The nominations for the 2017 Logie Awards are finally here, but not without a side of controversy.
The annual Logie Awards celebrate the best Australian television talent and programs of the previous year.
The controversy around this year’s awards began after it was revealed Jessica Marais was the only woman to be nominated for the top honour of the night, the TV Week Gold Logie.
Listen to Laura Brodnik and Tiffany Dunk interview TV Week editor Emma Nolan and find out the surprising silver limning behind the Logie controversy.
Marais, who starred in popular dramas The Wrong Girl and Love Child, was previously nominated for the award in 2011 but lost to Karl Stefanovic.
The other 2017 nominations went to game show host Grant Denyer, actors Rodger Corser and Samuel Johnson, and presenters, Peter Helliar and Waleed Aly.
The inclusion of only one female nominee may seem unfair and sexist, but the Gold Logie nominees aren’t purely determined by one select group.
The list begins as a large pool of names put forth by television networks before viewers’ votes determine the final contenders.
TV Week' editor Emma Nolan spoke to Mamamia podcast hosts Laura Brodnik and Tiffany Dunk about the controversy on the latest episode of The Binge.