Logies announces shake-up to ensure ‘greater representation’ from Australia’s TV industry

The 64th TV WEEK Logie Awards will be held in Sydney this year, with the categories and judging panel to be revamped “to ensure the Awards evolve and prosper as well as reflect Australia’s vibrant, dynamic and world-class television industry, alongside the viewing habits of Australians”.

The previous Most Popular and Most Outstanding categories will be combined under the ‘Best’ banner, with the winners of the Best Awards determined by a combined score from a judging panel, viewing data and Australian public votes.

A second news award will be added, and Best Actor and Actress awards will separate out comedy and drama.

In 2024 drama has been separated out from miniseries and telemovie, and the comedy and reality categories will, for the first time, be split into Scripted Comedy and Comedy Entertainment, and Competition Reality and Structured Reality, respectively.

The Gold Logie, the Bert Newtown Award for Most Popular Presenter and the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent will continue to be presented under the ‘Most Popular’ banner, with nominees decided by a panel of “independent industry experts”, before being voted on by the public.

The judging panels will also be expanded in order to secure “greater representation from Australia’s rich and diverse television industry” with the call-out now open for new judges with at least five years’ professional experience in the television or screen industries.

The TV Week Logie Awards will air on Channel 7 and 7plus on August 18.


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