Although there’s a three-time nominee, a two-time nominee and even a former winner nominated for the award, it turns out Hard Quiz’s Tom Gleeson is currently the clear front-runner for the award.
The comedian, who co-hosts The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, once described the thought of winning the award as “preposterous”.
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“It is so stupid, and it makes me laugh so much, that it makes me want it,” he told Stellar earlier this year.
But to other nominees of the coveted award, the Gold Logie is far from a joke.
Speaking on his 2Day FM breakfast show this morning, last year’s Gold Logie winner Grant Denyer shared that he believes nominees Tom Gleeson and Sunrise’s Sam Mac are turning the award into a “joke”.
“It’s become a joke this year,” he told his co-hosts, Ed Kavalee and Ash London.
“Two of the loudest Gold nominees are just effectively taking the piss.”
In recent weeks, Gleeson has spoken publicly about many of his fellow nominees including Amanda Keller, The Project host Waleed Aly and actor Rodger Corser.
— Tom Gleeson (@nonstoptom) June 26, 2019