Change is coming to the Logie’s with the awards to be further separated into two distinct categories – viewer voted Best Awards, and industry voted Most Outstanding Awards.
In 2016, a new viewer voted award for Best News Panel Or A Current Affairs Program will be introduced, while the award for Best Factual will return. Two new industry voted awards, include Most Outstanding Supporting Actor and Most Outstanding Supporting Actress will also be introduced.
With the introduction of SVOD companies such as Netflix, Stan and Presto, 2016 will see the 58th Logie Awards include original Australian program submissions from subscription streaming services.
“We are excited to announce some new awards to the 58th TV WEEK Logie Awards, as we continue to evolve the awards, to give fans the chance to vote on the best shows and biggest stars on TV,” TV WEEK Publisher Jayne Ferguson says.
“The introduction of new industry voted awards for acting highlights our commitment to supporting outstanding Australian talent. We are looking forward to another fabulous celebration of everything that makes Australian television special and unique.”
The 58th TV WEEK Logie Awards 2016 will take place on Sunday 8 May 2016 at Crown Entertainment Complex’s Palladium Room in Melbourne, with the telecast on the Nine Network.