Celebrities help launch Logies voting on the Gold Coast

Some of Australia’s leading actors and presenters were at Burleigh Hill this morning to officially open the popular voting for the 60th TV WEEK Logie Awards.

TV presenter Leila McKinnon, The Bachelor Australia’s Matty J, Actress Jenni Baird and more gathered alongside a giant sand sculpture of a logie to help launch the voting for the awards, which will be held at the Star Gold Coast on July 1.


TV WEEK editor Thomas Woodgate urged the public to get online and start voting.

“There are some great categories again this year, including the Most Popular Actor, Most Popular Actress and of course the Gold Logie,” he told myGC

“Last year, we saw an impressive number of votes lodged and I expect us to break all records again this year.

“I urge everyone to get voting to make sure their favourite star and show makes the shortlist.”

Mr Woodgate said they are thrilled to be hosting the Logies on the Gold Coast.

“We are celebrating 60 years this year, and we are working extremely hard to make sure this is the biggest and best logies we’ve ever seen,” he told myGC.

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A Place To Call Home star Jenni Baird told myGC she was excited to be on the Coast to help launch the popular voting.

“It’s been a bit of whirlwind. I flew up early this morning, and I fly home this afternoon, but I am so excited to be here.

“I’ve been going to the logies on and off since 2001, so it will be really novel to be somewhere different come July 1.”

Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said the TV WEEK Logies would cap off an exciting few months on the Gold Coast, headlined by the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

“In a matter of months the Gold Coast will go from gold medals to Gold Logies,” she said.

“Hosting the TV WEEK Logies on the Gold Coast is a real coup for Queensland and I know we’ll put on a show unlike any seen before in the event’s 60-year history.”

Voting for the TV WEEK Logies is open now and will close on Sunday, April 1. For more information, and to vote, visit: nowtolove.com.au