After two years of fierce campaigning, Tom Gleeson has won the ~coveted~ TV Week Gold Logie for 2019 and his speech, his speech was fucking wild. He beat out Eva Morey (Neighbours), Rodger Corser (Doctor Doctor), Sam Mac (Sunrise), Costa Georgiadis (Gardening Australia), Amanda Keller (The Living Room), and Waleed Aly (The Project).

With his wine in hand, STELLAR LINES included: “I didn’t think I was going to win this so I’ve been drinking heavily since Costa won best presenter.” 

“I’m taking it as a win for comedy and taking the piss.” 

“Turns out I’m really good at manipulating the media to get people to do things for me, which if you think about it, is why we’re all here so maybe I do deserve this award.”

“There’s been a lot of concern that I’m turning this award into a joke but what you’re forgetting is, I’m a comedian, I love jokes. This award has meant so many things to so many different people and that doesn’t cease to exist. It’s done a lot of great things for a lot of different people and in the past, it’s represented trying to get more diversity on screen or launch charities. But for me it represents a joke, but I love jokes. I really enjoy them, I really think we should all lighten the fuck up.” 

“Our industry is dying and I’m part of it.” 

WATCH IT.

HIS WIFE’S FACE, HAHAHAHAAHAHA.

As for the rest of night, here’s the gist:

Network 10‘s Masterchef took home Most Popular Reality Program, the ABC‘s Mystery Road took the gong for Most Popular Drama Program, and Deborah Mailman won Most Popular Actress.

The Voice coach Guy Sebastian performed a medley that of course included ‘Battle Scars.’ Legends Hamish and Andy made us giggle with a behind-the-scenes look at the ~cutaway shot~ and presented the award for Most Popular Entertainment Program to Gogglebox AustraliaIf you need a good laugh, please watch Hamish’s “Get Ready With Me” Instagram Story.

The Project took the gong for Most Popular Panel or Current Affairs Program and Most Outstanding Sport went to SBS for its coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. 

The cast of Young Sheldon were randomly in the country to present the Most Popular Comedy series award to Have You Been Playing Attention? and everyone’s fave, Dylan Alcott, was crowned Most Popular New Talent. You must listen to his speech.

Most Popular Actor went to Luke McGregor, Most Outstanding Supporting Actress went to queen Jacki Weever, Most Popular Presenter was won by half man, half hedge Costa Georgiadis, Most Outstanding Children’s Program was scooped up by Bluey, and Most Outstanding Supporting Actor was awarded to Frankie J. Holden. 

Legendary and deeply revered ABC journalist Kerry O’Brien was inducted into the Hall of Fame. He opened his speech by saying how glad he was that he wasn’t accepting the award “posthumously.” 

Nominated for a fourth time in this category, Gardening Australia, won Most Popular Lifestyle Program, and Most Outstanding Factual or Documentary Program went to Ron Iddles: The Good Cop. Outstanding Mini Series or Television Movie went to Bloom, Have You Been Paying Attention? won its second gong for the night for Most Outstanding Entertainment Program, and Most Outstanding News Coverage or Public Affair Report went to Four Corners, ABC – Out of the Dark, the story of the 12 boys and coach who became trapped in a cave in Northern Thailand.

Most Outstanding Actor went to Scott Ryan and Jenna Coleman won Most Outstanding Actress for her work in ABC’s The Cry

Jessica Mauboy, this boy band Why Don’t We (???) performed, and Delta Goodrem did a medley of all her ripper CHOONES.

Oh, then Richard Wilkins forced Karl Stefanovic to be on TV to promote his new show This Time Next Year  that was fun. It’ll premiere on Channel 9 in August.

Next: Most Outstanding Reality Program went to Australian Survivor: Champions V Contenders, Most Outstanding Drama went to Wentworth – their third Logie in this category.

Image: Nine Network