The 2021 Golden Globes will take place on Feb. 28 — about eight weeks before the 93rd Academy Awards.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association made the announcement Monday morning. Just a week earlier, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that the 93rd Academy Awards telecast has been postponed by two months to April 25, 2021. Variety was the first to report in mid-May that the Academy was considering delaying the big night in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
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“To accommodate both domestic and international film and television productions, the HFPA will provide further guidance around eligibility, voting period and revised nominations announcement timing in the coming weeks,” the organization said.
The new date of Feb. 28 for the Globes was the original date for the 2021 Oscars, which was set in 2017. The new date means that the results of the Globes could influence Oscar nominations voting, as the process doesn’t begin until a week later on March 5.
The Golden Globes have usually been held on the first Sunday of the calendar year as a kickoff to the Hollywood awards season. This year’s edition was held on Jan. 5 with the HFPA announcing six days later that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler would host the 2021 ceremonies.
The HFPA did not detail the format of the Globes, but said the ceremony will air live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
The awards are voted on by a group of about 85 journalists who cover Hollywood for international outlets. In comparison, about 8,500 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences can vote for the Oscars.
In another awards season shift last week, BAFTA moved the date of its 2021 Film Awards following the Academy announcement to April 11 — two weeks before the Oscars.
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