Media Release: Sunday, April 3, 2016

58th Annual TV WEEK Logie Awards

Foxtel has secured a record 19 nominations for this year’s TV WEEK Logie Awards, including 13 for its internationally celebrated Australian dramas and 2 for its acclaimed news and sports coverage, as the shortlist for television’s “night of nights” was announced in Melbourne today.

Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh said: “This incredible haul of nominations for the TV WEEK Logies is a landmark moment for Foxtel. This firmly re-enforces our commitment to producing a wide range of Australian content for our subscribers, across drama, lifestyle and entertainment, as well as news and sport.

“It is particularly rewarding to see our diverse drama slate celebrated so comprehensively. We strive to provide our customers with a rich offering of Australian drama that matches our incredible international line-up, and we congratulate our channel partners, producers, creatives and casts on this significant achievement. The five nominations for one of our record-breaking success stories, A Place to Call Home, is a wonderful recognition of the series joining Foxtel. This is a very proud moment for the company,” he said.

SoHo’s local drama series A Place to Call Home and Wentworth have secured eight nominations between them.

A Place To Call Home spans both the popular voted (Best) and peer-voted (Most Outstanding) sections with nominations for both Best Drama Program and Most Outstanding Drama Series recognising the success of its third season which was also its debut on the Foxtel’s slate.

A Place To Call Home cast nominees are Marta Dusseldorp for Best Actress, Jenni Baird for Most Outstanding Supporting Actress and David Berry for Most Outstanding Supporting Actor. The cast is in production on a fourth season to premiere in September.

Wentworth’s riveting third season is nominated for Most Outstanding Drama Series. Pamela Rabe is nominated for Most Outstanding Actress and Celia Ireland is nominated for Most Outstanding Supporting Actress. Wentworth’s fourth season will launch on May 10.

showcase channel’s Deadline Gallipoli is honoured with a nomination for Most Outstanding Mini-Series or Telemovie and Hugh Dancy is up for a Most Outstanding Actor Award for his performance as Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett. For his breakthrough role as Deadline Gallipoli’s Charles Bean, Joel Jackson had already been announced as a nominee for Most Outstanding Newcomer – Actor and further recognised with a second nod in the same category for his lead role in Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door for the Seven Network. Today he was announced as the Most Outstanding Newcomer – Actor winner for his performance as Peter Allen and also revealed as a nominee for Best New Talent, recognising his popularity across both the television productions premiering in 2015.

BBC FIRST’s colonial drama Banished earned Ryan Corr a nomination for Most Outstanding Supporting Actor.

SKY NEWS continues to cement its position at the epicentre of Australian political coverage and is a nominee for Most Outstanding News Coverage for its reporting on Liberal Leadership Crisis: Abbott v Turnbull.

FOX FOOTY’s news breaking and headline grabbing AFL 360 is nominated for Best Sports Program.

The LifeStyle Channel’s hit series Selling Houses Australia is a nominee for Best Lifestyle Program and Gogglebox Australia, which premieres on Foxtel, has landed a nomination for Best Factual Program.

The Comedy Channel’s sketch series Open Slather is recognised with a nomination for Most Outstanding Comedy Program.

NICK Jr.’s Play Along with Sam is up for Most Outstanding Children’s Program, the highly regarded early childhood series was previously nominated in 2014.

For a full list of all nominees for the 58th TV WEEK Logie Awards

The 58th TV WEEK Logie Awards 2016 will take place at Crown Entertainment Complex’s Palladium Room in Melbourne on Sunday, May 8, 2016.