Logie Award for Most Popular New Talent

The Silver Logie for Most Popular New Talent is an award presented at the Australian TV Week Logie Awards. The award recognises the popularity of a new talent in an Australian program. It may or may not be their first television appearance, however it is their first major television role.[1]

Logie Award for Most Popular New Talent
CountryAustralia
Presented byTV Week
First awarded1980
Currently held byDylan Alcott (2019)
Websitewww.tvweeklogieawards.com.au

It was first awarded at the 22nd Annual TV Week Logie Awards ceremony, held in 1980 and originally called Most Popular New Talent.[2] This award category was eliminated in 1999 and replaced by the Most Popular New Male Talent and Most Popular New Female Talent categories.[3] After a 15-year absence, the Most Popular New Talent category was reintroduced in 2014 to replace the gender specific categories.[4] It was briefly renamed Best New Talent (2016-2017).[5] From 2018, the award category name was reverted to Most Popular New Talent. [6]

The winner and nominees of Most Popular New Talent are chosen by the public through an online voting survey on the TV Week website.[7] Neighbours and Home and Away have the most recipients of this award, with four wins each.

Winners and nomineesEdit

Key Meaning
  Indicates the winner
Year Nominees Program(s) Network(s) Ref
1980 Vera Plevnik  The John Sullivan Story
Nine Network
[2]
1981 Simon Gallaher  The Mike Walsh Show
Nine Network
[8]
1982 Gary Sweet  The Sullivans
Nine Network
[9]
1983 Stephen Comey  Sons and Daughters
Seven Network
[10]
1984 James Reyne  Return To Eden
Network Ten
[11]
1986 Peter O'Brien  Neighbours
Seven Network
[12]
1987 Jason Donovan  Neighbours
Network Ten
[12]
1988 Alex Papps  The Henderson Kids
Network Ten
[13]
1989 Nicolle Dickson  Home and Away
Seven Network
[12]
1990 Georgie Parker  A Country Practice
Seven Network
[14]
1991 Richard Huggett  Neighbours
Network Ten
[15]
1992 Kym Wilson  Brides of Christ
ABC TV
[16]
1993 Simon Baker  E Street
Network Ten
[17]
1994 Melissa George  Home and Away
Seven Network
[18]
1995 Lisa McCune  Blue Heelers
Seven Network
[18]
1996 Nic Testoni  Home and Away
Seven Network
[18]
1997 Tasma Walton  Blue Heelers
Seven Network
[18]
1998 Brooke Satchwell  Neighbours
Network Ten
[19]
2014 Bonnie Sveen  Home and Away
Seven Network
[20]
Timomatic Australia's Got Talent
Nine Network
Abby Earl A Place to Call Home
Seven Network
Caren Pistorius Offspring
Network Ten
Redfern Now
ABC1
Paper Giants: Magazine Wars
ABC1
Johnny Ruffo Home and Away
Seven Network
2015 Miranda Tapsell  Love Child
Nine Network
[21]
Laura Brent ANZAC Girls
ABC
INXS: Never Tear Us Apart
Seven Network
Harriet Dyer Love Child
Nine Network
Samantha Jade INXS: Never Tear Us Apart
Seven Network
Olympia Valance Neighbours
Network Ten
2016 Adam Dovile  Better Homes and Gardens
Seven Network
[22]
Benson Jack Anthony 800 Words
Seven Network
Joel Jackson Deadline Gallipoli
Showcase
Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door
Seven Network
Pia Miller Home and Away
Seven Network
Dan Reilly The Block
Nine Network
2017 Rob Collins  Cleverman
ABC
[23]
The Wrong Girl
Network Ten
Shalom Brune-Franklin Doctor Doctor
Nine Network
Tiarnie Coupland Love Child
Nine Network
Hayley Magnus The Wrong Girl
Network Ten
Penny McNamee Home and Away
Seven Network
2018 Dilruk Jayasinha  CRAM!
Network Ten
[24]
Utopia
ABC
Matty Johnson The Living Room
Network Ten
Sam Frost Home and Away
Seven Network
Sophia Forrest Love Child
Nine Network
Sophie Dillman Home and Away
Seven Network
2019 Dylan Alcott  The Set
ABC
[25]
Bonnie Anderson Neighbours
Network Ten
Courtney Miller Home and Away
Seven Network
Eddie Woo Teenage Boss
ABC
Joe Jonas The Voice
Nine Network
Tasia Zalar Mystery Road
ABC

Multiple winsEdit

Number Program
Wins
4
Home and Away
4
Neighbours
2
Blue Heelers

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ "The 41st Annual TV Week Logie Awards". Yahoo!7. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  4. ^ Knox, David (3 February 2014). "Voting begins on Logie Awards 2014". TV Tonight. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  5. ^ Knox, David (16 November 2015). "Voting opens for 2016 Logie Awards". TV Tonight. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  6. ^ Knox, David (5 March 2018). "Voting opens for 2018 Logie Awards". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  7. ^ Knox, David (12 January 2015). "Voting opens for 2015 Logie Awards". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
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  9. ^ "The 24th Annual TV Week Logie Awards". Yahoo!7. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
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  13. ^ "1988 – The Logie Awards". Yahoo!7. Archived from the original on 21 April 2014.
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  15. ^ "The 33rd Annual TV Week Logie Awards". Yahoo!7. Archived from the original on 28 January 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  16. ^ "The 34th Annual TV Week Logie Awards". Yahoo!7. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  17. ^ "The 35th Annual TV Week Logie Awards". Yahoo!7. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  18. ^ a b c d "1994–1997 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  19. ^ "The 40th Annual TV Week Logie Awards". Yahoo!7. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  20. ^ Knox, David (27 April 2014). "Logie Awards 2014: Winners". TV Tonight. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  21. ^ Knox, David (3 May 2015). "TV Week Logie Awards 2015: winners". TV Tonight. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  22. ^ Dunk, Tiffany (4 April 2016). "Waleed Aly to vie with Project co-host Carrie Bickmore, Lee Lin Chin, Essie Davis and Grant Denyer for Gold Logie". news.com.au. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  23. ^ Knox, David (3 May 2015). "TV Week Logie Awards 2015: winners". TV Tonight. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  24. ^ Knox, David (1 July 2018). "60th Logie Awards: winners". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  25. ^ Idato, Michael (30 June 2019). "ABC, Ten win big, Tom Gleeson takes gold at Logie Awards". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 July 2019.