‘Wentworth’ picks up six Logie nominations for its sixth season

The Logie nominations have been revealed and leading the way for Foxtel is the critically acclaimed prison drama Wentworth with an impressive six nominations.

Premiering for a seventh season this Tuesday, May 28, Wentworth made history at last year’s TV Week Logie awards by becoming the first drama series ever to win both the Most Outstanding Drama Series and Most Popular Drama Series.

This year, Wentworth has once again been nominated for both Most Outstanding and Most Popular Drama Series. Leah Purcell, who joined the show last season, is nominated for Most Outstanding Actress for her role as Rita Connors and Robbie Magasiva, who plays Will Jackson, is nominated for Most Outstanding Actor.

Celia Ireland is nominated for Most Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role as Liz Birdsworth, while Bernard Curry has been nominated for Most Outstanding Supporting Actor for playing Jake Stewart.

Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television, said it was a huge achievement for the show.

“What a huge achievement for Foxtel. It’s fantastic to see Wentworth embraced by fans and critics alike, year after year. It is such a distinguished production with incredible storylines and brilliant actors, and we’re looking forward to another riveting season premiering this week.” Walsh said.

The sixth season saw an injection of new characters join the show including Rita Connors played by Purcell, Susie Porter playing Marie Winter and Rarriwuy Hick as Ruby Mitchell. Meanwhile longstanding cast members including Franky Doyle played by Nicole da Silva, Libby Tanner’s counsellor Bridget Westfall, and murderess Sonia Stevens – played by Sigrid Thornton departed.

The show’s seventh season was filmed last year, and the cast have already moved on to filming the next instalment of the long running drama which will air in 2020 and 2021.

OIP Staff