Former Gold Logie nominee Amanda Keller has opened up about missing out this 12 months, admitting it had brought on “a distribute of emotions”.
Former Gold Logie nominee Amanda Keller has opened up about remaining snubbed from the coveted award class this yr all through a candid moment on air this morning.
The radio host and Living Area presenter, 60, grew to become the centre of arguably the most controversial Gold Logie race in the ceremony’s heritage in 2019 – the very last clearly show to go in advance ahead of two a long time of Covid-similar cancellations – when HardQuiz host Tom Gleeson snagged the prize just after a highly cynical campaign.
Nominations for the 62nd Tv Week Logie Awards ended up exposed on Sunday, immediately after Covid forced the awards into a two-year crack.
Keller exposed to her radio co-host Brendan “Jonesy” Jones on WSFM’s Jonesy and Amanda display on Monday early morning that she’d been given “a bit of a heads-up” that she was not nominated this yr, and that it experienced sparked “an appealing spread of emotions”.
As an alternative, the Gold Logie will be go to both Hamish Blake, Julia Morris, Karl Stefanovic, Melissa Leong, Ray Meagher, Sonia Kruger or incumbent Gleeson.
“So the final two Logies, I was up for the Gold,” Keller informed Jones now.
“And it’s challenging yakka acquiring to spruik oneself. It’s this kind of an accolade, I was so happy to be nominated … I took it incredibly significantly. It is an vital part of Australian tv history, to be nominated meant the world to me.”
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She went on to confess that the very last Logies marketing campaign had been “really hard”, owing to the nature of the levels of competition between herself and Gleeson.
“He had a comedy schedule about it, the trope was, ‘this is meaningless, but I’m heading to rort the system’, and he type of sledged it together the way,” Keller described.
“So typically, (nominees) just run their personal race but I was not capable of jogging my own race because that narrative was picked up by the press, and it grew to become ‘Tom versus me’.”
Keller clarified that, for her, it was not about profitable, but that she’d found it hard to navigate Gleeson’s spectacle.
“I didn’t have to get – the yr before, Grant Denyer received, and I was thrilled, for the reason that I adhere to this Gloria Steinem quotation, the thought that you are ‘linked’, not rated. Just to be there, and linked with the other nominees, what an accolade.
“But (previous Logies), it felt like we were rated and it was tricky.”
In 2018, Denyer confronted the uncommon prospect of currently being nominated for a Gold Logie for his exhibit Household Feud – which experienced just been axed. The peculiar situation prompted Gleeson to toss his assistance powering him, launching a #Denyer4Gold marketing campaign – which swiftly went viral – and even gatecrashed an interview on The Challenge to press the agenda.
Addressing the quirky 2018 Gold Logie race this morning, Keller admitted that – even nevertheless he’d received – Denyer’s thoughts experienced been damage.
“I know he (Gleeson) hurt Grant’s feelings the yr before, by stating ‘I’ve received it for Grant, this 12 months I’m going to escalate the joke and get it for me’,” she explained to Jones.
“He reported, ‘the Logies are a joke, I’m going to rort the method and gain it’. So what does he do this 12 months? Due to the fact he is deserving of it, he has a terrific display, he prices really effectively, he’s a quite well-liked personality.
“But the trope about it was, ‘I never notably want this, and sucko, I have nonetheless bought it.’”
Live voting for all the Most Well-known awards together with the Gold Logie is open now for five weeks right by till the close of the purple carpet telecast on June 19. Supporters can now vote for their favourites from the quick-detailed nominees at tvweeklogiesvote.com.
The 62nd Tv 7 days Logie Awards will be held on Sunday, June 19, at Gold Coastline Conference and Exhibition Centre.