SYDNEY — Drama “Love My Way” got some extra good news Sunday at the Logies, where it not only picked up three kudos, including drama series, but got news of its renewal.
Foxtel TV and marketing topper Brian Walsh announced live on the Aussie kudocast that the paybox would produce a third series of the drama. It will start filming in December and preem on the Showtime channel early next year.
Produced by John Edwards (“The Secret Life of Us”) and Southern Star, “Love” also won actor and actress in a drama series.
Veteran Aussie thesp John Wood received the Gold Logie, the top kudo, for his work on recently canceled Seven Network cop drama “Blue Heelers.” He’d been nominated for 10 years without winning the award. He also took home the Silver Logie for most popular actor.
Thesp Kate Ritchie was named most popular actress for the first time after 18 years on Aussie sudser “Home and Away.”
A new award, named after Australia’s “king of television” Graham Kennedy, was inaugurated to mark the 50th anniversary of television Down Under. Honoring the next generation of talent, prize went to Chris Lilley for his mockumentary “We Can Be Heroes,” shown internationally as “The Nominees.”
The Seven Network took home seven awards, followed by pubcaster ABC with six. Ten and Foxtel won four kudos apiece, Nine won two and multicultural pubcaster SBS went home empty-handed.
More than 2.5 million viewers watched the Logie Awards on the Nine Network, giving the web a 45.6% share.