The funnyman was the toast of the Australian TV prizegiving in Melbourne after receiving the evening’s highest honour, the Gold Logie, which is presented to the country’s most popular personality.
News of his win was posted online before the stars had even walked the red carpet, but Blake was unaware of his triumph, insisting, “Ultimately all that information was kept from me so it was a genuine surprise. I’m glad too because I am not a great actor.”
Also receiving major accolades were Ben Rafter’s Hugh Sheridan and Offspring’s Asher Keddie, who both walked away with Silver Logies for Most Popular Actor and Actress, respectively.
The Slap star Melissa George took home the prize for Outstanding Actress and Rob Carloton of the Paper Giants took home the same award in the male category.
Rapper Flo Rida and singer Seal provided the entertainment for the evening, while Sir Elton John and Delta Goodrem took the stage to pay tribute to music personality Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum, who suffered a severe head injury during a fall in December (11).
The Rocket Man said, “I know I speak for many artists and music lovers around world when I say thank you, there’s no one like you,” while Goodrem added, “I refer to Molly as the Godfather, he always watches over me and many other artists.”
British boy band One Direction closed out the ceremony with a rendition of One Thing.