Here Are This Year’s Logie Nominees, In Case You Care

You probably don’t. 

In news your mum would have vaguely cared about fifteen years ago here are the first round of nominees for this year’s TV Weak Logie Awards. 

Some things of note: just three of the possible ten nominees for this year’s drama and miniseries categories aired on commercial networks, Seven’s A Place To Call Home, Ten’s Offspring and Nine’s Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story, with the rest of the field being made of uplifting Foxtel and ABC programming about prison, urban malaise and child abuse. 
Other notable nominations included ya boi Chris Lilley as ya gurl Ja’mie (Outstanding Actor), Asher Keddie vs Claudia Karvan for the title of Australia’s most approachable sweetheart (Outstanding Actress) and The Voice Australia throwing jabs in a stylised boxing ring against four scripted comedies in the historic hot mess that is the Outstanding Light Entertainment category. 
Elsewhere, Ten’s train wreck of a Jaymes Diaz interview crystallising that one time the former Liberal candidate’s soul was seen to have escaped his body, jumped into the ocean and closed its eyes inside a large seashell for the rest of eternity was erroneously nominated for Outstanding News Coverage instead of Outstanding Light Entertainment. C’mon guys. 

And the nominees are…

TV Week Silver Logies Outstanding Drama Series  

A Place To Call Home (Channel Seven) 
Offspring (Network Ten) 
Redfern Now (ABC1) 
The Time of Our Lives (ABC1) 
Wentworth (Foxtel/ SoHo)  
Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie  
An Accidental Soldier (ABC1) 
Better Man (SBS ONE) 
Paper Giants: Magazine Wars (ABC1) 
Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story (Nine Network) 
Top of the Lake (Foxtel/UKTV)  
Outstanding Actor  
Chris Lilley (Ja’mie: Private School Girl, ABC1) 
Craig McLachlan (The Doctor Blake Mysteries, ABC1) 
David Wenham (Better Man, SBS ONE) 
Kirk Page (Redfern Now, ABC1) 
Lachy Hulme (Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story, Nine Network)  
Outstanding Actress  
Asher Keddie (Offspring, Network Ten) 
Claudia Karvan (The Time of Our Lives, ABC1) 
Danielle Cormack (Wentworth, Foxtel/ SoHo) 
Kat Stewart (Offspring, Network Ten) 
Mandy McElhinney (Paper Giants: Magazine Wars, ABC1)  
TV Week Logies Outstanding Light Entertainment Program  
The Voice Australia (Nine Network) 
Housos (SBS ONE) 
It’s A Date (ABC1) 
Please Like Me (ABC2) 
Upper Middle Bogan (ABC1)  
Outstanding News Coverage  
Crisis in Cairo – Brett Mason (World News Australia, SBS ONE) 
“Missing the boat” Jaymes Diaz Interview (Ten Eyewitness News, Network Ten) 
Leadership Spill (Foxtel/ SKY NEWS) 
NSW Bushfires (Nine News, Nine Network) 
The Dark Side of the Force (Seven News, Channel Seven)  
Outstanding Public Affairs Report  
A Gracious Gift (Four Corners, ABC1) 
Drugs in Sport – Stephen Dank (7.30, ABC1) 
Manus Island (Dateline, SBS ONE) 
Prime Suspect (Sunday Night, Channel Seven) 
Prisoner X – The Australian Connection (Foreign Correspondent, ABC1)  
Outstanding Factual Program  
Desert War (ABC1) 
Dirty Business (SBS ONE) 
Jabbed (SBS ONE) 
Kings Cross ER: St Vincent’s Hospital (Foxtel/Crime & Investigation Network) 
2013 Emirates Melbourne Cup Carnival (Channel Seven) 
The Ashes Cricket – Australia v England (Nine Network) 
Redesign My Brain (ABC1)  
Outstanding Sports Coverage  
2013 NRL Grand Final (Nine Network) 
2013 Toyota AFL Grand Final (Channel Seven) 
Tour de France (SBS ONE)  
Outstanding Children’s Program  
Play Along With Sam (Foxtel/Nick Jr) 
Dance Academy (ABC3) 
Move It Mob Style (NITV) 
Nowhere Boys (ABC3) 
Play School (ABC4Kids)  
Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer  
Anna Bamford (Wonderland, Network Ten) 
Caren Pistorius (Paper Giants: Magazine Wars, ABC1) 
Meyne Wyatt (Redfern Now, ABC1) 
Shareena Clanton (Wentworth, Foxtel/SoHo) 
Remy Hii (Better Man, SBS ONE)