And the winners of the Logie Awards are...
AUSTRALIAN television stars walked the red carpet in Melbourne last night as they came together to celebrate the 59th TV Week Logie Awards.
The winner of the top award, the Gold Logie, went to Samuel Johnson for his outstanding portrayal of Australian music industry legend, Molly Meldrum.
In character, Molly was in the audience and then on stage, unexpectedly, to add drama to the evening.
"Now, Sam, I know it's very hard to play an old drama queen like myself, and you did a great job, right," Molly offered the crowd.
"So on behalf of the drama queens of Australia, I would like to crown you also with my gold hat, here it is, well done."
Johnson beat The Project's Waleed Aly, last year's Gold Logie winner, plus personalities Grant Denyer, Jessica Marais, Peter Helliar and Rodger Corser.
The 2017 award winners were -
- Gold Logie - Samuel Johnson (Molly, Seven Network)
- Best Actor - Samuel Johnson (Molly, Seven Network)
- Best Actress - Jessica Marais (Love Child, Nine Network and in The Wrong Girl, Network Ten)
- Best Presenter - Waleed Aly (The Project, Network Ten)
- Best New Talent - Rob Collins (The Wrong Girl, Network Ten and in Cleverman, ABC)
- Best Drama Program - Molly (Seven Network)
- Best Entertainment Program - Have you Been Paying Attention? (Network Ten)
- Best News Panel or Current Affairs Program - The Project (Network Ten)
- Best Reality Program - The Block (Nine Network)
- Best Lifestyle Program - The Living Room (Network Ten)
- Best Sports Program - The NRL Footy Show (Nine Network)
- Best Factual program - Gogglebox Australia (Network Ten)
The glamorous Kerri-Anne Kennerley's status as television royalty was finally cemented last night when the 63-year-old was inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame.
This is her first Logie after 50 years in the industry.
- Logie Hall of Fame inductee - Kerri-Anne Kennerley
- Most Outstanding Actor: Henry Nixon (The Kettering Incident, Showcase)
- Most Outstanding Actress - Anna Torv (Secret City, Showcase)
- Most Outstanding Supporting Actor - Damon Herriman (Secret City, Showcase)
- Most Outstanding Supporting Actress - Debra Lawrance (Please Like Me, ABC)
- The Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer - Elias Anton (Barracuda, ABC)
- Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report - Australia's Shame (Four Corners, ABC)
- Most Outstanding News Coverage - Sky News Federal Election 2016
- Most Outstanding Drama Series - A Place To Call Home (Showcase)
- Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie - The Kettering Incident (Foxtel)
- Most Outstanding Comedy Program - Please Like Me (ABC)
- Most Outstanding Sports Coverage - Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Seven Network)
- Most Outstanding Factual or Documentary Program - Conviction (ABC)
- Most Outstanding Entertainment Program - Have You Been Paying Attention? (Network Ten)
- Most Outstanding Children's Program - The Nightmare Before Graduation (ABC ME)