LIVE: The 2016 Logie Awards

11.45pm: Waleed Aly wins the Gold Logie for his role as co-host on Channel 10's The Project.

"I was more likely to win an AFL grand final in my mind to win a Logie," he said.

But Aly then got serious, thanking his wife Susan and saying he is humbled for the support he has received from other people of the Muslim faith.

11.30pm: SBS gets its first win of the night with The Principal star Alex Dimitriades winning Most Outstanding Actor. Deborah Mailman wins Most Outstanding Actress for her powerful performance in Redfern Now: Promise Me, a series which "pushed beyond the expected reality".

11.15pm: Aussie rock royalty Jimmy Barnes gets the A-listers up and dancing as the show enters its final half hour.

11pm: The ABC's genre-bending supernatural drama Glitch is named Most Outstanding Drama Series. Julia Morris then finally gives in to the social media pressure and relives her first TV appearance singing I Need A Hero.

Things get serious again as the ABC wins Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report for its political series The Killing Season.

10.54pm: The Project wins Best News Panel or Current Affairs Program, another sign either Waleed Aly or Carrie Bickmore will win Gold at the end of the show.

10.38pm: Gruen wins Most Outstanding Entertainment Program after presenter Ray Martin scolds the room for talking through the show. The ABC then picks up a second award for its acclaimed mini-series The Secret River.

10.25pm: Play School presenters past and present Simon Burke and Justine Clarke, along with Humpty and Gemima, present Most Outstanding Children's Program to ABC3's Ready For This.

Play School's Alex Papps, Eddie Perfect and Justine Clarke on the Logies red carpet.
Play School's Alex Papps, Eddie Perfect and Justine Clarke on the Logies red carpet. Seanna Cronin

10.10pm: Fitzy and Wippa present The NRL Footy Show with the award for Best Sports Program. Seven News also wins Most Outstanding News Coverage for its coverage of the Parramatta Shooting.

10pm: Wentworth's Celia Ireland wins Most Outstanding Supporting Actress, jokes about "age before beauty" while paying tribute to her talented co-nominees.

9.53pm: Shane Jacobson embarrasses Julia Morris and Asher Keddie with vision of their first TV appearances before Channel 10 and Foxtel's co-production Gogglebox wins Best Factual Program for its debut season. It's a bit of a strange group of nominees with Australian Story nominated alongside Bondi Rescue.

9.40pm: Molly Meldrum introduces The Voice coach Delta Goodrem for her stripped-back performance of Dear Life in front of a piano.

9.30pm: Noni Hazelhurst gives a passionate and at times funny acceptance speech, reflecting on her career in television - the medium that killed off her parents' work as vaudeville performers.

"I firmly believe success in this business at least is 50 per cent luck and 50 per cent hard work," she said.

9.20pm: Cate Blanchett, Jack Thompson, Abby Earl, John Waters, Ernie Dingo and more pay tribute to "national treasure" Noni Hazelhurst ahead of her induction into the Logies Hall of Fame.

9pm: Channel 10 has another two wins for The Living Room for Best Lifestyle Program and Most Outstanding Sports Coverage for the T20 Big Bash League.

8.50pm: Julia Morris takes the mickey out of herself by presenting the award for Best Presenter, referencing her gaff at last year's Logies when she forgot to name the nominees, and takes a fall in her red dress for a bit of slapstick. Waleed Aly wins what is most likely the first of two Logies for Best Presenter.

8.40pm: Better Homes and Gardens' chippie Adam Dovile wins Best New Talent and Tim Minchin records a thank you video for winning Most Outstanding Supporting Actor for The Secret River.

8.30pm: Shane Jacobson starts his slightly awkward chats with the Gold Logie winners, just in case the show wasn't already long enough. Lee Lin Chin rightly says it's about time SBS is accepted into the pantheon of Australian television.

 

8.25pm: Conrad Sewell performs his hit song Remind Me. It's a beautiful ballad but it looks like it will take Jimmy Barnes to get the crowd up and dancing.

8.15pm: Home and Away wins Best Drama Program. Summer Bay matriarch Lynne McGranger makes the acceptance speech on behalf of the cast and plugs the show's airtime. Surely most Aussies know when the long-running soap is on?

8pm: Peter Helliar says he's put his money on Lee Lin Chin but Kitty Flanagan gets some gasps for referring to the SBS broadcaster as a "wack job". Helliar also can't help making a 60 Minutes jab. Shaun Micallef's Mad As Hell wins Most Outstanding Comedy Program.

7.55pm: Erik Thomson wins the Silver Logie for Best Actor for his hit new family drama 800 Words and Family Feud wins for Best Entertainment Program. They both make nice but not particularly memorable speeches.

7.45pm: The Block wins Best Reality TV program, with Scott Cam accepting on behalf of the cast and crew.

Earlier on the red carpet, Cam admitted he didn't have great odds of winning the Gold Logie again. At least the former chippie got to accept an award on behalf of the reno show.

"We're going to be on air later in the year," he said.

7.30pm: Host Dave Hughes opens the show with a shout-out to all the mums in the audience for Mother's Day.

He teases his former co-host Carrie Bickmore before cracking a joke about Logies broadcaster Channel 9's 60 Minutes child recovery drama.

Hughes also points out Manu Feildel's absence from the awards despite My Kitchen Rules being nominated. Colin Fassnidge instead is in attendance for Seven's hit reality show.

But best of all Hughes takes a few jabs at himself.



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