‘Wentworth’ takes home the trophies at the Logies

Wentworth has picked up a pile of Logies at Australian TV’s big awards night.

Pamela Rabe was named Most Outstanding Actress for her portrayal of Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson. Rabe couldn’t be at the ceremony on the Gold Coast as she’s currently promoting the show in the United Kingdom.

In a video message she paid tribute to the actresses who appeared in the Australian drama series Prisoner upon which Wentworth is based. Rabe said they all lean on those original performances. Rabe also thanked the writers of the show for creating “strong roles for strong women” describing her part as “a corker of a role.”

The show picked up two awards too, it was named Most Outstanding Drama Series where it was competing against A Place To Call HomeDoctor DoctorHarrow, and Top Of The Lake: China Girl.

Wentworth also won the Most Popular Drama Program beating a raft of free to air programs including Doctor Doctor, Home And AwayLove Child, and Offspring.

Kate Atkinson who plays Prison Governor Vera Bennett was also in the running for Most Outstanding Actress, losing out to Rabe. While Ceilia Ireland who plays prisoner Lizzie Birdsworth was nominated for Most Outstanding Supporting Actress lost out to Jaqueline McKenzie from Romper Stomper. 

The show recently began airing its sixth season on Foxtel’s showcase channel and the seventh season is already being filmed.

In OUTinPerth’s June edition we caught up with actor Bernard Curry who plays prison guard Jake Stewart in the show. Take a listen to our conversation.

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