71st Golden Globe Awards set for Jan. 12, 2014
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71st Golden Globe Awards set for Jan. 12, 2014

HFPA snatches up last available weekend in January for next year's ceremony

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the Golden Globes ceremony scheduled for next January, Hollywood's 2014 awards season is set.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Thursday that the Golden Globe Awards will be presented on Jan. 12.

Awards shows face additional scheduling challenges to avoid overlap with the 2014 Winter Olympics, set for Feb. 7 to 23 in Sochi, Russia.

Globes organizers snatched up the last available weekend in January for the 71st annual ceremony. The Screen Actors Guild Awards are Jan. 18. The Producers Guild of America will hold its awards ceremony on Jan. 19. And the Directors Guild will present its annual honors on Jan. 25.

The 86th annual Academy Awards are set for March 2.

Golden Globe nominations will be announced Dec. 12.

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<p>Octavia Spencer in &quot;Fruitvale Station.&quot;</p>

Octavia Spencer in "Fruitvale Station."

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'Fruitvale' gets a new title: 'Fruitvale Station'

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It's almost a 'Twilight' free year

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From 'Star Wars' to Melissa McCarthy to 'Justice League' and more

Things are always changing in Hollywood, but there are some nagging questions that even the industry's most knowledgeable insiders can't answer yet.  From the fate of Open Road Films to whether DreamWorks Animation made the right move to  the legitimacy of Melissa McCarthy's box office starpower to the never ending story of "will there or won't there be a 'Justice League' movie anytime soon?" movie biz players have had a lot to gossip, er, consult with each other about. Power agents switching from one agency to another is a snooze, these are questions that Hollywood and movie fans are both looking for answers to.

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Also: Wilson prepares to 'go off' in dynamite new one-sheet

Even in the midst of a life-or-death situation, Rebel Wilson just can't keep her hands off of Channing Tatum.

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Next year's show will take place on March 2, 2014

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It seems crazy, but is it?

Every four years the Winter Olympics take a major bite out of the February Primetime television schedule as tens of millions of Americans cuddle up in front of the tube to watch bobsled racing, ski jumping and curling in hopes of U.S.A. taking home the gold.  It's always been something of a pain for awards show schedulers, but beyond a late dater date for Oscar, everything usually worked itself out.  More recently, however, changing dates for the games have found major awards season players trying to find safe haven with a night or weekend all to themselves.  Throw in competition from the Super Bowl, Grammys and Sundance and the first two months of 2014 become something of a logistical nightmare. The first major awards extravaganza to put a stake in the ground?  The 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, Jan. 18.

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<p>Tina Fey hosts the 2013 Golden Globes with her partner-in-crime, Amy Poehler.</p>

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Who will the Academy court for the gig?

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Open up your books to page one, students, and let's review...

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