Last night marked the 63rd Annual TV Week Logies, Australian TV’s night of nights, with the biggest stars showing out at the first ceremony held in Sydney since 1986.
The Fordham Company had strong representation on the night, with Sylvia Jeffreys (pictured below), stunning the red carpet as she attended representing Today Extra and the Nine Network, despite not being nominated for an award this year.
However, it was Allana Ferguson and James Bracey that stole the spotlight, who were in attendance with the Nine Network and Wide World of Sports, who were nominated for, and took out the award for Most Outstanding Sports Coverage for their broadcast of the 2022 State of Origin Series, taken out by Queensland.
A loaded category featuring some of the biggest global sporting events from the past year, Nine edged out the coverage of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games (Seven Network), as well as the biggest sporting event in the world, the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar (SBS).
A testament to the quality and professionalism of their production, James and Allana, accompanied by Danika Mason, accepted the award on behalf of the network.
“Guts and instinct is what TV is all about, and the Nine Network certainly doesn’t lack in either of those departments”, Bracey stated in his acceptance speech in an ode to the late Brian Walsh.
He also gave special mention to everyone involved in making each broadcast possible week to week, specially thanking the National Rugby League.
“We love working with you guys in creating Rugby League, and we know we’ve got years and years ahead of us to do just that”, he said.
Nine’s coverage of the NRL continues to impress, going into the final weeks of the regular season for the Men’s, whilst expanding their coverage of the NRLW, broadcasting every game of the season live.