News Corp's television editor Holly Byrnes and entertainment reporter Jonathon Moran cast their expert votes on this year's Logie nominations.

GOLD LOGIE FOR MOST POPULAR PERSONALITY

Gold Logie nominees for 2019 Eve Morey, Rodger Corser, Sam Mac, Costa Georgiadis, Amanda Keller, Tom Gleeson and Waleed Aly. Picture: Courtesy of TV WEEK.
Gold Logie nominees for 2019 Eve Morey, Rodger Corser, Sam Mac, Costa Georgiadis, Amanda Keller, Tom Gleeson and Waleed Aly. Picture: Courtesy of TV WEEK.


Amanda Keller (The Living Room / Dancing With The Stars)

Costa Georgiadis (Gardening Australia)

Eve Morey (Neighbours)

Rodger Corser (Doctor Doctor)

Sam Mac (Sunrise)

Tom Gleeson (Hard Quiz)

Waleed Aly (The Project)

Holly Byrnes: Amanda Keller is the people's princess, if you will, and the rightful heir to this year's Gold. It's time.

Jonathon Moran: Hands down Amanda Keller. Nothing against any of the other nominees personally but I truly believe she is the most worthy of taking home the trophy.

MOST POPULAR ACTOR

Home And Away actor Ray Meagher is up for most popular actor. Picture: Sam Ruttyn
Home And Away actor Ray Meagher is up for most popular actor. Picture: Sam Ruttyn


Aaron Pedersen (Mystery Road)

Guy Pearce (Jack Irish)

Luke McGregor (Rosehaven)

Ray Meagher (Home And Away)

Rodger Corser (Doctor Doctor)

Ryan Moloney (Neighbours)

HB: Aaron Pedersen and Guy Pearce delivered exceptional performances, but I think this one is a battle between Rodger Corser and Ray Meagher. Head says Rodger, heart says Ray.

JMO: Strewth, you can't go past Ray Meagher. Surely longevity and staying power wins here.

MOST POPULAR ACTRESS

Neighbours stars Eve Morey (l) is up for Most Popular Actress and the GOLD. Picture: Jerad Williams
Neighbours stars Eve Morey (l) is up for Most Popular Actress and the GOLD. Picture: Jerad Williams


Asher Keddie (The Cry)

Celia Pacquola (Rosehaven)

Deborah Mailman (Bite Club / Mystery Road)

Eve Morey (Neighbours)

Jenna Coleman (The Cry)

Marta Dusseldorp (A Place To Call Home/Jack Irish)

HB: Jenna Coleman and Eve Morey were devastatingly good in their respective roles, pulling at viewer heart strings. Eve by a tissue or two.

JMO: My head says Asher Keddie and my heart says Deborah Mailman just because I think she is fabulous in every way.

MOST POPULAR PRESENTER

 

Waleed Aly and Carrie Bickmore are going head-to-head for this one. Supplied: Ten
Waleed Aly and Carrie Bickmore are going head-to-head for this one. Supplied: Ten


Amanda Keller (The Living Room / Dancing With The Stars)

Carrie Bickmore (The Project)

Costa Georgiadis (Gardening Australia)

Julia Morris (Blind Date / I'm A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! / Chris & Julia's Sunday Night Takeaway)

Tom Gleeson (Hard Quiz)

Waleed Aly (The Project)

HB: Will Tom Gleeson's campaigning - hard - pay off in this category? Not sure. My money's on Waleed Aly, who set the agenda with provocative interviews on The Project.

JMO: I'm hoping for Amanda Keller or Julia Morris but reckon it will be between Waleed Aly and Carrie Bickmore.

GRAHAM KENNEDY AWARD FOR MOST POPULAR NEW TALENT

Bonnie Anderson (Neighbours)

Courtney Miller (Home And Away)

Dylan Alcott (Invictus Games Tonight/The Set)

Eddie Woo (Teenage Boss)

Joe Jonas (The Voice Australia)

Tasia Zalar (Mystery Road)

HB: As someone who failed high school maths, I really wish I'd had someone as fabulous as Eddie Woo teaching me; still I think this numbers game will fall for Dylan Alcott, who was outstanding during the Invictus Games and Australian Open tennis coverage.

JMO: Dylan Alcott.

MOST POPULAR DRAMA PROGRAM

Doctor Doctor

Home And Away

Mystery Road

Neighbours

The Cry

Wentworth

HB: Neighbours really pushed the envelope this year with a same-sex marriage, diverse characters and one of the saddest storylines with Sonia's death. But I think Wentworth might just muscle it out for the win.

JMO: Wentworth is by far an exceptional piece of Australian television that deserves to win in every category it is nominated.

MOST POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM

Anh's Brush With Fame

Dancing With The Stars

Gogglebox Australia

Gruen

Hard Quiz

The Voice Australia

HB: Gogglebox is unmissable TV but I also get so much out of Anh's Brush With Fame each week. A tie, perhaps?

JMO: Anh's Brush With Fame for sure. It is fun but also pulls at the heart strings and is topical as well.

MOST POPULAR COMEDY PROGRAM

Have You Been Paying Attention?

Hughesy, We Have A Problem

Rosehaven

Russell Coight's All Aussie Adventures

Shaun Micallef's Mad As Hell

True Story With Hamish & Andy

HB: I think the team at HYBPA have some serious competition on their hands this year from Hughesy and Shaun Micallef. Hughesy gets my vote.

JMO: It's between Hughesy and True Story for me.

MOST POPULAR REALITY PROGRAM

Cam and Jules from Married At First Sight. Picture: David Swift.
Cam and Jules from Married At First Sight. Picture: David Swift.

Australian Survivor

I'm A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!

Married At First Sight

MasterChef Australia

My Kitchen Rules

The Block

HB: As much as I hated myself for every minute I watched, Married At First Sight's water cooler effect should see this bubble over for victory.

