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The Anticipated Golden Globe Nominations: Key Details You Should Know

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Golden Globe Nominations

The Golden Globes, after enduring scandal and tumultuous times, are poised for a resurgence.

Transformed into a for-profit entity, the organization now boasts a more expansive and diverse electorate. This Monday, they will unveil the contenders for their January awards ceremony.

VIEWING THE GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS

The nomination announcements will be made by Cedric the Entertainer and Wilmer Valderrama. The event begins at 8 a.m. Eastern on the website www.CBSNews.com/GoldenGlobes. Following this, at 8:30 a.m., another 10 categories will be revealed on the program “CBS Mornings.”

This year’s nominations will span various categories, including films, television shows, and actors, divided into comedy/musical and drama sections. Notably, the 2024 ceremony introduces two new award categories: one for cinematic and box office achievement, and another for the best stand-up comedian on television.

Experts are predicting that films such as “Barbie,” “Oppenheimer,” “Killers of the Flower Moon,” “Maestro,” “Poor Things,” and “The Color Purple” will likely be prominent in the nominations.

WHAT HAS CHANGED AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES?

Marking its 81st event, the Golden Globe Awards will be the inaugural major awards show of the season, now broadcast on CBS. Despite appearing familiar to viewers, the organization has experienced significant internal changes, particularly following a critical 2021 Los Angeles Times report. This investigation highlighted the absence of Black members in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the body responsible for the awards’ voting.

In response to this revelation, celebrities and production companies boycotted the Globes, and NBC declined to broadcast the 2022 ceremony. However, after the HFPA incorporated journalists of diverse backgrounds and made other ethical reforms, the awards returned in January 2023 under a one-year probationary contract with NBC, which was not renewed thereafter.

In June, billionaire Todd Boehly received approval to transform the HFPA into a for-profit organization. His company, Eldridge Industries, acquired the Golden Globes, along with dick clark productions, a subsidiary of Penske Media, which owns Variety, Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter, Rolling Stone, and Billboard. CBS announced in mid-November that it would broadcast the ceremony on January 7, also available on Paramount+.

THE GOLDEN GLOBES’ REPUTATION

Historically, the Golden Globe Awards were a major fixture in awards season, second only to the Oscars.

They were known for their categories in film and television — including best picture and best director, with an emphasis on high-profile actors — thus avoiding lengthy speeches by lesser-known industry figures.

However, the HFPA, comprising around 87 members, had considerable influence and often received extravagant gifts and trips from studios seeking favorable outcomes in the awards. On occasion, the HFPA was criticized for nominating big-star films with poor reviews, the most notorious example being “The Tourist,” starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. In recent years, their selections have more frequently aligned with the Oscars.

Prior to the exposé and ensuing crisis, the industry largely overlooked the HFPA’s voting process. The Golden Globes were an integral part of Hollywood’s awards ecosystem, a launchpad for Oscar contenders, and a consistent draw for viewers. In 2019, nearly 19 million viewers tuned in, though the 2023 NBC broadcast saw a record low of 6.3 million viewers.

WHO DECIDES THE GLOBE WINNERS?

The awards are now determined by a more diverse group of over 300 global members, reflecting a significant change in the composition of the voting body.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Golden Globe Nominations

When will the Golden Globe nominations be announced?

The Golden Globe nominations will be announced on a Monday, with the initial announcement starting at 8 a.m. Eastern on www.CBSNews.com/GoldenGlobes, followed by an additional 10 categories revealed at 8:30 a.m. on “CBS Mornings.”

Who are announcing the Golden Globe nominations?

Cedric the Entertainer and Wilmer Valderrama will be announcing the nominees for the Golden Globe awards.

What are the new categories introduced in the 2024 Golden Globe Awards?

The 2024 Golden Globe Awards will introduce two new categories: one for cinematic and box office achievement, and another for the best stand-up comedian on television.

What major changes have occurred within the Golden Globe organization?

The Golden Globe organization has undergone significant changes, transforming into a for-profit entity with a more diverse electorate. It was acquired by billionaire Todd Boehly’s Eldridge Industries, and the voting body has been expanded to include over 300 members from around the world.

What is the new broadcasting platform for the Golden Globe Awards?

The Golden Globe Awards will be broadcast on CBS and will also be available for streaming on Paramount+. This comes after a one-year probationary agreement with NBC, which was not renewed.

What is the significance of the Golden Globe Awards in the awards season?

The Golden Globe Awards are traditionally one of the most high-profile events in the awards season, second only to the Oscars. They are known for their emphasis on major film and television categories and have been a crucial part of Hollywood’s awards ecosystem.

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4 comments

Jessie T December 11, 2023 - 7:23 pm

wow, golden globes really changing things up huh? like its about time they added some diversity to that voting panel, and now its for-profit? big moves…

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CinemaLover December 11, 2023 - 8:22 pm

Cedric the Entertainer and Wilmer Valderrama announcing, thats pretty cool. But seriously, best stand-up comedian category? seems a bit off track for golden globes…

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GoldenAgeFan December 11, 2023 - 8:42 pm

I still remember when the Globes were the big deal in Hollywood, seems like they’re trying to get back there but idk, after all that scandal, can they really bounce back? also, 6.3 million viewers last time, ouch.

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MarkusRulz91 December 12, 2023 - 7:11 am

so they’re finally announcing the noms, can’t wait to see if ‘Barbie’ makes the cut, lol. bet it’s gonna be a weird mix this year

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