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Golden Globes to air on NBC in 2012

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The 69th annual Golden Globe Awards will air live, once again, on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 15.

Next year’s show, which will be held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, will be broadcast 5-8 p.m. on both coasts.

Dick Clark Productions will once again produce the show — a temporary truce in what has been a bitter feud in court. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., the creator and owner of the event, sued Dick Clark Production in November for trademark infringement and breach of contract, claiming the production company (along with its parent company, Red Zone Capital) tried to seize the rights to the award show by secretly negotiating a low-ball renewal deal with NBC. [To read more about the dispute, visit our sister blog Company Town.]

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Comedian Ricky Gervais hosted last year’s ceremony, which drew 12.7 million viewers, and made headlines for lampooning everyone from Angelina Jolie to Charlie Sheen. He has more than hinted that he would like to return, but it remains unclear who will serve as master of ceremonies for the show.

Nominations for the Golden Globe Awards will be announced at 5 a.m. Pacific time on Dec. 15.

— Yvonne Villarreal
twitter.com/villarrealy

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