There are many Australian entertainers that we love, from Bert to Kylie to Farnsey. Whether it is music, television or the stage, there is certainly no lack of talent or showbiz legends. But we want to know, who is Australia’s Greatest Entertainer?
There are four major awards in Australia for entertainment, the ARIA Awards for those with golden tonsils, the Logies for the small screen, the AFI Awards for stars of the Silver Screen and the Helpmann Awards for those who tread the theatre floorboards.
Put them together, and you can only end up with one thing, which we have dubbed The HALA Award (Helpmann, ARIA, Logie, AFI). It’s a prestigious title that is only bestowed to someone who has won an award in each of the four major Australian entertainment categories.
So now the hard part – who are the HALA Award winners in Australia? Are there any? It’s difficult to find this information out so we need your help!
Below you will see the current table that we have set up. Do you know whether there are any winners for these people, and if so, what was the award they won in that category? Please let us know by writing a comment on this post, or dropping us a note on the Contact Us page.
At the same time we have contacted all the publicity agents and media we can get our hands on, all in the aim of finding Australia’s Greatest Entertainer.
And for those who love their TV, yes, this idea was completely inspired by an episode of 30 Rock.
Sometimes you watch a film and it compels you to write a serious post on what is usually, not a very serious website. The film is Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, a 1967 classic starring Katherine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier and Spencer Tracy. Although I’d never heard of this film, it’s actually one of Andy’s mums favourite films ever (I tell you, that Louise is a real progressive lady).
The film addresses the difficulties that interracial couples had in being together and getting married. This scene is Spencer Tracy’s final monologue, talking about the difficulties that his white daughter will have in marrying Sidney Poitier, the black love of her life. At the time, interracial marriage was banned in 16 states of America – can you believe it!
I can’t help but wonder, can we learn anything from a film that is over 40 years old?
After a long ‘Kylie Call JOY‘ campaign, Kylie Minogue went above and beyond and agreed to an in-person interview with JOY, Australia’s only gay & lesbian radio station.
In this interview, she talks about her new album, her upcoming Aphrodite Tour, her boyfriend Andres Velecoso and provides some interesting insight into what keeps her motivated after so many years in the business.
JOY Host Nath Valvo even asks Kylie to sign his arm with a ‘K’ to be tattoo after the interview … you’ll love Kylie’s response.
When Andy is away, Adrian is joined by co-host Nikki. Here she is telling a charming story about how freckles and waxing don’t mix.
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ALL THE LOVERS of Kylie Minogue are calling out to have you call into the JOY 94.9 studios during your promotional tour of Australia during July 2010 … pretty please!
There are three facts that we know:
1. Kylie, you are Australian Music Royalty
2. Gay’s Worship you
3. JOY is Australia’s Gay & Lesbian Radio Station
JOY is therefore the Spiritual Home of Kylie Minogue.
JOY’s loyal listeners are (and always will be) your biggest supporters, and over the years we believe we have played over 1,000,000 minutes of her music (note, statistic is completely made up, but is probably very close).
So come on one and all, join the group, share with your friends list and lets see if we can have Ms Minogue make one very gay-friendly phone call.
The number is 1300 JOY 949, thats 1300 569 949.
To show you how much JOY means it, the JOY 94.9 crew have:
1. Done a HOT video! (hat tip to very talented Nath Valvo)
2. Got Matt Preston from Masterchef to ask Kylie to call JOY (listen below)
3. Got a bit of Herald Sun coverage to make sure she’d see
Happy April Fools! To celebrate, we manipulated Kylie Minogue’s More More More song and made it sound uncannily like George Michael. We then ‘launched’ it as a world exclusive to rave reviews from listeners and JOY 94.9 staff. Sorry if we fooled you!! But SUCKED IN!
68% of listeners messaged in to say the song was a HIT. So George, maybe you SHOULD release it!
Listen to the whole segment below, including the song.