And the Golden Globe® goes to... Ernst & Young LLP marks more than 40 years making sure everything adds up for the Golden Globe Awards

Ballots are triple checked for integrity of results, winners only known to 3 people prior to telecast

Jan 07, 2014, 13:00 ET from Ernst & Young LLP

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the 2014 awards season gets started in Hollywood, Ernst & Young LLP will once again be front and center to tabulate the results for the ceremony that many feel predicts the movies, TV shows and performers who will dominate all upcoming awards. This year will mark the 41st year that Ernst & Young LLP will tabulate and safeguard the results of the Golden Globe Awards® and oversee the entire process for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.


The 71st annual Golden Globe Awards® will be telecast live on NBC Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host this year's ceremony.

"Ernst & Young LLP has a very long and successful relationship with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Golden Globe Awards®," says Andy Sale, Ernst & Young LLP partner responsible for the Golden Globe Awards® engagement. "Understanding the impact of the awards, we take every measure possible to ensure the integrity of both the process and the final results."

Some additional facts about the Golden Globe Awards® voting, balloting and tabulation process:

  • Only three senior EY professionals know the winners in advance of the telecast.
  • The firm oversees the entire voting process, beginning with the nomination ballots.
  • Results are triple-checked to eliminate any margin of error.
  • Winners' envelopes are assembled by the firm and are maintained exclusively under its control until they are handed directly to each celebrity presenter moments before they appear onstage.
  • The firm is also responsible for qualifying voting members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, confirming that their credentials are current and meet the standards set forth by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

"The landscape of the entertainment industry, as well as the media business as a whole, is constantly evolving; every day brings new changes that impact how content is produced, distributed and recognized," says John Nendick, EY Global Media & Entertainment Leader for the organization. "We work closely with clients like the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to help them stay ahead, understand the new challenges and maintain their relevancy in the marketplace."

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