Tony Armstrong and Dylan Alcott on stage at the 2022 Logie Awards

The greatest moments of the Logie Awards 2022

After a three-year hiatus, the Logie Awards came back in 2022 — and with a bang.

These were the biggest moments of the evening:

‘A long way to go to get representation’

Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott and ABC presenter Tony Armstrong presented the award for Most Outstanding Sports Coverage.

Both Armstrong and Alcott talked about what it meant to them to be on that podium.

Alcott spoke of this year’s event as a victory for representation.

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“We still have a long way to go to get representation, but it’s huge,” Alcott said.

Bruce McAvaney inducted into Logie Hall of Fame

Legendary sports broadcaster Bruce McAvaney received a standing ovation from the audience at the Gold Coast Convention Center when he was inducted into the TV Week Logie Hall of Fame.

“There’s no denying that so many of Australia’s most iconic sporting moments have been made that much more memorable by the words of Bruce McAvaney,” said former AFL player and coach Leigh Matthews, who presented the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sports commentator Bruce McAvaney was inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame.AAP: Regi Varghese

Taking the industry-voted award onstage, McAvaney said, “I’m emotional, but my voice isn’t as strong as it should be tonight.”

2017, Mr McAvaney revealed he had been diagnosed with leukemia two years earlier after an abnormal blood test

Last year, the 69-year-old stepped down from AFL commentary ahead of the 2021 seasonbut said he was not reconsidering his retirement.

Lisa Wilkinson dedicates award to Brittany Higgins

Ms. Wilkinson’s interview with Brittany Higgins won the Logie for Most Outstanding News Coverage or Public Affairs Report.

She said that after 40 years of journalism, this was “by far” the most important work she had ever done.

“I knew it from the very first phone call I had early last year with a young woman whose name she told me, Brittany Higgins,” she said.

“Four incredibly intense, sleepless weeks later, when our story took off, the whole country knew the name Brittany Higgins.”

Lisa Wilkinson on stage at the 2022 Logie Awards.
Lisa Wilkinson said her interview with Brittany Higgins was the most important work she had ever done.Delivered: Nine Entertainment

‘The Lodges cannot be manipulated. Or so we thought’

During the award ceremony for the most popular reality show, Australian comedy duo Hamish Blake and Andy Lee spoke about how votes in the Lodge “cannot be manipulated” as Australians can only vote once.

The duo then launched a skit blaming Karl Stefanovic for cheating in the Gold Logie race.

Hamish Blake and Andy Lee on stage at the 2022 Logie Awards
Hamish Blake and Andy Lee brought up a young boy named Oliver as part of their skit targeting Karl Stefanovic. Delivered: Nine Entertainment

Blake and Lee brought up a young boy Oliver who claimed he had been held in a room for hours, forced to vote repeatedly for one of the nominees.

“Oliver, who made you do this?” Blake and Lee asked.

Karl Stefanovic at the table at the Logie Awards 2022
Karl Stefanovic holds a beer bottle and a pack of Panadol during the Hamish Blake and Andy Lee skit. Delivered: Nine Entertainment

Blake and Lee asked how many votes he should send in, to which the boy replied “thousands”.

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Tony Armstrong has won the Graham Kennedy Prize

This category opened with a tribute to Neighbours, whose production will stop later this year.

Natalie Bassingthwaighte said a lot of people who have won this Logie have come off the show.

However, this year’s award went to ABC Breakfast’s Armstrongwho took the opportunity to thank his mother.

Tony Armstrong on stage at the 2022 Logie Awards.
Armstrong takes home the Graham Kennedy award for most popular new talent.Delivered: Nine Entertainment

“There are a lot of people I have to thank,” he said.

“The old cheese, my mother, she is a superstar. [She] has done everything for me and has been a superstar and I wouldn’t be here without her so a big thank you to her.

And the Golden Logie goes to… Hamish Blake!

In his true style, Blake delivered his funny antics in his speech.

Hamish Blake at the Logie Awards in 2022.
Hamish Blake wins the Golden Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV.Delivered: Nine Entertainment

Earlier in the evening, Blake also won the inaugural Bert Newton Prize.

The late Bert Newton’s wife, Patti Newton, announced the winner of this award.

Patti Newton and Hamish Blake on stage at the 2022 Logie Awards
The late Bert Newton’s wife, Patti Newton, announced the winner of this award.Delivered: Nine Entertainment

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