#Oscars2020 What is the difference between Golden Globes and Oscars?

Awards season has arrived and filmmakers all over the world are campaigning for their films to receive a gong. With actors, directors, producers and writers vying for an award, one of the biggest ceremonies to come will be The Oscars. But with the Golden Globes already having taken place, fans are wondering what exactly is the different between these two ceremonies.

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What is the difference between Golden Globes and Oscars?

The Golden Globes, which took place on January 5, are held by the Foreign Press Association, or the HFPA.

To qualify, films must be officially screened to the HFPA, or TV series need to be shown to them as early as possible before the deadline.

Screenings for films must take place between January 1 and December 31, meaning only films in one year will be eligible.

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The HFPA are all members of the press, and after films have been submitted (with paperwork filled out within ten days of their screening) the members then take part in ballots to select their nominations.

Each votes for their top five choices for each category, with five being the top and one being the bottom, with the numbers equalling points.

The film, TV show, actor or other category with the greatest number of points will be nominated, after which the HFPA vote for their favourite of the group, with the highest number of votes winning the award.

In the case of The Oscars, this is done in a slightly different way.

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