Tony Armstrong Has Been Nominated For A Logie, Sadly Not For ‘Most Handsome’

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Sports reporter, dog documentary host, and very tired man Tony Armstrong has been nominated for a Logie, and we can’t say we’re surprised.

The ABC News Breakfast reporter, famous for his laid-back candour (and NSFW slip-up) is nominated for the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent, alongside nominees that include Alessandra Rompolla from Married At First Sight, Carlos Sanson Junior from Bump, Matt Evans from Home and Away, and Will Lodder from Love Me.

Armstrong, formerly a professional AFL player, has enjoyed a meteoritic rise to fame in recent years. He got his start in journalism as a host on NITV’s Yokayi Footy, and later filled in for ABC News Breakfast sports reporter Paul Kennedy in 2020, before permanently stepping into the role last year.

He also regularly features as a panellist on The Project on Network 10 alongside a segment called Tony’s Terrible News on The Weekly, where he delivers unpleasant headlines while making his way down a Venetian canal or carrying a puppy.

All that puppy chemistry may have inspired his recent turn as a documentary host on A Dogs’ World, a three-part documentary on the ABC that digs into the science of dogs and their unique evolutionary relationship to humans.

This year will be the first time the Logies return to screen for the first time since 2019. It will also be the first time in 62 years that the ceremony is run by an independent events company rather than TV week.

Organisers have also introduced an award that acknowledges the work of Australian actors who are making waves overseas: The Silver Logie for Most Popular Australian Actor Or Actress in an International Program. This year’s contenders include Sarah Snook (Succession), Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale), Troye Sivan (Three Months), and Angourie Rice (Mare of Easttown).