The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced that the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards will take place February 28, 2021, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poerhler.
The ceremony, which usually takes place every January, has been postponed due to the impact of the global pandemic. It’s unclear whether the awards will happen virtually or in-person, but the eligibility period for English-language and foreign-language motion pictures has been extended to include motion pictures released through February 28, 2021. Television programs will continue to be subject to the December 31, 2020 awards eligibility year-end date, with television programs first released in 2021 being eligible for the 2022 Golden Globes. The deadline to submit both film and television entries for Golden Globe award consideration is November 30, 2020. Nominations will be unveiled on February 3, 2021.
Since most movies released so far this year weren’t able to open in theaters, the Globes will allow streaming movies — provided they were intended for a theatrical release to be eligible of consideration.
November 30, 2020: Deadline for submission of Golden Globe Motion Picture and Television entry forms.
December 30: Deadline for Television nomination ballots to be mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young.
January 12, 2021: Deadline for receipt of Television nomination ballots by Ernst & Young, at 5 p.m.
January 13: Deadline for Motion Picture nomination ballots to be mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young.
January 26: Final screening date for Motion Pictures.
January 27: Final date for Motion Picture press conferences.
January 30: Deadline for receipt of Motion Picture nomination ballots by Ernst & Young, at noon.
February 3: Announcement of nominations for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards, at 5 a.m. PT.
February 10: Final ballots mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young.
February 23: Deadline for receipt of final ballots by Ernst & Young, at 5 p.m.
February 28: Presentation of the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards.