Mid-April is turning out to be a great month for all the award show junkies out there. Earlier this week we had Oscar news, with the re-hiring of producers Craig Zedan and Neil Meron and today (April 18) the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced the date for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that next year’s ceremony will take place on Sunday, January 12, 2014 and nominations will be announced Thursday, December 12, 2013. These dates fall in line with Globe ceremonies of years past, despite the fact that several other major events and awards shows have been forced to re-think their programming dates due to the 2014 Winter Olympics. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization in charge of the Oscars, had no choice but to push back their ceremony a couple weeks in order to avoid conflict with Olympics coverage. The 2014 Oscars will be held on March 2, 2014, versus the Feb. 24 date this past year. In contrast the Screen Actors Guild had to move up their SAG awards ceremony to Jan. 18.; historically the SAG awards take place on the last Sunday in January.
No word yet on whether last year’s dynamic hosting duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return to the post next year, but due to the fact that last year’s show brought in the highest ratings since the 2007 telecast, we’re betting that the HFPA would like to see a repeat performance from Fey and Poehler. Depending on what movie she may or may not be working on, Fey’s schedule should be more flexible since her show “30 Rock” is in its final season, but Poehler may have to work around her “Parks and Recreation” filming schedule if NBC renews it and orders a sixth season.