It’s been very quiet on the Shaun front since his book tour and Mad As Hell both finished up last year, apart from a couple of cameo appearances in the Roast of Paul Hogan and Aunty Donna’s Coffee Cafe.
As a last hurrah for Mad As Hell, the Australian TV awards – “The Logies” – have nominated both the show and Shaun for a few awards:
- Shaun for Most Popular Personality (the Gold Logie)
- Shaun for Most Popular Presenter (the Bert Newton award)
- Mad As Hell for Most Popular Comedy Program
- Mad As Hell for Most Outstanding Comedy Program
To my memory, this seems like the highest number of Shaun related nominations in one year. It’s going to be a hard slog to win any of the “Popular” awards, but the Most Outstanding Comedy Program looks a reasonable chance. It’s the category that The Micallef P(r)ogram(me) won 20 years ago and Mad As Hell won in 2016.
Either way, it’s a nice nod to a show which was nearly perfect in every way and is now sorely missed.