Jovial The Block host Scott Cam has won the coveted Gold Logie and prevented Asher Keddie from making a clean sweep of the awards night.
Cam was the hot favourite to win Gold on Sunday following a betting plunge a few weeks ago.
He said the highlight of winning was getting to kiss pop princess Kylie Minogue who presented the award.
“I kissed Kylie Minogue, that’s pretty cool,” Cam said when he stepped up to the microphone.
“It’s unbelievable, it’s 11 o’clock at the Logies and I’m still sober.”
Offspring star and last year’s winner Asher Keddie was in line for a hat-trick after taking out the Silver Logies for Most Popular Actress and Most Outstanding Actress.
But Cam, who earlier won a Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter, was standing in her way.
It’s the first time he has been nominated for Gold which is determined by a public vote.
The Nine Network personality beat comedian Andy Lee, Keddie, presenter Carrie Bickmore and actors Essie Davis and Stephen Peacocke.
However Lee didn’t go home empty handed.
His comedy show Hamish And Andy’s Gap Year Asia won the Most Popular Light Entertainment Program.
Even Peacocke got the chance to take the stage as a winner after Home And Away won Most Popular Drama Program.
Cam said his three children would be proud of him winning the Gold Logie and would be at home “going berko”.
He promised to use his carpenter’s skills to good use and hollow out the bottom of the Logie and “make it into a stubby holder”.
Keddie’s two Silver Logie wins are a timely publicity boost for Offspring which returns on May 14.
An overwhelmed Keddie said she couldn’t think straight after getting a vote of confidence from her fans (Most Popular) and her peers (Most Outstanding).
She has now won five Logies in two years.
She said she wanted to dedicate her second Silver Logie to her “beautiful, incredibly talented and inspiring friend and colleague“ the late Wendy Hughes.
“I’d like to dedicate this to her because she is a woman and an actress that I have admired since I was a little girl.”
Chris Lilley won most popular actor for his character as the obnoxious private school girl Ja’mie.
Lilley wasn’t able to collect his Logie in person, sending a videotaped message, saying he was in London promoting his latest comedy, Jonah From Tonga.
But he did send one of “Ja’mie’s” friends Kwami (actor Albert Mambo) to accept the award.
Model and TV personality Rebecca Judd was an early stand-out at the Logies red carpet as the stars begin arriving for television’s biggest night of the year.
Judd was breathtaking on Sunday in a spray-on lilac lace J’Aton Couture gown with a translucent skirt.
She topped the look with her hair swept back in a wavy ponytail.
New mum Natalie Gruzlewski, host of Nine’s upcoming reality show When Love Comes to Town, was also a winner in an intricately beaded strapless black gown by Philippa Galasso and a glamorous down-do.
Newlyweds Keddie and Vincent Fantauzzo hit the red carpet just days after their secret wedding in Fiji and Michelle Bridges, in fairy-godmother white, arrived with a dapper-looking Commando.
Nine personality and Myer ambassador Lauren Phillips was first down the red carpet in a white, figure-hugging gown from Perth designer Aurelio Costarella with a beaded neckline.
She teamed it with a sleek ponytail, drop pearl earrings and bold lips.
“He (Costarella) has done an amazing job,” she said, adding it was put together at the last moment.
Ed Sheeran in rock-star black, funnyman Dave Hughes and Bondi Vet Chris Brown in a tuxedo rocked the carpet for the men.
One of the more noticeable presences of the evening was Susie Elelman who flaunted a traffic-stopping cleavage in a plunging black and white dress.