Following announcements that the Academy Awards and others were pushing back their ceremonies last week, the Golden Globes have now done the same. The awards will now take place on February 28th, 2021. The Globes usually take place on the first Sunday of January and instead will jump back weeks. This also means that the awards will be handed out a full eight weeks before the Oscars, meaning the Golden Globes could have a real impact this year on voting for Hollywood's biggest night. The show details were not announced; however, it was already revealed that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler would host the show. The Globes usual home of Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills will still host and that it will air live on NBC. Variety had news of the change.
Golden Globes May Have More Influence Than Ever
"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." While most have no love for the Hollywood Foreign Press, it will be interesting to see how this later date may affect Oscar voters. The Golden Globes will be a full week before voters start to get their ballots now on March 5th.
The party nature of the Globes will make this an interesting watch if they are not permitting stars to attend. Without the stars, one could argue that this would be the show that would suffer most. Half the reason the HFPA holds this show in the first place is to rub elbows with the stars. Very interesting if they can't have them there. Look for more emphasis in Oscar campaigns on the Globes this year, maybe more so than any other year.