LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The winners of the 68th annual Golden Globe® Awards will remain a secret until they are revealed January 16 to millions of viewers around the world, thanks to the efforts of Ernst & Young LLP, a leader in assurance, tax, transaction, advisory services and strategic growth markets. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has relied on Ernst & Young for the past 38 years to conduct the ballot tabulation process of the Golden Globes® with security, integrity and reliability.
The 68th annual Golden Globe® Awards will be telecast live on NBC on Sunday, January 16, 2011, 5:00 p.m. PST/8:00 p.m. EST from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.
"The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has relied on Ernst & Young for the accuracy of the Golden Globe® Award results for almost four decades," said Andy Sale, Ernst & Young LLP, lead partner conducting the work for the 2010 Golden Globe® Awards. "Ernst & Young is proud of its role in maintaining the integrity of the entire balloting process."
Some additional facts about the Golden Globes® voting, balloting and tabulation process:
- Winners are known only to three senior Ernst & Young executives in advance of the telecast;
- Ernst & Young 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;
- Ernst & Young controls the entire voting process beginning with the nomination ballots, and maintains control of the ballots until the telecast is over;
- Results are triple-checked to eliminate any margin of error; and
- Winner envelopes are assembled by Ernst & Young and are maintained exclusively under Ernst & Young's control until they are handed directly to each celebrity presenter moments before they appear on-stage.
"Once again, our involvement with the Golden Globe® Awards is a testament to the trust placed in us by leaders of the entertainment industry," said John Nendick, Ernst & Young LLP, Global Media and Entertainment Leader. "We continue to be one of the most reliable and valuable resources to motion picture, television, music, publishing, advertising and digital media companies."
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