sunny.png
Monday March 30th, 2020 9:58AM

Golden Globes amend eligibility rules due to virus

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globes will accept movies submissions without a theatrical release for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Thursday.

The press association, which puts on the annual award show, said films that are first released on television or a streaming service will be eligible for January's Globes. Usually, the Globes mandate that a film play for a week in a Los Angeles theater or on pay-per-view, as well as have an official screening for its voting members.

The press association said the eligibility change was temporary and would last from March 15 to April 30, “with this period subject to later review and extension.”

The Academy Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have yet to announce a similar move. The Oscars specify that a film must have a seven-day run in a commercial Los Angeles County theater with at least three screenings a day. That rule has for several years come under scrutiny because of the rise of streaming services that would sometimes prefer their films went straight to paying subscribers.

The film academy last week said it was “evaluating all aspects of this uncertain landscape.”

With most movie theaters closed nationwide — including all of those in Los Angeles — numerous films are forgoing a theatrical release and going straight to streaming or on-demand. On Wednesday, a film widely expected to contend for best documentary awards later this year — “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution,” which won the audience award at the Sundance Film Festival — premiered on Netflix after canceling its planned release in select theaters.

The 78th Golden Globes are to be hosted next year by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Entertainment, AP Online Movies News, APOnline Celebrity News
© Copyright 2020 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Hockey equipment maker Bauer shifts to medical shields
Hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer has shifted from making visors for helmets to medical visors for those fighting the coronavirus pandemic
12:51PM ( 15 minutes ago )
Golden Globes amend eligibility rules due to virus
The Golden Globes will accept movies submissions without a theatrical release for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic
12:48PM ( 17 minutes ago )
Stocks rise sharply on Wall Street, heading for 3-day rally
Stocks are rising more than 4% Thursday, putting the market on track for its first three-day rally in six weeks, even as the astonishing scale of the downturn slamming the economy because of the coronavirus becomes more apparent
12:45PM ( 20 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Meghan to narrate Disney nature film in first post-royal job
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has her first post-royal job
12:17PM ( 48 minutes ago )
Taylor Swift surprises some fans with cash donations
Taylor Swift is helping fill the blank space where incomes have gone for several of her fans
11:37AM ( 1 hour ago )
The beat goes on: Locked-down Berlin clubs take party online
The nightclubs in the German capital have decided to keep the beat going — at least online
10:44AM ( 2 hours ago )
AP Entertainment
The Latest: South Africa bans dog-walking during lockdown
South Africa's police minister says dog-walking is banned during the country's three-week lockdown that begins Friday to combat the spread of the coronavirus
2:07PM ( 22 hours ago )
The Latest: Turkey keeping schools closed through April 30
Turkey says it is keeping schools closed at least until April 30 as part of its effort to contain the spread of the new coronavirus
1:48PM ( 23 hours ago )
The Latest: Italy reports 683 more deaths as cases level off
Italy has added 683 more dead and 5,210 infections to its coronavirus toll, but its initial steep rise in cases has continued to level off two weeks into a nationwide lockdown
1:23PM ( 23 hours ago )
AP Online Movies News
James Taylor and his wife donate $1M to Boston hospital
Grammy-winning singer James Taylor and his wife, Kim, have donated $1 million to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to help with its battle against the spread of the new coronavirus
4:08PM ( 20 hours ago )
Britain's Prince Charles tests positive for the coronavirus
Britain's Prince Charles has tested positive for the coronavirus
2:36PM ( 22 hours ago )
Elton John to host TV, radio concert as coronavirus antidote
Elton John is hosting a “living room” concert aimed at bolstering American spirits during the coronavirus crisis and saluting those countering it
1:03PM ( 1 day ago )
APOnline Celebrity News
Hockey equipment maker Bauer shifts to medical shields
Hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer has shifted from making visors for helmets to medical visors for those fighting the coronavirus pandemic
12:51PM ( 15 minutes ago )
Stocks rise sharply on Wall Street, heading for 3-day rally
Stocks are rising more than 4% Thursday, putting the market on track for its first three-day rally in six weeks, even as the astonishing scale of the downturn slamming the economy because of the coronavirus becomes more apparent
12:45PM ( 21 minutes ago )
Ford, Honda, Toyota seek to restart plants closed by virus
Ford, Honda and Toyota took steps Thursday to restart North American factories that have been closed to protect workers from the coronavirus
12:44PM ( 22 minutes ago )
In drastic move, Italy shuts most factories to halt virus
Italy has become the first western developed nation to idle most of its industry to halt the spread of the coronavirus
12:43PM ( 22 minutes ago )
The Latest: US aircraft carrier has 'dozens' sick with virus
The Navy says an outbreak of COVID-19 infections aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific has forced it to divert to Guam so that all 5,000 aboard will undergo testing
12:40PM ( 26 minutes ago )