SEVEN LEADS 2006 LOGIES NOMINATIONS

The Seven Network is leading the charge at this year's TV Week Logie Awards with a record 37 nominations. Seven secured more nominations than any other television network and was 17 nominations ahead of its nearest competitor

The Seven Network dominated many categories including the coveted TV Week Gold Logie category with four of the eight nominees including KATE RITCHIE (Home and Away), ADA NICODEMOU (Home and Away), BEC HEWITT (Home and Away) and JOHN WOOD (Blue Heelers), who will contest this category for the 10 th year running.

Seven also scooped a swag of Silver Logie nominations. In the Most Popular Actress category Home and Away Gold Logie nominees BEC, ADA and KATE were recognised. For Most Popular Actor, CHRIS HEMSWORTH (Home and Away), JOEL McILROY (Home and Away) and JOHN WOOD (Blue Heelers) received nominations. Sunrise presenting duo MELISSA DOYLE and DAVID KOCH were nominated separately for Most Popular TV Presenter along with ANDREW O'KEEFE (Deal Or No Deal) and TOM WILLIAMS (The Great Outdoors/The Mole).

In the Silver Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actor All Saints' JOHN HOWARD and Blue Heelers' JOHN WOOD were both nominated.

In the Most Popular New Female Talent category Seven blitzed the field with four out of a possible five nominations. Nominees include Home and Away's JODI GORDON and SHARNI VINSON; JENNIFER HAWKINS (The Great Outdoors) and RACHAEL TAYLOR (Headland). PAUL O'BRIEN and RHYS WAKEFIELD, also from Home and Away, were recognised in the Most Popular New Male Talent category.

In the newly created Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent, MATT SHIRVINGTON from Beyond Tomorrow received his first nomination.

Seven also led the charge in the Most Popular Australian Drama category with Home and Away, All Saints and Blue Heelers all nominated. All Saints was also singled out for a Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Drama Series.

Better Homes and Gardens and The Great Outdoors were nominated for Most Popular Lifestyle Program. Border Security and The Mole were recognised in the Most Popular Reality Program section, while Dancing With The Stars and Deal Or No Deal walked away with nominations in the Most Popular Light Entertainment Program category.

Seven's world-class news was recognised with two nominations in the Most Outstanding News Coverage category for its work on the New Orleans Rescue and Schapelle Corby Verdict.

Seven Sport was also recognized, with nominations for our coverage of the Australian Open Tennis 2005 and the 2005 Emirates Melbourne Cup Day - both contending for Most Outstanding Sports Coverage.

With the most number of nominations, Seven is sure to be a winner when the Logies are announced on Sunday May 7 at Crown Entertainment Complex.