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'05 Globes Going One Week Earlier

The 62nd annual Golden Globe Awards are scheduled for Jan. 16 at the Beverly Hilton and will be broadcast live from 5-8 p.m. on NBC.

The schedule, released Thursday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., will see the Globes taking place a week earlier than they did this year, when they were held Jan. 25. However, even given the earlier date, the Globes will not be announced early enough to affect Academy Awards nominations voting because nominations for the 77th Annual Academy Awards close at 5 p.m. Jan. 15.

Other key dates on the upcoming Globes schedule: Nomination ballots are due Dec. 13, and nominations will be announced at 5:30 a.m. PST Dec. 16. Final ballots will be due Jan. 12.

In other HFPA news, Lorenzo Soria, who ran unopposed, has been re-elected as the group's president for 2004-05.

Elmar Biebl was elected vp. Munawar Hosain and Philip Berk were re-elected executive secretary and treasurer, respectively.

The new board of directors is composed of Lawrie Masterson (chairman), Yani Begakis, Jean Cummings, Michael Goodridge, Scott Orlin and Yoram Kahana (alternate).

The annual HFPA Installation Luncheon to honor the officers and directors will be held later in the summer, at which time the association makes its annual donations to nonprofit organizations and film schools.

The HFPA also has elected four new members: Helen Hoehne, Gabriel Gustavo Lerman, Lilly Lui and Ruben Nepales. They join the association's roster of 90 active members.

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