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Controversy does not pay! Married at First Sight is rejected if the first Logie awards for 2019 are announced. Pictured: Martha Kalifatidis (right) and Michael Brunelli (left) at the Logies

Controversy does not pay! Married to First Sight is rejected while The Project wins the most popular Panel of Current Affairs program when the first Logie awards for 2019 are announced

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It is TV & # 39; s night of nights with all the brightest stars in Australia and appears for coveted awards.

And the first cab in the rank was Most Popular Reality Program, with MasterChef taking the win.

Despite the fact that it was a rating hit, Married at First Sight proved that controversy does not pay, because the action-rich reality hit was rejected.

Controversy does not pay! Married at First Sight is rejected if the first Logie awards for 2019 are announced. Pictured: Martha Kalifatidis (right) and Michael Brunelli (left) at the Logies

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Controversy does not pay! Married at First Sight is rejected if the first Logie awards for 2019 are announced. Pictured: Martha Kalifatidis (right) and Michael Brunelli (left) at the Logies

MasterChef judge Gary Mehigan accepted the prize and seemed surprised by the honor.

He stood on the stage and said: & # 39; O my. I didn't think I'd ever get up here and be astonished. I didn't think MasterChef would include this category.

& # 39; Eleven years of cooking on television … I can only say what a couple of committed and passionate people are behind this. & # 39;

Us, really? MasterChef judge Gary Mehigan (photo) accepted the prize and seemed surprised by the honor

Us, really? MasterChef judge Gary Mehigan (photo) accepted the prize and seemed surprised by the honor

Us, really? MasterChef judge Gary Mehigan (photo) accepted the prize and seemed surprised by the honor

He stood on the stage and said: & # 39; O my. I didn't think I'd ever get up here and be astonished. I didn't think MasterChef would include this category & # 39;

He stood on the stage and said: & # 39; O my. I didn't think I'd ever get up here and be astonished. I didn't think MasterChef would include this category & # 39;

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He stood on the stage and said: & # 39; O my. I didn't think I'd ever get up here and be astonished. I didn't think MasterChef would include this category & # 39;

Laughs: MAFS relationship experts John Aiken (left) and Mel Schilling (right) also came and took on the loss

Laughs: MAFS relationship experts John Aiken (left) and Mel Schilling (right) also came and took on the loss

Laughs: MAFS relationship experts John Aiken (left) and Mel Schilling (right) also came and took on the loss

Despite the loss, the casts with Married at first glance were in force on the red carpet.

& # 39; Married & # 39; Martha Kalifatidis and Michael Brunelli made an entrance with Martha in a bold two-piece, midriff-wearing dress.

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Cameron Merchant and Jules Robinson were also present, with Jules heads in an impressive maroon dress.

Heidi Latcham went solo in a black silk dress with a thigh high slit and sparkling silver heels.

MAFS relationship experts John Aiken and Mel Schilling (right) also came along and took the loss.

Despite the loss, the cast of Married was at first sight in effect on the red carpet: Cameron Merchant (right) and Jules Robinson (left) were present

Despite the loss, the cast of Married was at first sight in effect on the red carpet: Cameron Merchant (right) and Jules Robinson (left) were present

Despite the loss, the cast of Married was at first sight in effect on the red carpet: Cameron Merchant (right) and Jules Robinson (left) were present

More MAFS alumni: Heidi Latcham went solo in a black silk dress with a thigh high slit and sparkling silver heels
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More MAFS alumni: Heidi Latcham went solo in a black silk dress with a thigh high slit and sparkling silver heels

More MAFS alumni: Heidi Latcham went solo in a black silk dress with a thigh high slit and sparkling silver heels

The most popular Panel of Current Affairs program went to The Project, with the entire cast of the show basking in the glow of their success on stage.

Carrie Bickmore, Lisa Wilkinson, Waleed Aly and Peter Helliar all walked forward to accept the prize, with Carrie speaking for the cast.

& # 39; Clearly didn't think we were going to win. We both have worn ridiculous outfits! & # 39; Carries joked about herself and Lisa, who both had large, obstructive jackets.

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She continued: & # 39; First of all, thanks to our viewers. Those who have just started watching us and those who have been there from day one.

Winners: The Most Popular Panel of Current Affairs program went to The Project, with the entire cast of the show basking in the glow of their success on stage

Winners: The Most Popular Panel of Current Affairs program went to The Project, with the entire cast of the show basking in the glow of their success on stage

Winners: The Most Popular Panel of Current Affairs program went to The Project, with the entire cast of the show basking in the glow of their success on stage

Dress up! & # 39; Clearly didn't think we were going to win. We both have worn ridiculous outfits! & # 39; Carries joked about herself and Lisa, who both had large, obstructive jackets

Dress up! & # 39; Clearly didn't think we were going to win. We both have worn ridiculous outfits! & # 39; Carries joked about herself and Lisa, who both had large, obstructive jackets

Dress up! & # 39; Clearly didn't think we were going to win. We both have worn ridiculous outfits! & # 39; Carries joked about herself and Lisa, who both had large, obstructive jackets

Happy family: Carrie Bickmore (far right), Lisa Wilkinson (far left), Waleed Aly (second from left) and Peter Helliar (second from right) were all at the event

Happy family: Carrie Bickmore (far right), Lisa Wilkinson (far left), Waleed Aly (second from left) and Peter Helliar (second from right) were all at the event

Happy family: Carrie Bickmore (far right), Lisa Wilkinson (far left), Waleed Aly (second from left) and Peter Helliar (second from right) were all at the event

& # 39; In a few weeks we will celebrate ten years of & # 39; The Project & # 39 ;, a remarkable achievement for us today on TV.

Carried added: & # 39; I still remember the first episode. It was horrible. Hughesy (Dave Hughes) commented at the end of his career. I remember thinking shit like what Hughesy says I have no hope! & # 39;

Popular Drama program went to ABC series Mystery Road and took the honor with protagonist Aaron Pedersen and the cast accepted the statue.

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The prize for the most popular entertainment program went to Gogglebox Australia.

The cast could not be present, instead he sent a lively acceptance speech via video.

The prize for the most excellent sports coverage went to the FIFA World Cup 2018 on SBS.

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