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The Project co-hosts to battle for Gold Logie

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The Project co-hosts Carrie Bickmore and Waleed Aly will do battle for the gold Logie in a field that also includes SBS for the first time.

“It’s going to be very awkward at The Project for the next month,” joked fellow co-host Peter Helliar, who announced the nominations at a star-studded event at Crown Melbourne on Sunday.

Bickmore said she was still on a high from last year’s win and slapped down any talk of professional rivalry between her and Aly for the gong.

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“I feel we need there to be a rivalry to fulfil everyone else’s expectations,” she said. “There genuinely is nothing.”

Aly and Bickmore, a Logies favourite who was crowned last year’s winner, will also vie with perennial favourite Scott Cam, Essie Davis, Grant Denyer and Lee Lin Chin.

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Chin’s inclusion is the first time SBS has been in contention for gold.

When it came to nominations for each network, ABC led the race with 31, followed by Nine, 25, Seven, 22 and Ten, 20.

Seven’s 800 Words and Nine’s Love Child both received nods for the viewer-voted best drama and peer-voted most outstanding drama series, as did Foxtel’s A Place To Call Home.

Ky Baldwin, 14, star of Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, was awarded the The Graham Kennedy Breakthrough Award.

Most Outstanding Newcomers were named as 800 Words star Melina Vidler and Joel Jackson, for his role in Seven’s mini-series Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door.

Streaming service Stan also got its first nods with Dan Wyllie from No Activity nominated for most outstanding supporting actor and the show also getting a nod for most outstanding comedy. It’s the first time original Australian programs from subscription streaming services have been considered for TV’s night of nights.

The 58th Logie Awards will be presented on May 8 at Crown’s Palladium Room in Melbourne.

-AAP

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