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There's Seriously Only One Woman In The Logies Hall Of Fame

Why are the Logies such a massive sausagefest?

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Every year since 1984, the TV Week Logies have bestowed a Hall of Fame award "on a person or program who has made an outstanding contribution to Australian television."

Past winners include Bud Tingwell, Bert Newton, Molly Meldrum and Play School. Yep, there are more soft toys in the Logies Hall of Fame than women.
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Past winners include Bud Tingwell, Bert Newton, Molly Meldrum and Play School.

Yep, there are more soft toys in the Logies Hall of Fame than women.

Here's a list of all the award's past recipients. Can you spot the woman?

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It's Ruth Cracknell! In 2001, after a 56-year career spanning theatre, film and television, the actress became the first woman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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No woman has been given the award since.

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It's not the first time the Logies judges haven't been female-friendly. In 1968, the panel decided not to award a Logie for Most Popular Female in Television.

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Host Bert Newton said at the time "it appears no one was deemed worthy enough to receive it".

The hashtag #morelogiewomen started this morning on Twitter, with Sandra Sully calling out for suggestions of Australian female talent to join the Hall of Fame.

C ' Mon Tweeps. ..need to get Women in TV recognised @LogieAwards2015 #MoreLogieWomen @KAK @Caroline_J @PosieGE

Women like Kerri-Anne Kennerly.

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@RNBreakfast #morelogiewomen Magda Szubanski, Gina Riley, Jane Kennedy, Judith Lucy + other ladies who laugh!

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Or Jane Turner and Gina Riley, creators and stars of Kath and Kim.

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#morelogiewomen my 2nd list Geraldine Doogue, Sue Masters, Gillian Armstrong, Kerrie Ann K, Geraldine Turner, Jane Turner, Robyn Nevin

Noni Hazelhurst for #morelogiewomen 2015, with many more talented women to recognise in yrs to come. @tvtonightau

How about respected ABC journalist and radio host Geraldine Doogue?

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#ClaudiaKarvan #morelogiewomen actor and producer

Or beloved television star Claudia Karvan?

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Sigh. Maybe the Logies just haven't inducted another woman yet because there are TOO MANY to choose from.

#MoreLogieWomen Jana Wendt, Caroline Jones, Ita Buttrose, Jennifer Byrne, Geraldine Doogue

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