The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which gives out the annual film and television awards, has announced that it will be implementing changes to its film eligibility rules for the 2021 Globes due to the indefinite closure of cinemas and screening rooms.
The organisation currently has a rule that states a film must be screened for HFPA members in person in the Los Angeles area in order to be considered for a nomination.
But the new guidelines state that film distributors should contact the HFPA to arrange a screening date – within the timing requirements and members must be provided with a link or a DVD copy of the film to watch on this date. This is applicable for the movies that has release plans between March 15 and April 30 of 2020.
The 78th Golden Globes are expected to take place in January 2021.