The TV WEEK Logies are returning in 2021 but the industries night of nights could be without key talent
Are Media and Nine today announced the 62nd TV WEEK Logie Awards will be held on Sunday, November 28, at The Star Gold Coast – the home of the awards – on Queensland’s glorious Gold Coast.
The date is an interesting choice, as it is the first day of traditional non-ratings, meaning viewer numbers will not fall within the official count.
To make matters worse, The Australian is reporting TV stations cannot guarantee high profile talent for the event due to holidays and filming lock-downs.
But 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.
There’s no doubt the industry is ready to party again and the Logies has been missed by many during COVID.
As Amber also says:
“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 it’s great to welcome back the TV WEEK Logies to the Gold Coast:
“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.”
Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate says:
“It’s great to know the 2021 TV WEEK Logies are again part of the Gold Coast’s annual night-of-nights.
“If there was ever a time where the industry, and its amazing talent, needed an excuse to let their hair down and party, this year is it.
“As a city, and a country, we’ve come out of the challenges of COVID-19. It’s time we all come together to celebrate – 1.5 metres apart!”
The Star Gold Coast Chief Operating Officer, Jessica Mellor, says the return of the TV WEEK Logie Awards in 2021 is an incredibly exciting milestone and a sign of brighter times ahead for the tourism and entertainment industries: