• Motion pictures (theatrical or made for television) must be at least 70 minutes
  • Documentaries are not eligible in any award category
  • Voice only performances and cameo appearances are not eligible
  • Supporting roles must be a minimum of 5% of program time


  • Theatrical or pay-per-view release qualifies for motion picture awards
  • Animated motion pictures must have at least 75% animation of the main characters
  • Animated motion pictures qualify for Best Picture – Animated award regardless of language
  • Foreign language motion pictures must be at least 51% non-English
  • Foreign language motion pictures must be first released in their “country of origin” during the 15-month period from October 1 of the previous year to December 31 prior to the awards
  • The “country of origin(s)” of a foreign language motion picture is(are) the country(ies) of its production entity(ies)
  • All HFPA members must be invited to an official motion picture screening for English-language motion pictures not later than one week after release.
  • Foreign language motion pictures must be screened for all HFPA members (screening does not have be one week from release date) and they cannot be submitted for Golden Globe consideration until a screening date has been approved
  • An annual screening deadline for all motion pictures – usually in early December - is included in the Golden Globe Awards Timetable


  • Series and Limited Series must be at least 150 program minutes
  • Foreign television programs are not eligible unless they are the result of a co-production (both financially and creatively) between a United States and a foreign partner which precedes production
  • · All television programs must be made available in any “common format” (e.g. DVD, streaming link, etc.) to all HFPA members


  • Entries for the official HFPA Reminder List must be completed online at by the date - usually the end of October - given in the Golden Globe Awards Timetable
  • There is no charge for entering for Golden Globe Award consideration· The studio or publicist submitting a motion picture or television program initially determines the award categories for which it is entered (e.g. drama v. musical/comedy or lead v. supporting)
  • The HFPA membership may change any award entry by a vote of two-thirds or more of the members voting

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced the awards timetable for the 76th Annual Golden Globe© Awards. The ceremony will air on NBC live coast-to-coast on Sunday, January 9, 2019 from 5:00-8:00pm/PST (8:00-11:00pm/EST).

Nominations for "The 76th Annual Golden Globe© Awards" will be announced at 5:00am/PST (8:00am/EST) on Thursday, December 6, 2018.

The deadline for Motion Picture and Television submissions is Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

For rules and timetable, please visit

A timeline of upcoming events follows:

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Deadline for submission for Golden Globe Motion Picture and Television entry forms
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Deadline for nomination ballots to be mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young
Saturday, December 1, 2018 Final screening date for Motion Pictures
Sunday, December 2, 2018 Final date for Motion Picture press conferences
Sunday, December 2, 2018 Deadline for receipt of nomination ballots by Ernst & Young at 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 6, 2018 Announcement of nominations for the "76th Annual Golden Globe© Awards" at 5:00am/PST (8:00am/EST)
Monday, December 17, 2018 Final ballots mailed to all HFPA members
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Deadline for receipt of final ballots by Ernst & Young, at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 6, 2019 Presentation of the "76th Annual Golden Globe© Awards"

Timetable is also available online at

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