Logie Awards goes gay in 2014
This year’s TV Week Logie Awards is bound to appeal to the gay and lesbian community more than ever with a strong line-up of queer favourites nominated for prizes and taking to the stage.
Leading the charge is the lesbian staple, Wentworth, which has been nominated for a Silver Logie for ‘Most Outstanding Drama Series’. Danielle Cormack, who plays Bea Smith, is up for a Silver Logie for ‘Most Oustanding Actress’, while co-star Shareena Clanton, who plays Doreen Anderson, got a nod for the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer.
Above: Danielle Cormack is up for a Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actress for her role as Bea Smith in Wentworth. Top image: Kylie Minogue
The ABC’s stirring drama Redfern Now is also up for a slew of awards, including a nod for Kirk Page for Most Outstanding Actor for his role as openly-gay widower, Peter.
Other nods of interest to the queer community include Ja’mie in Private School Girl. The creator of the camp mockumentary, Chris Lilley, is nominated for Most Outstanding Actor.
Also from the ABC is It’s A Date. The show, up for an for Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program, is notable for its gay storyline last year.
Above: Kirk Page (left) is up for a Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actor for his role as gay widower Peter in Redfern Now.
Queer-tinged nominations aside, this year’s ceremony will also feature a performance by Kylie Minogue.
Kylie was the first person to win four TV Week Logie Awards at one event, and remains the youngest recipient of the GOLD Logie.
“The Logies and Kylie go hand-in-hand,” TV Week editor Emma Nolan said.
“We’re thrilled to see her back. Her special headline performance is sure to be a memorable one.”
Kylie Minogue said she is excited about returning to TV Week for the first time in 25 years.
“It's been a while, but I'm ecstatic to let you know that I will be celebrating Australian television's night of nights and treating you to a world-wide premiere performance of my new single at this year's event! I can't wait to see you there and I wish all the nominees the very best of luck!"
The TV Week Logie Awards takes place on Sunday, April 27, at the Crown Entertainment Complex in Melbourne, and will be broadcast on the Nine Network.
For more information, go to www.tvweeklogieawards.com.au