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9 May 2016

The 2016 TV Week Logie Awards took place in Melbourne last night, with Victorian presenter Waleed Aly taking home the Gold Logie for Best Personality on Australian Television.

Waleed also took home the Best Presenter award for The Project, Channel Ten's weeknight news and current affairs program.

The success of Waleed has been widely praised as a win for cultural diversity on Australian television, with the Victorian using his acceptance speech to highlight the issue of racism within the screen industry.

Several projects supported by Film Victoria were also among the 2016 Logie winners.

Tim Minchin was awarded won Most Outstanding Supporting Actor for his performance in the ABC TV mini-series The Secret River. The series received funding from the Film Victoria Assigned Production Investment (API) program, and also took home the Logie for Most Outstanding Mini-series or Telemovie.   

API funding recipient Wentworth was awarded a Logie via Celia Ireland, who took out the Most Outstanding Supporting Actress award, for her performance in the prison drama.

The Matchbox Pictures production Glitch, which received Film Victoria support via the Victorian Drama and Comedy Initiative run in conjunction with the ABC, was awarded Most Outstanding Drama Series.

The Logie for Most Outstanding Comedy Program went to Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell.

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