The Gold Logie nominees have been announced, and in the mix is one of the most interesting and long-standing hosts on our televisions.
She’s in her 60s, and she’s been hosting the SBS World News since 1988. Yes, it’s Lee Lin Chin!
In the past few years, Lee Lin has been garnering quite a name for herself with quirky outfits, a fiercely loyal social media base and outlandish humour, and now she’s been honoured for her work.
Earlier this year, the recognisable face featured in the Australia Day lamb campaign, which drew many laughs and reignited Australia’s love for the eccentric silver-haired and silver-tongued newsreader.
On Twitter, Lee Lin thanked her fans for supporting her Logies campaign.
“May I have a moment to thank you all for supporting me in this Logies campaign. I believe I truly deserve this”, she said in her usual tongue-in-cheek, faux boastful way:
— Lee Lin Chin (@LeeLinChinSBS) April 3, 2016
It seems her campaign for her fans to vote for her in the TV Week Gold Logie nominations has paid off – last year she tweeted she had decided to run for the Gold:
Just decided to win the gold next year, I deserve it #TVWEEKLogies
— Lee Lin Chin (@LeeLinChinSBS) May 3, 2015
The other nominees for the accolade are Carrie Bickmore and Waleed Aly from the Project, Essie Davis from Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Grant Denyer from Family Feud, and Scott Cam from The Block.
Tell us, d0 you hope Lee Lin Chin will win the Gold Logie?