A rumor going around that there may be changes to the Gold Logie this year, with 2 people per network will be eligible for the Gold (2 from Seven, Nine, Ten, ABC, SBS and Foxtel). A shortlist of 12 people, then the public will vote. All speculation at the moment - as it is from Peter Ford after all.
Id only have main presenters and actors/actress eligible for the Gold. Ie - no weather presenters (like Sam Mac going for Gold in 2019), no reality judges etc
When does voting start anyway? March? April? Assuming that the Logies will still be held late June/early July again?
Also Tom Gleeson thing, he is a popular personality so it’s not like it was some nobody from a show that aired at 2am. Just because some didn’t like his way of getting votes, doesn’t mean he’s not a valid winner. He hosts a highly rated prime time show. Just like most of the previous winners except Karl.
Exactly. Whether we like him or not, Tom Gleeson is part of at least two fairly popular primetime programs (Hard Quiz & The Weekly) on the ABC’s main channel.
Even the year before last with Tom’s “Grant Denyer for Gold” campaign, it’s not as if he pushed for some obscure personality from a multichannel to win Gold…even though I (and probably many people here) would really like to see that happen if only to prove just how much of a joke the Logies really are!
Imagine if the 2020 Gold Logie Nominees looked like this:
Manu (AGT / MKR); Nicole Scherzinger (Australia’s Got Talent judge); Tony Jones (Nine News Sports); Freddie Flintoff (Australian Warrior Ninja); Lindsay Lohan (The Masked Singer); Tim Bailey (Ten News weather);
It would be interesting to see if we ever get to see which 5 stars and programs each network sends through for each category. Instead of the 6 nominations in a few months time.
Seven could still put through Sam Mac as their Gold Logie choice, claiming he “hosted” the Fire Fight Concert (despite being just the roaming reporter) and “hosting” Sunrise, despite just being the weather guy. The Concert rated very highly, which is one of the new criteria in being nominated…