53rd Annual TV Week Logie Awards
Sunday, 1st May 2011
Shane Bourne hosted the event. Presenters included Andre Rieu, Jamie Durie, Lisa McCune, Stephen Curry, Sarah Murdoch, Karl Stefanovic, Peter Stefanovic, Shaun Micallef, Shane Jacobson, Margaret Pomeranz, Catherine McClements, David Stratton, Richard Roxburgh, and Deborah Mailman.
Performers included Katy Perry, Jessie J, and the American band Maroon 5.
New Voting This year marks a major change in the way the public votes for the Most Popular categories. In previous years only people who purchased a copy of the TV Week magazine could vote. Starting this year voting is done entirely online over a 12 week period. Prizes are also being offered to readers of TV Week magazine who vote online and enter a special code found in the magazine.
The new system has received some complaints because it requires a vote in every category. This reportedly has forced people to vote for someone that they don’t even know just to finish their entry.
2011 Special Awards
|Hall of Fame Gold Logie||Laurie Oakes|
|Graham Kennedy Award |
For Most Outstanding New Talent
|Firass Dirani – Underbelly: The Golden Mile||9|
2011 Most Outstanding Awards
|Silver Logie Most Outstanding Actor||Richard Roxburgh – Rake||ABC1|
|Silver Logie Most Outstanding Actress||Claire van der Boom – Sisters Of War||ABC1|
|Silver Logie Most Outstanding |
Drama Series, Mini-Series, Telemovie
|Underbelly: The Golden Mile||9|
|Most Outstanding News Coverage||“New Zealand Mine Disaster”||7|
|Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report||“Smugglers’ Paradise” – Four Corners||ABC1|
|Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program||Spicks And Specks||ABC1|
|Most Outstanding Factual Program||Trishna & Krishna: The Quest For Separate Lives||7|
|Most Outstanding Children’s Program||Dance Academy||ABC3|
|Most Outstanding Sports Coverage||The Ashes 2010 First Test – Day One at the Gabba||9|
2011 Most Popular Awards
|Gold Logie Most Popular Personality on TV||Karl Stefanovic – Today||9|
|Silver Logie Most Popular Actor||Hugh Sheridan – Packed To The Rafters||7|
|Silver Logie Most Popular Actress||Asher Keddie – Offspring||10|
|Silver Logie Most Popular Presenter||Karl Stefanovic – Today|
|Most Popular New Female Talent||Chrissie Swan – The Circle||10|
|Most Popular New Male Talent||Firass Dirani – Underbelly: The Golden Mile||9|
|Most Popular Drama Series||Packed To The Rafters||7|
|Most Popular Factual Program||Bondi Rescue||10|
|Most Popular Reality Program||MasterChef Australia||10|
|Most Popular Sports Program||The Footy Show – AFL||9|
|Most Popular Light Entertainment||The Circle||10|
|Most Popular Lifestyle Program||Better Homes and Gardens||7|
Last column in the above charts is the television network / station.