The Golden Globe Awards are officially returning to NBC for the 80th edition of the awards ceremony.
The TV network announced on Tuesday that it is bringing the awards ceremony back to its airwaves on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023 — as The Hollywood Reporter exclusively reported back in August that it would — “as part of a one-year agreement, which allows the HFPA and dcp to explore new opportunities for domestic and global distribution across a variety of platforms in the future.”
In other words, it appears, after keeping the Globes off the air this year in the aftermath of a scathing Los Angeles Times exposé in Feb. 2021 about the organization of journalists behind the Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, NBC’s association with the Globes will end after the 2023 ceremony, apparently the result of a renegotiation of a 2018 deal whereby NBC was contracted to pay the HFPA and dcp some $60 million per year to broadcast the ceremony through 2026.
The Globes have historically taken place on a Sunday in January, but the first Sunday in January 2023 is New Year’s Day; the second is Jan. 8, which is the last day of the NFL’s regular season, which poses a conflict with NBC Sunday Night Football; and the third is Jan. 15, on which the Critics Choice Awards have already staked their claim — hence the change to a Tuesday.
“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 chairman of entertainment networks, said in a statement.
(Excerpt) Read more in: The Hollywood Reporter