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2004 Golden Globes to air Jan. 25
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Golden Globe Awards, often considered a crystal ball for the Oscars, will air a week later than usual next year.
The 61st annual awards will be presented Jan. 25, the last weekend of the month, rather than on the traditional third weekend, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Tuesday.
Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Dagmar Dunlevy said neither the change in date for the Oscars — which moved up from March to late February — nor televised conference championship games to determine who plays in the Super Bowl was a consideration.
The awards usually wind up being held around Jan. 21 anyway, she said.
“Nothing’s really changed,” she said. “The philosophy was: ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”‘
The new date comes just two days before Oscar nominations are announced Jan. 27. The Academy Awards show is set for Feb. 29.
A move had been expected because the date to return Oscar nomination ballots was changed to Jan. 17. If the Golden Globes had kept its traditional schedule, the awards would have been handed out Jan. 18, a day after the Oscar ballot deadline.
Organizations that have adjusted their 2004 dates for awards shows to early February include the Screen Actors Guild, the Directors Guild of America and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
The Golden Globes are selected by the nearly 90 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who have a record of choosing Oscar winners. But their awards have received increasing attention mainly because of timing and television.
The live broadcast traditionally has exposed winners to a national audience before the Oscar balloting deadline. That has led to a view that the Golden Globes were at least the harbingers of the Oscar, if not directly influencing academy voters.
“I always think it’s very flattering to say that we have any influence on an awards show,” Dunlevy said.