The prestigious Golden Globes Awards ceremony is set to make a splash in 2024 with a new broadcasting deal. The beloved event will be aired live on CBS, streamed on Paramount+, and available on the CBS app. This partnership between the network and the Golden Globes organization promises to bring the glitz and glamour of the awards ceremony directly to viewers’ screens. The three-hour telecast is scheduled to kick off at 5pm PST on Sunday, January 7, 2024, following an NFL on CBS Sunday doubleheader.
After a long-standing relationship between the Globes and NBC came to an end following the 2023 telecast, questions loomed over the future of the event. This separation followed years of controversy surrounding the conduct of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the organization behind the Globes. However, in a surprising turn of events, Dick Clark Productions and Eldridge acquired all of the Globes’ assets, rights, and properties from the HFPA in June 2023. This move culminated in a major overhaul of the voting system for the Globes, and concerted efforts were made to rebuild trust within the Hollywood community. A considerable restructuring has taken place, including changes in who gets to vote for the awards and the establishment of a new membership board, signaling a fresh start for the Golden Globes.
The shift to CBS as the platform for the Golden Globes holds significance for both the network and the awards show. CBS has historically been recognized as the home of the Grammy Awards and the Tony Awards, showcasing its dedication to live entertainment and performance arts. “Live entertainment and sports have, and will always be, a hallmark of CBS, and the Globes adds an exciting new dimension to our first quarter schedule this year,” noted George Cheeks, CBS’s president and CEO. The timing of the event also presents an opportunity for CBS to promote the return of its new prime-time schedule in February, aligning with the network’s long-term strategy.
Jay Penske, the CEO, chairman, and founder of Penske Media and owner of DCP, expressed pride in bringing the Golden Globes to CBS, acknowledging the network’s impressive 30-year commitment to the Grammys and their instrumental role in the success of the awards. The deal reflects CBS’s understanding of the value of live entertainment programming, allowing global audiences to consume content across multiple platforms.
In this exciting year for the Golden Globes, it was announced that the awards will be presented in two new categories. The addition of the best stand-up comedian on television and cinematic/box office achievement categories signals the organization’s commitment to recognizing outstanding talent and achievements across various forms of entertainment.
As the countdown to the 2024 Golden Globes begins, anticipation builds around the potential for the event to captivate audiences and set new standards for awards shows. The innovative collaboration between CBS and the Golden Globes organization holds promise for a memorable and impactful ceremony, celebrating 81 years of award show history. With a network known for its commitment to excellence and an awards show dedicated to honoring the best in film and television, the stage is set for an extraordinary broadcast in 2024.