Golden Globes Doesn’t Blink At New Oscars 2020 Date & Announces Jan 5 Telecast

The Playlist | 3/15/2019 | Gregory Ellwood
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The HFPA and NBC have determined the airdate for the 77th Golden Globes and they haven’t been scared off by an earlier Oscars telecast date. The 2020 Globes will take place on Sunday, Jan. 5. That will make it the fourth telecast in a row to take place on the first Sunday after New Year’s Day.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced in August that the 2020 Oscars will take place on Feb. 9, two weeks earlier than the most recent “traditional” timeframe of the third Sunday in February. This has caused all sorts of disruption in the awards season and film festival calendar. The Grammy Awards, which traditionally aired the second Sunday of February, were forced to push their air date to Jan. 26, 2020. That’s currently the same date as the 2020 SAG Awards (which makes zero sense for TNT and TBS who air the SAGs). The Santa Barbara Film Festival, an event that has made its name on awards season panels, has historically been held during the first week of February. The 2020 edition will be an extremely early Jan 15-Jan 25. That overlaps with the 2020 Sundance Film Festival which has already been set for Jan. 23-Feb. 2 before the Oscars announcement. The Berlin Film Festival made a smart decision moving from it’s usual early February frame to...
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