The date has been set for this year's TV WEEK Logie Awards, an annual celebration of excellence in Australian television and the country's most prestigious television event.
The glitz and glamour of the 60th TV WEEK Logie Awards will take place on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at The Star Gold Coast in Queensland. All the action from the red-carpet arrivals and awards-show celebrations will be telecast on the Nine Network and 9Now.
The official voting period for the 60th TV WEEK Logie Awards opens on Monday, March 5, and closes on Sunday, April 1. Fans will be able to cast their vote through the official website: www.tvweeklogieawards.com.au
This is the public's chance to vote in the 10 "Most Popular" categories, which include Most Popular Actor, Most Popular Actress and the big one – the TV WEEK Gold Logie Award For Most Popular Personality On Australian TV.
The shortlist of nominees will be announced on Sunday, May 27.
And then, in an exciting first for the TV WEEK Logie Awards, 2018 sees the introduction of live voting. In the lead-up to the Logies ceremony, the public will have another chance to vote for the winners in the Most Popular category.
Live voting for the 10 Most Popular awards – including the Gold Logie – will reopen on Friday, June 29, and will finish at the end of the TV WEEK Logie Awards red-carpet telecast on the Nine Network and 9Now on Sunday, July 1.
"We're excited to once again honour the finest talent in the industry at the 60th TV WEEK Logie Awards," TV WEEK editor Thomas Woodgate says.
"Also, we're proud to be celebrating the 60th anniversary of Australia's premier awards – it will be an unforgettable night!"
Nine Network's Director of Television, Michael Healy, says: "The 60th TV WEEK Logie Awards promises to be another must-watch television event. We're thrilled to continue our long and proud association with TV's night of nights, once again bringing all the glamour and entertainment to the Australian public on the Nine Network."
Queensland Minister for Tourism Industry Development, Kate Jones, said for the first time Australian TV's biggest stars will be celebrating their wins in Queensland.
"With its glitz and glamour, the Gold Coast is the perfect location to host the 60th TV WEEK Logie Awards, which will inspire audiences from around Australia to come and visit Queensland," Ms Jones says.
Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate says: "We are extremely excited to welcome the TV WEEK Logie Awards to the Gold Coast. We're confident that this year's Logies will be bigger and better than ever before – we can't wait!"
Geoff Hogg, Managing Director Queensland for The Star Entertainment Group, says: "We look forward to showcasing the quality of The Star Gold Coast, and helping bring this prestigious and glamorous event to life."
The TV WEEK Logie Awards are an annual celebration of the finest talent on Australian television. Organised and sponsored by TV WEEK magazine, the awards are split into two categories: Most Popular, which is voted for by the public; and Most Outstanding, which are awarded by a panel of TV WEEK and industry experts. They are considered the industry's highest honour.