Two new categories are being added to the Golden Globe Awards for 2024: blockbuster movies and stand-up comedians, it has been disclosed.
Variety reports that the two categories will be titled “Cinematic and Box Office Achievement” and “Best Performance in Stand-Up Comedy on Television.” The first of the new awards will be presented during the 2024 ceremonies, which will mark the 81st annual edition of the Golden Globes.
Commenting on the new development, Golden Globes president Helen Hoehne was quoted as saying: “The Golden Globes has a rich history of supporting and celebrating the work of comedians, and we’re thrilled to honor their brilliance alongside outstanding motion picture and television performances of the year. Additionally, we are proud to recognize the hard work and innovation that goes into making a film that is both a blockbuster and artistically exceptional.”
For the new Cinematic and Box Office Achievement category, up to eight films can be nominated for the award. Each of the nominated films must have made more than $150 million, with at least $100 million from U.S. domestic box office. The films nominated in this category can also be nominated for Best Picture. Streaming movies will also be eligible for the achievement award as long as viewership data has been verified as coming from “recognized industry sources.”
The second of the two new awards, “Best Performance in Stand-Up Comedy on Television,” is designed for comedians or troupes who perform for at least half an hour on television programs that have first been broadcast in the United States. A total of six nominees can be considered for this category. Ineligible will be comedians who have roles in television series or motion pictures.
Nominations will be announced on December 11 for the 81st annual Golden Globes Awards ceremony that will take place on Sunday, January 7, 2024.
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