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2014 Logies blog

Stars get into festive Logies spirit

On the red carpet at the Logie Awards, the vibe is all excitement, fun and a dash of terror, but for many of Australia's biggest TV stars, the real party is yet to come.

That's all for our blog of the 2014 Logie Awards. Thanks for joining us on Australian television's night of nights. Don't forget to read our wrap of the night's events here. We'll have more Logies coverage for you later in the morning.

Congratulations to this year's Gold Logie winner Scott Cam.

A quick wrap of tonight's awards:

  • Scott Cam won the biggest prize of the night, the Gold Logie, as well as a Silver Logie for most popular presenter
  • SBS comedy series Housos delivered one of the biggest upsets, winning the Logie for most outstanding light entertainment program
  • Asher Keddie collected two Silver Logies: most outstanding actress and most popular actress
  • Lachy Hulme won the Silver Logie for most outstanding actor
  • The Silver Logie for most popular actor went to Chris Lilley
  • The ABC's critically acclaimed Redfern Now was named most outstanding drama series
  • Top of the Lake was awarded most oustanding mini-series or telemovie
  • The late TV journalist Peter Harvey was inducted into the Hall of Fame

 

Read the full list of winners here.

It just got weirder. American duo MKTO close out the show with Thank You. We've heard many 'thank yous' tonight, but none quite like this:

"Thank you for nothing, 'cause there's nothing left to lose."
"Thanks for the ropes you used to hold us down."

Did anyone realise the title was ironic?

How are the Logies are still going?! Richard Wilkins is up now: "It's official: Scott Cam has the biggest deck on Australian TV."

Ahem. You heard that right: the Logies just resorted to 'deck' jokes.

With his initial Silver Logie ...  Scott Cam also wins the Gold Logie.
With his initial Silver Logie ... Scott Cam also wins the Gold Logie. Photo: Getty Images

"It's unbelievable that it's 11 o'clock at the Logies and I'm sober. That is unbelievable," Cam says.

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It wasn't her Gold Logie win but here are Kylie and Dannii Minogue at Logies in 1987.
It wasn't her Gold Logie win but here are Kylie and Dannii Minogue at Logies in 1987. Photo: TV Week

And the TV Week Gold Logie goes to ... Scott Cam!"

With that, the youngest-ever winner of the Gold Logie - Australian music legend Kylie Minogue - handed the award to Scott Cam, affable host of Channel Nine's renovation reality smash The Block

"Well this is really unbelievable - I just kissed Kylie Minogue; that's pretty cool," Cam said. 

Earlier in the night, Cam and his wife Ann told Fairfax Media "We just laughed" in response to his nomination.

"It was pretty bizarre, it's a six-horse race, anyone could win and I'm not expecting to get it," he said. 

In his acceptance speech, Cam thanked The Block's creators Julian Cress and David Barbour, "some early executive producers and cameramen who were really important to me" and many other colleagues and friends. 

"My mum, she's been a bit crook ... but she's a fighter; she's still going strong," he said. 

"Unless of course the shock of this has just killed her.

"To my wife Ann - the cameras are on you darling so smile - she's just an absolute corker, I tell you what. She looks after the fort, she looks after the kids, she looks after me; she just does an outstanding job."

Cam said their three children, watching at home, will be "going berko" over his win. 

Addressing his fellow nominees, he joked, "You all 100 per cent deserve this but unfortunately, I have it.

"Thank you very much Kylie. Can I have a beer now?"

Minogue appeared to enjoy her hosting duties and poked fun at herself after the producers showed clips from her 1988 Logies appearance. 

"Yeah, I've got an album that's comin' along," Minogue told the Logies audience 26 years ago in a broad Aussie accent. 

"As we just saw, 'I was '19 years old'," she said, mimicking her 'Strine before handing Cam his award. 

Gold Logie

Stephen Curry and Shane Jacobson are presenting the next award.

