Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Golden Globes Choose 2024 Date But Have No TV Contract and Hotel “That Killed Whitney Houston” May Be an Issue


The Golden Globes say they will return next January 7, 2024.

But there are two problems. One is, they have no TV partner. NBC only made a one year deal with them, and the ratings were miserable. With just 6.3 million viewers, the Globes did half the numbers of the Grammys this year.

The other problem is their venue. Host Jarrod Carmichael joked on the air that he wanted to thank the Beverly Hilton, “the hotel that killed Whitney Houston.” Ouch! As much as the hotel shares an owner with the Hollywood Foreign Press, and Dick Clark Productions, they can’t have enjoyed that announcement.

Meanwhile, this year the Critics Choice Association aired on January 9th. They have a broadcast partner in the CW Network. Their show was also several degrees better in quality and execution. Can they pick January 6th and go first? Or does it matter if they just do a better show a week later?

Stay tuned…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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