July 22, 2024

There were some top names up for awards in Sunday’s Logie nominations.

It’s particularly pleasing to see, for instance young actors such as Imi Mbedla & Ava Caryofyllis from Bay of Fires, and Felix Cameron and Lee Tiger Halley from Boy Swallows Universe up for Best New Talent. Cameron will win that race, and very probably upstage the adults in Best Lead Actor in a Drama as well.

But in any awards nominations there are always those who have missed out

Readers lamented the absence of The Cheap Seats, The 1% Club, Neighbours, Tipping Point from the nominations, plus various favourite faces.

I’m a little shocked Sam Pang is not nominated given he is on two networks and was lauded for hosting last year. TVT readers have voted him favourite male for three years running now. If he was in the running for Gold I reckon he’d take it out.

Five Bedrooms has never been nominated in the Popular Drama category so are now absent, neither has Bump -although it probably wasn’t their strongest seasons.

Bay of Fires, however, definitely deserved a nod in the Drama series category, it was even ABC’s most popular drama in 2023. Marta Dusseldorp also was worthy of a nomination, but the judges have given a nod to an American playing an Australian, instead of an Australian playing an Australian.

Leah Purcell was nominated for supporting actress in The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, but not as a lead in High Country, which debuted just before the closing date.

It’s great to see Michelle Lim Davidson nominated for supporting actress for The Newsreader, but a shame no nod for Marg Downey and William McInnes in supporting categories.

Janet Andrewartha is a big omission in the supporting category for her powerful performance in Safe Home.

But alas, there will always be those who miss out (I’m sure I’m forgetting some to acknowledge even here!).

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