Logie Award for Most Outstanding Drama Series

The Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Drama Series is an award presented annually at the Australian TV Week Logie Awards. The award is given to recognise an outstanding Australian drama series. The winner and nominees of this award are chosen by television industry juries.[1]

Logie Award for Most Outstanding Drama Series
CountryAustralia
Presented byTV Week
First awarded1961
Currently held byWentworth (2019)
Most awardsHomicide (7), Number 96, SeaChange, The Secret Life of Us and Love My Way (3)
Websitewww.tvweeklogieawards.com.au

It was first awarded at the 3rd Annual TV Week Logie Awards ceremony, held in 1961 as Best Australian Drama.[2] The award was renamed many times in subsequent ceremonies; Best Australian TV Drama Series (1962),[3] Best Drama (1963, 1966–1967),[3][4] Best Australian Drama Series (1965, 1970),[3][5] Best Drama Series (1968),[4] and Best Drama Show (1969).[4] This award category was eliminated in 1977.

At the 33rd Annual TV Week Logie Awards in 1991, an industry voted award for drama returned, originally called Most Outstanding Single Drama or Miniseries.[6] It has also been known as Most Outstanding Series (1992–1993, 1998),[6] Most Outstanding Achievement in Drama Production (1994–1997)[7] and Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie (2007–2012).[8] It has been known as the Most Outstanding Drama Series since 2013.[9]

Homicide held the record for the most wins of the original award, with seven and Number 96 had three. SeaChange, The Secret Life of Us and Love My Way also had three wins each, followed by Phoenix, Underbelly, Redfern Now and Division 4 with two wins.

Winners and nomineesEdit

Key Meaning
  Indicates the winning program

Listed below are the winners of the award for each year for Best Australian Drama.

Year Program Network Ref
1961 Shadow of a Pale Horse 
Seven Network
[2]
1962 Consider Your Verdict 
Seven Network
[3]
1963 The One Day of the Year 
Nine Network
1965 Homicide 
Seven Network
1966 Homicide 
Seven Network
[4]
1967 Homicide 
Seven Network
1968 Homicide 
Seven Network
1969 Homicide 
Seven Network
1970 Division 4 
Nine Network
[5]
1971 Homicide 
Seven Network
1972 Division 4 
Nine Network
1973 Homicide 
Seven Network
1974 Number 96 
Network Ten
[10]
1975 Number 96 
Network Ten
1976 Number 96 
Network Ten

Listed below are the winners of the award for each year, as well as the other nominees for Most Outstanding Drama Series.

