Out with the old, and in with more gold: The Golden Globe Awards trophy is getting a makeover for the 2019 ceremony.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the change on Thursday, and provided Entertainment Weekly with a first look at the new hardware. While the statuette's signature golden globe (hence the name of the award) remains, it now sits atop a cylindrical gold column, replacing the rectangular marble base that had been in place in some form or another since the awards' inception in 1944.
In addition to the significant appearance transformation, the new statuette will also be taller and heavier than the last design, which was instated in 2009. The 2019 trophy, which is made of brass, zinc, and bronze, weighs in at 7.8 pounds, and stands 11.5 inches high, 3.75 inches wide, and 3.75 inches deep. (For comparison, the previous statuette -- pictured at the top of this post -- clocked in at 5.5 pounds, 10.75 inches tall, and 3.5 inches wide.)
Sounds like potential nominees better practice weight-lifting along with their acceptance speeches.
Nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards will be announced on December 6. The awards will be handed out on Sunday, January 6 during a ceremony broadcast live on NBC. No host has been announced yet.
[via: Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter]