The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has set January 05, 2020 as the date for the 77th Golden Globes ceremony.

"The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), Dick Clark Productions and NBC will present the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 05, 2020." stated their official twitter handle.

Year 2020 will be the second Globes show covered as part of a new eight-year deal with NBC. The Globes have been held on the first Sunday in January for the last two years, a spot ideally positioned for the new accelerated and constricted awards calendar.

The first two Golden Globes ceremonies were held in late January in 1944 and 1945, but the show moved to March in 1946 and was held in either February or March until 1973. At that point it moved into January to stay, steadily moving earlier in the month as the Oscars moved from March and April into February.

The 76th Golden Globe Awards held on January 07, 2019, witnessed all the diverse men and women take home trophies in a proud evening which turned slightly surprising when Bohemian Rhapsody and its lead star Rami Malek were declared as the Best Motion Picture (Drama) and the Best Actor, respectively.

The biographical film about the British rock band Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, beat out Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, If Beale Street Could Talk and the hot favourite A Star Is Born.

The Golden Globes, more than any other major awards show, has seen the smallest drop in viewership over recent years. The Globes are viewed in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide and include both Motion Picture and Television Awards.

The Globes Awards falls just two days before Oscar 2020 nomination balloting closes on January 07, 2020. Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards will be announced on January 13, 2020, with the ceremony set for February 09, 2020.

Now with the Oscars already set for its earliest-ever show on February 09, 2020, the Golden Globes are well positioned in an increasingly constricted awards season.