Australian television’s night of nights was understandably cancelled in 2020 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s making a comeback in 2021 — albeit a little later than usual.
The annual TV Week Logie Awards will take place on November 28 at The Star on the Gold Coast with two years of programming and performers eligible for recognition at the event. This means that content from the second half of 2019, all of 2020 and the first half of 2021 will be eligible for nominations, yet the number of overall categories will remain the same.
The decision was made in 2020 to completely forgo the yearly celebration, instead of holding a virtual show such as the ones executed by American award shows like the Golden Globes, Grammys and the upcoming Oscars.
This years event will mark the third time the Logies have been held in Queensland, as part of a multi-year deal with the Queensland government. Prior to 2018, the ceremony was typically held in Melbourne and earlier in the year.
Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Tweeted the news of the annual event saying, “Since 2018 we’ve made Queensland the home of the Logies, and in November the Gold Coast will once again play host to the glitz and glamour of the TV industry as @TheStar_GC hosts the TV WEEK Logies.
“The event will bring in tens of millions in publicity value for our state, and priceless opportunities to show high-profile industry stakeholders what Queensland has to offer.
“Events like these are an important part of our economic recovery because they help generate millions of dollars for our economy, showcase our tourist destinations and support local jobs.”
BREAKING: The @TVWEEKmag Logies will return to the Gold Coast in 2021.
Since 2018 we’ve made Queensland the home of the Logies, and in November the Gold Coast will once again play host to the glitz and glamour of the TV industry as @TheStar_GC hosts the TV WEEK Logies. pic.twitter.com/8KbI26xN2e
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) March 28, 2021
Given that so many Hollywood celebrities are currently flocking to Australian shores to film thanks to generous incentives from the Morrison government, this years ceremony could potentially have some international flair.
No details have been released as to who will host the event, but Channel 9 will be the official broadcaster as usual.