A win for representation and a ‘cheating’ skit were among the memorable 2022 Logie Awards moments

After a three-year break, the Logie Awards came back in 2022 — and with a bang.

These were the biggest moments of the night:

‘Long way to go to get representation’

Australian of the year Dylan Alcott and ABC presenter Tony Armstrong presented the award for Most Outstanding Sports Coverage.

Both Armstrong and Alcott spoke about what it meant for them to be up on that stage.

Alcott spoke about this year’s event being a win for representation.

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“We’ve got a long way to go to get representation, but it’s massive,” Alcott said.

Lisa Wilkinson dedicated award to Brittany Higgins

Ms Wilkinson’s interview with Brittany Higgins won the Logie for Most Outstanding News Coverage or Public Affairs Report.

She said that, after 40 years in journalism, it was “by far” the most important work she had ever done.

“I knew it from the very first phone call I had early last year with a young woman whose name she told me was Brittany Higgins,” she said.

“Four incredibly intense, sleepless weeks later, when our story went to air, the entire country knew the name Brittany Higgins.”

Lisa Wilkinson said her interview with Brittany Higgins was the most important work she had ever done.(Supplied: Network Ten)

‘The Logies cannot be rigged. Or so we thought’

While presenting the award for Most Popular Reality Program, Australian comedy duo Hamish Blake and Andy Lee spoke of how voting in the Logies “cannot be rigged” as Australians can only vote once.

The duo then launched into a skit that blamed Karl Stefanovic for cheating in the Gold Logie race.

Hamish Blake and Andy Lee on stage at the 2022 Logie Awards
Hamish Blake and Andy Lee brought out a young boy named Oliver as part of their skit targeting Karl Stefanovic. (Supplied: Network Ten)

Blake and Lee brought out a young boy Oliver who claimed he had been kept in a room for hours, forced to vote repeatedly for one of the nominees.

“Oliver, who is the person who made you do this?” Blake and Lee asked.

Karl Stefanovic sitting at a table at the 2022 Logie Awards
Karl Stefanovic holds a beer bottle and pack of Panadol during Hamish Blake and Andy Lee’s skit. (Supplied: Network Ten)

Blake and Lee asked how many votes he was forced to send in, to which the boy replied “thousands”.

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Tony Armstrong won the Graham Kennedy award

This category opened with a tribute to Neighbours, production of which will come to an end later this year.

Natalie Bassingthwaighte said many people who have won this Logie have come from the show.

However, this year’s award went to ABC Breakfast’s Armstrong, who took the opportunity to thank his mum.

Tony Armstrong on stage at the 2022 Logie Awards.
Armstrong takes home the Graham Kennedy award for Most Popular New Talent.(Supplied: Network Ten)

“There is a lot of people I need to thank,” he said.

“The old cheese, my mum, she is a superstar. [She] has done everything for me and has been a superstar and I would not be up here without her, so a big thanks to her.

And the Gold Logie goes to… Hamish Blake!

In his true style, Blake brought his funny antics into his speech.

Hamish Blake at the 2022 Logie Awards.
Blake takes home the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV.(Supplied: Network Ten)

Earlier in the evening, Blake also won the inaugural Bert Newton award.

The late Bert Newton’s wife, Patti Newton, announced the winner for this award.

Patti Newton and Hamish Blake on stage at the 2022 Logie Awards
The late Bert Newton’s wife, Patti Newton, announced the winner for this award.(Supplied: Network Ten)

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