The cast of Wentworth season 7

The inmates of Wentworth prison have got away with another one…

The thrilling drama, which is now airing its 7th season on TVNZ 2 and OnDemand, has won Most Outstanding Drama Series at the 2019 Logie Awards for the third time.

Also taking the award home in 2015 and 2018, the current cast of the show were stunned by their continued success in the category.

Kate Jenkinson, who plays Allie Novak, accepted the statuette on behalf of the cast, joking, “Never give an inmate a heavy object, this is gonna be dangerous.”  

“For a show that’s about to enter its 8th season of filming, it’s quite extraordinary that we’re standing here especially in this category,” Jenkinson said.

“Thank you to all of the writers, you thrill us, kill us with every single page turn, so thank you. To the cast that are sadly no longer with us due to various Wentworth-related injuries, you have helped create the legacy of this show too, so thank you. To our fans, here and internationally, we wouldn’t be here almost a decade on without you. We make it for you.”

Jenna Coleman in The Cry

Meanwhile, British actress Jenna Coleman beat Wentworth’s Leah Purcell to win the Most Outstanding Actress Award for her role in Australian drama The Cry and Frankie J Holden won Most Outstanding Supporting Actor for playing Roy Briggs in A Place to Call Home. The period drama returns to TVNZ 1 this week for its 6th and final season.

In the audience-voted categories, Rosehaven’s Luke McGregor won Most Popular Actor and TVNZ 1 favourite MasterChef Australia took the award for Most Popular Reality Programme.

Comedy panel show Have You Been Paying Attention? also dominated its competition, winning Most Outstanding Entertainment Programme and winning viewers choice in the Most Popular Comedy Programme category.

The Kiwi version of Have You Been Paying Attention? is coming soon to TVNZ 2!

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