With the Oscars going later next year and the guilds setting their dates early, the HFPA was all but locked in to Sunday, Jan. 12
The 71st Golden Globes will be held on Sunday, Jan. 12, next year, it was announced Thursday.
The date means the Globes will be held nearly two months prior to the Academy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, March 2. The Academy shifted the Oscars later to get out of the way of the Winter Olympics. The date also means the Globes winners will be announced four days before the Oscar nominations.
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The Golden Globes will air live beginning at 5 p.m. PT, 8 p.m. ET from the Beverly Hilton Hotel, according to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, producer Dick Clark Productions and NBC, which will broadcast.
The deadline for submission of movies and TV shows seeking nominations is Nov. 1. The nominations will be announced Dec. 12.
With the setting of the Globes date, next year's award show calendar is nearly complete.
The Screen Actors Guild will hold its ceremony on Jan. 18, the Producers Guild on Jan. 19 and the Directors Guild on Jan. 25. With the Writers Guild Awards on Feb. 1, a full month will elapse between the last of the major guild shows and the Oscars on March 2.
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The Globes and NBC are coming off a big ratings win this year, when the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler-hosted ceremony posted double-digit growth over the previous year's show..
The three-hour 2012 ceremony averaged 19.7 million viewers and a 6.4 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, up 17 percent and 28 percent, respectively, from 2011. It was the highest-rated and most-watched telecast since the 2007 ceremony, which drew 20 million viewers and a 6.5.