Logies 2022: What Australia's biggest TV awards looked like 10 years ago

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The Logies, the biggest TV awards in Australia, are almost here and after a couple of years when they were unable to be held due to the Covid pandemic, people are excited to see their favourite Aussie stars back on the red carpet.

To get an idea of how things used to be, we're turning back the clock 10 years and taking a look at the 2012 Logie Awards.

The International Big Hitters

It was a big year for international singing sensations at the Logie Awards in 2012. Not only did global boy band One Direction perform (look how young they all are!) but Tony Bennett, Seal and Flo Rider were also there to perform.

Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction arrive at the 2012 Logies
One Direction performed two of their hits at the 2012 Logies. Photo: Getty Images

The British lads were at the height of their popularity as a group and opened the show with their hit What Makes You Beautiful. The boys also presented an award and then brought the house down, closing the show with their song One Thing.

Seal arrives at the 2012 Logie Awards
Seal arrives at the 2012 Logie Awards. Photo: WireImage

Fellow Brit performer Seal sang his iconic song Kiss From A Rose while American crooner Tony Bennett sang The Lady is a Tramp.

Tony Bennett arrives at the 2012 Logie Awards at the Crown Palladium on April 15, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.
Tony Bennett sounded great when he performed The Lady is a Tramp at the 2012 Logies at the age of 85. Photo: WireImage

The final performer was US rapper Flo Rida who performed Good Feeling.

Musician Flo Rida arrives at the 2012 Logie Awards
Rapper Flo Rida also performed at the 2012 Logies. Photo: Getty Images

The fashions

The red carpet style in 2012 was both sophisticated and simple. Think long elegant silhouettes in eye-catching fabrics.

Our most well-known female TV presenters and actresses looked stunning as they posed for the cameras before going inside to enjoy the show.

Kate Richie poses at the 2012 Logie Awards
Kate Ritchie wore a sparkling navy gown. Photo: Getty Images

Beloved Home and Away actress Kate Ritchie looked amazing in a floor-length sequinned royal navy gown by Steven Khalil. Her simple up-do let the dress do all the talking.

Singer/Actress Delta Goodrem poses in the Awards Room at the 2012 Logie Awards
Performer Delta Goodrem looked ethereal in white. Photo: Getty Images

Singer Delta Goodrem channelled a Greek goddess in this Ralph Lauren gown straight off the runway.

TV Presenter Carrie Bickmore arrives at the 2012 Logie Awards
Carrie Bickmore was a classic lady in red. Photo: Getty Images

Carrie Bickmore drew attention in her Bowie strapless red gown. And while she didn't collect the Gold Logie in 2012, she certainly walked away with fashion kudos.

Actress Asher Keddie arrives at the 2012 Logie Awards
Asher Keddie looks lovely in white and yellow lace. Photo: Getty Images

Asher Keddie's lingerie style dress drew attention for all the right reasons. The J'Aton Couture gown was both striking and delicate.

Sonia Kruger arrives at the 2012 Logie Awards
Sonia Kruger stunned in simple white. Photo: Getty Images

Sonia Kruger rarely puts a foot wrong when it comes to fashion and the 2012 Logies was no different. It's no wonder the TV presenter so often makes it onto best dressed lists.

Jennifer Hawkins arrives at the 2012 Logie Awards
Former Miss Universe Australia Jennifer Hawkins chose turquoise in 2012. Photo: Getty Images

Model Jennifer Hawkins chose an eye-catching turquoise Toni Maticevski gown - the designer who also created her wedding dress!

The Winners

Hamish Blake poses after winning the Gold Logie at the 2012 Logie Awards
Hamish Blake looks so young as he accepts the Gold Logie back in 2012. Photo: Getty Images

Hamish Blake took home the Gold Logie in 2012 and 10 years on, he's odds-on favourite to do the same.

"It is lovely. It was a fluke to be nominated and... a far bigger fluke to actually own that or hold that Logie," he said when he won the gold. "I think if the show was Andy & Hamish he would have got up instead," he said of his comedy partner Andy Lee.

In 2022 he seems to be equally flummoxed that he's up for Gold gain.

