From jokes bombing to wardrobe snags and an entire lot of no-shows, the ceremony sounded precisely just like the type of dated, cringe Sunday evening broadcast TV automobile crash we, fortunately, not have to observe as a result of streaming exists.
Not beholden to the whims of TV Week readers and industrious community publicists reducing out voting varieties from magazines, the Logie winners at the moment are unfold out over quite a lot of broadcasters and streamers.
Simply have a look at who’s profitable the favored classes – ABC stars Kitty Flanagan, Man Pearce and Tony Armstrong, and Channel 10 exhibits Have You Been Paying Consideration, MasterChef and The Undertaking.
None of those winners draw the largest scores nor are they essentially the most focused by the nation’s paparazzi. However what they’ve in widespread is that they’re nice exhibits or proficient artists. They’re devoted to craft greater than they’re to their Instagram follower rely.
Sheer viewers quantity additionally doesn’t equate award-winning both. Many of the In style Logie winners replicate what number of followers are compelled to observe one thing greater than how many individuals like to observe one thing.
Hamish Blake can also be a wonderfully deserving Gold Logie winner. He works hard, he looks as if a very good individual, he doesn’t take himself too significantly and Lego Masters is an effective, household pleasant present that recognises expertise and never scandal.
Plus, he hasn’t received the previous 4 years in a row.
Sure, these things are subjective however I don’t assume anybody used to take a look at the Logie winners record and actually believed a plethora of House and Away starlets had been actually one of the best the business needed to provide.
Simply as many individuals watched Excellent Drama Collection The Newsreader as they did In style Leisure Program Gogglebox – and each these exhibits would have a swath of crossover audiences.
ABC, SBS and Foxtel used to dominate the Excellent classes however they’re now well-represented within the In style classes too, reflecting the very fact the standard free-to-air networks, however notably Channels 7 and 9, are shedding their once-tighter grip on Australian display screen tradition.
It’s not confined to the Logies. With streaming and on-demand driving a change in viewing habits, the blind acceptance of no matter mediocre sequence some programmer determined to promote Woolies advertisements in opposition to is lengthy over.
That’s a relic of the previous and the diminishing cultural energy of Channels 7 and 9 on the Logies these previous few years is displaying up on a stage that they as soon as owned.
In fact, it’s not all sunshine and roses as a result of the ceremony itself continues to be as cringe as a winners record from 1996. Perhaps if it wasn’t, much more of the winners may need confirmed up.
And Sonia Kruger, who was discovered by the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal to have vilified Muslims along with her 2016 feedback advocating for a ban in opposition to them getting into Australia, was nonetheless nominated for the Gold Logie, so we’re not precisely sprinting in the direction of some enlightened future.
Progress is all the time gradual.