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The Oscar Nominations Will Now Precede the Golden Globes

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26:  Actress Meryl Streep (L), winner of the Best Actress Award for 'The Iron Lady,' and actor Jean Dujardin, winner of the Best Actor Award for 'The Artist,' pose in the press room at the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Awards season upheaval! You don't usually get the Oscar nominations until the end of January — which gives the Golden Globes, airing earlier in the month, a small little window all to itself — but the Academy just shifted the nominations date to January 10, meaning they'll now come three days before the Globes ceremony. The rationale, apparently, is to provide Oscar voters with more time to see the nominated films ... but if the move happens to remix the typically predictable awards season corridor, bonus!

Photo: Jason Merritt/2012 Getty Images