Andrew Denton: Logies are living in the past

Former Logies host Andrew Denton has called for Australian TV awards to stop living in the past.

In an interview with Mumbrella, the former Enough Rope presenter said: “With due respect to the late and the living Graham Kennedy and Bert Newton, “I’m sick to fucking death of hearing them eulogised every Logies. They were 30 years ago. They were great. We’ve said they were great every year for 30 years. We’ve had so much fantastic talent since then. When are we going to pass the torch?”

Denton hosted the Logies in 1999 and 2000 and has been nominated for Logies himself on several occasions. He no longer appears on screen but is one of the driving forces at Zapruder’s Other Films, the company behind The Gruen Transfer, 30 Seconds, Hungry Beast and the forthcoming AFP.

You can see more of Mumbrella’s interview with Denton and collaborator Anita Jacoby in this week’s Mumbo Report.


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