There were several big moments from last night’s 59th Annual TV Week Logie Awards.
But there was one impassioned speech that has evaded media attention.
Holly Wainwright, Monique Bowley and Laura Brodnik debrief on last night’s Logie Awards on The Recap. Post continues below.
Noni Hazlehurst, along with the cast and crew of A Place to Call Home won the Logie for Most Outstanding Drama Series. Upon accepting the award, Hazlehurst used the stage as a platform to acknowledge the funding cuts to Australian film and television.
“Australia stories matter and they take us to the world,” Hazlehurst said. “I hope that funding for Australian film and television stops being cut, and that we can continue to provide stories that resonate.”
Specifically, Hazlehurst called out Channel Seven, who formerly axed A Place to Call Home.
“Channel Seven kicked us off,” she said, with a brief pause, referring to the network that gave them their start. “Then kicked us off…” she continued.