MEDIA RELEASE: Monday June 17, 2019
Foxtel’s award winning and nominated series’
streaming ahead of 2019 TV WEEK Logie Awards
Foxtel’s award winning and nominated drama, factual and lifestyle series’ will be available to stream on demand in the lead up to the 2019 TV WEEK Logie Awards, with nominations open from 24 June up until Australia’s big night on the Gold Coast June 30.
Full series of Foxtel’s original Australian drama series including Wentworth, A Place to Call Home, Fighting Season, Secret City: Under the Eagle and Mr Inbetween are available for viewers to stream and experience critically acclaimed shows for the first time, or to revisit their favourites in time for Australians to cast their votes.
Lifestyle and factual shows to stream include Gogglebox Australia, Selling Houses Australia, Ron Iddles: The Good Cop and The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill.
Foxtel has secured a record 20 nominations for this year’s TV WEEK Logie Awards, including 13 for its internationally celebrated Australian dramas, five for its lifestyle, entertainment and factual shows, and two for its leading news and sports coverage.
Stream the following seasons of Foxtel’s TV WEEK Logie Award winning and nominated shows:
· Wentworth, S1-7 (new episodes of S7 available weekly)
· A Place to Call Home, S1-6
· Secret City: Under the Eagle, S1-2
· Fighting Season, S1
· Mr Inbetween, S1 (S2 coming soon)
· Gogglebox Australia, S1-9
· Selling Houses Australia, S3-12
· Ron Iddles: The Good Cop, S1
· The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill, S1
Foxtel’s special TV WEEK Logies streaming collection will be available on demand for Foxtel Entertainment, Drama, Docos and Platinum subscribers in HD – all titles available to stream On Demand on internet connected iQ3 and iQ4 boxes, on devices with Foxtel Go, and via Foxtel Now.
Foxtel’s critically acclaimed prison drama Wentworth has an impressive six nominations for this year’s TV WEEK Logies. Currently in its seventh season, Wentworth made history last year by becoming the first drama to win both the Most Outstanding Drama Series and Most Popular Drama Series.
Wentworth has once again been nominated for both Most Outstanding and Most Popular Drama Series. Leah Purcell is nominated for Most Outstanding Actress for her role as Rita Connors and Robbie Magasiva, who plays Will Jackson, is nominated for Most Outstanding Actor. Celia Ireland is nominated for Most Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role as Liz Birdsworth, while Bernard Curry has been nominated for Most Outstanding Supporting Actor for playing Jake Stewart.
Political thriller Secret City: Under the Eagle has been nominated for Most Outstanding Drama Series, with Danielle Cormack nominated for Most Outstanding Actress for her performance as maverick Independent MP Karen Koutoufides. The first season won two Logie Awards in 2017.
The sixth and final season of sweeping drama A Place To Call Home is also up for two awards – Marta Dusseldorp is nominated for Most Popular Actress for playing Sarah Nordmann, with Frankie J. Holden nominated in the Most Outstanding Supporting Actor category for his role as Roy Briggs.
Fighting Season, a complex, character-driven drama about Australian soldiers returning from Afghanistan, has Jay Ryan nominated for Most Outstanding Actor for his role as Sgt Sean ‘Speedo’ Collins, and Ewen Leslie nominated for Most Outstanding Supporting Actor for playing Captain Ted Nordenfelt.
Rounding out Foxtel’s drama nominations is Scott Ryan who is up for Most Outstanding Actor for his role as charismatic but volatile hitman Ray Shoesmith in Mr Inbetween, the series he also created.
The three-time Logie Award-winning Gogglebox Australia has once again been nominated for Most Popular Entertainment Program, the award it won in 2018. This year the series has also been nominated in the reinstated Most Outstanding Entertainment Program category. Season 10 of Gogglebox will return to Lifestyle later this year.
Also up for a Most Popular award is Lifestyle’s top rating series Selling Houses Australia, which has been nominated for Most Popular Lifestyle Program.
Foxtel has two programs nominated for Most Outstanding Factual or Documentary Program – the gripping crime series Ron Iddles: The Good Cop; and the engaging documentary series The Pacific: In the wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill.
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 the Liberal Leadership Spill.
FOX SPORTS has been recognised for its coverage of the cricket, with a nomination for Most Outstanding Sports Coverage for Australia v India (Second Test Match in Perth).
For a full list of all nominees for the 61st TV WEEK Logie Awards and voting information, head to: www.tvweeklogieawards.com.au.
The 61st TV WEEK Logie Awards will take place at The Star on Queensland’s Gold Coast on Sunday June 30, 2019.