Last night, news broke that the 2020 Logies had been officially cancelled, with Bauer Media announcing that the event and public voting would not be happening this year.
“We have spent the last few weeks discussing with our event partners what the TV WEEK Logie Awards could look like in 2020 while adhering to Government restrictions and working around the challenges of COVID-19,” Fiona Connolly, publisher of Bauer Media’s weekly titles said in a statement.
“We will postpone the TV WEEK Logie Awards for 2020 and return in 2021 with an epic event that will take into consideration the 12 months of television just past, as well as all programs that will air for the remainder of this year.”
This morning, Amanda Keller addressed the cancellation, and believes Bauer Media has made the right decision.
“I feel that it’s taken the pressure off!” she said.
“Last year was such a weird year, and I’ve lost before. I lost to Grant Denyer the year before, I didn’t mind, and I still am thrilled to be nominated.
“The fact that there won’t be one this year kind of releases the pressure valve that there’s no expectation. They say next year’s one will be an amalgamation of the work from this year and next year.”