TV Week Logie Awards to take place on 28 June with a new category and simplified voting method

The 62nd TV Week Logie Awards will be held Sunday, 28 June at The Star Gold Coast in Queensland, broadcast on Nine and 9Now.

The awards will also see a new category this year – Most Popular Australian Actor or Actress in an International Program. The award seeks to recognise up-and-coming Australian talent working oversees, and will be judged by the Australian public. Voting opens on 24 May.

The TV Week Logie Awards will take place on 28 June at The Star Gold Coast

TV Week has also simplified the voting method for the Most Popular Awards, with networks invited to submit candidates for each of the 12 Most Popular Awards – including the Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television.

A combination of TV ratings, Nielsen Social Content Ratings and the opinions of TV Week’s panel of experts will be taken into account to determine this year’s six nominees in all categories and seven for the Gold Logie.

Nominees will then be announced on Sunday, 24 May. The public will then be tasked with selecting the winners in an extended five-week live voting period right up until the end of the red carpet telecast on Sunday, 28 June.

The changes to the voting process come after the ABC’s Tom Gleeson took home the Gold Logie last year, prompting some backlash from other TV personalities and nominees. While some TV talent and consumers felt that Gleeson’s campaign to win and acceptance speech was a humorous skewering of the industry and its flaws, others claimed it undermined the process and belittled the industry.

TV Week editor Thomas Woodgate, however, said the change will improve fans’ experience.

“I’m excited about the change to the Most Popular voting system this year. Every year we look at ways to enhance the fans’ experience and have them engage even more with the TV Week Logie Awards. The recent success of live voting has proven that the fans’ appetite for the TV Week Logie Awards is stronger than ever. A simplified single voting period – and making that a longer five-week period – will really get the fans and the nominees fired up.

“We’re looking to put on a bigger and better show once again this year – I can’t wait to see everyone on the red carpet come June 28.”

Nine’s Queensland managing director, Kylie Blucher, said: “After two successful years, the Gold Coast has certainly cemented itself as the home of the TV Week Logie Awards. We are once again looking forward to hosting Australian Television’s night of nights, with all the glitz and glamour of the biggest stars.”

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the industry’s night of nights had grown substantially since moving to Queensland.

“Hosting the TV Week Logies is an opportunity to further establish Queensland as a powerhouse in the film and television industry and to showcase our world-class event-hosting capabilities and tourism experiences,” Palaszczuk said.

“Since bringing the event to the Gold Coast in 2018 we’ve taken it to the next level, adding a series of industry events that have grown each year to attract industry leaders and provide opportunities for aspiring local students.”

Jessica Mellor, The Star Gold Coast chief operating officer, added: “We can’t wait to welcome the who’s who of the television industry back to The Star Gold Coast, for what is undoubtedly one of the biggest events of the year. Our team is proud to host this incredible event and we look forward to again showcasing our warm Gold Coast hospitality for Australian television’s night of nights.”


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