Yeah, so this is the big news out in muggle land that the date has been changed so that Oscar nominations will now be announced before the Golden Globes hold their ceremony. People might be wondering how this affects the Oscar race, whether it will makes a difference, whether the Academy was trying to cock-block the Globes, or what.
Well, here are a few things to consider. Obviously the Academy wanted a longer period between nominations and final balloting. Why? Perhaps they don’t like how the awards machinery has defaulted to automatic. Perhaps voters complained that there wasn’t enough time to see everything.
The gist of the talk has been this:
Oscar nominations typically come out after the Globes. The earlier date for Oscar nominations could steal a bit of the thunder from the Globes, which are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
But I think that’s because that’s the way outside audiences see it. They think of the awards race in terms of these two TV shows — or, at most, maybe they work in the SAG Awards, too. MAYBE the Critics Choice awards.