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1979 Logie Award Winners

21st Annual TV Week Logie Awards

Friday, 16 March 1979
Hilton Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria

Hosted by Bert Newton. Special Guests were: USA sports champion Muhammad Ali, USA stars Cicely Tyson, Henry Silva, Robin Williams (Mork & Mindy, Lauren Tewes (Love Boat), Bill Hayes (Days of Our Lives), Susan Seaforth (Days of Our Lives) and UK stars David Hemmings, Yootha Joyce (George & Mildred), Brian Murphy (George & Mildred). The Awards were televised on the Nine Network.

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1979 National Logie Awards

Gold Logie Most Popular Personality Bert Newton - The Don Lane Show 9
Silver Logie
Most Popular Australian Lead Actor in a Series
Paul Cronin - The Sullivans 9
Silver Logie
Most Popular Australian Lead Actress in a Series
Lorraine Bayly - The Sullivans 9
TV Reporter of the Year Bill Bennett - Willesee at Seven 7
Outstanding Coverage of a Sports Event Bathurst Hardie Ferodo Motor Race 7
Outstanding Contribution to Children's TV Rainbow  
Outstanding Contribution to Community Service “Have A Go” Campaign 10
Outstanding Contribution by a Regional Station Goin' Down The Road (CBN8 Orange)  
Best Performance by an Actor in a Major Role John Meillon - Bit Part ABC
Best Performance by an Actress in a Major Role Kerry McGuire - Against The Wind 7
Best Performance by an Actor
    in a Supporting Role
Peter Adams - Cop Shop 7
Best Performance by an Actress
    in a Supporting Role
Chantal Contouri - The Sullivans 9
Best Performance by a Juvenile Warwick Poulsen - Because He's My Friend ABC
Best New Talent in Australia Jon English - Against The Wind 7
Best Miniseries/Telemovie Bit Part ABC
Best Television Script Michael Aitkens - Neutral Ground  
Best New Drama Against The Wind 7
Best News Report Bank Seige & Chase - Nine Network News 9
Best Sports Report/Documentary Surfabout 9
Best Single Documentary The Last Tasmanian 10
Best Documentary Series A Big Country ABC
Most Popular Australian TV Teenage Personality John Paul Young  
Most Popular Drama Series The Sullivans 9
Most Popular Australian Variety Or Panel Show The Don Lane Show 9
Most Popular Comedy Show The Paul Hogan Show 9

1979 Local Logie Awards

Victoria
     Most Popular Male
     Most Popular Female
     Most Popular Show
Bert Newton
Mary Hardy
The Don Lane Show
9
7
9
New South Wales
     Most Popular Male
     Most Popular Female
     Most Popular Show
Mike Walsh
Noelene Brown
The Mike Walsh Show
9
7
9
Queensland
     Most Popular Male
     Most Popular Female
     Most Popular Show
Paul Griffin
Jacki MacDonald
Country Homestead
9
10
9
South Australia
     Most Popular Male
     Most Popular Female
     Most Popular Show
Ernie Sigley
Pam Tamblyn
The Ernie Sigley Show
9
7
9
Tasmania
     Most Popular Male
     Most Popular Female
     Most Popular Show
Jim Cox
Kerry Smith
Saturday Night Show
9
9
9
Western Australia
     Most Popular Male
     Most Popular Female
     Most Popular Show
Terry Willesee
Stephanie Quinlan
Channel Seven News
9
7
7

NOTE: yes, we know many of the Special Guests are famous for more than what we list. Because this is a historical listing, we've tried to show the TV program the person was known for at the time. For example, Roger Moore was known for his TV show The Pretenders in 1972, long before he did the James Bond films.

Last column in the above charts is the television network / station.

 

 

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