The main change coming to the Logie Awards this year: TV Night of Nights will look very different after the 2020 awards ceremony is canceled
The 2021 TV Week Logie Awards will take place later than usual this year, on Sunday, November 28, at The Star Gold Coast.
But a postponed ceremony isn’t the only change, as there will still be a big difference from previous iterations of TV nights.
Eligibility for shows has been extended to two years, with TV tonight The nomination reporting covers the programming from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2021.
Big changes! The 2021 TV Week Logie Awards will take place later than usual this year – but that’s not the only big change in store for the night of the nights on Australian television. Pictured: Tom Gleeson poses with his Gold Logie at the Logie Awards 2019
Last year’s ceremony was canceled due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Meanwhile, the fact that this year’s ceremony is airing in November has raised a few feathers under the industry’s big wigs.
Some TV outlets are reportedly outraged at the timing of the ceremony, which is normally held in May or June.
According to The Australian, some executives are unhappy because the event will take place on the first day of the non-judging period, when talent will not be available to attend because shows will either be on hiatus or filmed.
Broad scope: Eligibility for shows has been extended to two years, with TV Tonight nominations covering programming from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2021. In the photo: Did you pay attention? host Tom Gleisner at the Logie Awards 2019
A network manager said: ‘We love the Logies, but we just can’t do it at that time of year. Here a compromise has to be made. That’s all we ask for. But it seems to continue on that day anyway. ‘
Channel Seven shows Big Brother and Australian Idol are likely to be in production in November.
Channel 10’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here !, The Amazing Race Australia and MasterChef could also be filming at this point.
Meanwhile, the soap opera Home and Away will be on hiatus and Sunrise anchors David Koch and Natalie Barr will be on vacation.
Bad timing? Meanwhile, some TV outlets are reportedly outraged at the timing of the ceremony, which is normally held in May or June. Pictured: Big Brother presenter Sonia Kruger
Bad timing: According to The Australian, some executives are unhappy because the event will take place on the first day of the non-judging period, when talent will not be available to attend as shows will either be interrupted or filmed. Pictured: Costa Georgiadis, host of Gardening Australia, poses with his Silver Logie at the Logie Awards 2019
The highly anticipated ceremony will be broadcast on Channel Nine and 9Now.
“TV WEEK is delighted to have landed on a date we know we can deliver a spectacular show,” TV WEEK editor Amber Giles said in a statement.
After spending way too much time on the couch in stretchy pants for the past 12 months, it’s important to us and our partners that we come together at a time when we can all change up and be in the same room.
Busy schedule: Channel 10’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here !, The Amazing Race and MasterChef are likely to be in production in November. Pictured: I am a Celebrity hosts Dr Chris Brown and Julia Morris
‘We can’t wait to return to The Star Gold Coast to celebrate and honor the best of Australian TV in the style for which we are famous.
“On November 28, we look forward to seeing all those on the red carpet who have entertained and informed us through difficult times.”
Last year, ARE Media group publisher Fiona Connolly announced with regret the cancellation of the 2020 ceremony, originally scheduled for June.
Break: Seven Network soap Home and Away will also be on hiatus. In the photo: Home and Away actress Sam Frost, who plays Jasmine Delaney