Lego Masters host Hamish Blake has crowned an emotional evening by being awarded the Gold Logie as Australian television’s most popular personality.
“What a huge honour,” the Melbourne-born comedian, 40, said shortly after being announced as the winner of Australian television’s most coveted award during a glitzy ceremony for the 62nd TV Week Logie awards at the Gold Coast Convention Centre.
He beat other nominees for the top gong including Karl Stefanovic (Today, Nine), Tom Gleeson (Hard Quiz, ABC), Sonia Kruger (Big Brother, Holey Moley, Dancing with The Stars: All Stars, The Voice Australia, The Voice Australia Generations, Seven), Ray Meagher (Home and Away, Seven), Julia Morris (I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, Ten) and Melissa Leong (MasterChef Australia, Ten) to claim the audience-voted award.
The win capped a huge night for Blake, who had earlier won the Bert Newton Award for most popular presenter and been presented with the award by Newton’s wife Patti.
Lego Masters had also won the Logie for most outstanding entertainment or comedy program.
— Channel9 (@Channel9) June 19, 2022
ABC’s The Newsreader took home two Logies, winning most outstanding drama series, and star Anna Torv winning most outstanding actress.
The ABC’s Fires won the miniseries category, with Richard Roxburgh winning most outstanding actor.
Most outstanding supporting actor went to Colin Friels for Wakefield, and supporting actress to Heather Mitchell for Love Me.
— Channel 10 (@Channel10AU) June 19, 2022
It was also a big night for the Seven Network, with sports presenter Bruce McAvaney inducted into the TV Week Hall of Fame to a standing ovation.
Seven’s coverage of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics won most outstanding sports coverage, with the award presented by Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott and the ABC’s Tony Armstrong.
The ABC News Breakfast sports presenter took out the Graham Kennedy Award for most popular new talent, days after his euphoric on screen reaction to the Socceroos making it through to the World Cup.
Comedian Kitty Flanagan had her first Logies win, with most popular actress for the award-winning ABC comedy Fisk.
NITV won most outstanding documentary with Incarceration Nation.
To Dean Gibson, Helen Morrison, Mitzi Goldman & all the crew.
— NITV (@NITV) June 19, 2022
Network 10 has had a swag of wins, with MasterChef Australia, I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!, and Have You Been Paying Attention? all taking home awards.
Gold Logie for the most popular personality on Australian television: Hamish Blake
TV Week Hall of Fame inductee: Bruce McAvaney, Seven Network
Bert Newton Award for most popular presenter: Hamish Blake, Lego Masters, 9Network
Graham Kennedy Award for most popular new talent: Tony Armstrong, News Breakfast, ABC
Most outstanding drama series: The Newsreader, ABC
Most outstanding actress: Anna Torv, The Newsreader, ABC
Most outstanding actor: Richard Roxburgh, Fires, ABC
Most outstanding supporting actor: Colin Friels, Wakefield, ABC
Most outstanding supporting actress: Heather Mitchell, Love Me, Binge and Foxtel
Most outstanding factual or documentary program: Incarceration Nation, NITV
Most outstanding news coverage or public affairs report: Brittany Higgins Interview, The Project, Network 10
Most outstanding miniseries or telemovie: Fires, ABC
Most outstanding children’s program: Bluey, ABC
Most outstanding reality program: I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!, Network 10
Most outstanding entertainment or comedy program: Lego Masters, 9Network
Most outstanding sports coverage: Olympic and Paralympics Games Tokyo 2020, Seven Network
Most popular actor: Guy Pearce, Jack Irish, ABC
Most popular actress: Kitty Flanagan, Fisk, ABC
Most popular entertainment program: Gogglebox Australia, Foxtel
Most popular panel or current affairs program: The Project, Network 10
Most popular Australian actor or actress in an international program: Jacki Weaver, Yellowstone
Most popular comedy program: Have You Been Paying Attention? Network 10
Most popular reality program: MasterChef, Network 10
Most popular lifestyle program: Travel Guides, 9Network
Most popular drama program: Home and Away, Seven Network