A REAL Housewife of Melbourne had her tooth chipped by Oprah Winfrey’s Aussie best friend, James Blunt shone and it was Casey Donovan’s first red carpet moment since leaving the jungle – and that was all before a single award was announced.
The red carpet action set the scene for the evening for the 59th annual Logie Awards on Sunday night, which had a distinctly West Australian flavour at times.
The scoop of the night came from original Bachelor Tim Robards and girlfriend Anna Heinrich, who announced Sophie Monk would be Australia’s next Bachelorette.
In another announcement, “Real Housewife” Lydia Schiavello announced the Melbourne franchise had started filming and would be back for another season.
Actor Samuel Johnson won the Gold Logie for his portrayal of Australian music industry icon Molly Meldrum in Molly.
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West Australian designers were a hit with Nine News presenter Emmy Kubainski sparkling in Scarborough jewellery designer Keiko Uno’s pieces and a gold number by designer darling Steph Audino.
Wentworth’s Tammy McIntosh wore Jessica Bratich’s accessories while Bonnie Sveen was challenged to “go green” in Morley designer Teagan Cowlishaw’s label Aarli.
Sunrise’s Natalie Barr was excited to reminisce about her time at Community Newspaper Group, thanking the organisation for giving her a chance in the industry.
“It was my old stomping ground,” she said.
“I was there nearly 30 years ago, I have fond memories of my time there.
“After one and a half years of university I was given a job there and I loved my time there.”
Barr said she loved attending the Logies and it was good a chance for her and her peers to let their hair down.
“I like seeing what the audience wants to see, which is everyone up close and out of their natural environments – that’s my favourite part.”
Waleed Aly was back to defend his gold Logie title but the humble The Project presenter correctly predicted an actor would take out the award while he was on the red carpet.
“I have a pretty strong feeling it’s an actor year, it’s been a while,” he said.
“My guess is Samuel Johnson.”
Aly took out the best presenter award and Perth girl Jessica Marais won best actress for The Wrong Girl and Love Child.