The Project’s Waleed Aly was the big winner at a 2016 Logie Awards, in which every network won a prize.
He said he was humbled by his reception at the ceremony.
“There’s been a real tone of appreciation for what the show does and by extension what I do as well,” he said. “I guess we’ve just got a show that has a way of finding itself in people’s feelings and that’s a handy place to be when you’re at the Logies, right?”
“That reason was brought home… not so long ago actually when someone who is in this room, and I’m not going to use the name they use in the industry, came up to me introduced themselves and said to me, “I really hope you win. My name is Mustafa. But I can’t use that name because I won’t get a job.
“He’s here tonight. And it matters to people like that that I am here. I know it’s not because of me. I know that.”
Jessica Marais won her third Logie, a Silver as outstanding actress for Nine’s Love Child.
Seven’s Home and Away won its fifth Logie as best (or most popular) drama and Ten’s Big Bash League was a surprise winner of the industry-voted most outstanding sports coverage prize.
Actor and writer Tim Minchin won the peer-voted Most Outstanding Supporting Actor, using his acceptance speech to encourage Australia to rewrite its history of settlement no matter how painful.
Check out the 2016 Logie Awards winner list!
Best Reality Program The Block
Best Actor Erik Thomson, 800 Words
Best Entertainment Program Family Feud
Most Outstanding Comedy Program Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell
Silver Logie for Best Actress Jessica Marais, Love Child.
Best Drama Program Home & Away
Best New Talent Adam Dovile, Better Homes & Gardens
Most Outstanding Sports Coverage KFC T20 Big Bash League
Most Outstanding Supporting Actor Tim Minchin, The Secret River
Best Presenter Waleed Aly, The Project.
Best Lifestyle Program The Living Room
Best Factual Program Gogglebox
Best Supporting Actress Celia Ireland, Wentworth
Best Sports Program The NRL Footy Show
Most Outstanding News Coverage Parramatta Shooting, Seven News
Most Outstanding Entertainment Program The Gruen transfer
Most Outstanding Drama Glitch
Most Outstanding Actor Alex Dimitriades, The Principal
Most Outstanding Actress Deborah Mailman, Redfern Now: Promise Me
Gold Logie for Best Personality Waleed Aly
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