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Two Categories Added for the 81st Annual Golden Globe® Awards

Cinematic and Box Office Achievement and Best Stand-Up Comedian on Television to be Awarded for the First Time Ever

The Live Ceremony Will Take Place on Sunday, January 7, 2024

Awards Timetable, Rules and Categories HERE.

The Golden Globes® announced two new categories recognizing Cinematic and Box Office Achievement in Motion Pictures, and Best Stand-Up Comedian on Television. Winners will be announced live at the 81st Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 7, 2024.

The Golden Globe for Cinematic and Box Office Achievement will include nominees from among the year’s highest-earning and/or most-viewed films that have gained extensive global audience support and produced exceptional creative content. The Award for Best Performance in Stand-Up Comedy on Television recognizes outstanding work by a comedic performer.

“The Golden Globes has a rich history of supporting and celebrating the work of comedians, and we’re thrilled to honor their brilliance alongside outstanding motion picture and television performances of the year,” said Helen Hoehne, Golden Globes President. “Additionally, we are proud to recognize the hard work and innovation that goes into making a film that is both a blockbuster and artistically exceptional.”

“The new Cinematic and Box Office Achievement award is more than just rewarding the year’s top-earning and most viewed motion pictures,” said Tim Gray, Golden Globes Executive Vice President. “These films have typically not been recognized among industry awards, but they should be.”

Cinematic and Box Office Achievement

The Cinematic and Box Office Achievement includes nominees from the year’s most acclaimed, highest-earning and/or most viewed films that have garnered extensive global audience support and attained cinematic excellence.


● Motion pictures are eligible for the Cinematic and Box Office Achievement award if they achieve a box office receipt total/gross of $150 million, of which $100 million must come from the U.S. domestic box office, and/or obtain commensurate digital streaming viewership recognized by trusted industry sources.

● Films that are released after November 22 may qualify based on projected box office performance and/or streaming views from recognized industry sources.

● Cinematic and Box Office Achievement contenders can also be considered for Best Motion Picture in their respective categories, i.e., Drama, Comedy or Musical, Animated or Non-English Language if they meet the eligibility requirements for each of those awards.

● Box office and streaming views will determine eligibility; once a film meets the box office-related qualifying criteria or streaming criteria, Golden Globes voters will determine the nominees and winner based on excellence. ​

● A total of 8 nominees will be named for this category.

Best Performance in Stand-Up Comedy on Television (also known as Best Stand-Up Comedian on Television)

This new category gives standups a dedicated award for an individual performance or as part of a comedy group/ensemble.


● Traditional stand-up comedy performances of at least 30 minutes, other than roles in Television Series, Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Pictures Made for Television, are eligible for this award.

● Television includes works released by broadcast, basic and premium cable, streaming, and pay-per-view cable. To be eligible for Golden Globe awards, television programs must be released on a recognized media platform (individual social media accounts do not qualify).

● Only programs first aired (or made available for viewing on demand) in the United States during the qualifying calendar year are eligible.

● A total of 6 nominees will be named for this category.

The Golden Globe Awards timetable, rules and categories can be found HERE, and nominations are set to be announced on Monday, December 11, 2023. The submission website for motion picture and television entries will open on October 2, 2023.

Multi-Emmy Award®-winning producing duo Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner of White Cherry Entertainment (WCE) will serve as executive producing showrunners for the 81st Golden Globe Awards, with Weiss also set to direct. Dick Clark Productions will plan, host and produce the annual Golden Globe Awards, which has been viewed in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide and are one of the few awards ceremonies to include both motion picture and television achievements.