Should the Logie Awards be held in Sydney this year?
It’s a question some have been asking after border restrictions and uncertainty has led to the Screen Forever conference abandoning Gold Coast plans for an online model.
TV critic Colin Vickery and Studio 10‘s Angela Bishop floated the question which is surely one worth asking…
Last year’s Logie Awards were postponed to 2021 in an agreement between TV Week and partners Tourism and Events Queensland, The Star and Nine Network. After losing the 2020 event they will be unlikely to want 2021 moved.
The Logies is expected to be held in late June on the Gold Coast, but certainty will be needed well before that for planning purposes.
Sydney is home to the lion’s share of the television industry, with Melbourne having hosted the most events, including an unbroken run from 1987 – 2017.
In 2017 Tourism NSW even lodged an expression of interest in a regional town hosting the event, and premier Gladys Berejiklian backing a NSW event. A #BringTheLogiestoDubbo social media campaign was quickly endorsed by the Dubbo RSL.
Planning for 2021 nominations (which will encompass a two year period) are due to get underway shortly.