Monday, May 4, 2015

The Logies

Seeing the list of Logie winners makes me feel I'm on a whole different wavelength when it comes to Australian television. It makes me feel out of touch.

Because I haven't seen many of the shows that had the winners...mainly because they're not yet available on Hulu.

I do know of Asher Keddie. I guess that's something. I wonder if she's going to keep winning for the next ten years.

Now I'm looking at Lord Wiki's list of all the nominees. Julia Morris from House Husbands is on it. She was in competition with Keddie. I like her and I love House Husbands. I wonder though why she's the most popular actress on the show. Why did the get nominated instead of her castmates?

Then there are actors listed that I'm familiar with, but not for the show they've been nominated.

Craig McLachlan was nominated for The Doctor Blake Mysteries. I know him from House Husbands. I think I also saw him in a few episodes of Home and Away.  He had just arrived when the YouTuber, who was providing me with my ticket to Summer Bay, had her account terminated.

Ashley Zuckerman was nominated for The Code.  I haven't seen that, but I've seen Zuckerman as a police officer in Rush.

And another Rush person was nominated. Nicole de Silva.  She was nominated for Wentworth.

Oh! I see there is someone else nominated that I know from what they're nominated for. Olympia Valance was nominated for Neighbours.  I'm wondering the same thing I wondered with House Husbands. Why is this particular individual favored over the others?

Sometimes there's a star who steals the show, and it's obvious to me. I mean I can agree with the favoritism. Examples: Neil Patrick Harris, Jim Parsons, Michael J. Fox.....

I can't see it with Olympia Valance and Julia Morris. Don't get me wrong. I think they're both wonderful. I adore them both. But I don't see them as being more charming and interesting then their castmates.

I feel like I'm missing something.

Maybe it's because I'm not Australian.

If I was Australian, maybe I'd understand it all better.

Edited to Add: And I'm disappointed in the lack of nominations for Wonderland.  If it were up to me, Wonderland would have won everything. WELL...I mean everything applicable. I wouldn't expect them to win best reality program, or anything like that. 


mysliceofoz said...

The public nominate and vote for the winners for the 'most popular' categories and a panel of television veterans nominate and choose the winners for the 'most outstanding' categories.

Olympia Valance was nominated for the Best New Talent - that is someone who has only appeared in a major television role on Australian screens in the past year. That's why she was nominated.

Julia Morris is very popular here is Australia. She was a popular comedian before she began acting. She also recently hosted the Australian version of 'I'm a celebrity, get me out of here!' with Chris Brown. People like her because she's so down to earth and people relate well to her!

If you have a chance to, I'd definitely check out The Code (with Ashley Zuckerman), The Doctor Blake Mysteries and Love Child! Love Child is definitely one of my favourites!!

Hopefully that clears a few of your queries up :)

Dina said...


Yes! Thank you. That does clear up my queries. Although if I had used my brain, I could have cleared up some on my own. Such as the Olympia Valance bit. I could use the excuse that I didn't know who was new and who was not. Hulu episodes actually start mid-2014...I think it was around the day that Valance arrives. But I did enough watching and reading. I should have known most of the the other actresses wouldn't have qualified as new talent.

I didn't know about the popularity of Julia Morris. Well, she won, so yeah. are you saying she was popular before House Husbands? Is she more popular for the celebrity show? Is that very popular in Australia?

Yes! I want to watch all the shows you suggest. I'm hoping they come to Netflix and/or Hulu soon. I used to watch shows illegally uploaded to YouTube, but now that I have a way to watch Aussie shows in a Kosher legal way; I feel obligated to stick to that avenue.