The crows are wrong—Home And Away got a Logie! The long-running drama series, which debuted in 1988, won the TV WEEK Logie Award for Most Popular Drama, marking the 68th trophy for the programme and demonstrating how it just gets better with time.
The cast, who rejoiced in their victory while crying happy tears, wasn’t unaware of the acknowledgment.
Ray Meagher, 77, who was nominated for both the coveted Gold Logie and Most Popular Actor, says he is “humbled” by the support for not only himself but also the entire cast and crew.
The seasoned actor fought back tears as he accepted the award for Home And Away shortly after it was announced.
Ray, who portrays stalwart Alf Stewart, says it “means a heck of a lot and it’s vital to our profession.”
For some of the young children in our presentation, this is their first Logies. It’s excellent that students get the chance to participate in this.
Home And Away struggled with the epidemic, which brought closures and limits on filming, like many other artists did. This makes this year’s Logie win extra-special.
“Keeping the show continuing has been tremendously difficult… The 52-year-old Emily Symons, who portrays Marilyn Chambers on Home And Away, claims that life hasn’t always been easy.
“It just goes to show that if we all stick together and work hard, it’s worth it. I’m incredibly honoured to be a member of this cast.
We all feel validated that we’ve been around for 30 years and that people are still enjoying it, says Lynne McGranger, 69, who has been playing Irene Roberts since 1993.
“Some people may stop watching, while others may start watching again. It never becomes stale.
Leah Patterson-actress Baker’s Ada Nicodemou predicted success on the red carpet ahead of the occasion.
The 45-year-old exclaimed, “I think we could win! I’m really proud of what we accomplished.
One thing is certain as the cast celebrates another successful year in Summer Bay: there is a hunger for local storytelling. Australians want to connect more than ever, and Home And Away is prepared to do just that.
Georgie Parker, 57, who portrays Roo Stewart, adds, “The audience continues to support this programme.” “Winning the Logie is a resounding reinforcement that we are on the right route,” said the winner.