Gold Logie: Most Popular Personality on TV

Andy Lee (Hamish & Andy's Gap Year Asia, Nine Network)
Asher Keddie (Nina Proudman, Offspring, Network Ten)
Essie Davis (Phryne Fisher, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, ABC1)
Carrie Bickmore (The Project, Network Ten)
Scott Cam (The Block, Nine Network)
Stephen Peacocke (Darryl 'Brax' Braxton, Home and Away, Channel Seven)

WINNER: Scott Cam

Kylie Minogue, who won the Gold Logie in 1988, is on stage to present this year's winner. Not before a flashback of her acceptance speech, though.

"I've got an album that's coming along, so I'm hoping to really prove myself there and make it worthwhile.

"I hope I can do the industry proud in some way. I know I'm just learning and it's good to be with all of you who have been in the industry for so long and I know I can learn a lot from you all, and I so far have. Maybe I'll be back here in a few more years time."

Now that's an Australian accent!

Only one more award to go: the Gold. Can Asher Keddie win her second consecutive Gold Logie? According to our online poll, the answer is yes.

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)

WINNER: Redfern Now

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Julia Morris tells Craig McLaughlin that she's "got a head full of botox" and delivers a masterclass for actors with botox.

A shock win for Housos! Creator Paul Fenech, wearing what is surely the night's most elaborate suit, bounds on stage. He's as suprised as everyone we are.

"We've been pumping it hard for the real people of Australia," Fenech exclaims.

"This is a great win for the true people of Australia. Not the fake stuff that's out there, but the real battlers."

A mixed reaction to that speech with the "fake" dig and all. Whatever you think of that win, Fenech's speech is certainly memorable.

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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)

WINNER: Housos

<i>Housos'</i> Paul Fenech (left) and Kev Taumata (right) with Fairfax Media TV Editor Scott Ellis.
Housos' Paul Fenech (left) and Kev Taumata (right) with Fairfax Media TV Editor Scott Ellis. 
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Jessica Marais just revealed she mimed to Kylie at NIDA, was so happy to see her tonight. 

Lacey Hulme says he forgot to thank his girlfriend "but there are ways to woo her back". Ewww.

Andy Lee and Hamish Blake arrive at the 2014 Logie Awards.
Andy Lee and Hamish Blake arrive at the 2014 Logie Awards. Photo: Getty Images

Not long until the main award now. Blake finds Gold Logie nominees Andy Lee and Scott Cam in the room and asks for a fake exchange of best wishes.

"Good luck Andy, you're a champion mate," Cam offers.

"Thanks."

Some laughs in the room, but it's all that exchange deserved.

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A contrite Lachy Hulme addressed journalists after accepting his Most Outstanding Actor Award.

"I forgot to thank my girlfriend," he said. "But it's alright. There are ways to curry their favour back."

Hulme said he found it easier to play the volcanic media magnates Sir Frank and Kerry Packer (he's portrayed father and son in related series) than Dr Martin Clegg on Offspring

"I find Offspring a very difficult show for me to do personally because of the nature of the character to play ... the character is such a lunatic."

"Yeah, it's got my name on it," Hulme says as he takes hold of the Logie.

Oddly, he starts by rattling off a list of people he doesn't want to thank: cast and crew, agents and publicists. Instead, he wants to thank "some people who had nothing to do with this production, but have been tremendously helpful and supportive and influential in getting me to where I'm standing now".

They are the team at Working Dog Productions (The Hollowmen), his Offspring family ("the most incredible cast I've ever worked with"), his brother, sister and mum.

Might be a cold reception later from the Power Games: the Packer Murdoch Story team after that semi-snub.

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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)

WINNER: Lachy Hulme

Two-time silver Logie winner tonight: Asher Keddie.
Two-time silver Logie winner tonight: Asher Keddie. Photo: Getty Images

That's her second win of the night, and a popular one judging by the applause in the room.

"All I can say really is ... I feel so honoured to be part of this group of women. Amazing," Keddie says.

"I watch you all, I love you all. You inspire me."

Keddie pays tribute to her Offspring co-star Kat Stewart: "you blow my mind every day we're on set."

In a touching moment, Keddie dedicates the award to the late Wendy Hughes. "I aspired to have her incredible wit, her beautiful poise, strength and vulnerability and I toast her tonight," Keddie says.

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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)

WINNER: Asher Keddie

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