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2007 Golden Globes Time Table Announced

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced that The Golden Globe Awards will be moving back to Sunday night next year after two years on Mondays.

The move to Monday was triggered after a weak airing (16.84M) on Sunday night against an episode of Desperate Housewives in 2005.  That was down by more than 10M viewers from the previous year (26.80M).

Because of that dramatic drop (which was credited due to airing against Desperate Housewives–24.09M viewers that night), the program was moved to Monday night the following year, where it ticked up some to 18.77M viewers.  Last year’s telecast also grew, bouncing up to 20.04M viewers.

The 2008 Golden Globes will be aired on Sunday, January 13.

Press Release follows below:


HOLLYWOOD, CA, April 16, 2007 – Philip Berk, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, announced the timetable for “The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards” to be telecast Sunday, January 13, 2008 from 8-11 PM (EST) live from the Beverly Hilton on NBC.


            Key dates are as follows:


October 18, 2007                    Final screening date for Television entries



October 19, 2007                    Final date for press conferences for Television entries



November 9, 2007                   Deadline for submission of Golden Globe entry forms



November 14, 2007                 9 a.m. Cecil B. DeMille/Miss Golden Globe

Wednesday                              Announcement


November 30, 2007                 Deadline for nomination ballots to be mailed by Ernst &

Friday                                      Young to all HFPA members


December 5, 2007                   Final screening date for Motion Pictures



December 6, 2007                   Final date for Motion Picture press conferences



December 10, 2007                 Deadline for receipt by Ernst & Young of

Monday                                               nomination ballots


December 13, 2007                 5:00 a.m. Nomination announcement of the 65th

Thursday                                 Annual Golden Globe Awards


December 14, 2007                 Deadline for receipt of media credential applications



December 26, 2007                 Final ballots mailed by Ernst & Young to all HFPA members



January 2, 2008                        Deadline for receipt of publicist credential applications



January 9, 2008                        Deadline for receipt by Ernst & Young of final ballots



January 13, 2008                      Presentation of “The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards”

Sunday                                     Live telecast on NBC Television at 8 p.m. EST


            “The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards” will be seen in more than 150 countries worldwide and is one of the few awards ceremonies that span both television and motion picture achievements. The special will be produced by dick clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.


Source: Hollywood Foreign Press Association