He’s done it! After taking out the best presenter category earlier in the night, Hamish Blake has come back for the Gold Logie.
Blake was widely tipped for the win. He’s been a darling of Australian radio and TV for 15 years, won the Gold Logie in 2012 for Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year, and his work on Lego Masters has won over even more fans since the show premiered in 2019. It was a real favourite for those in need of comfort viewing especially through the pandemic, and there are few people more comforting on Australian TV than Hamish Blake.
In his speech, which was delivered around 11.30pm, Blake gave a special shoutout to his wife, Zoe Foster Blake, and their kids Sonny and Rudy. Though he said the kids would probably be watching tomorrow – “on YouTube, when I make them” – Blake said “the greatest prize is getting to be [their] dad”.
He was also one of the few award winners to speak directly to the audience on the state of the industry.
“It’s a strange thing, winning a Logie,” he said. “What you actually win is this moment, and getting to speak on behalf of the room.
“Whether you watch Lego Masters or any of the shows, it has been a really weird last couple of years in this industry. I know I speak for everyone here when I say we’re so grateful to continue doing what we love. And if you’re watching this… you’re an insomniac. But you’re also someone who supports Australian TV and we would not be here without you.”