JMO: As embarrassing as it is to say, you really can't go past Married At First Sight, purely for how much it got the country talking and, well, this is a most popular category.

MOST POPULAR LIFESTYLE PROGRAM

Back In Time For Dinner

Better Homes And Gardens

Gardening Australia

Selling Houses Australia

The Living Room

Travel Guides

HB: Amanda, Baz, Chris and Miguel put the family into family viewing every week, so my vote goes to The Living Room.

JMO: Selling Houses Australia.

MOST POPULAR PANEL OR CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAM

7.30

60 Minutes

A Current Affair

Australian Story

Four Corners

The Project

HB: As it prepares to celebrate 10 years on air, The Project has hit its stride in terms of agenda setting news, done differently. It gets my nod.

JMO: The Project.

MOST OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

Doctor Doctor

Mystery Road

Neighbours

Secret City: Under the Eagle

Wentworth

HB: Mystery Road was outstanding, Secret City compelling but Wentworth wins for the consistency and quality of drama they deliver.

JMO: Wentworth.

MOST OUTSTANDING MINISERIES OR TELEMOVIE

Bloom

Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted To You

On The Ropes

Pine Gap

The Cry

HB: The Cry, gripping television, brilliant writing and performances that made this a global hit.

JMO: The Cry.

MOST OUTSTANDING ACTOR

Aaron Pedersen (Detective Jay Swan, Mystery Road)

Bryan Brown (Ray Reed, Bloom)

Jay Ryan (Sean 'Speedo' Collins, Fighting Season)

Robbie Magasiva (Will Jackson, Wentworth)

Scott Ryan (Ray Shoesmith, Mr Inbetween)

HB: We are spoiled for choice in this category, but Scott Ryan gets my vote for his bold role in Mr Inbetween. More please.

JMO: Jay Ryan for Fighting Season.

MOST OUTSTANDING ACTRESS

Danielle Cormack (Karen Koutoufides, Secret City: Under the Eagle)

Jenna Coleman (Joanna, The Cry)

Judy Davis (Emma James, Mystery Road)

Leah Purcell (Rita Connors, Wentworth)

Nicole Chamoun (Amirah Al-Amir, On The Ropes)

HB: Nicole Chamoun flagged herself as an outstanding talent for the future, but I can't go past Danielle Cormack in Secret City. I'd watch her read the phone book.

JMO: Leah Purcell is brilliant in Wentworth, although my vote goes to Danielle Cormack for her extraordinary work in Secret City.

MOST OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR

Bernard Curry (Jake Stewart, Wentworth)

Ewen Leslie (Ted Nordenfelt, Fighting Season)

Frankie J Holden (Roy Briggs, A Place to Call Home)

Ian Meadows (Corey Baxter, Dead Lucky)

Wayne Blair (Larry Dime, Mystery Road)

HB: This is a race in two for mine: Ewen Leslie transfixed as damaged army sergeant, Ted Nordenfelt in Fighting Season, while Frank J Holden brought heart to the final season of A Place To Call Home as Roy Briggs.

JMO: Ewen Leslie.

MOST OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Asher Keddie (Alexandra, The Cry)

Celia Ireland (Liz Birdsworth, Wentworth)

Jacki Weaver (Gwen Reed, Bloom)

Keisha Castle-Hughes (Jess, On The Ropes)

Susie Porter (The Muse, The Second)

HB: I was moved to tears by Jacki Weaver's performance in Bloom, but Celia Ireland was her measure in Wentworth and should not go unrecognised for it.

JMO: Celia Ireland's grippingly emotional performance in Wentworth is mind blowing. She has to win.

MOST OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM

Will Gogglebox take out Most Outstanding Entertainment Program?
Will Gogglebox take out Most Outstanding Entertainment Program?


Australian Ninja Warrior

Eurovision - Australia Decides 2018

Gogglebox Australia

Have You Been Paying Attention?

True Story With Hamish & Andy

HB: Gogglebox in a canter.

JMO: Gogglebox.

MOST OUTSTANDING CHILDREN'S PROGRAM

Bluey

Grace Beside Me

Mustangs FC

Teenage Boss

The Bureau Of Magical Things

HB: Every parent's best friend, Bluey. Take that Peppa Pig.

JMO: Grace Beside Me.

MOST OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE

Australia V India (Second Test in Perth)

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Invictus Games Sydney 2018

Supercars Championship: Bathurst

The 2018 FIFA World Cup

HB: The innovation of Fox Sports reinvigorated the Australia v India cricket coverage, but I think the Bathurst team will go back-to-back.

JMO: Invictus.

MOST OUTSTANDING NEWS COVERAGE OR PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT

Coverage Of The Thai Cave Rescue - Four Corners - Out of the Dark

James Comey Interview - 7.30

Leadership Spill - Sky News

Townsville Flood Disaster - 7 News

Who Cares? - Four Corners

HB: For sheer staying power and breaking every significant moment of the Leadership Spill, this trophy should land in the Sky News cabinet.

JMO: Leadership Spill.

MOST OUTSTANDING FACTUAL OR DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM

Employable Me

Exposed: The Case of Keli Lane

Ron Iddles: The Good Cop

Taboo

The Pacific - In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neil

HB: Employable Me was inspiring TV at its best.

JMO: The Pacific.

MOST OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM

Will MasterChef get a nod this year? Picture: Channel 10
Will MasterChef get a nod this year? Picture: Channel 10


Australian Survivor: Champions Vs Contenders

House Rules

Married At First Sight

MasterChef Australia

The Block

HB: MasterChef deserves it, MAFS will likely win it.

JMO: Married At First Sight.

* TV Week Logies airs 7pm, Sunday, June 30 on Nine


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