40th Annual TV Week Logie Awards
Sunday, 19 April 1998
Hosted by Daryl Somers. Special Guests were Kenny Rogers, Reba McEntire, Matt Le Blanc (Friends), Kathy Najimy (Veronica’s Closet).
This was Daryl Somers (Hey Hey It’s Saturday)third year in a row to host the Logie Awards.
1998 Special Awards
|Hall of Fame Gold Logie||Graham Kennedy|
1998 Most Outstanding Awards
|Silver Logie Most Outstanding Actor||Tony Martin – Wildside||ABC|
|Silver Logie Most Outstanding Actress||Catherine McClements – Water Rats||9|
|Silver Logie Most Outstanding Drama Series||Frontline||ABC|
|Most Outstanding Mini-Series / Telemovie||Wildside||ABC|
|Most Outstanding Achievement in News||Thredbo Tragedy||7|
|Most Outstanding Achievement in Public Affairs||“Where Does The Buck Stop?” – Four Corners||ABC|
|Most Outstanding Documentary||Rats In The Ranks||ABC|
|Most Outstanding Children’s Program||Play School||ABC|
|Most Outstanding Achievement in Sports||Australian vs. Iran World Cup Qualifier||SBS|
|Most Outstanding Achievement in Comedy||Frontline||ABC|
1998 Most Popular Awards
|Gold Logie Most Popular Personality||Lisa McCune – Blue Heelers||7|
|Silver Logie Most Popular Actor||Martin Sacks – Blue Heelers||7|
|Silver Logie Most Popular Actress||Lisa McCune – Blue Heelers||7|
|Silver Logie Most Popular Australian Program||Blue Heelers||7|
|Most Popular New Talent||Brooke Satchwell – Neighbours||10|
|Most Popular Sports Program||The Footy Show – Melbourne||9|
|Most Popular Sports Event||AFL Grand Final||7|
|Most Popular Light Entertainment Program||Hey Hey It’s Saturday||9|
|Most Popular Comedy Program||Full Frontal||7|
|Most Popular Public Affairs Program||A Current Affair||9|
|Most Popular Lifestyle Program||Better Homes and Gardens||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.