Katherine Hicks, nominated for a Logie in the Best New Talent category as Heidi in Nine Network’s Rescue Special Ops.
Katherine Hicks, nominated for a Logie in the Best New Talent category as Heidi in Nine Network’s Rescue Special Ops. Courtesy Nine Network

Jennie's night at the Logies

PROUD mum Jennie Hicks, of Tintenbar, had her moment of fame alongside the Logies stars in Melbourne on Sunday night.

Jennie was at the ceremony with her more famous daughter, Katherine, who was up for a Logie for her role as Heidi in Channel Nine’s Rescue Special Ops, for the Best New Talent Award.

Katherine didn’t pick up the gong, but the pair had a great time, according to Jennie.

She joined Katherine on the red carpet after the awards ceremony and went to Channel Nine’s after-party, where she rubbed shoulders with stars such as Kerri-Anne Kennerley – ‘a stunning looking woman’ – Sigrid Thornton, Bert Newton and Jennifer Byrne.

Both mother and daughter had to call it a night about 2am – Jennie because she couldn’t keep her eyes open any longer, and Katherine because she had to be on a plane back to Sydney in the morning to be on location for the second season of the popular show.

The cast of Rescue Special Ops had been voted best dressed, Jennie said, and there is no doubt Katherine looked every inch the star in her gown by Perth’s Aurelio Costarella.

Katherine said it had been an exciting night and the nomination was ‘a great accolade for the show and her work’.

“You don’t receive any applause in a television show, so it felt really positive,” she said.

“And to be in that room, with all those people whose work I admire, was really inspiring.”

And the highlight for Jennie, after her daughter’s success, was to see the glamour close-up.

“It was fabulous to see how the stars were dressed and made-up,” she said.



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