Logie Awards brings back Live voting for Gold Coast

July 1st becomes TV's "night of nights" with Live voting, the return of Most Popular and an extended eligibility period.

TV Week will re-introduce Live voting for the 60th Logie Awards, expanding it for the 10 Most Popular awards – including the Gold Logie.

Sunday July 1st will be TV’s “night of nights” this year with the annual event held at The Star, Gold Coast.

Voting will open on Monday March 5 at www.tvweeklogieawards.com.au and close on Sunday April 1st.

A shortlist of nominees will be announced on Sunday, May 27.

Live voting for the 10 Most Popular awards will reopen on Friday, June 29, and will finish at the end of the TV Week Logie Awards red-carpet telecast. TV Week previously conducted a “Race for Gold” live voting in past ceremonies, but ditched it in recent years.

The eligibility period for TV shows has also been extended this year to reflect the mid-year broadcast. All 2017 shows and those airing until Saturday March 31st will be eligible (effectively meaning voting opens before some shows have aired). TV Week has also returned to the Most Popular categories after some criticism that “Best” sounded too similar to the jury-voted “Most Outstanding.”

Nine will once again broadcast the event Live, on Sunday July 1st.

“We’re excited to once again honour the finest talent in the industry at the 60th TV Week Logie Awards,” TV Week editor Thomas Woodgate says. “Also, we’re proud to be celebrating the 60th anniversary of Australia’s premier awards – it will be an unforgettable night!”

Nine Network’s Director of Television, Michael Healy, says: “The 60th TV Week Logie Awards promises to be another must-watch television event. We’re thrilled to continue our long and proud association with TV’s night of nights, once again bringing all the glamour and entertainment to the Australian public on the Nine Network.”

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate says: “We are extremely excited to welcome the TV Week Logie Awards to the Gold Coast. We’re confident that this year’s Logies will be bigger and better than ever before – we can’t wait!”

7 Responses

  1. I think returning the category names to “Most Popular” is a great move.

    I don’t think the eligibility period for TV shows extended to March 31 is such a good idea. Shows should only be eligible if they had screened before voting starts.

    Live voting was ditched it in recent years with good reason. This way of voting can be easily manipulated by networks and stars. It turned those awards into more of a joke. This is bad.

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