CBS to Air the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 7th, 2024
In a groundbreaking announcement, CBS revealed they will broadcast the 81st Golden Globe Awards live on Sunday, January 7th, 2024. The prestigious ceremony will air at 5 p.m. Pacific Time (8 p.m. Eastern Time), followed by two NFL football matches. This marks the first time in over 40 years that the Golden Globes will be televised on CBS, instead of its long-time home on NBC.
CBS President’s Excitement
George Cheeks, the president and chief executive officer of CBS, expressed his excitement about broadcasting the show. He stated, “Live entertainment and sports have been, and will always be, a hallmark of CBS, and the Globes add an exciting new dimension to our first-quarter schedule this year.”
Nominations Announced with a Change in Tradition
The highly anticipated nominations for the 81st Golden Globe Awards were revealed on Monday, December 11th, streamed live on CBSNews.com and “CBS Mornings.” This year, viewers witnessed a change in the nomination process, with the number of contenders in each category increased from five to six.
Shifting Hosts and Addressing Past Controversies
Following the backlash faced in 2022 due to the lack of diversity within the organization committee, the Golden Globes underwent a significant overhaul. This included a change in ownership and leadership, leading to the current partnership with CBS. These changes aim to address the concerns raised and pave the way for a more inclusive and transparent future.
Barbie and Oppenheimer Dominate the Nominations
With a remarkable nine nominations, “Barbie” leads the pack for the 81st Golden Globes, followed closely by “Oppenheimer” with eight nominations. Both films boast an impressive list of nominees, including Ryan Gosling, Greta Gerwig, Margot Robbie, and Christopher Nolan.
New Categories Introduced for the 81st Golden Globes
Adding to the excitement, the 81st Golden Globes will introduce two new categories: “Cinematic and Box Office Achievement,” recognizing blockbuster films, and “Best Stand-Up Comedian on TV.” The nominations for these new categories were announced by Cedric “The Entertainer” and Wilmer Valderrama, amidst reports that the show is still seeking a host.
A New Era for the Golden Globes
With its new ownership, broadcasting home, and focus on inclusivity, the 81st Golden Globe Awards mark a significant shift in the ceremony’s history. As the event unfolds on January 7th, 2024, viewers can expect a fresh and exciting experience, reflecting the evolving landscape of the entertainment industry.
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