LOS ANGELES: The Golden Globes on Monday postponed its 2021 awards ceremony for film and television after a two month delay to the Oscars, in the lastest shuffle caused by the coronavirus epidemic.
The Golden Globes ceremony will take place on February 28 instead of its usual slot on the first Sunday in January, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which hands out the trophies, said in a statement.
Last week the Oscars, the highest honours in the film industry, were postponed to April 25 from Feb 28. Other award shows including BAFTA have also shifted their dates for 2021 to fall closer to the Oscars.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said the delay would allow filmmakers more time to finish their movies after production was shut down worldwide in mid-March and cinemas were closed.
The HFPA would give details on a new date for Golden Globe nominations and eligibility criteria in the coming weeks. The Golden Globes will be held in Berverly Hills hosted by comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Hollywood movies and TV shows were allowed to resume production two weeks ago in Los Angeles area with detailed guidelines on social distancing and frequent testing.
The three main movie theater chains have said they plan to reopen in the United States from July 10 with strict social distancing rules and moviegoers will be required to wear masks.