The idea of bringing all of Australian television’s glitterati into one room used to sound like a good idea.
But that was before COVID-19.
Now as events and shows are being cancelled left, right and centre what is the outlook for the Logie Awards this year?
The short answer: it’s too soon too know.
The Logies are to be held on June 28 at The Star on the Gold Coast.
Nobody knows if it will be safe to bring together performers, producers and network execs to what is an annual weekend sojourn. It numbers well beyond the 100 per room limit -it requires several hundred staff to mount before any of the guests, media and fans are tallied.
Last year voting ran from March 3 – 31 but while there is nothing underway as yet, it isn’t a sign of problems.
Last month TV Week announced key changes for the 2020 event. Instead of lengthy lists of performers for the public to choose from, this year there will be 6 nominees in each Popular category, and 7 for Gold, announced on Sunday May 24.
The public will choose a winner for each category.
Sources indicate the event is still on track. So while there is still huge planning underway -by TV Week, Nine and various networks – organisers still have two months before anything official. Will that be enough? Who knows….
If they don’t happen we can all just blame Tom Gleeson, I guess.