In the interim, though, there will be two award shows on Jan. 9, one (the Globes) with the historically higher profile, the other (Critics Choice) with the benefit of airing on TV.
The competing scenario has seemingly befuddled Hollywood and those charged with seeking whatever advantages they can in an awards race that, fueled by the pandemic, has muddied the outlook for contenders.
As for this year’s nominees, streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Apple TV+ have mounted their own push for attention by supporting smaller-boned movies that have struggled at the box office. While those services don’t share detailed data about who’s watching them on TV, the prestige and publicity associated with nominations is apparently viewed as compensation enough for their subscription-driven business models.
Despite the feuding over their shared date, the two groups overwhelmingly agreed on their choices, overlapping in nine of the 10 slots for best picture, which the Globes split between drama and musical or comedy. The lone departure was director Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley,” which was included by Critics Choice members, while the Globes went with the upcoming musical “Cyrano,” starring “Game of Thrones'” Peter Dinklage.