Hamish Blake wins the Gold Logie, Tony Armstrong wins the first Logie, Patti Newton pays tribute to her late husband Bert

It’s disconcerting to think that the last time the Logie Awards were on COVID wasn’t a thing, RAT was a rodent and not an acronym, and “iso” had yet to enter the national lexicon.

The 62nd TV Week Logie Awards take place tonight at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Center in Queensland, and a bit has changed since we last celebrated TV night. Here’s what you need to know.

The Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter has been renamed the Bert Newton Award in honor of the great and late Bert Newton.

Who is eligible after the two-year break?

Given the time that has elapsed between the next Logies and the previous prizes, the organizers have decided on a slightly extended eligibility deadline.

For any host, actor, actress or program to be eligible for nomination, their work or the show had to air between January 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022, with the exception of the Outstanding Sports Coverage category, which covers the period from January 1, 2021 to March 14, 2022.

Unfortunately for the programs that aired throughout 2020 and the actors who starred in them or the talent that hosted them, they are not eligible for nomination.

What time does it start?

The red carpet and awards show action will air on Nine and stream on 9Now (Nine is this masthead’s publisher). Red carpet coverage begins at 7 p.m. and is hosted by Leila McKinnon, David Campbell and Renee Bargh, while the awards start at 7:30 p.m.

Changes we need to know about?

Yes, there are a few, actually. The Silver Lodge for Most Popular Presenter will be renamed the Bert Newton Award in honor of the great and late Bert Newton, who sadly passed away last October. The award will be presented by Bert’s wife, Patti.

The Logie Awards also introduced a brand new award, a Silver Logie for the most popular Australian actor or actress in an international programme. The award recognizes the significant number of Australians who have left their mark across the world in international success. This year’s nominees include Succession stars Sarah Snook and Murray Bartlett of The White Lotus.

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