Logie Award for Most Outstanding Drama Series

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Logie Award for Most Outstanding Drama Series
Country Australia
Presented by TV Week
First awarded1961
Currently held by Wentworth (2019)
Most awards Homicide (7), Number 96 , SeaChange , The Secret Life of Us and Love My Way (3)
Website www.tvweeklogieawards.com.au

The Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Drama Series is an award presented annually at the Australian TV Week Logie Awards. The award is given to recognise an outstanding Australian drama series. The winner and nominees of this award are chosen by television industry juries. [1]

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It was first awarded at the 3rd Annual TV Week Logie Awards ceremony, held in 1961 as Best Australian Drama. [2] The award was renamed many times in subsequent ceremonies; Best Australian TV Drama Series (1962), [3] Best Drama (1963, 1966–1967), [3] [4] Best Australian Drama Series (1965, 1970), [3] [5] Best Drama Series (1968), [4] and Best Drama Show (1969). [4] This award category was eliminated in 1977.

At the 33rd Annual TV Week Logie Awards in 1991, an industry voted award for drama returned, originally called Most Outstanding Single Drama or Miniseries. [6] It has also been known as Most Outstanding Series (1992–1993, 1998), [6] Most Outstanding Achievement in Drama Production (1994–1997) [7] and Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie (2007–2012). [8] It has been known as the Most Outstanding Drama Series since 2013. [9]

Homicide held the record for the most wins of the original award, with seven and Number 96 had three. SeaChange , The Secret Life of Us and Love My Way also had three wins each, followed by Phoenix , Underbelly , Redfern Now and Division 4 with two wins.

Winners and nominees

KeyMeaning
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Listed below are the winners of the award for each year for Best Australian Drama.

YearProgramNetworkRef
1961 Shadow of a Pale Horse Double-dagger-14-plain.png
Seven Network
[2]
1962 Consider Your Verdict Double-dagger-14-plain.png
Seven Network
[3]
1963 The One Day of the Year Double-dagger-14-plain.png
Nine Network
1965 Homicide Double-dagger-14-plain.png
Seven Network
1966 HomicideDouble-dagger-14-plain.png
Seven Network
[4]
1967 HomicideDouble-dagger-14-plain.png
Seven Network
1968 HomicideDouble-dagger-14-plain.png
Seven Network
1969 HomicideDouble-dagger-14-plain.png
Seven Network
1970 Division 4 Double-dagger-14-plain.png
Nine Network
[5]
1971 HomicideDouble-dagger-14-plain.png
Seven Network
1972 Division 4Double-dagger-14-plain.png
Nine Network
1973 HomicideDouble-dagger-14-plain.png
Seven Network
1974 Number 96 Double-dagger-14-plain.png
Network Ten
[10]
1975 Number 96Double-dagger-14-plain.png
Network Ten
1976 Number 96Double-dagger-14-plain.png
Network Ten

Listed below are the winners of the award for each year, as well as the other nominees for Most Outstanding Drama Series.

