Whew: Golden Globes show saved for at least 2012
The legal dispute between the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions over negotiating the rights to the Golden Globes is still being battled in a Los Angeles courtroom, but cooler heads have prevailed for at least 2012. All three parties announced this morning that the 69th Golden Globes will air as scheduled on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 at 5 PM PST/8PM EST.
Dick Clark Productions will continue to produce the telecast as well as an official hour long NBC pre-show (that should be fun) from 4-5 PM PST/ 7-8 PM EST.
The announcement also clearly noted the HFPA will co-produce the show along with Dick Clark Productions. It is assumed the legal case will have been settled by then which means one party may be much happier than the other.
The nominees for this season's Globes will be announced bright and early at 8 AM EST on Thurs., Dec. 15.
No word yet on whether the Globes will have a host this year. Ricky Gervais received mixed notices after his two-year run, but has publicly stated he's not that interested in returning.