Golden Globes 2023: Telecast Back on NBC–80th Anniversary, January 10, 2023

September 20, 2022–The Golden Globe Awards are officially returning to NBC for the 80th awards ceremony.

This seems “part of a one-year agreement, which allows the HFPA and DCP to explore new opportunities for domestic and global distribution across variety of platforms in the future.”

The NBC’s association with the Globes may end after the 2023 ceremony, the result of renegotiation of 2018 deal whereby NBC was contracted to pay the HFPA and dcp $60 million per year to broadcast the ceremony through 2026.

The Globes have historically taken place on a Sunday, but the first Sunday in January 2023 is New Year’s Day; the second is January 8, which is the last day of the NFL’s regular season, which poses a conflict with NBC Sunday Night Football.

“We recognize the HFPA’s commitment to ongoing change and look forward to welcoming back the Golden Globes to NBC for its landmark 80th anniversary in January 2023,” Frances Berwick, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming’s chair of entertainment networks, said.

“We are thrilled to announce the return of the Golden Globe Awards on NBC and to hosting the ‘Party of the Year’ for audiences around the world who have been waiting for its return,” added HFPA president Helen Hoehne. “It’s great to be back at the Beverly Hilton for the must-see celebration recognizing the best in film and television. The HFPA remains committed to important changes and supporting programs which prioritize diversity, inclusion, and transparency. See you on January 10!”

Timetable for the 80th Globes:

Monday, November 7, 2022: Deadline for Motion Picture and TV Submissions

Monday, December 12, 2022: Nominations Announced

Tuesday, January 10, 2023: Live Broadcast of the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards

The HFPA quickly began passing major reforms — among them, banning members from accepting gifts and removing cap on new member additions, which added 21 new members, six of them Black.

More than a year-and-a-half after the L.A. Times exposé, many in Hollywood still regard the HFPA as ethically shady.

The investment firm Eldridge Industries’ acquisition of the HFPA in July would result in the organization converting into for-profit entity (with separate nonprofit entity for philanthropic efforts) but also that HFPA members will henceforth be paid an annual salary of $75,000.

A large group of non-member journalists were invited to cast Globes ballots in order to increase the diversity of the voting pool, but they will be paid nothing.

A faction of the coalition of publicists that led the charge against the HFPA in 2021 have softened their position and want to get back to business as usual.  The Globes telecast, which is usually the highest-rated awards show of the film awards season prior to the Oscars, boosts many Oscar-hopeful projects and people.

The Globes returning to network TV marks major winmfor Eldridge Industries chief Todd Boehly, the sports and entertainment mogul who has served as interim CEO of the HFPA since October 2021.

After buying the HFPA, he also assumed ownership of Dick Clark Productions, the producer of the Globes from MRC on August 5.  Eldridge also has financial stake in Cain International, which has interest in the Beverly Hilton hotel, the venue of the Globes, and in THR, which is owned by Penske Media.