Golden Globes Change
Film Eligibility Rules The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HPFA)
has confirmed it will be implementing
changes to its film eligibility rules due to the closure of cinemas
as a result of COVID-19.
The organization currently has a rule that states a film
must be screened for HPFA members in person in
Los Angeles in order to be considered for a nomination.
However, it has now introduced new guidelines
which state that the film distributors should
contact the HPFA to arrange a screening date, and members must be provided with a link or
DVD copy of the film to watch on the date.
Film release rules have also
been altered as a result of
the virus outbreak.
Usually, movies can only be considered for
a nomination if they have been released in cinemas
or pay-per-view in Los Angeles for a minimum of
seven days beginning before December 31.
But the HPFA will now also consider
films that had planned to begin in
Los Angeles between March 15 and April 30.