The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced its new measures put in place for the benefit of filmmakers hoping to submit their films and television shows to be considered for the 2020 Golden Globe.
Due to the shutdown of movie cinemas and theatres, the new directive which is already in motion and ends on April 30, 2020 pens that motion pictures no longer have to be screened for HFPA members. However, it obliges distributors to provide all HFPA members a screening link or a DVD copy (which can be delivered) of the motion picture so that members may view it at home.
“These rules have been provisionally modified. In light of the closure of all theatres and screening rooms in Los Angeles, the requirement that a motion picture release must be screened for HFPA members in a theatre or screening room is temporarily suspended,” stated the HFPA in a statement.
Despite the change in submission procedures, film distributors still have to meet the timing requirements of the Golden Globes eligibility rules under which members must be able to screen English-language motion pictures no later than one week after the release in Los Angeles, CNN reports.
Aside the Golden Globes, The Television Academy, organisers of the annual Emmy Awards have also instituted some changes in their submission measures. Eligibility date for hanging episodes has moved from May 31 to June 30 to give chance to productions and television programmes that have been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The change in schedule also affects the Emmy voting calendar and a suspension of the ‘For Your Consideration’ industry events, whether with a live audience, streaming or recorded for posting on a viewing platform.
The new calendar for the Emmy Awards voting process can be found below:
– June 5: Entry deadline
– July 2: Nominations-round voting begins
– July 13: Nominations-round voting ends
– July 28: Nominations announced
– August 21: Final-round voting begins
– August 31: Final-round voting ends
The main show is still scheduled to take place on September 20, 2020, while the Creative Arts Emmy ceremony still stands on schedule for September 12 and 13.