Year Program Network Ref
1991 Come In Spinner 
ABC TV
[6]
1992 G.P. 
ABC TV
1993 Phoenix 
ABC TV
1994 Phoenix II 
ABC TV
[7]
1995 Janus 
ABC TV
1996 Blue Murder 
ABC TV
1997 Water Rats 
Nine Network
1998 Frontline 
ABC TV
[11]
Good Guys, Bad Guys
Nine Network
Water Rats
Nine Network
1999 SeaChange 
ABC TV
[12]
Blue Heelers
Seven Network
Water Rats
Nine Network
Wildside
ABC TV
2000 SeaChange 
ABC TV
[13]
All Saints
Seven Network
Water Rats
Nine Network
Wildside
ABC TV
2001 SeaChange 
ABC TV
[14]
All Saints
Seven Network
Stingers
Nine Network
Water Rats
Nine Network
2002 The Secret Life of Us 
Network Ten
[15]
All Saints
Seven Network
Always Greener
Seven Network
Love Is a Four Letter Word
ABC TV
Stingers
Nine Network
2003 The Secret Life of Us 
Network Ten
[16]
All Saints
Seven Network
Always Greener
Seven Network
MDA
ABC TV
Stingers
Nine Network
White Collar Blue
Network Ten
2004 The Secret Life of Us 
Network Ten
[17]
All Saints
Seven Network
Always Greener
Seven Network
Grass Roots
ABC TV
McLeod's Daughters
Nine Network
2005 Love My Way 
Fox8
[18]
Love Bytes
Fox8
Fireflies
ABC TV
Stingers
Nine Network
The Secret Life of Us
Network Ten
2006 Love My Way 
Fox8
[19]
All Saints
Seven Network
McLeod's Daughters
Nine Network
MDA
ABC TV
The Surgeon
Network Ten
2007 Love My Way 
W. Channel
[8]
Answered by Fire
ABC TV
RAN Remote Area Nurse
SBS TV
The Silence
ABC TV
The Society Murders
Network Ten
2008 Curtin 
ABC1
[20]
City Homicide
Seven Network
East West 101
SBS
The King
TV1
Satisfaction
Showcase
2009 Underbelly 
Nine Network
[21]
Bed of Roses
ABC1
Packed to the Rafters
Seven Network
Rush
Network Ten
Scorched
Nine Network
2010 East West 101 
SBS
[22]
A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne
Network Ten
Packed to the Rafters
Seven Network
Tangle
Showcase
Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities
Nine Network
2011 Underbelly: The Golden Mile 
Nine Network
[23]
Hawke
Network Ten
Packed to the Rafters
Seven Network
Rake
ABC1
Rush
Network Ten
Sisters of War
ABC1
2012 The Slap 
ABC1
[24]
Cloudstreet
Showcase
Offspring
Network Ten
Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo
ABC1
Underbelly: Razor
Nine Network
2013 Redfern Now 
ABC1
[9]
Offspring
Network Ten
Puberty Blues
Network Ten
Rake
ABC1
Tangle
Showcase
2014 Redfern Now 
ABC1
[25]
A Place to Call Home
Seven Network
Offspring
Network Ten
The Time of Our Lives
ABC1
Wentworth
SoHo
2015 Wentworth 
SoHo
[26]
The Code
ABC
Janet King
ABC
Puberty Blues
Network Ten
Rake
ABC
2016 Glitch 
ABC
800 Words
Seven Network
A Place to Call Home
Soho
Love Child
Nine Network
Wentworth
Soho
2017 A Place to Call Home 
Showcase
Cleverman
ABC
Rake
ABC
The Code
ABC
Wentworth
Showcase
2018 Wentworth 
Showcase
A Place to Call Home
Showcase
Doctor Doctor
Nine Network
Harrow
ABC
Top of the Lake: China Girl
BBC First
2019 Wentworth 
Showcase
Doctor Doctor
Nine Network
Mystery Road
ABC
Neighbours
Network Ten
Secret City: Under The Eagle
Foxtel

Multiple winsEdit

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2
Phoenix
Number Program
Wins
3
SeaChange
3
The Secret Life of Us
3
Love My Way
3 Wentworth
2
Underbelly
2
Redfern Now

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Full list of nominations for the 55th Annual TV Week Logie Awards". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 24 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b "1959–1961 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "1962–1965 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d "1966–1969 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  5. ^ a b "1970–1973 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  6. ^ a b c "1990–1993 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  7. ^ a b "1994–1997 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  8. ^ a b "2007 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  9. ^ a b "2013 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  10. ^ "1974–1977 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  11. ^ "1998 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  12. ^ "1999 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  13. ^ "2000 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  14. ^ "2001 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  15. ^ "2002 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  16. ^ "2003 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  17. ^ "2004 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  18. ^ "2005 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  19. ^ "2006 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  20. ^ "2008 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  21. ^ "2009 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  22. ^ "2010 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  23. ^ "2011 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  24. ^ "2012 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  25. ^ Knox, David (27 April 2014). "Logie Awards 2014: Winners". TV Tonight. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  26. ^ Knox, David (3 May 2015). "TV Week Logie Awards 2015: winners". TV Tonight. Retrieved 4 May 2015.

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