Coronavirus Outbreak: Golden Globes to now be held on 28 February, 2021 after Oscars pushed ahead

After the Academy announced a shift due to the coronavirus, the Golden Globes jumped on the February date the Oscars had previously held

FP Staff June 23, 2020 09:58:27 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: Golden Globes to now be held on 28 February, 2021 after Oscars pushed ahead

The Golden Globes is refusing to let the pandemic get in the way of its party.

The ceremony will be held on 28 February, 2021, in Beverly Hills with previously announced hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Monday.

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The date, as with that of other awards, had been delayed due to the coronavirus disruption. But with the Academy Awards having staked out 25 April last week, the Globes jumped on the February date the Oscars had previously held.

Coronavirus Outbreak Golden Globes to now be held on 28 February 2021 after Oscars pushed ahead

The Golden Globes.

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.

Organisers 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.

Other award shows, including Britain’s BAFTA event, have also shifted their dates for 2021 to fall closer to the Oscars.

Hollywood movies and TV shows were given the green light two weeks ago to resume production in the Los Angeles area with detailed guidelines on social distancing and frequent testing.

The three main movie theater chains have said they plan to reopen in the United States from 10 July with strict social distancing rules and with movie-goers required to wear masks.

(With inputs from agencies)

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