The Golden Globes made a series of major announcements on Thursday (Aug. 31). They announced all the key dates for the 2024 Golden Globe Awards; named eight of the nine members of their newly-formed membership board of directors; and committed to revealing the full list of the new voting body and distribution partner by Oct. 2.
Nominations are set to be announced on Monday, Dec. 11. The awards will take place on Sunday, January 7, 2024. No host has been announced. Comedian Jerrod Carmichael hosted the 2023 show, which was held at the Globes’ usual venue, The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., and carried on NBC.
The membership board of directors is responsible for selecting, ratifying and accrediting journalists as voting members for the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards. Five of the nine members are appointed independent entertainment or media professionals. The four others are elected from within the Golden Globe Association membership. The board is helmed by long-time Golden Globes president Helen Hoehne.
“We are proud of how the Golden Globes has evolved over the past two years and where the organization is headed,” Hoehne said in a statement. “With its unique international footprint and global perspective on the entertainment world, this esteemed and trusted board truly sets the Golden Globes apart as an organization intent on recognizing achievements in film and television with superior credibility and integrity.”
Tim Gray, former awards editor and senior vice president for Variety, joins the board and the Golden Globes organization as executive vice president, effective immediately.
“I spent 42 years of my life at Variety, so it would take a special job opportunity to get me to leave. This is definitely it,” said Gray. “Major changes are already underway at the Golden Globes and I think people in Hollywood, and around the world, will be pleased when they see integrity restored while the sense of fun remains. I’m impressed with each person on the board – their experience, reputation, and their high standards.”
Dick Clark Productions (DCP) and its partners will plan, host and produce the annual Golden Globe Awards, which are one of the few awards ceremonies to include achievements in both motion pictures and television. The awards date to 1944.
DCP and Eldridge acquired all the Golden Globes’ assets, rights, and properties from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) on June 12. The transaction resulted in the wind-down of the HFPA and its membership. The proceeds from the transaction, plus the existing resources of the HFPA, transitioned into a newly formed Golden Globe Foundation which continues the legacy of the HFPA’s history of entertainment-related charitable giving.
Over the last three decades, the licensing fees from the Golden Globe Awards have enabled donations of more than $55 million to entertainment-related charities including scholarship programs, film restoration projects and humanitarian efforts. This funding has also supported diverse programs in partnership with advocacy groups aimed at promoting greater access in Hollywood for underserved communities.
This year, Ernst & Young LLP marks its 51st consecutive year overseeing the voting, balloting and tabulation process for the Golden Globes.
81st Annual Golden Globe Awards timetable
Monday, Oct. 2: Submission website opens for 2024 Golden Globe motion picture and television entries
Monday, Nov. 6: Deadline for submission of Golden Globe motion picture and television entry forms
Monday, Nov. 20: Deadline for television nomination ballots to be sent to all voters
Monday, Nov. 27: Deadline for receipt of television nomination ballots by Ernst & Young at 5:00 p.m. PT
Tuesday, Nov. 28: Deadline for motion picture nomination ballots to be sent to all voters
Tuesday, Dec. 5: Final screening date for motion pictures; Final date for Golden Globes voters to attend non-exclusive, all-access motion picture press conferences
Wednesday, Dec. 6: Deadline for the receipt of motion picture nomination ballots by Ernst & Young at 5:00 p.m. PT
Monday, Dec. 11: Announcement of nominations for the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards AT 5:00 a.m. PT
Friday, Dec. 15: Final ballots sent to all voters
Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024: Deadline for the receipt of final ballots by Ernst & Young at 5:00 p.m. PT
Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024: Presentation of the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards at 5 p.m. PT
Complete List of Board Members
Here’s some background on the board members, provided by the Golden Globes, and lightly edited for length. The Globes did not provide a bio on the long-serving Hoehne. The Globes will name the ninth member in the coming weeks.
Tim Gray, former awards editor and senior vice president for Variety, has been named executive vice president of the Golden Globes, with oversight of the membership board of directors. In 2021, he was named Print Journalist of the Year by the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards. In his 40-plus years at Variety, he held a number of positions including editor in chief and wrote extensively about awards. He has overseen special reports on important issues such as Hollywood and violence, marriage equality, and criminal justice reform. He also is the author of Variety: An Illustrated History of the World and 75 Years of the Golden Globe Awards.
Judy Lung, vice president, public relations & communications, Toronto International Film Festival, has spent more than 20 years creating PR, marketing, and social media campaigns for leading entertainment companies including TIFF, Cineplex, Corus Entertainment, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, and eOne. Known for fostering strategic partnerships, and with a commitment to building a more inclusive and equitable screen sector, Lung is a frequent speaker and moderator at industry events. Most recently, she was a member of the board of directors of BIPOC TV & FILM, an organization committed to increasing representation of Black, Indigenous, and people of color in front of and behind the camera.
Neil Phillips is an entrepreneur and an inspirational speaker on topics of diversity, education, and culture, Phillips is a Harvard University graduate and former professional basketball player whose early career was spent in youth sports and character development at One On One Basketball and Positive Coaching Alliance. Phillips later spent 10 years serving in administrative leadership roles at his alma mater, Landon School. Motivated to do more to address the national crisis of boys of color, Phillips co-founded Visible Men Academy (VMA). Currently, Phillips is working on a documentary film with The Nantucket Project, focusing on race and human value.
Javier Porta Fouz is the artistic director of BAFICI (Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema) and a critic professor at the University of Cinema. He is also content curator for the VOD platform Qubit.tv and a film columnist and critic with La Nación newspaper and Hipercrítico. He spent 15 years as a writer and editor at El Amante-Cine magazine, and has collaborated with publications such as Clarín, Rolling Stone and Le Monde Diplomatique. He wrote the book Estudio Crítico Sobre El Aura, published the book Buenos Aires Sin Mapa in 2022, and is working on his first novel.
Gerardo Prat is an Argentine-American journalist and author, specializing in broadcasting as a reporter and producer. A member of the Golden Globes for two years, Prat reports from Hollywood for Hispanic media outlets worldwide. Prat began his career as a radio news announcer and journalist in Argentina at the age of 17. As a media entrepreneur, he founded two news companies in Hollywood (Media2air/News2air and SucoPress, Inc). He established production, administration, and strategic alliances to create and distribute news content worldwide. Gerardo was an invited fellow of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and in that capacity, has delivered lectures throughout Latin America related to the media.
Elisabeth Sereda is a print, radio and TV journalist in news and entertainment with an emphasis in music and film. A Golden Globes member since 1994, her reporting has appeared in German Cosmopolitan, ORF, and in Austrian radio and national public service broadcaster Ö3. Sereda writes for the Austrian daily Kurier, the magazine OOOM, and reports for various Austrian TV broadcasters. She is the author of two non-fiction books, Starporträt and Hollywood Backstage, and has been nominated for the International Media Award by the Publicists Guild numerous times. Her first English-language novel Casket Girls is slated to be released at the end of 2023.
Barbaros Tapan has been a member of the Golden Globes since 2016 and is the founder and president of the Hollywood Turkish Film and Drama Days. Tapan’s sports and entertainment reporting has appeared in a variety of media outlets. Tapan became the U.S. representative of Turkey’s biggest media company, the Demiroren Media Group, in 2000. He currently writes for Demiroren Media’s daily newspaper Hurriyet, produces TV shows for BeIN Media-Turkey, and serves as the U.S. editor of the Turkish Airlines magazine Skylife. Tapan was honored every year from 2018-20 by the Entertainment Journalists Association of Turkey.
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