She’s done it! Dancing With The Stars, The Voice and Big Brother host Sonia Kruger has just been crowned the Gold Logie Award-winner at the 63rd TV WEEK Logie Awards.
Capping off television’s night of nights, Sonia appeared overjoyed to accept the night’s highest honour: the TV WEEK Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality On Australian TV.
“It feels ridiculously amazing, but not real, and I sort of feel like I’m having this weird dream and any minute now I’m going to wake up,” Sonia told TV WEEK just moments after her win. “It’s just amazing. I’m so happy, it’s crazy.”
“I cannot, I cannot, I cannot believe that. I have to compose myself, I am not used to being on TV,” Sonia told the crowd as she accepted her award at the Logies.
“I have been so lucky, I have worked with some absolute legends in the business and some great people and my fellow nominees,” she added.
She also poked fun at her fellow nominee Hamish Blake’s Gold Logie campaign, joking that their shared agent had told her “well, Sonia, I think people are a little over Hamish.”
Sonia concluded her speech with a heartwarming commentary, telling the audience “back stage, Chris [Brown] and I were walking around and there is a mural, and it says ‘hosting is not about what you do, it’s about how you make other people feel’ and I thought that is so true.”
The 57-year-old star was nominated alongside Shaun Micallef, Osher Gunsberg, Julia Morris, Mark Coles Smith, Leigh Sales and Hamish Blake.
For the first time, live voting remained open until 10:30pm. It was closed just a little while before the Gold Award was set to be announced. In the end, it was Sonia who emerged victorious. And it’s no surprise really, with the star dubbed “the hardest working woman on Australian television.”
Her enviable work ethic – award-winning, you could say – comes down to her life at home during her teen years.
“I had a part-time job when I was 13, worked in a fruit shop, then I worked at Coles,” she recalls. “My parents drummed into me that rewards don’t come unless you put the work in. You create your own luck.
“And I do feel I’ve been very lucky. I’ve been privileged to be given the opportunity to host these shows which are global franchises They’re big investments by the network.”
Congratulations to Sonia on her Gold Logie win!