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FINALLY John Wood wins the Gold Logie!!!!

but IMO The TV Week Logie Awards are a joke and OVERRATED!!!!

from news.com.au

At last, it's gold for John Wood
By SEAN FEWSTER
08may06
AFTER a decade of disappointment, veteran actor John Wood has finally struck gold.

The Blue Heelers star last night won the 2006 TV Week Gold Logie after nine previous unsuccessful nominations.

Wood rode to victory on a swell of public support in a year when voting was opened to all of Australia via mobile phone text messages.

It has been a tough professional year for Wood, who saw his series cancelled and then relegated to a poor-rating Saturday night timeslot for the remainder of its episodes.

"Winning is a nice way to finish the series, a good way to finish up, but in some ways I've felt, for a while, like I'd already won," he said.

"The level of support I've received from all around the country has been great."

Several radio stations held "John Wood Wednesdays" to encourage people to vote for the actor, who also won the Silver Logie for the second consecutive year and fourth time overall.

U.S. star Joan Rivers, who accompanied Wood down the red carpet, confidently proclaimed "this is his night" hours before the announcement.

Meanwhile, Adelaide-made drama McLeod's Daughters failed to convert its success into gold, missing out on every award for which it had been nominated.

The Channel 9 series, filmed in Gawler and the Barossa Valley, was soundly trumped by teen favourite Home and Away and cable TV critics' darling Love My Way, while actors Bridie Carter, Aaron Jeffery and Jonny Pasvolsky missed out on statuettes for individual achievement.

The bleak run is at least partially due to the broadening of categories in 2006. For the first time, soapies such as Home and Away and Neighbours were eligible for nomination. Home and Away stalwart Kate Ritchie and talk show host Rove McManus also left Melbourne's Crown Casino with silver statues.

"You don't expect to win, any year," McManus, a three-time Gold Logie winner, said.

Channel 7 was the most awarded network, winning seven statuettes to ratings rival Channel 9's two.

Ratings juggernaut Dancing With the Stars scored in the light entertainment category, while ABC-TV's coverage of Aceh won Most Outstanding News Coverage.
 

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It wasn't really a gold logie, it was a sympathetic one.

Why would anyone from a show that's been axed win one? Doesn't make sense.
 

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He hasnt just been on Blue Heelers, he's been on tv for like over 30 years

John Wood is an sensational actor and a Australian Icon - everybody loves John Wood
 

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on ya woodsy, only took 10 years.lol
yes the f00ty show is best sport show in oz. really well run.
 

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If Rondeez mentioned it, you can bet your bottom dollar it was the NRL. The two footy shows seem to have a monopoly on the best sport's show. The AFL show had won the three logies prior I think.

Still, since Eddie McGuire left, I don't really watch the footy show anymore.
 

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I watch the AFL show sometimes. its ok. they should really ditch sam ******.tragic waste of space.
 

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Pink's performance was pretty good, probably got some women there blushing.
 

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Joan Rivers, an American z rate celebrity taking the piss out of the whole night, and all the people that she has never heard of.

Totally embarrassing
 

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Well, it's a nice sentimental thing that John Wood got the Gold Logie this time. I never watch the Logies, and I've never watched Blue Heelers (saw 5 minutes of it and hated it), but it's still pretty nice to at least acknowledge an actor who's worked in the industry for the past 10 years. Plus, Rove just isn't as good as he was last year ;)
 

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Considering the poor ole codger has sat there year after year after year, having to watch his name NOT being called out as winner.

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Joan Rivers, an American z rate celebrity taking the piss out of the whole night, and all the people that she has never heard of.

Totally embarrassing
Oh, you know Joan. She's as tactless as they come and being as blotto as she was, only intensified it all.

Don't hold back now Joan.


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Stupid old turd, he should have been put out to pasture years ago.

Kate Richie should have won it.
 

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Stupid old turd, he should have been put out to pasture years ago.

Kate Richie should have won it.
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
 

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I don't watch The Logies (I don't think I watch anything?), but I did flick through the channel, and I seriously think they should reform that statue! That is the most cheapest looking statue ever! School athletics statues are much better quality than that! The Logie should at least be bigger and more grander. But anyway, the Logies are always stupendously boring to watch. AND CAN THEY PLEASE GET OVER/GET RID OF BURT NEWTON?! Ahhhh!
 
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