‘Underbelly’ tops Oz TV kudos

'Australians,' 'Border' also take home awards

Nine’s crime drama “Underbelly” was the big winner at the 51st Logies, Australia’s annual TV awards.

Skein picked up the award for outstanding drama, while its stars Gyton Grantley and Kat Stewart won actor and actress kudos; the pair play a married couple on the crime series.

The awards are split into two: The most outstanding categories are voted on by a jury comprising members of the TV industry while the most popular categories are decided by public vote.

Other industry awards went to PBS’s “First Australians” for documentary; Seven’s “Border Security” for factual: ABC’s “The Hollowmen” for comedy; Seven’s Beijing Olympics coverage for sports; and Ten’s “H2O: Just Add Water” for tyke TV.

Seven Network’s breakout family drama “Packed to the Rafters” took five honors in the most popular sections, including drama and actress for vet thesp Rebecca Gibney, who also won the Gold Logie, the night’s top award.

TV movie critic Bill Collins, dubbed Mr. Movies, was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his four-decade career presenting movies on television.

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