- Golden Globe Awards
Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner Named Showrunners for the 81st Annual Golden Globe® Awards
Weiss Will Also Direct the Live Ceremony on Sunday, January 7, 2024
Nominations will be Unveiled on Monday, December 11, 2023; Awards Timetable HERE
Today, the Golden Globes® announced that multi-Emmy Award®-winning producing duo Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner of White Cherry Entertainment (WCE) will serve as executive producing showrunners for the 81st Golden Globe Awards, with Weiss also set to direct the live show on Sunday, January 7, 2024.
“We’re so thrilled to have Glenn and Ricky helm this year’s Golden Globe Awards,” said Jay Penske, CEO, Chairman and Founder, Penske Media, and CEO of Dick Clark Productions. “Their vision, creativity, unparalleled track record and masterful skillsets make them ideal partners as we endeavor to create our most vibrant and memorable show yet.”
“With an incomparable body of work in live event production that spans decades, Glenn and Ricky bring with them an unparalleled wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Golden Globes,” said Helen Hoehne, President, Golden Globes. “Their professionalism and innovation are revered throughout the industry, and we look forward to seeing their creative vision come to life on January 7.”
“We look forward to raising the bar for the awards season right out of the gate!” said Weiss and Kirshner.
Fresh from overseeing the most recent “Academy Awards®,” fourteen-time Emmy Award winner Weiss and nine-time Emmy Award winner Kirshner formed boutique production company WCE in 1999 and have since produced dozens of critically acclaimed live television specials. In addition to the Oscars, their credits include “The Primetime Emmy Awards,” Super Bowl Halftime Shows, “Tony Awards,” “Kennedy Center Honors,” and presidential inaugurations. Weiss has a longtime alliance with Dick Clark Productions serving as director for the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” and “American Music Awards.”