NEW YORK — The Golden Globes will accept movies submissions without a theatrical release for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Thursday.
The press association, which puts on the annual award show, said films that are first released on television or a streaming service will be eligible for January's Globes. Usually, the Globes mandate that a film play for a week in a Los Angeles
The press association said the eligibility change was temporary and would last from March 15 to April 30, “with this period subject to later review and extension.”
The Academy Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have yet to announce a similar move. The Oscars specify that a film must have a seven-day run in a commercial Los Angeles County
The film academy last week said it was “evaluating all aspects of this uncertain landscape.”
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The 78th Golden Globes are to be hosted next year by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Jake Coyle, The Associated Press