Golden Globes statuette gets a design upgrade ahead of 2019 ceremony

Golden Globes statuette gets an update in design. Design till now on left and the new on right. (Source: Twitter/ @goldenglobes) Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 30, 2018, 08.49 PM (IST)

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) on Thursday revealed a redesigned Golden Globe trophy. The new look will debut at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on January 6, 2019.

Apart from other things, the statuette will no longer have a square marble base and has been replaced with a cylindrical metal one. 

The new trophy is made of zinc, brass and bronze and weighs 7.8 pounds. It is 2.3 pounds heavier than the one awarded last year. It is also slightly taller than the one awarded last year as it is 11.5 inches tall with a base width of 3.75 inches.

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This isn't the first time the statuette has gotten a makeover. In 2009, the HFPA gave it a new marble base and a more durable, accurate metal globe on top.

Composer Alexandre Desplat made the observation when he won last year for ‘Shape of Water’. He noted that the trophy was different from what he got in 2007, when he won last. 

This year's Golden Globe nominations will be announced on December 6.