Kylie Wins the 1988 Gold Logie
Kylie’s popularity as a soap actress reached its peak in 1988, just as she was stepping away from her acting career to focus on music.
At the TV Week Logie Awards for 1988, broadcast in March 1989, she took home two major television awards, the Silver Logie for Best Actress and the Gold Logie, plus an award for her ‘Locomotion’ music video.
Kylie became the first person to win four Logie Awards in one year. She was also the youngest recipient of the Gold Logie for Australia’s Most Popular Television Performer.
After receiving the award from Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney, Kylie gives an acceptance speech that is sweet, humble and heartfelt.
She acknowledges being in the presence of the cream of Australia’s entertainment industry and that she still has much to learn from them.
At the same time, she seems genuinely surprised and overwhelmed by how she’s scooped the top prize at the awards ceremony.
The dress she is wearing here is now part of the Australian Performing Arts Collection at Arts Centre Melbourne.
Notes by Beth Taylor