What Is The Cut Off Date For The 2017 Golden Globes? Some Favorites May Not Make The Cut

The Golden Globes are rapidly approaching. Can you believe it's almost 2017 already? I can, and I can't wait to kiss 2016 goodbye forever. 2017 will be here before you know it, and with the new year of award shows. First up are the Golden Globes. The Globes — hosted by Jimmy Fallon this year — are a great introduction into the top contenders of the year, combining TV and film for those who just can't get enough. The Golden Globes will be held on January 8, 2017, with Jimmy Fallon hosting the ceremony. Now that you know just how close the ceremony is, you're probably wondering what the cut off date for the Golden Globes is.

According to MSN, this year, “Deadpool,” “Bad Moms,” “Love & Friendship,” “Edge of Seventeen,” “Sing Street,” “Florence Foster Jenkins,” “Everybody Wants Some!!,” “Queen of Katwe,” and “The Meddler” could be some of the films in the running for a Golden Globe in the comedy/musical category. As you may notice, some films that recently hit theaters aren't listed. That's because there is a unique timeline for the films and TV shows nominated.

To give you an idea, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's timeline for the 74th Golden Globe Awards is as follows:

Monday, October 31, 2016: Deadline for submission of Golden Globe Motion Picture and Television entry forms.
Friday, November 25, 2016: Deadline for nomination ballots to be mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young.
Monday, December 5, 2016: Final screening date for Motion Pictures.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016: Final date for Motion Picture press conferences.
Friday, December 9, 2016: Deadline for receipt of nomination ballots by Ernst & Young, at 10 a.m.
Monday, December 12, 2016: Announcement of nominations for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at 5:00am PST (8:00am EST).
Monday, December 19, 2016: Final ballots mailed to all HFPA members.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017: Deadline for receipt of all final ballots by Ernst & Young, at 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 8, 2017: Presentation of the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards

So, for those wondering what the magic date is, it appears to be the last day of October (that's just for submitting, not the official deadline). But, if your favorite movie or TV show (hey Gilmore Girls revivalists) came out after that date, you may still see its name announced on Monday Dec. 12, during the nominations ceremony. The October deadline is the deadline for submission — if it was submitted before it's premiere, it still has a chance.

Well at least I know which movies would have my vote this year, do you?