Showcase secures 8 Logies nominations

Foxtel secures a total of 17 nominations for the 60th Annual TV Week Logie Awards

Showcase’s internationally celebrated Australian dramas A Place To Call Home and Wentworth have acquired eight nominations between them, out of Foxtel’s total 17 nominations for their outstanding drama, factuals, childrens’ and sports coverage.

Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh said: “What a momentous occasion for Foxtel…These 17 nominations re-enforce Foxtel’s commitment to producing a broad range of Australian content for our customers, and cement the resonance our shows have amongst our viewers and their ever-growing fan bases.”

Wentworth’s fifth season is nominated for both Most Popular Drama Series and Most Outstanding Drama Series. Kate Atkinson is nominated for Most Outstanding Actress for her role as Vera Bennett, while Pamela Rabe, who plays Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson, is also nominated for Most Outstanding Actress. Celia Ireland, who plays Liz Birdsworth, is nominated for Most Outstanding Supporting Actress, the same award she won in 2016.  Wentworth’s sixth season will launch on June 19 on showcase.

The fifth season of sweeping drama A Place To Call Home has gained a nomination for Most Outstanding Drama Series. Jenni Baird is nominated in the Most Outstanding Supporting Actress category for her role as Regina Bligh, and Aaron Pedersen, who plays Frank Gibbs, has been nominated for Most Outstanding Supporting Actor.  The sixth and final season of A Place To Call Home is planned to premiere on showcase in August.

For a full list of all nominees for the 60th TV WEEK Logie Awards visit www.tvweeklogieawards.com.au.

The 60th TV WEEK Logie Awards 2018 will take place for the first year at The Star on Queensland’s Gold Coast on Sunday July 1, 2018.