Tracy Grimshaw rips into “smug” Tom Gleeson after Gold Logie win
A Current Affair host Tracy Grimshaw has played Gold Logie winner Tom Gleeson at his own game by sarcastically labelling his monologue performance as “hilarious”.
“The newly minted Gold Logie winner advised us all last night to lighten up. How light did he want it?” asked Grimshaw on Monday night’s episode of ACA.
“Julia Morris was wearing Costa’s beard, Pete Helliar was wearing a Logie. We were celebrating achievement in an industry whose main purpose is to entertain, and also happens to employ thousands of Australians – an industry the Gold Logie winner smugly told us last night was 'dying'.
“We all waited for him to change pace and close his speech with some grace, but no chance,” she said.
The extraordinary address was followed by a segment about Sunday night’s Logie Awards, where many celebrities in attendance expressed their frustrations at Gleeson and his smear campaign, which targeted fellow nominees.
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According to Grimshaw, Gleeson’s win “has taken some of the shine off the coveted Gold Logie, capped by a speech that not surprisingly, went too far.”
Even Karl Stefanovic had something to say, stating that the comedian had “gone too far” and that “he’s an absolute, 24-carat gold tosser.”
Radio host Hamish Blake wittingly told A Current Affair that Gleeson was “the Aussie battler ripping off your Logie votes.”
Viewers at home were quick to point out fellow Gold Logie nominee Amanda Keller’s reaction when she watched the victor give his speech, saying it was “priceless” and she looked “pissed”.
Upon receiving the award, Gleeson told the crowd of media personalities to “lighten the f*** up.”
He then admitted to “drinking heavily” before starting his eight minute speech where he took jabs at those who were nominated alongside him.
“Just because all of you want it and I’ve got it, don’t get angry with me. It’s all right, you’ll all survive. It’s a shame this is the last Gold Logie that’s ever going to be handed out – according to Grant Denyer, I’ve ruined the Logies. But at least I won this all by myself,” he said.