the Gold Logie for most popular personality on TV went instead to comedian Hamish Blake of Hamish and Andy.s Gap Year.

In a minor controversy leading up to this unexpected win, while testing its new IPad application the Herald Sun experienced a technical glitch, leading to the publishing of a link to an embargoed press release containing Logies winners an hour prior to the Gold Logie being officially announced during Channel Nine.s coverage.

The link was killed immediately, but not before Google picked it up. In the split second it was available, lucky net-trawlers picked it up and leaked it onto Facebook and Twitter, »

- Paul Bugeja

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'Paper Giants' sequel being planned by The ABC?

12 April 2012 8:55 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A sequel to historical drama Paper Giants is in the works, it has been reported. Last year's television miniseries Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo profiled magazine editor Ita Buttrose (Asher Keddie) as she launched Cleo magazine in the 1970s with Kerry Packer (Rob Carlton). A follow-up focusing on rival magazine editors Dulcie Boling and Nene King during the 1990s is now said to be in the works at production company Southern Star under the title Paper Giants: The Magazine Wars. Boling and King were formerly colleagues at New Idea magazine, but became rivals when King moved to Woman's (more) »

- By Kate Goodacre

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TV Week Logies announce 2012 nominations

18 March 2012 5:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The nominations for the 2012 TV Week Logies were announced on Sunday, with long-running soap Home and Away and Nine.s Underbelly: Razor leading the pool with seven nominations each.

Home and Away, which has been on air since 1988, received its nominations in the public-voted categories. It is up against Offspring, Packed To The Rafters, Winners And Losers and Underbelly: Razor for most popular drama series.

Esther Anderson (who plays Charlie Buckton) is nominated for both the gold logie for most popular TV personality and the silver logie for most popular actress. Veteran Ray Meagher (aka Alf Stewart) will compete against stars from Wild Boys, Packed to the Rafters and Offspring for most popular actor, while Dan Ewing, Steve Peacocke and Demi Harman are nominated in the most popular new talent categories.

Underbelly: Razor was acknowledged by both the public and industry peers. It earned nods for most popular series, actress »

- Amanda Diaz

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Geoffrey Rush, Cate Blanchett to present at Aussie Aacta Awards

19 January 2012 11:44 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The presenters for this year's Aacta Awards have been revealed. The King's Speech actor Geoffrey Rush has agreed to run proceedings at the awards ceremony previously dubbed the 'Aussie Oscars' when it takes place on January 31 at the Sydney Opera House. According to the Herald Sun, Rush will be joined by various presenters including Cate Blanchett, Rachael Taylor, Lincoln Lewis, siblings Anthony and Jonathan Lapaglia, Xavier Samuel and Rob Carlton. Carlton, who is nominated as 'Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama' for his portrayal of media mogul Kerry Packer in ABC's Paper Giants, said that he would play his presenting role by ear. "Here's my tactics," he said. "If you're towards the end of the night and you don't have comedy gold, you just get straight to (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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