The 2020 TV WEEK Logie Awards have been officially CANCELED amid the COVID-19 pandemic because ‘all parties agree that this is the most positive outcome’
The Logie Awards of TV Week 2020 are canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement issued Tuesday Fiona Connolly, Group Publisher at Bauer Media, was announced that the official ceremony, scheduled for June, has been canceled.
Instead, show runners plan to host a ‘bigger’ and more ‘epic’ event in 2021.
Not on: the TV Week Logie Awards 2020 ceremony will be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was announced Tuesday. Picture: The Voice coaches Delta Goodrem and Kelly Rowland at last year’s event
The statement reads, “In recent weeks we have discussed with our event partners what the TV Week Logie Awards could look like in 2020 while adhering to government restrictions and addressing the challenges of COVID-19.”
“All parties agree that the most positive outcome is not to hold the Lodging, including public vote, in 2020, but to host an even bigger event on the Gold Coast in 2021.”
Last month, it was announced that TV Week was considering announcing this year’s winners on a television broadcast with no audience or red carpet.
No gongs this year: “All parties agree that the most positive outcome is not to keep the Lodging, including public vote, in 2020, but to host an even bigger event on the Gold Coast in 2021.” Fiona Connolly, Group Publisher at Bauer Media said in a statement. Pictured: Gold Logie (L-R) Tom Gleeson, Sam Mac, Eve Morey, Amanda Keller, Rodger Corser and Costa Georgiadis nominees at the 2019 event
However, it seems that the idea has also been dropped.
Next year’s awards will take into account the past 12 months of television and programs that will be broadcast the rest of the year.
Last year’s event was held on The Star on the Gold Coast and aired on Channel Nine.
Delayed: Next year’s awards ceremony takes into account the past 12 months of television and shows that will air the rest of the year.
The cancellation of the prestigious event, which started in 1959, will give tourism to the Gold Coast a financial blow.
Last year’s event generated an estimated $ 30 million in publicity for Queensland.
In Australia, there were 6,729 confirmed coronavirus cases and 88 deaths as of Tuesday evening.
Go fast! The TV WEEK Logie Awards are back on the Gold Coast, bigger and better than ever in 2021. Picture: Sonia Kruger at last year’s event