2022 Golden Globes Eligibility Requirements, Optional Film Submissions

Still working to bring back the Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has updated its eligibility criteria, now allowing for a hybrid approach of in-person, DVD and online film screenings. This takes effect on June 15. Additionally, films do not have to be submitted through the Golden Globes submission website to be considered. Instead, the HFPA will add qualifying content to its eligibility list if studios, networks, or streamers don’t officially do so. The eligibility period runs from January 1 to December 31, 2022 for English language films and from October 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022 for non-English language films.

“With the current easing of restrictions by federal, state and local health authorities, the HFPA is returning to its usual eligibility requirements but remains sensitive to the potential for increased COVID-19 case rates,” said Helen Hoehne. , President of the HFPA. “We will remain flexible in allowing eligibility through a combination of in-person screenings or screen submissions on DVD or online form for our jurors.”

The HFPA has provided studios with options to screen its films for members, described below:

  1. Contact the HFPA office to arrange a screening date on the official HFPA schedule for all movie releases. For English-language films, this official screening date must be no later than seven days after the release of that English-language film in Los Angeles. Unless the country of origin is the United States, screenings of non-English language films do not have to follow this standard of one week after release, but must take place before the deadline for all 2022 film screenings.
  2. Distributors must provide all HFPA jurors with the option of an in-person screening in Los Angeles and New York (these may also be part of the Distributor’s premiere, junket, or all-media screenings) or Distributors may provide jurors with a screening link or DVD copy of the film so jurors can view it at home. This applies to English and non-English films.
  3. A final date for all 2022 film screenings (including all non-English film screenings) will be announced separately. Films released before June 15, 2022 may be considered by submitting screening links or a DVD copy for jurors before the final submission date, if applicable.

To be eligible for the Golden Globe Motion Picture Awards, a film must be released and made available for exhibition in theaters, pay-per-view cable, or digital pay-per-view delivery (not subscription cable or digital delivery ).

Last year’s Golden Globe winners included Netflix’s “The Power of the Dog,” which won best picture (drama) and “West Side Story,” which won best picture (comedy or musical). The interim winners included eventual Oscar winners Will Smith (“King Richard”) and Ariana DeBose (“West Side Story”).

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