The Top Five Moments of the 2015 Logie Awards
The 2015 TV Week Logies is done and dusted for another year with plenty of winners and losers from the three hour long festivity. Here are are the five best moments from the event in case you missed it.
1. Carrie Bickmore
After narrowly missing out in previous years, ‘The Project’ personality was finally able to get that Gold Logie. She also was awarded the Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter. However the highlight of the night was her emotional Gold Logies acceptance speech. In a first, Bickmore didn’t mention anyone from television industry and instead chose to speak about the lack of awareness of brain cancer.
In a heartfelt two minute speech, she dedicated the win to her late husband who suffered from the cancer as well as anyone who is suffering from it right now. It was a perfect ending to the long event which reminded everyone that beyond the glitz and glamour there are people who are suffering too.
2. Miranda Tapsell
In the same breathe as Bickmore, Miranda Topsell chose to take her spotlight to speak about something that matters. The rising star from Channel Nine’s ‘Love Child’ not only won two Logie awards but used her time on stage to promote the increased opportunities for coloured people on television. In what we commonly see from the US counterparts, Tapsell used her time to help create an awareness of sorts for an increased role and equality for Aborigines in the media industry. It was a fresh perspective over the generic, clichéd speeches we often see in these events.
3. Hamish & Andy’s Bachelor Spoof
Inspired by Channel Ten’s the Bachelor, the comedy duo invited each nomination for Best Reality Series enter the stage. Everything from Andy holding the rose, and taking way too long of a dramatic pause to finally give the rose to the winner made this normally dull presentation into the most entertaining of the night.
4. Julia Morris
Easily the most hilarious blunder of the night. Instead of normally announcing the nomination of Best Entertainment Program, she just went straight to the winner, only to realise afterwards she had forgot. What then ensued was a hilarious moment in which she announced everyone despite the winner already being known. Usually never a dull moment with this comedian and she definitely did not disappoint.
5. Meghan Trainor
Last but not least, one of the imports the Logies brought in. While the event lost a bit of its lust with the absence of Sam Smith, Trainor did her best to entertain with two brilliant renditions of her hits All About That Bass, Lips are Movin’ and Dear Future Husband. With a lot of big name invitees normally disappointing and boring, Trainor was anything but with a flawless performance that had everyone on their seats dancing.
Written by Andrew Knezevic