Following last month’s announcement by the academy that the Oscars will take place next March 2, the other kudos have been securing their places in the awards calendar.
On Thursday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. confirmed that nominations for the 71st annual Golden Globes will be unveiled on Dec. 12 and winners will be revealed one month later on Jan. 12.
Nominations will open on Nov. 27 and balloting will end on Dec. 9. Compare that to the Oscars timetable — those nominations open on Dec. 27, end on Jan. 8 (i.e., four days before the Globes ceremony) and will be revealed on Jan. 16. Final voting for the Oscars will take place from Feb. 14 to Feb. 25.
In making the announcement, the HFPA touted the stellar ratings for this year’s show on Jan. 13 which was hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (who enjoy a big lead in our poll as to who should host the next Oscars).
The kudocast honoring both film and TV averaged a 6.4 rating, 15 share in adults 18-49 and 19.7 million viewers overall, for a year-to-year jump of 28% in 18-49 rating (to a 6.4 from a 5.0) and 17% in total viewers (19.7 million vs. 16.9 million). That marked its biggest audience in six years.