Golden Globes Set 2020 Date for Earliest Ceremony Ever

With the Oscars already set for its earliest-ever show on Feb. 9, the Globes are well positioned in an increasingly constricted awards season

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced that the 2020 Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday, Jan. 5, the earliest date that the Globes have ever been held.

As usual, the ceremony will be broadcast live on NBC and will be produced by Dick Clark Productions.

While the Globes show has been steadily moving earlier in the year for decades, the early date will be particularly important in 2020 as the Academy Awards shifts to Feb. 9, which will be the earliest Oscars show ever by almost two weeks.

The Oscars’ move will force many other awards shows to shift their usual timing – but the Globes have been held on the first Sunday in January for the last two years, a spot ideally positioned for the newly accelerated and constricted awards calendar.

The first two Golden Globes ceremonies were held in late January in 1944 and 1945, but the show moved to March in 1946 and was held in either February or March until 1973. At that point it moved into January to stay, steadily moving earlier in the month as the Oscars moved from March and April into February.