This year, the pressure is off for Abby, who is feeling far more relaxed about simply enjoying the event with her cast mates from A Place To Call Home, which has been nominated for Most Outstanding Drama Series this year.
“Last year I had a big job to do – to give a speech for Noni,” she tells TV WEEK. “So, I was very well behaved. I took it very seriously.
“The whole night I had the shakes. It won’t be like that this year.”
Abby is thrilled with the Foxtel series’ success. A Place To Call Home is up against Cleverman (ABC), Rake (ABC), The Code (ABC) and Wentworth (Foxtel – Showcase).
“It’s a massive accolade just to be nominated,” she says. “I’m all for celebrating our industry.”
While it’s an exciting night to be a part of, Abby still finds the red carpet a little daunting.
“I find it really stressful, a bit scary,” she admits. “But if you’re going to be there with anyone, you might as well be there with the beautiful Brett Climo and Noni [Hazlehurst]. I’m pretty lucky.”
However, Abby’s not so shy when it comes to the dance floor.
“I remember one year, Chris Brown had his chair on my dress,” she recalls. “He was sitting behind me. So, I said, ‘Excuse me…’ I think he thought I was trying to hit on him. He started talking to me. And, I said, ‘Could you just get off my dress?’ I just wanted to get up and dance.”
This year Abby is hoping Jessica Marais, who is nominated for the Gold Logie, walks away the winner.
“I think Jess Marais is great,” Abby says. “I think she’s going to win. She’s a great role model for the women in this industry.”