Golden Globes Set for Jan. 13, 2013

By holding the Golden Globes before Oscar nominations are announced, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association avoids a potential conflict with new Oscar campaign rules

Next year's Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday, Jan. 13, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Tuesday.

The Globes will take place slightly earlier than usual, two days before Oscar nominations are announced. The decision to hold the ceremony before Oscar nominations solves what could have been a significant problem caused by the Academy's earliest-ever date — and by new Oscar campaign rules that might have prevented film studios from throwing Globes parties.

Golden Globes weekend is typically one of the biggest party weekends on the awards circuit, but new AMPAS regulations severely restrict parties that take place post-nomination — including, for the first time, parties connected to another awards show.

The Jan. 13 date puts the Globes two weekends before the Producers Guild and Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three before the Directors Guild.

Typically, the Critics Choice Movie Awards take place a few days before the Globes; the Broadcast Film Critics Association has yet to announce the timing for that show.

Golden Globe nominations will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 13.

Although the companies are currently embroiled in a lawsuit, the Globes telecast will be presented by the HFPA and Dick Clark Productions and will air on NBC.

Key dates on the Golden Globes calendar:

Oct. 26: Final date for television press conferences
Nov. 1: Cecil B. DeMille Award announcement
Nov. 2: Entry form submission deadline
Nov. 29: Nomination ballots mailed
Dec. 5: Screening deadline for motion pictures
Dec. 6: Final date for motion picture press conferences
Dec. 10: Nomination ballot deadline
Dec. 13: Nominations announced
Dec. 24: Final ballots mailed
Jan. 9: Final ballot deadline
Jan. 13: Golden Globe Awards