Gold Logie: Most Popular Personality on Television
Silver Logie: Most Popular Presenter
Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program (Spicks And Specks)
1. How do you rate your chances?
After four nominations hopefully they’re getting a little bit better every year.
2. Who is your main competition?
I really thought Rebecca Gibney from day one, but after seeing Paper Giants I don’t know, I would be putting my vote in for Asher Keddie. Because when it comes to Gold Logie I don’t think people think about what show you’re on, it’s more who’s top of mind in the week leading up to it. So I don’t know whether people would be voting for me because of Spicks and Specks or Gordon Street or just because my name alphabetically is at the top of the list.
3. Who is the dark horse?
Stefanovic. He’s got a lot of support in north Queensland. And I read Channel Nine are running ‘presidential-style’ campaigns, with celebrities like Russell Brand saying vote for Karl. So that’s changed the face of theLogies a bit, it’s become about campaigning. I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets in.
4. What does it mean to win a Logie?
It would mean a lot, to be honest. Especially Gold.
With the Most Outstanding it means you’ve got the respect of the industry, and they are opinions I look up to. But on the other hand with Popular it means you’ve got the public behind you, so it’s a different feeling for each one.
With the Gold it would put you on the Honour Roll of some of the biggest names in Australian television. To be mentioned in the same breath as people like Graham Kennedy and Bert Newton makes you feel like you’ve arrived, I suppose.
After 7 years of Spicks it would be great to win. I’ve always said I would love to take one back to the office. We won an AFI but it would be great to win for the people in the office. We built the show from nothing. 600,000 viewers in the first week, which hilariously is good numbers these days.
5. What was your highlight for 2010 TV year?
Appearing on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. I was in the States in September and I did a spot on his show.
6. Why should viewers vote for you?
Because by the time you’ve actually learned how to vote for me you will have learned so much about technology and the internet that you’ll be a lot more savvy.