There's one huge problem with the Logies Hall Of Fame
"Gobsmacked, "weird" and "embarrassing" is how some of Australia's well known actors have summed up the Logies Hall Of Fame for containing just one female personality.
The TV Week Logies will induct the 33rd Hall Of Fame member on Sunday night.
So far it contains 28 men, three TV shows and sole female inductee Ruth Cracknell, who in 2001 became the odd one out.
Ruth Cracknell, Getty
Pressure is mounting on TV Week to start recognising the contribution of so many females on Australian TV over the years such as Ita Buttrose, Rebecca Gibney, Georgie Parker and Kerri-Anne Kennerly.
Gold Logie nominee Essie Davis, who plays the lead role in Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, was astounded at the massive imbalance between men and women in the Hall Of Fame.
"There are heaps of great women and presenters as well, so I am totally gobsmacked," Davis told AAP.
"I didn't even realise that was the case. They better start thinking about it."
Justified actor Damon Herriman, who appears in Foxtel's upcoming political thriller Secret City, said its a damning statistic that needs to be addressed.
"The statistic is very surprising and it's embarrassing. Most people wouldn't know that. That needs to be remedied," he said.
Having similar thoughts was veteran Aussie actor Marcus Graham who "married" Parker on-screen in Home And Away.
Graham said two-time Gold Logie winner Parker is among the women he thinks needs to be honoured for their services to TV.
Parker's career includes key roles in A Country Practice, All Saints and Home And Away.
"It's weird (there's only one woman) and it does surprise me," Graham said.
"I'd be interested to know who votes for the Hall Of Fame because it needs to be looked at.
"Where's Jana Wendt, Claudia (Karvan), Bec (Rebecca Gibney) and Georgie."
The Mulholland Drive actor said part of the issue may lie with the lack of lead female roles on TV and that needs to be rectified.
"That's part of the issue too."
The Dressmaker and Catching Milat actress Sacha Horler says the Logies executives should think about inducting a number of women at the one time and admit their error.
"It's appalling .... it's embarrassing for the head of the five networks that no one can say, with any authority, that we respect and love women who have worked for long time in this industry," she said.
"How are they going to retrospectively put 15 women in?"
A representative for TV Week was approached for comment but did not respond to repeated requests for an interview.
Source: AAP, Image: astormetalfinishes.com