Globes go live on West Coast


The 2010 Golden Globes will be live in Beverly Hills.

NBC has made the decision to air the awards show live throughout the country instead of tape-delaying the 5 p.m. event by three hours on the West Coast so it can air in primetime.

The Globes traditionally have been delayed on the West Coast so the network airing them could get a bigger bump in a later slot. But the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. calculated that with online news and leaked video of the show being viewed more frequently before the show begins in the Pacific time zone, it makes sense to go live.

In announcing the decision, HFPA chief Jorge Camara noted that the awards now play in a world where "news is disseminated with increasing rapidity."

The HFPA and the network also said Thursday that the 2010 telecast will air Sunday, Jan. 17; nominations will be announced Tuesday, Dec. 15. (partialdiff)