Saturday, April 20, 2024

Emmy Awards Set Jan 15 for Show, Joining Critics Choice for Blow Out Hollywood Weekend Deals Death Blow to Golden Globes


The Emmy Awards will happen, after all.

But not until Monday, January 15th, 2024. That’s the day after the Critics Choice Awards on January 14th, making a blow out Hollywood weekend.

Moving the Emmys to that weekend also deals a death blow to the Golden Globes, which still don’t have a broadcast partner anyway. The Globes took the Sunday one week earlier– January 7th. But now if they find a partner, the Globes will be silo’d away from this huge awards fest coming the next week.

Of course, all of this is moot if the strikes aren’t over. But reasonable people and minds must prevail so that the strikes will be long in the past by then.

As for the Globes, since they were sold to Todd Boehly’s Eldridge Partners, there are more questions than answers. What happened to the Hollywood Foreign Press? Who would vote on the Golden Globes, and how? They might be smart to delay until February now since August is quickly disappearing. The big question is how this will affect travel for the HFPA members. Will they be spending lavishly on travel to film festivals?

Anyway, look for January 15th weekend to be a big party in Hollywood!

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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