Changes At Emmys, Golden Globes Shake Up Awards Season

Awards season will look a little different in 2024.

The two notable changes: The Emmys will be seen in midwinter, and the Golden Globes are moving to CBS after 26 years on NBC.

The move of the Emmys to January 15, 2024 is a result of the writers' and actors' strikes, which delayed production of TV shows and movies from May 2 when the writers' strike began (ending on September 27) to the end of the actors' strike on November 9 (which began July 14).

Another reason for cancelling the Emmys previously scheduled for last fall was likely the issue of optics.

Putting on a glitzy awards show during the strikes, when so many were walking picket lines, would have looked inappropriate.

The January 15 telecast of the 75th Emmy Awards will be seen on Fox. No host has been announced yet. The date happens to be Monday -- Martin Luther King Day.



The change is significant from an Emmy history point of view. Since 1977, the Emmys were held every year but one in late August or early- to mid-September.

The exception was 2001, when the terrorist attacks on September 11 forced a postponement of the Emmys until November 4.

The next telecast will presumably be seen next year in its traditional time frame, but next year's plans have not yet been disclosed.

This year's Emmy nominations were announced on July 12, two days before the SAG/AFTRA strike began.

Meanwhile, CBS announced November 17 that it has picked up the rights to the Golden Globe Awards.

They will air live on the network on Sunday, January 7, where they will get a boost from a powerful lead-in -- a CBS NFL doubleheader.

The CBS press release did not provide details of the rights deal such as its duration. But for the 2024 telecast, plans call for the show to air live on CBS and stream on Paramount+.

The deal was done with Dick Clark Productions, which bought the Golden Globes -- “assets, rights and properties,” according to -- last June from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, after which the HFPA was dissolved, Deadline reported.

Dick Clark Productions is owned by Penske Media. “CBS has demonstrated an impressive 30-year commitment to the Grammys and been instrumental to their long-term success,” said Penske CEO Jay Penske in a prepared statement.

“In CBS, we found an ideal partner who understands the value of live entertainment programming and whose multiplatform distribution model is reflective of how global audiences choose to consume content today.”

As for the Oscars, they will air within their customary time frame on Sunday, March 10, on ABC.

Jimmy Kimmel is set to return as host. Nominations are scheduled to be announced January 23.

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