Logie Winners (contains SPOILERS)

Credit to Herald Sun and TV Week.

ASHER Keddie last night trumped comedy stars Andy Lee and Hamish Blake to claim her first Gold Logie.

Keddie began as an outsider but became an unbackable favourite in the lead-up to last night’s ceremony at Crown.

Keddie also took home the silver award for most popular actress, ahead of Rebecca Gibney and Julia Morris.

Keddie, a gold nominee three years running, had not expected to win.

Nominated for her role as Nina Proudman in Channel 10 drama Offspring, she has at times struggled with the notion of fame and recognition.

Asked how she felt about Logie voters acknowledging her work, she said: “It’s such a surprise.

“It’s not lost on me just how fortunate I am to have such generous, supportive people around me, including the wonderful Offspring family.”

Blake beat best mate Andy Lee to claim the most popular presenter award.

Nine’s House Husbands won the most popular drama.

The night wasn’t without controversy, when “the people’s punk”, Joel Madden, etched his name in TV history.

Local critics cried foul about the American’s Logies win, claiming the prize should have gone to home-grown talent.

The Voice Australia’s resident court jester beat local contenders, including Nine stablemate David Campbell and Assange actor Alex Williams, to take the gong for most popular new male talent.

But the result was not a popular one inside the Crown auditorium, where sniggers met Madden’s acceptance speech.

TV Tonight blogger David Knox argued including talent from outside Australia was “out of step with the spirit of the award”.

But Madden is not the first American to win a Logie. The late Don Lane famously promised to share one of his awards with his co-host, Bert Newton.

MOST POPULAR

Gold Logie: Asher Keddie

Silver Logie: Actor: Steve Peacocke (Home And Away, 7)

Silver Logie: Actress Asher Keddie (Offspring, 10)

Presenter: Hamish Blake (Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap Year/Hamish & Andy’s Caravan Of Courage: Australia vs New Zealand, 9)

New male talent: Joel Madden (The Voice, 9)

New female talent: Brenna Harding (Puberty Blues, 10)

Drama series: House Husbands, 9

Miniseries or telemovie: Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War, 9

Light entertainment program: The Voice, 9

Lifestyle program: Better Homes And Gardens, 7

Sports program: The Footy Show (NRL), 9

Reality program: The Block, 9

Factual program: Bondi Rescue, 10

 

MOST OUTSTANDING

Silver Logie: Actor: Anthony Hayes (Devil’s Dust, ABC1)

Silver Logie: Actress: Deborah Mailman (Mabo, ABC1)

Graham Kennedy Award for most outstanding new talent: Shari Sebbens (Redfern Now, ABC1)

Drama series: Redfern Now, ABC1

Miniseries or telemovie: Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War, 9

News coverage: Breaking Ranks, Lateline, ABC1

Public affairs report: Captain Emad: Smugglers’ Paradise Australia, Four Corners, ABC1

Light entertainment program: The X Factor, 7

Sports coverage: London 2012 Olympic Games, FOXTEL

Children’s program: Dance Academy, ABC3

Factual program: Go Back To Where You Came From, SBS ONE

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