The Golden Globes is the latest award show to be impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The film industry awards, which usually take place at the beginning of January, will now be postponed to 28 February, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has confirmed.
The Golden Globes is following in the footsteps of a number of other major award shows, including the Oscars and the BAFTAs, which have both been postponed by two months, allowing more time for films to be released and considered for award inclusion.
The Golden Globes typically kicks off award season as the first major event on the calendar – and usually draws in a large number of A-list names from the film and television industries. Although it is being delayed, the event will still take place at The Beverly Hills Hilton and will be broadcast on NBC as usual.
"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 organisation said.
This announcement comes after both the Oscars and the BAFTAs confirmed their decision to delay. The BAFTAs will now take place on the 11 April, while the Oscars will follow it a few weeks later on the 25 April.
2020 is the first year that the award season schedule has seen so much upheaval. However it is not the first time that the Oscars has been postponed. The has actually happened on three occasions – the first was due to Los Angeles flooding in 1938; the second after the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King Jr in 1968; and thirdly following the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in 1981.
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