The 62nd TV Week Logie Awards have been pushed out to Sunday, November 28 at The Star Gold Coast -nearly 2.5 years after Tom Gleeson won Gold.
Last year’s event was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with 2021 shifting from mid year to the end of the year.
TV Week Editor Amber Giles says, “TV Week is thrilled to have landed on a date we know we can deliver a spectacular show on.
“After spending way too much time on the couch in stretchy pants over the past 12 months, it’s important to us and our partners that we come together at a time when we can all frock up and be in the same room.
“We can’t wait to head back to The Star Gold Coast to celebrate and honour the best in Australian TV in the style for which we’re famous.
“On November 28, we look forward to seeing on the red carpet all those who have kept us entertained and informed during trying times.”
Managing Director Nine Queensland & Nine Northern NSW, Kylie Blucher, says, “We look forward to welcoming back the TV Week Logie Awards to the Gold Coast in what will be a huge celebration of the Australian television industry’s resilience through some very challenging times.”
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says, “We’ve made Queensland the home of the Logies and I look forward to welcoming back the television industry for a week of events that we’ve worked with organisers to build around the awards night.”
But the date has not pleased everyone with The Australian reporting frustration over the date when networks are starting holidays.
A letter from publishers Are Media pleads with networks for support to secure further funding from the Queensland Government as a four year deal draws to a close.
“This is the last year of the current deal with Tourism and Events Queensland. Discussions have commenced in regards to future years, therefore it is vital that the 2021 event is bigger, better and more successful than ever for the benefit of future years. We would greatly appreciate as much support and talent attendance as possible from you in order to achieve this,” it stated.
Tourism Events Queensland also offers networks $1000 for each TV personality they bring to the Logies, up to a cap of $75,000.
But one network executive told The Australian: “We love the Logies but we simply can’t do it at that time of year. There needs to be some compromise here. That’s all we’re asking for. But it seems to be going ahead on that day regardless.”