Deadline Hollywood reports:
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Thursday said it will be altering long-standing rules for Golden Globe motion picture eligibility and screenings for the coming year, change that could include the unheard of step of first being seen even on broadcast TV.
However, producers and studios must prove they had a “bona fide theatrical release planned to begin in Los Angeles during the period from March 15 to April 30 2020.”
Other movie awards-giving groups will likely be making their own exceptions to their rules. The biggie, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is expected to follow with similar tweaks to Oscar eligibility rules, at least temporarily, after announcing last week it was gearing up for changes.