The Golden Globes 2024 is set to mark its 81st edition, celebrating excellence in the world of films and American television from the year 2023. As one of the most anticipated award ceremonies, it distinguishes itself by honoring outstanding achievements in both film and television, with a unique focus on various genres such as musicals, comedies, and tragedies. This year’s ceremony, produced by Dick Clark Productions, Ricky Kirshner, and Glenn Weiss, is scheduled to take place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on January 7, 2024.
Here are five key things you should know about the upcoming Golden Globes 2024:
1) A Fresh Start After Controversies: Golden Globes 2024
The 81st Golden Globe Awards, airing on CBS, marks the first significant show of the awards season. The ceremony has undergone behind-the-scenes turmoil, stemming from a revelation in the Los Angeles Times that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), responsible for casting votes, had no Black members. This led to a boycott, and NBC decided not to broadcast the Globes in 2022.
After addressing ethical concerns, adding journalists of color, and other improvements, the show returned to NBC in January 2023 for a one-year trial period. However, NBC opted not to renew, and now CBS will air the Golden Globes in 2024.
2) Comedian Jo Koy as Host
Comedian Jo Koy, known for his infectious energy and relatable humor, will be hosting the Golden Globes for the first time. With multiple Netflix specials and a starring role in the comedy film Easter Sunday, Koy brings a fresh and entertaining perspective to the event.
3) Major Nominees
Barbie leads the nominations this year, closely followed by Oppenheimer. In the Best Motion Picture Drama category, films like Killers of the Flower Moon, Maestro, Past Lives, Anatomy of a Fall, and The Zone of Interest are in contention. The Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy category features fierce competition between Barbie, Air, American Fiction, The Holdovers, May December, and Poor Things. On the television front, Succession is the most nominated show, followed by Hulu’s popular series, The Bear.
4) Changes in Voters
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which disbanded in June 2023, had traditionally been responsible for voting. However, a membership board of directors has taken over, accrediting journalists as anonymous voting members. This move aimed to bring more diversity to the group, with over 300 individuals worldwide participating in the nominations and voting process.
5) Where to Watch
The Golden Globes 2024 will be streamed live from The Beverly Hilton Hotel, starting at 8 p.m. Eastern time. For American viewers, CBS will stream the event on Paramount+ and its app. Live viewing is exclusively available to Paramount+ customers who have purchased the Showtime add-on. Alternatively, the ceremony will be accessible on the streaming service from Monday onwards.
Stay tuned for the Golden Globes 2024, airing on January 7, 2024, for an unforgettable celebration of cinematic and television excellence.