"I feel like I'm a bit of an imposter, because I don't feel like I do that much on TV. I just rock up to a shed and yell out times while people build LEGO," he told TV Week ahead of the awards.

Actress Asher Keddie poses after winning the Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress at the 2012 Logie Awards
Actress Asher Keddie won the Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress in 2012. Photo: Getty Images

Asher Keddie took home the silver Logie for Most Popular Actress for her roles in both Offspring and Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo.

Both Asher and Offspring were very popular with Aussies and over the years, Asher has won seven Logie Awards, including the Gold Logie, for her role as Dr Nina Proudman in the show.

Actor Hugh Sheridan poses after winning the Silver Logie for Most Popular Actor at the 2012 Logie Awards
Hugh Sheridan back in 2012 when he won a Silver Logie for his role in Packed To The Rafters. Photo: Getty Images

The Most Popular Actor Logie went to Hugh Sheridan in 2012 for starring as Ben Rafter in Packed To The Rafters.

Hugh has picked up four Logies for playing Ben and after a 10-year hiatus, is in the running for Most Outstanding Supporting Actor for playing Ben again in the reboot, Back To The Rafters.

Actor Rob Carlton poses with the Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actor at the 2012 Logie Awards
Actor Rob Carlton won the Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actor for playing Kerry Packer in Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo. Photo: Getty Images

It was another actor win for Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo, this time for Rob Carlton who played Kerry Packer in the drama. Rob won a Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actor in a Series.

Steve Peacocke poses with the Logie for Most Popular New Male Talent at the 2012 Logie Awards
Steve Peacocke was recognised for his role in Home And Away in 2012. Photo: Getty Images

Soap actors and actresses always do well at the Logies as their roles are iconic and the shows popular, so it was unsurprising that the Most Popular New Male Talent Logie went to Steve Peacocke, who starred as Darryl Braxton in Home and Away.

Melissa Bergland poses with the Logie for Most Popular New Female Talent at the 2012 Logie Awards
Melissa Bergland won Logie for Most Popular New Female Talent in 2012. Photo: Getty Images

The Most Popular Female Talent award went to Melissa Bergland in 2012. The actress won for her role as Jenny Gross in Winners and Losers, her first acting job.

 Adam Hills poses after winning the Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter at the 2012 Logie Awards
Adam Hills was shocked at finally winning a Logie. Photo: Getty Images

Adam Hills had been popular for quite some time and had been nominated for a Logie almost every year since 2006. However 2012 was his first (and only) win when he took home the Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter.

Chelsie Preston Crayford and Danielle Cormack arrive at the 2012 Logie Awards
Chelsie Preston Crayford arrived at the 2012 Logie Awards with her good friend Danielle Cormack. Photo: Getty Images

While New Zealand actress Chelsie Preston Crayford lost out to Melissa Bergland in the Most Popular New Female Talent, she won the Most Outstanding New Talent award for her role in Underbelly: Razor.

Rounding our the individual awards was Melissa George, who won a Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actress in a series, for her lead role in The Slap, though she wasn't at the ceremony.

The shows that won big in 2012 were:

Most Popular Drama Series: Packed To The Rafters (Seven Network)

Most Popular Light Entertainment Program: Hamish & Andy's Gap Year (Nine Network)

Most Popular Lifestyle Program: Better Homes & Gardens (Seven Network)

Most Popular Sports Program: 2011 AFL Grand Final (Network Ten)

Most Popular Reality Program: The Block (Nine Network)

Most Popular Factual Program: Bondi Rescue (Network Ten)

Silver Logie, Outstanding Drama Series: The Slap (ABC1)

Outstanding News Coverage: The Queensland Floods (Nine News, Nine Network)

Outstanding Public Affairs Report: A Bloody Business (Four Corners/Sarah Ferguson, ABC1)

Outstanding Light Entertainment Program: Spicks And Specks (ABC1)

Outstanding Sports Coverage: State Of Origin III (Nine Network)

Outstanding Children's Program: My Place (ABC3)

Outstanding Factual Program: Go Back To Where You Came From (SBS)

Who will be the big winners this year? Here are our predictions.

The Logies will be broadcast live on Nine and 9Now from 7pm on Sunday, June 19.

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