The 62nd TV Week Logie Awards have been cancelled for the second year in a row, with the outbreak of the Delta Covid variant to blame.
The Star Gold Coast was expected to host the awards on November 28, but the outbreak and expected continuation of border closures have seen the awards get pushed.
Are Media, the team organising the Logies, said the Covid situation “regrettably provides organisers with no certainty to plan ahead for a safe event for guests to attend”.
The cancellation has meant the eligibility for the 2022 Logies will extend from January 1, 2021 until March 31, 2022.
“We are disappointed to have to cancel this year’s TV WEEK Logie Awards after charging ahead with plans to return for a bigger than ever event on the Gold Coast this November,” Fiona Connelly of Are Media said.
“Unfortunately, our current Covid cases and travel restrictions leave us no choice. But we will return to Queensland mid 2022 and promise the TV WEEK Logie Awards will bring an overdue and deserved night of glamour, celebration and recognition of Australia’s outstanding television industry.”
But, not everyone was disappointed when they heard the news, with 2019 Logie winner Tom Gleeson celebrating on Twitter.
Finally some good news. GOLD LOGIE WINNER 3 YEARS RUNNING! pic.twitter.com/NC3Nc9cr4U
— Tom Gleeson (@nonstoptom) September 4, 2021
“Finally some good news. GOLD LOGIE WINNER 3 YEARS RUNNING!” he wrote, alongside a picture of a headline confirming the cancellation.
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This article first appeared on Over60.