HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION®
GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARD CONSIDERATION
1. Only programs aired for a minimum of six original segments during the calendar year on access television during prime time (8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Sunday) are eligible.
2. Motion Pictures Made for Television, mini-series and series (drama or comedy) not aired on access television either a) must be screened or b) a screening tape, disc or any common format must be sent to all active members. There is no deadline to send tapes but we suggest mailings at the time of broadcast of Motion Pictures Made for Television and mini-series as well as series whenever possible.
3. Lead and Supporting cast must appear in a minimum of six episodes in a calendar year. Supporting performers must appear in a minimum of 5% of total program minutes of miniseries and/or TV movie. Cameo appearances in which person plays themselves is not eligible.
4. Motion Pictures Made for Television and mini-series must be aired on television in the United States before a possible theatrical release to be eligible. Showing a program at a film festival does not disqualify an otherwise eligible program.
5. Animated Series – Voiceover Performance is not eligible in acting category.
Foreign TV production is ineligible unless it is the result of a co-production (both financially and creatively) between a United States and foreign partner, which precedes the start of production, and has a commitment to be shown on US television prior to start of production.
Best Television Series – Drama
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Definition of categories:
Series – multiple episodes in which the on-going theme, storyline or main characters are presented under the same title and have continuity of production supervision. Reality and/or non-scripted programming is not considered eligible.
Comedy and Drama Series – programs where the majority of the running time of at least six of the total eligible episodes are primarily comedic for comedy series or primarily dramatic for drama entries, and in which the ongoing theme, storyline and main characters are presented under the same title and have the continuity of production supervision.
Mini-series – consists of two or more episodes with a total running time of at least 150 program minutes. The program must have originally aired on TV as a miniseries and have a complete story.
Motion Picture Made for Television – A program originated as a Motion Picture Made for Television with a total running time of at least 70 minutes, which tells a story with a beginning, middle and end, and is broadcast in one part.
An entry form must be duly completed and returned to the HFPA as early as possible, but no later than the date given in the official Golden Globe Awards Timetable.
Only active members vote for the Golden Globe Awards. The voting is monitored by an accounting firm and is done in two phases – Nominations and Final vote.
A nomination ballot with a “Reminder list” of qualifying films is mailed to each eligible member requesting that he or she vote for up to five nominees in each award category. The completed ballot is returned directly to the accounting firm.
Once the nominations have been announced, a final ballot, listing the five final nominees, is mailed to the members requesting that each member select one nominee in each category. The completed ballot is returned to the accounting firm.
Results and Announcement:
The final results are known only by the accounting firm and are kept secret until the announcement at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony.
Throughout the year, the HFPA will meet with cast of selected television series, mini-series and motion pictures made for television to journalistically cover these shows. This is at the discretion of the Television Committee and all requests must be submitted by September 1 of each calendar year.