Adam Liaw Calls Out Logies For Lack Of Diversity Following Oscars Uproar

25/01/2016 12:15 PM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 20 (SOUTH AFRICA OUT): Winner of Australian Masterchef, Season 2, Adam Liaw on September 20, 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa Liaw is in the country for the Good Food & Wine Show which takes place at Monte Casino from September 22- 25. (Photo by The Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

As The Oscars' lack of diversity sparks boycotts and debates in the U.S., Australian chef Adam Liaw is asking whether the Logies are any better.

The winner of the second series of MasterChef Australia initially posted a cheeky Tweet about the fact not a single person of colour was nominated for the 2016 Academy Awards.


Under the hashtag #oscarssowhite, Twitter has become the forum of debate for people discussing the issue of diversity at The Oscars.

He then turned his attention home, highlighting the same issue with The TV Week Logie Awards.



Do the Logies represent Australia's diversity?

While we need to take into consideration the size and existing diversity of Australia in comparison to that of the U.S., Liaw might have a point.

Last year Indigenous actress Miranda Tapsell won Most Popular New Talent for her role in Love Child, but that's where the diversity ends.

2016 award winners will be revealed at the official award ceremony on Sunday the 8th of May in Melbourne.

This year the awards have removed the term 'Most Popular' in the public-voted categories and replaced it with 'Best'. The jury-voted categories remain with the use of the word 'Outstanding'.

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