Sam Pang to host Logie Awards 2024

After his roaring success as Logie host in 2023, Sam Pang gets the nod to do it all over again.

In news that should surprise nobody Sam Pang is officially announced to return as host of the Logie Awards.

Seven will screen the event from The Star Sydney on Sunday 18th August.

“Hosting the Logies last year was an amazing experience and I’m thrilled to return in 2024. Adding to the excitement Seven have also given me the greenlight to try new things this year so I’m really looking forward to displaying my underappreciated and severely undeveloped song and dance skills.”

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Seven West Media, Jeff Howard, said: “Sam Pang brought unabashed showbiz back to the Logies last year. He played a big part in the show drawing its biggest audience since 2017 and reaching more than 3.6 million on Channel 7 and 7plus. We are delighted Sam is returning in August to host this year’s celebration of everything television.”

Nominations for the 64th TV Week Logie Awards will be announced on Sunday June 23rd.

This year’s event has seen key changes to award categories and the judging process.

Three awards will be presented as “Most Popular”, with nominees decided by a panel of independent industry experts, before being voted on by the Australian public: Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television, the Bert Newton Award for Most Popular Presenter and the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent.

The remaining 20 awards will be named “Best” to combine the previous “Most Popular” and “Most Outstanding” categories, determined by a combined score from a judging panel, viewing data and Australian public votes.

7 Responses

  1. Hooray! Sam is great.
    However the Logies are for last year and being presented in August this year. They should be on early in the year so at voting time, things are fresh. I mean, I can barely remember what I did last week… let alone watch last year.

  2. Please Seven don’t display vote for… on screen during programs. Would be nice if someone different won Gold. Denise Drysdale for Hall of Fame.
    I expect Sam will have time off HYBPA and Front Bar.

  3. I don’t agree with the merging of the popularity/quality awards. I feel like a show like Home and Away should be recognised for its popularity but if it’s up against a show like The Newsreader which had lower ratings but probably superior quality – how do you give the award for best drama to either one without unfairly failing to recognise the other? At least with most popular and most outstanding it was clear one set of winners were chosen by public and other were chosen by industry.

    1. I’m definitely with you on this one. Having “Outstanding” and “Popular” was perfect and ensured that a wide range of programs were recognised (both in terms of nominations and winners). Very rarely did an actor or a program win both “Outstanding” and “Most Popular”, so we’re either going to see popular performers and shows miss out or outstanding ones. Either way, it’s a step backwards.

  4. Samuel was excellent last year – reviewing who were “sevens first choices to host” in the opening monologue last year was a very very clever set up to make fun of several stars in the audience. Seven is lucky to have him.

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