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Tom Gleeson nominated for TV WEEK Gold Logie Award

Congratulations the the Hard Quiz host!

By Tina Burke
Tom Gleeson has been announced as one of seven nominees for the Gold Logie Award at the 2019 TV WEEK Logie Awards.
The Hard Quiz host is nominated alongside Amanda Keller, Costa Georgiadis, Eve Morey, Rodger Corser, Sam Mac, and Waleed Aly.
Tom is the host of Hard Quiz, which he recently announced was wrapping up after three years, and co-hosts The Weekly With Charlie Pickering on ABC, where he's also known for his segment Hard Chat and his satirical travel segment Go Away.
He's also previously appeared on Skithouse, Good News Week and on the panels of a variety of shows including Spicks and Specks, The Project and Hughesy, We Have a Problem.
Hard Quiz was nominated for Most Popular Entertainment Program last year, while The Weekly was previously nominated for Most Outstanding Entertainment Program at the 2016 TV WEEK Logie Awards.
He's known for his hard-hitting questions, but fans may also know Tom for his campaign for Grant Denyer to win the Gold Logie in 2018. Tom's #Grant4Gold campaign was obviously a huge success, with the winner thanking him in his acceptance speech.
"The power of people has been pretty extraordinary this week… Tom Gleeson, where are you?" Grant asked, with the camera panning to a triumphant Tom.
"Thanks for the Hard Chat mate, I really appreciate it. Sometimes if you need to get things done in this country you need an angry red-head and Pauline Hanson wasn't available, so I had you mate thank you so much."
Following his successful Grant campaign, Tom embarked on his own in 2019. Could this be the year Tom takes out the top prize? He's certainly made a compelling case with his #Gleeson4Gold campaign.
"If everyone who voted #Denyer4Gold votes #Gleeson4Gold, ABC TV will get its first Gold Logie since Norman Gunston in 1976," Tom wrote on Twitter, adding "It's time."
Though he asked I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! winner Richard Reid to lead his campaign, Tom ended up running it himself, to great success.
Using a worldwide Facebook and Instagram outage to promote his campaign, Tom shared this selfie with former Today co-hosts Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson.
"FB and Instagram are down but the Logies website is still working. (I found Karl.) #Gleeson4Gold."
And, of course, Tom had the support of Grant in this year's first round of voting.
"Go get em @nonstoptom . You ambushed my campaign last year beautifully. I'll happily stand naked on top of the Opera House screaming your name & demanding Australia vote for you. You're brilliant, funny & have a bloody great game show. That's still on air! Damn u. #Gleeson4Gold"
When he's not battling it out for the title of funniest man on TV, Tom is enjoying a quiet life with his wife, Ellie Parker, and two children.
Get to know the full list of TV WEEK Gold Logie Award nominees here.

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