We had plenty keeping us busy here in Australia, what with the Logies (well done, Asher!) and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia happening within 24 hours of each other, but there was lots going on overseas this week as well! Halle Berry displayed her teensy baby bump when she attended a film premiere in Buenos Aires, while Aussie beauty Miranda Kerr held the hand of her bub Flynn on a walk in Beverly Hills. Nicole Richie and Jessica Alba flaunted their fabulous figures while on a girls' trip to St. Barts, and Charlize Theron and Seth MacFarlane set tongues wagging when they left a restaurant together. That's not even the half of it! Click through to see what else your favourite stars got up to this week.
Crown Palladium in Melbourne played host to Australia’s most popular TV stars for the 2013 Logie Awards last night. The show didn’t have an official host but Gold Logie nominees Hamish Blake and Andy Lee kicked off the proceedings by entering the stage on red mobile spinning chairs á la The Voice (a nod to the series’ season two premiere on the same night) after an energetic opening performance from Bruno Mars, the first of many international guests to perform during the show.
Over the next few hours awards were handed out in the popular (public-voted) and outstanding (peer-voted) categories, with Asher Keddie, Steve Peacocke and drama series House Husbands among the first winners. Joel Madden took home his first Logie for most popular new male talent and made fun of the fact that he’s been in the entertainment industry for a long time. Puberty Blues star Brenna Harding was overwhelmed when she won most popular new female talent and gave an emotional speech, while another touching moment was when Deborah Mailman won most outstanding actress for her role as Benita Mabo in Mabo — during her speech she brought the real Benita Mabo to the stage, and it was a double celebration as it was also Benita’s birthday. Channel Nine newsreader Brian Henderson was inducted into the Logie Awards Hall of Fame and brought his intelligence, humour and signature sign-off to the show. There was also a special tribute to Peter Harvey, who passed away last month.
Performances from Michael Bublé, Birdy and Olly Murs were scattered throughout the broadcast — some people on social media aired their disappointment at the lack of Australian performers on Aussie TV’s night of nights — before it came to the big one: the Gold Logie. Bert Newton presented the Gold Logie to a “discombobulated” (her word) Asher Keddie at the end of the night and during his time on stage he made jokes about his long career, Network Ten and even his sex life. Asher admitted, “I’m not sure what it means to me,” about winning the Gold Logie, but went on to thank fans for their support as well as the people who have helped her throughout her career.
Click through for all the press room pictures — you can find the full list of winners here.
Asher Keddie has won the 2013 Gold Logie, making her the most popular personality on Australian television. This year she beat Adam Hills, Carrie Bickmore, Hamish Blake, Andy Lee and Steve Peacocke for the top prize. Asher is one of the country’s most beloved actresses thanks to her role as obstetrician Nina Proudman on Network Ten’s Offspring; this is her first Gold Logie after three consecutive nominations.
During her acceptance speech, Asher, who had already won earlier in the night for most popular actress, said, “I’m not quite sure what to say. I’m very overwhelmed and very moved . . . I’m not sure what it means to me, but I think what it really does mean is that it’s such a wonderful opportunity to say, ‘Thank you,’ to the audience who has watched me play a number of character over the years — I think this is about a body of work — and it’s my opportunity to say, ‘Thank you,’ for being so supportive even when the characters I’ve played have not always been entirely likeable.” She thanked the “wonderful, talented and brilliantly creative” people she gets to work with, and friends and mentors who have helped her throughout her whole career.
For the second year in a row, the winner of the Gold Logie was leaked even before the award had been announced in the room. The journalist who wrote The Australian story blamed it on a production error.
Congrats to Asher!
Tonight marks the 55th Annual TV Week Logie Awards and we have to say, it's one of our favourite events in the award season calendar. We've seen some beautiful looks hit the red carpet tonight, including Kate Ritchie's enchanting emerald green eyeliner, Samara Weaving all-round hotness (wow!) and Jennifer Hawkins' messy up 'do and soft pink lip. We hope you've been voting on your favourites but in the meantime, see all the beauty looks up close now.
Asher Keddie opted for a sleek, sophisticated vibe for her 2013 Logies look, choosing this pintucked black gown by Yeojin Bae. It's a far cry from the neon-flecked, über detailed J'Aton Couture number from last year, and we couldn't help but compare it to the scarlet version as worn by Jessica Mauboy back in August of last year. Asher kept her accessories classic with a pair of diamond studs, simple peep-toe pumps and a diamond-encrusted wrist wrap. So, what's you call on her streamlined look?
Want more red carpet style? Vote on all of our fashion and beauty polls here.
Asher Keddie chose a streamlined black gown by Yeojin Bae for the 2013 Logies in Melbourne tonight. The Offspring star was accompanied by her boyfriend, Melbourne artist Vincent Fantauzzo, for Australian TV’s night of nights, where she’s nominated for most popular actress and the Gold Logie. Asher is one of TV’s golden girls and has heaps of fans, but is it enough to beat competition from Hamish Blake, Andy Lee, Adam Hills, Carrie Bickmore and Steve Peacocke? Vote in our Gold Logie poll and weigh in on Asher’s style in our fashion and beauty polls.
Tonight the Logie Awards are taking place, and by the end of the night we'll know who the most popular personality on TV is when the Gold Logie winner is announced. This year's six contenders include four stars from last year's line-up and two newcomers. Returning for the second year in a row are TV presenters Adam Hills and Carrie Bickmore, actress Asher Keddie, and all-round funny guy Hamish Blake, who won in 2012. Hamish's partner in crime Andy Lee joins him in the race for the Gold Logie this year (no Karl Stefanovic this time) while Home and Away heartthrob Steve Peacocke is also in the running (last year his former co-star Esther Anderson was nominated).
Things to consider: will pitting Hamish and Andy against each other split their fans? Can Steve win it given the popularity of his show and his dedicated fan base? Or will one of the veterans of TV be rewarded for their consistent service to the Australian TV industry? Tell us below who you think has the best chance of winning.
Australian TV's night of nights is fast approaching and in celebration we're taking a look back at the most glamorous beauty moments of 2012. Take a closer look at the hair and makeup styles of Jennifer Hawkins, Megan Gale, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Delta Goodrem, Asher Keddie, Lisa Wilkinson and many, many more and tell us who sported your favourite red carpet look of the night.
Television's night of nights is taking place this Sunday, but before we see the latest lineup of stars hit the red carpet, we're focusing on what's arguably the most important part of the Logies: the hair and makeup. More specifically, the best beauty looks from some of our all-Australian golden girls. This year, gorgeous blonde TV presenter Carrie Bickmore is in the running for the biggest award of the night — The Gold Logie — but no matter the outcome, she's always a winner on the red carpet. From her shiny, voluminous hair, to Kate Ritchie's navy smoky eye and Rebecca Gibney's ageless beauty, the best looks are lined up here for you to peruse. Click through to check them all out, and stayed tuned for when we bring you all the action as it happens on Sunday night!
So you know we're going a little loco on the Australiana theme this week — but what better time to celebrate all that is great about Aussie celebs and products made Down Under than the lead-up to Australia Day? We always look forward to events like the Logies and any Australian film premiere, because we get to see stars including Jodi Gordon, Lara Bingle and Rose Byrne flexing their makeup muscles. We asked the Sugar eds to pick their all-time favourite Australian beauty moment; plus the product they'll be purchasing to get thy look at home.