Who are the Logie awards named after?

Who are the Logie awards named after?

Graham Kennedy was responsible for naming the Logie statuette, in honour of John Logie-Baird, a Scottish engineer who developed the television. Bert Newton has hosted the most TV Week Logie Awards ceremonies by far, with 20 under his belt.

Why are the Logie Awards so named?

In 1960, the ceremony is coined “Logie Awards” to honour inventor John Logie Baird, by Graham Kennedy, after he won what was previously known as the “Star of the Year Award”. In 1961, the awards ceremony was televised for the first time, with the ABC screening the first half-hour of the awards in Sydney.

How many Gold Logies did Graham Kennedy win?

5 Gold Logies
Kennedy received many Logies, including: 5 Gold Logies for the Most Popular Personality on Australian Television (1960, 1967, 1969, 1974, and 1978). a Hall of Fame Logie Award in 1998. He did not attend the ceremony; the award was accepted on his behalf by Bert Newton.

What is the Logies Hall of Fame?

The Logie Hall of Fame is a specialised industry-voted award presented annually at the Australian TV Week Logie Awards. It was first awarded at the 26th Annual TV Week Logie Awards held in 1984.

What does Logie mean in Australia?

outstanding television performances
/ (ˈləʊɡɪ) / noun. (in Australia) one of the awards made annually for outstanding television performances.

Where do Logies come from?

The TV Week Logie Awards have been a part of Australian television culture since 1958. The first awards were initiated by Melbourne-based TV publication TV Week in late 1958, only two years after the introduction of television in Australia.

What is a Logie?

Definition of logie (Entry 2 of 2) : a piece of imitation jewelry designed for use in theater productions.

How old is Graham Kennedy?

71 years (1934–2005)
Graham Kennedy/Age at death

Where is Graham Kennedy buried?

Graham Kennedy

Birth 15 Feb 1934 Australia
Death 25 May 2005 (aged 71) Australia
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 11024010 · View Source

Where was Bert born?

Fitzroy, Australia
Bert Newton/Place of birth

What is a Logie Australian slang?

/ (ˈləʊɡɪ) / noun. (in Australia) one of the awards made annually for outstanding television performances.

Where does the name Logie come from?

Scottish: habitational name from any of the various places so called, from Gaelic lag ‘hollow’ + the locative suffix -ach.

How did the Logie Awards get its name?

The show was originally named the TV WEEK Awards, and was changed to be the TV WEEK Logie Awards in 1960. It was Graham Kennedy who suggested they be named ‘The Logies’ in honour of John Logie Baird, the Scottish inventor of television.

How did the Logies TV show get its name?

The Logies is named after the inventor of the television. The iconic Australian presenter Graham Kennedy suggested the name ‘Logie’ for the unnamed award ceremony after he won the very first award.

Who was the first woman to win the Gold Logie?

In 1962, a female won the Gold Logie for the first time. Surprisingly it did not take long for a woman to win, considering the issue of gender equality had not progressed like it has now. The Gold Logie went to Lorrae Desmond for her hard work on the Lorrae Desmond Show.

Who was the oldest person to win a Logie Award?

In 2010, Ray Meagher became the oldest person to win an award (age 66), for his portrayal of Alf Stewart in Home and Away . In 2006, a new Logies category was introduced, named Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer, to honour Kennedy’s career and legacy and to commemorate the 50th year of broadcasting of television in Australia .