YearProgramNetworkRef
1991 Come In Spinner Double-dagger-14-plain.png
ABC TV
[6]
1992 G.P. Double-dagger-14-plain.png
ABC TV
1993 Phoenix Double-dagger-14-plain.png
ABC TV
1994 Phoenix IIDouble-dagger-14-plain.png
ABC TV
[7]
1995 Janus Double-dagger-14-plain.png
ABC TV
1996 Blue Murder Double-dagger-14-plain.png
ABC TV
1997 Water Rats Double-dagger-14-plain.png
Nine Network
1998 Frontline Double-dagger-14-plain.png
ABC TV
[11]
Good Guys, Bad Guys
Nine Network
Water Rats
Nine Network
1999 SeaChange Double-dagger-14-plain.png
ABC TV
[12]
Blue Heelers
Seven Network
Water Rats
Nine Network
Wildside
ABC TV
2000 SeaChangeDouble-dagger-14-plain.png
ABC TV
[13]
All Saints
Seven Network
Water Rats
Nine Network
Wildside
ABC TV
2001 SeaChangeDouble-dagger-14-plain.png
ABC TV
[14]
All Saints
Seven Network
Stingers
Nine Network
Water Rats
Nine Network
2002 The Secret Life of Us Double-dagger-14-plain.png
Network Ten
[15]
All Saints
Seven Network
Always Greener
Seven Network
Love Is a Four Letter Word
ABC TV
Stingers
Nine Network
2003 The Secret Life of UsDouble-dagger-14-plain.png
Network Ten
[16]
All Saints
Seven Network
Always Greener
Seven Network
MDA
ABC TV
Stingers
Nine Network
White Collar Blue
Network Ten
2004 The Secret Life of UsDouble-dagger-14-plain.png
Network Ten
[17]
All Saints
Seven Network
Always Greener
Seven Network
Grass Roots
ABC TV
McLeod's Daughters
Nine Network
2005 Love My Way Double-dagger-14-plain.png
Fox8
[18]
Love Bytes
Fox8
Fireflies
ABC TV
Stingers
Nine Network
The Secret Life of Us
Network Ten
2006 Love My WayDouble-dagger-14-plain.png
Fox8
[19]
All Saints
Seven Network
McLeod's Daughters
Nine Network
MDA
ABC TV
The Surgeon
Network Ten
2007 Love My WayDouble-dagger-14-plain.png
W. Channel
[8]
Answered by Fire
ABC TV
RAN Remote Area Nurse
SBS TV
The Silence
ABC TV
The Society Murders
Network Ten
2008 Curtin Double-dagger-14-plain.png
ABC1
[20]
City Homicide
Seven Network
East West 101
SBS
The King
TV1
Satisfaction
Showcase
2009 Underbelly Double-dagger-14-plain.png
Nine Network
[21]
Bed of Roses
ABC1
Packed to the Rafters
Seven Network
Rush
Network Ten
Scorched
Nine Network
2010 East West 101Double-dagger-14-plain.png
SBS
[22]
A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne
Network Ten
Packed to the Rafters
Seven Network
Tangle
Showcase
Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities
Nine Network
2011 Underbelly: The Golden Mile Double-dagger-14-plain.png
Nine Network
[23]
Hawke
Network Ten
Packed to the Rafters
Seven Network
Rake
ABC1
Rush
Network Ten
Sisters of War
ABC1
2012 The Slap Double-dagger-14-plain.png
ABC1
[24]
Cloudstreet
Showcase
Offspring
Network Ten
Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo
ABC1
Underbelly: Razor
Nine Network
2013 Redfern Now Double-dagger-14-plain.png
ABC1
[9]
Offspring
Network Ten
Puberty Blues
Network Ten
Rake
ABC1
Tangle
Showcase
2014 Redfern NowDouble-dagger-14-plain.png
ABC1
[25]
A Place to Call Home
Seven Network
Offspring
Network Ten
The Time of Our Lives
ABC1
Wentworth
SoHo
2015 WentworthDouble-dagger-14-plain.png
SoHo
[26]
The Code
ABC
Janet King
ABC
Puberty Blues
Network Ten
Rake
ABC
2016 GlitchDouble-dagger-14-plain.png
ABC
800 Words
Seven Network
A Place to Call Home
Soho
Love Child
Nine Network
Wentworth
Soho
2017 A Place to Call Home Double-dagger-14-plain.png
Showcase
Cleverman
ABC
Rake
ABC
The Code
ABC
Wentworth
Showcase
2018 WentworthDouble-dagger-14-plain.png
Showcase
A Place to Call Home
Showcase
Doctor Doctor
Nine Network
Harrow
ABC
Top of the Lake: China Girl
BBC First
2019 WentworthDouble-dagger-14-plain.png
Showcase
Doctor Doctor
Nine Network
Mystery Road
ABC
Neighbours
Network Ten
Secret City: Under The Eagle
Foxtel

Multiple wins

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2

Phoenix

Number Program
Wins
3
SeaChange
3
The Secret Life of Us
3
Love My Way
3 Wentworth
2
Underbelly
2
Redfern Now

See also

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