Grant Denyer breaks down on stage as he wins Gold Logie


It’s the most coveted award at each years Logies and this year the Gold Logie was won by Grant Denyer.

In his acceptance speech, the 40-year-old reflected on some difficult times, admitting the show “saved” him.

Family Feud came along for me at a time in my life when I really wasn’t quite sure if I’d work again – or if I even wanted to,” he said tearing up in his acceptance speech. “I wasn’t particularly in a very good place.

In his acceptance speech, the 40-year-old reflected on some difficult times, admitting the show “saved” him. Source: Nine

“I wasn’t very well, I was in a bit of a hole. I was pretty sad, I was a bit lost and Family Feud came along and I was very unwell at that particular time.

“And Family Feud gave me a ladder out of that whole and I’m very luck to have had it.”

He credited the show for giving him his “mojo back” and his “confidence back”.

“So, Family Feud thank you so much, you saved me,” Grant said crying.

Grant Denyer also won the Logie Award for Most Popular Presenter. Source: Getty

Grant has spoken about his health issues in the past.

Back in 2014, he revealed his “organs were running at seven per cent”.

“I just pushed too hard, too long. I did that at the toll of myself and my family. It was a juggernaut that I couldn’t stop,” he told news.com.au at the time.

Amidst his health battle, Grant quit his Sunrise presenting gig in 2013, and the following year landed a hosting role with Channel Ten’s Family Feud.

Little did he know, this game show spot would land him with a Gold Logie victory four years later.

Grant beat out other Gold Logie nominees, Amanda Keller, Andrew Winter, Jessica Marais, Rodger Corser and Tracy Grimshaw. Source: Supplied

The show was unfortunately axed in May this year due to low ratings.

Grant beat out other Gold Logie nominees, Amanda Keller, Andrew Winter, Jessica Marais, Rodger Corser and Tracy Grimshaw.

See the full list of winners below.

TV WEEK GOLD LOGIE – MOST POPULAR PERSONALITY ON AUSTRALIAN TV
Amanda Keller (The Living Room)
Andrew Winter (Love It Or List It Australia/Selling Houses Australia)
Grant Denyer (Family Feud/All Star Family Feud)
Jessica Marais (Love ChildThe Wrong Girl)
Rodger Corser (Doctor Doctor)
Tracy Grimshaw (A Current Affair)

MOST POPULAR ACTOR
Aaron Jeffery (Underbelly Files: Chopper)
Erik Thomson (800 Words)
Luke McGregor (Rosehaven)
Ray Meagher (Home And Away) 

MOST POPULAR ACTRESS
Asher Keddie (Offspring)
Celia Pacquola (Rosehaven/Utopia)
Deborah Mailman (Cleverman)
Jessica Marais (Love ChildThe Wrong Girl)
Julia Morris (House Husbands)

MOST POPULAR PRESENTER
Amanda Keller (The Living Room)
Andrew Winter (Love It Or List It Australia/Selling Houses Australia)
Carrie Bickmore (The Project)
Grant Denyer (Family Feud/All Star Family Feud)
Tracy Grimshaw (A Current Affair)

GRAHAM KENNEDY AWARD FOR MOST POPULAR NEW TALENT
Dilruk Jayasinha (CRAM!Utopia)

Matty Johnson (The Living Room)
Sam Frost (Home And Away)
Sophia Forrest (Love Child)
Sophie Dillman (Home And Away)

MOST POPULAR DRAMA PROGRAM
Doctor Doctor 
Home And Away
Love Child
Offspring
Wentworth

MOST POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
Anh’s Brush With Fame
Family Feud
Gogglebox Australia
Hard Quiz
The Project

MOST POPULAR COMEDY PROGRAM
Have You Been Paying Attention?

Here Come The Habibs
Hughesy, We Have A Problem
Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell 
True Story With Hamish & Andy

MOST POPULAR REALITY PROGRAM
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
Married At First Sight
My Kitchen Rules
The Block
Travel Guides

MOST POPULAR LIFESTYLE PROGRAM
Better Homes And Gardens
Gardening Australia
Selling Houses Australia
The Checkout
The Living Room

MOST OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
A Place To Call Home 
Doctor Doctor
Harrow
Top Of The Lake: China Girl
Wentworth

MOST OUTSTANDING MINISERIES OR TELEMOVIE
Romper Stomper 

Safe Harbour
Seven Types Of Ambiguity
Underbelly Files: Chopper
Wake In Fright

MOST OUTSTANDING ACTOR
Damon Herriman (Lance Gowland, Riot)
Ewen Leslie (Ryan Gallagher, Safe Harbour)
Hugo Weaving (Alex Klima, Seven Types Of Ambiguity)
Lachy Hulme (Blake Farron, Romper Stomper)
Rodger Corser (Hugh Knight, Doctor Doctor)

MOST OUTSTANDING ACTRESS
Elisabeth Moss (Robin Griffin, Top Of The Lake: China Girl)
Kate Atkinson (Vera Bennett, Wentworth)
Kate Box (Marg McCann, Riot)
Leeanna Walsman (Bree Gallagher, Safe Harbour)
Pamela Rabe (Joan Ferguson, Wentworth)

MOST OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR
Aaron Pedersen (Frank Gibbs, A Place To Call Home)
Alex Dimitriades (Doc Tydon, Wake In Fright)
Anthony Hayes (Mitch, Seven Types Of Ambiguity)
David Wenham (Jago Zoric, Romper Stomper)
Hazem Shammas (Ismail Al-Bayati, Safe Harbour)

MOST OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Celia Ireland (Liz Birdsworth, Wentworth)
Elsa Cocquerel (Michelle, Wolf Creek)
Jacqueline McKenzie (Gabe Jordan, Romper Stomper)
Jenni Baird (Regina Standish, A Place To Call Home)
Nicole Chamoun (Zahra Al-Bayati, Safe Harbour)

MOST OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Crash The Bash
Get Arty
Grace Beside Me
Little J & Big Cuz
Mustangs FC

MOST OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE
2017 AFL Grand Final
2017 Australian Open Men’s Final
Bathurst 1000
Jeff Horn v Manny Pacquiao
The 2017/2018 Ashes

MOST OUTSTANDING NEWS COVERAGE OR PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT
“Don Burke Special” (A Current Affair)
“Escape From Salt Creek” (60 Minutes)
“Haiti Uncovered” (Sunday Night)
“Pumped” (Four Corners)
“The Siege” (Four Corners)

MOST OUTSTANDING FACTUAL OR DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM
Michael Hutchence: The Last Rockstar
Struggle Street
The Queen & Zak Grieve
War On Waste
You Can’t Ask That

HALL OF FAME
60 Minutes

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