The Golden Globes will air live across the United States for the first time next year, meaning viewers on the west coast won’t have to wait three hours to see what Hollywood stars wore to the annual awards bash.
In a statement issued on Thursday, event organizer the Hollywood Foreign Press Association acknowledged that the time delay was a quaint vestige of a simpler time.
“In this age when news is disseminated with increasing rapidity, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is delighted to announce that this year’s Golden Globe Awards telecast will be aired live nationwide,” said president Jorge Camara.
The Golden Globe Awards annually are one of Hollywood’s most-watched awards shows where the stars turn out in their finest gowns and tuxedos to parade up the red carpet and where awards are given for best films, TV shows and performances.
The Oscars, the world’s top film honors handed out by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, also air live across the United States.
But music industry’s Grammys and television’s Emmys still adhere to three-hour time delays. Officials at both organizations did not immediately offer reactions to the Golden Globe announcement.
The 67th annual installment of the Golden Globes will be held on Sunday, January 17 at 5 p.m. PST, and broadcast in the United States on NBC. Nominations will be announced on December 15.