News May 28, 2018

Michael Hutchence doco up for Logie

Michael Hutchence doco up for Logie

The late INXS star Michael Hutchence could still be collecting awards years after his death.

Channel 7’s Michael Hutchence: The Last Rockstar is up for a Logie in the Most Outstanding Factual or Documentary Program.

Screened last spring and despite condemnation from INXS and Hutchence’s brother, it revealed the singer’s mindset before his death.

He hit his head on a pavement following a dispute with a taxi driver in 1992.

He permanently lost his sense of smell and taste, which was frustrating for him.

But friends said he changed after that, with one INXS member quoted, “He was a dick [after the attack.] It wasn’t him, that’s the thing. It wasn’t the Michael we knew.”

The Last Rockstar is up against Struggle Street (SBS), The Queen & Zak Grieve (Foxtel – Crime + Investigation), War On Waste (ABC) and You Can’t Ask That (ABC).

Up for Most Popular Entertainment Program are Anh’s Brush With Fame (ABC), Family Feud (Network Ten), Gogglebox Australia (Foxtel/Network Ten), Hard Quiz (ABC) and The Project (Network Ten)

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