Hamish Blake has won the coveted Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television.
The comedian and LEGO Masters Australia host beat out the likes of Karl Stefanovic, Julia Morris, Melissa Leong, Ray Meagher, Tom Gleeson and Sonia Kruger to take home the prized statue for 2022 as the awards ceremony returned after a two-year hiatus forced by COVID-19.
Pretending to read an inscription on the statuette, he joked, “What does this say? ‘Congratulations, you have won the 2022 Gold Logie. As there was no Gold Logie in 2020 or 2021, they jackpotted, and this counts for three.’ Oh my god.
All the glamor from the red carpet
“Plus, I actually won one 10 years ago, so to win four of these is, that is too much, that is a huge honour,” he added, referencing his 2012 Gold Logie win.
Blake thanked his LEGO Masters team and wife Zoë.
“My beautiful wife… you don’t get to stand up here unless you have amazing people behind you. You’re the most amazing of people,” he said.
He ended his speech with a sweet mention of his children, Sonny and Rudy.
“The greatest prize is to be your dad.”
It was a night of success for Nine, including LEGO MastersAustralia winning the award for Most Outstanding Entertainment or Comedy Program, and Travel Guides scooping Most Popular Lifestyle Program.
The ceremony included a moving tribute to TV legend Bert Newton, who died in October.
His widow, Patti Newton, was given a standing ovation as she spoke.
“It’s still very raw. I’ll never get over him not being here, but I know that he’s with me,” she said.
She announced the newly renamed Bert Newton Award for the Most Popular Presenter, which was also won by Blake.
FULL LIST OF LOGIES WINNERS
Most Popular Personality on Australian Television: Hamish Blake
Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Drama Series:TheNewsreader (ABC)
Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actress: Anna Torve (TheNewsreader)
Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actor: Richard Roxburgh (Fires)
Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Support Actress: Heather Mitchell (love me)
Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Supporting Actor: Colin Friels (Wakefield)
Bert Newton Award for the Most Popular Presenter: Hamish Blake
Silver Logie for Most Popular Actor: Guy Pearce (Jack Irish)
Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress: Kitty Flanagan (Fisk)
Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent: Tony Armstrong (NewsBreakfastABC)
Silve Logie for Most Popular Actor or Actress in an International Program: Jackie Weaver, Yellowstone (stan)
Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie:Fires (ABC)
Most Outstanding Entertainment or Comedy Program:LEGO Masters Australia (Nine Network)
Popular Comedy Show:Have You Been Paying Attention (Network 10)
Most Popular Entertainment Program:goggle box australia (Foxtel/Network 10)
Most Popular Lifestyle Program:Travel Guides (Nine Network)
Most Popular Drama Program:Home and Away (Seven Network)
Most Popular Reality Show:MasterChef (Network 10)
Most Outstanding Reality Program:I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here (Network 10)
Most Popular Panel or Current Affairs Program:The Project (Network 10)
Most Outstanding News Coverage or Public Affairs Report:The Project – Brittany Higgins Interview (Network 10)
Most Outstanding Factual or Documentary Program:Incarceration Nation (NITV)
Outstanding Sports Coverage: The Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2022 (Seven Network)