- After the Oscars delayed their ceremony, the Golden Globes have delayed their ceremony to February 28.
After the Oscars moved their awards ceremony date by almost two months, the Golden Globes has been delayed to take over the Oscars’ original date of February 28.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the film industry to shuffle forcing studios to move releases, and organizations to make changes to the eligibility rules. The Academy announced it would extend its eligibility window and will allow films that didn’t premiere in theaters to be eligible but that wasn’t enough.
Movie theaters are having a slow time reopening and audiences may not be rushing back to theaters. While some awards show including the Daytime Emmy’s plan to broadcast virtually, the Oscars and the Golden Globes are some of the industry’s biggest and going virtually is not an option. Once the Oscars moved, it will cause others to follow suit. The SAG Awards have not announced if it will delay as of yet.
The ceremony will be held Feb. 28, 2021, in Beverly Hills with previously announced hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Monday.
The Golden Globes, set in a hotel ballroom that’s arranged more like an oversized dinner party with drinks than a formal ceremony, positions itself as the freewheeling start to awards season. Exactly which movies and TV shows will be eligible for honors remains to be seen, given the virus-caused delay in production and movie theater screenings that’s only now easing.
Organizers said they will provide guidance on eligibility, the voting period, and the timing of the nominations announcement but didn’t specify when. The ceremony will air on NBC.