8 Apr 2013

Sebbens hopes Logie will open doors

3:05 pm on 8 April 2013

An Actress who has won a Logie award in Melbourne hopes she will soon have enough work to leave her part-time job at at a hi-fi store.

Shari Sebbens won the Graham Kennedy Award for most outstanding new talent at the annual television awards night on Sunday night.

Judges singled out Sebbens for her role in the ABC series Redfern Now.

"This is the first time I have ever received anything with my name on it," Sebbens said. "I'll give it to my mum."

Sebbens, who also appeared in The Sapphires, says she has a few projects on the horizon which includes a movie.

Puberty Blues star Brenna Harding was voted the most popular new female talent.

Deborah Mailman won the most outstanding actress category for her portrayal of Indigenous activist Bonita Mabo in the ABC TV movie, Mabo, which received six awards.

"I got the chance to play the most extraordinary woman," Mailman said as she accepted the award with Ms Mabo joining her on stage.

"It was a gift for me to meet this woman."

Mabo told the story of Eddie "Koiki" Mabo and his high court challenge to the myth of Terra Nullius.