The 2021 Golden Globes has become the latest awards ceremony to postpone its 2021 ceremony to a later date due to coronavirus concerns.
The ceremony, set to be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, usually airs in early January, but has now been pushed back after a number of other awards shows, including the Oscars, have changed their dates.
The Golden Globes will now take place on February 28, the original date set for the Oscars. Following the Academy’s decision to delay next year’s Oscars by two months, from February 28 to April 25 2021, a number of awards ceremonies have moved their dates in tandem, including BAFTA, who have moved their ceremony from February 14 to April 11, 2021.
It had already been announced that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, films “released first on a television format (e.g. subscription streaming service, subscription cable channel, broadcast television, etc.)” will still be eligible for Golden Globes nomination, with the “alternate screening procedure” labelled “temporary”.
The Oscars also recently announced a new set of rules for inclusion in their awards, in order to promote greater diversity and to “level the playing field”.
As of 2021, the Oscars will feature 10 nominations for Best Picture, to “ensure that all voices are heard and celebrated,” and creating a more diverse list of nominees.
Other changes include quarterly viewing sessions being held by Academy members, to avoid a rush of films for ‘Oscars season’, and trying to include more, and more diverse, films than in the past.