Logie Awards cancelled for 2020

The television industry’s big awards night, the TV Week Logie Awards, is the latest large-scale event to be canned in the wake of COVID-19.

The annual event is organised by Bauer Media’s weekly magazine TV Week and is broadcast on Nine.


This year’s event, originally due to take place on the Gold Coast on 28 June, will now be rolled into next year’s event. The 2021 Logies, TV Week said, will be an “epic event” which will award programming and personalities from the 12 months just gone, and the remainder of the 2020 calendar year.

The Logies had already ditched its Most Popular Television Commercial category amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and was grappling with how to proceed with the event in light of ongoing travel restrictions and health concerns. In March, the event said it would still proceed “in some form”.

The Logies won’t happen in 2020

Now, however, Fiona Connolly, the publisher of Bauer Media’s weekly titles, acknowledged that the Logies is loved because of its live format, featuring red carpet arrivals and the entertainment community converging in one location.

Conolly said all event partners agreed with the decision to write off the 2020 event.

Connolly: 2021 will be ‘epic’ 

“We would like to thank Queensland for being a wonderful Logies host and partner in delivering this event over the past two years, and we cannot wait to return to The Star Gold Coast next year,” she added.


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