So, in preparation for this Sunday, I thought we would look back at the television history of the nominees up for gold. So without further ado I present the first in a series of posts to be spread across the week.
Adam Hills is a comedian who made appearances on Rove Live, the ABC series The Glass House and British shows Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Mock the Week and Ask Rhod Gilberd.
His big television break came in 2005 when he was named the host of the ABC musical trivia Show Spicks and Specks. The show was a successful venture scoring Logie nominations every year that it was on air.
In 2006 the show was nominated for a Logie for Most Popular Light Entertainment/Comedy Program while Adam was nominated for the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent, as well as Most Popular New Male Talent.
In 2007 the show scored one Logie nomination for Most Outstanding Comedy Program. In late 2007 he joined the show on a national live tour dubbed the “Spicks and Speck-tacular”, with appearances in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Newcastle and Perth.
In 2008 Adam scored his first Gold Logie nomination as well as a nomination for most popular presenter. He also hosted the ABC’s coverage of the Paralympics.
Adam Hills continued to score Gold Logie nominations as well as presenter nominations every year, while the show continued to be nominated in the Light Entertainment category.
In 2011 Adam started hosting his own chat style show called In Gordon Street Tonight. At the Logies that year Spicks and Specks won the Logie for Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program with Adam missing out on a chance at finally snatching the Gold. In late 2011 and early 2012, the show hit the road again for Spicks and Speck-tacular – The Finale, appearing in Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Wollongong, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne.
In 2012 Adam helped the UK commentary team at the London Olympics as they hosted a daily alternative review of each day’s events, The Last Leg with Adam Hills. In 2012 at the Logies Adam again missed out on Gold but was finally rewarded with his first Most Popular Presenter Logie, while Spicks And Specks again won the Logie for Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program.
In 2013 Adam is nominated again for popular presenter for his 2nd season of In Gordon Street Tonight while he is also up for Gold with his 6th nomination.