Australia's premiere television awards.
Instituted in 1959, three years after television was first introduced to Australia, the Logie Awards at first concentrated on television personalities: awards for programs themselves were limited to overseas programs, since Australian television production had not yet caught up to the new technology. In 1960, for example, the award for 'Program of the Year' went to 77 Sunset Strip.
Note: The Logie Awards are notable for the frequency with which they review, remove, and rename their award categories. In the interests of the most accurate record, AustLit uses the Logies' preferred nomenclature. The pages for individual awards contain information on when that award was instituted and when it ceased.
'Australia has long had a fraught, but affectionate, relationship with the Logie Awards — television's night of nights.'