Eve Morey played Sonya Rebecchi in Neighbours for almost a decade without any industry recognition. Now Sonya's dead, Morey has been nominated for a Gold Logie.

By Ian Horswill

Posted on June 24, 2019

An actress on the Australian television drama Neighbours, one of the nation’s most successful media exports, is shocked that she has been nominated for an award, six months after her character died from cancer on the show.

Eve Morey had played the role of Sonya Rebecchi on Neighbours for close to a decade without receiving one nomination.

Eve Morey as Sonya Rebecchi
Eve Morey played Sonya Rebecci for almost a decade without any form of industry recognition. Photo: Supplied

Now after Sonya Rebecchi was killed in an episode of Neighbours shown on March 5, 2019, Morey has been nomination for a Gold Logie, the highest honour at the TV Week Awards, Australia’s main television award event.

“I died at the end of last year. I am not even on the show anymore. So this nomination came completely out of nowhere,” she told The Daily Telegraph.

“It was a shock for a lot of people including myself. I died. Well my character died, that’s the thing. I died at the end of last year.”

Eve and Toadie

The 36-year-old Morey’s character died after contracting ovarian cancer that spread into her brain. Morey revealed that her contract had not been renewed and she had insisted that her character died.

“To be recognised for Gold, it’s crazy,” she said. “I didn’t think people even watched the show. I know UK viewers do, but to have support from local people is quite amazing.

“Now I’ve known for a few weeks, I am getting used to it, but I am still getting my head around it.”

Morey has been nominated along with Amanda Keller, Costa Georgiadis, Rodger Corser, Sam Mac, Tom Gleeson and Waleed Aly.

The awards ceremony is being held at The Star Gold Coast in Queensland on June 30.

Made by Freemantle Media, Neighbours was first screened in March 1985 with three families – the Ramsays, the Robinsons and the Clarkes. It has been sold to more than 60 countries and is shown daily in the UK.