This year there is no “Race for Gold” portion due to run in the lead up to the big night. So once you have voted, that’s it. This is to try and limit those pesky Facebook campaigns.
TV Week has also added some FAQs in steps towards more transparency, including….
“Who comes up with the list of programs and people to vote on?”
All TV networks – that’s free-to-air, pay and community channels – are invited to submit programs and personalities. TV WEEK reviews the submissions, and then Roy Morgan, Australia’s longest-established public opinion survey company, creates the voting survey. It’s a very comprehensive list, so chances are, you’ll find the person or the program you want on it.
“How do some people know the winners before the telecast has aired?”
The telecast is always slightly delayed – to allow it to be edited into a tighter, better show – which means that the guests at the event know the winners before people watching at home, but they are asked not to spoil the surprise. As well, in the past, some journalists were given an embargoed list of winners before they were announced, to help them meet their deadlines.
“What’s in the VIP Gift Bag?”
The contents of the gift bag change each year, but it typically includes upmarket products such as perfume and jewellery, and is usually valued at over $1000. It is only given to nominees, presenters and international guests.
Voting closes February 10, 2013 and the Logies are held on Sunday April 7th the first day after the end of Easter non-ratings.