The 2017 Golden Globes Premiere Date Is Here For All You Award Show Lovers

Mark your calendar. While it may still seem like award season just came to its close, before you know it the summer blockbusters will all be released, the Oscar buzz will be starting up again, and Hollywood's biggest stars will be hitting the red carpet. And one of the most coveted award shows in award season is the Golden Globe Awards — which we finally have an air date for. According to an announcement made on Monday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the date of the 2017 Golden Globes is January 8, when the 74th annual ceremony will air on NBC at 5 p.m. PT.

The live event will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and — while the celebrity host for the ceremony has not been officially confirmed as of yet — according to Deadline, the 2016 Golden Globes host and comedian Ricky Gervais, may be holding down the spot once again come January. As of right now, everything else that we can expect as far as presenters and nominees is still completely left up to the HFPA to announce as both award season and the Golden Globes themselves approach. But, in the meantime, award season obsessors such as myself can look back at the 2016 award show to get an idea of what we might expect next. In fact, here's a look back at Ricky Gervais' opening monologue from the 73rd Annual show.

There are going to be some changes to the rules of the show as well. Along with the announcement of when the Golden Globes would be taking place, the HFPA also stated that the drama and comedy film genre rules have been changed in a way so that they align better with the concepts of film marketing and campaigning within the business. “Motion pictures shall be entered in the category that best matches the overall tone and content of the motion picture. Thus, for example, dramas with comedic overtones should be entered as dramas." So, basically, those The Martian comments did not seem to go unnoticed.

Now we just have to wait and see who the top contenders will be this year. Until then, January 8 will remain proudly marked on my calendar, because the award season excitement never ends.