The 78th Golden Globe awards ceremony will kick off this Sunday. The awards ceremony is set to launch the Hollywood awards season for 2021, with the Academy Awards to be hosted on April 25, not very far off.
The Golden Globe awards, which traditionally take place in early January, have been pushed back to Sunday, Feb. 28, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
In preparation for Hollywood’s big night, here is a round-up for everything you need to know, including how and where to watch and more.
How to watch the ceremony?
The ceremony will air live on NBC, or via the NBC website or app at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, which is set to be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in the first bi-coastal ceremony in New York and Los Angeles
Fey and Poehler are reprising their role as hosts of the annual awards celebration for the fourth time. Fey will host the East Coast portions from The Rainbow Room while Poehler will host the West Coast segments from The Beverly Hilton Ballroom. They previously hosted globes in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
The show will be available on the Roku Channel, as well as on paid subscription services such as Fubo TV, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, YouTubeTV, and AT&T TV.
Will there be a preshow or red carpet coverage?
NBC and E! Entertainment will offer fans a double dose of celebrity-filled entertainment in a handful of pre-and post-show.
The coverage will kick off at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET, with American actress Sarah Hyland joining E!’s Nina Parker, Erin Lim, and stylist Brad Goreski on Live From E!: Countdown to the Golden Globes as they count down the top 20 biggest red-carpet moments.
NBC’s Pre-Show is set to begin at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET while Live From E!: Golden Globes will begin at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET.
Who is hosting?
As mentioned above, Fey and Poehler will be taking over hosting duties for the fourth time.
In addition, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization behind the awards, announced that this year’s Globes Ambassadors assisting with the handing out of the trophies will be Satchel and Jackson Lee, children of three-time Golden Globe nominee Spike Lee and producer Tonya Lewis Lee.
The HFPA also announced the ceremony will be presented by Awkwafina, Cynthia Erivo, Annie Mumolo, Joaquin Phoenix, Kristen Wiig, Renee Zellweger, Margot Robbie, Tiffany Haddish, Anthony Anderson, Kate Hudson, Kenan Thompson, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kevin Bacon, Sterling K. Brown, Kyra Sedgwick, Susan Kelechi Watson, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Meloni, Rosie Perez and Christian Slater.
Douglas and his wife Zeta-Jones are set to present at The Rainbow Room in New York City, while another couple, Bacon and Sedgwick, will present from The Beverly Hilton Ballroom in Los Angeles. Other Los Angeles presenters include Brown and Watson.
Who is nominated?
Nominations for the 78th Golden Globes were announced on Feb. 3. Netflix led in both television and film nominations, including the drama “Mank,” which led with six nods, ”The Trial of the Chicago 7″ followed with five nominations. In the television categories, Netflix’s royal TV series “The Crown” led with six nominations, followed by the comedy TV series “Schitt’s Creek,” with five.
Who else is being honored?
Seven-time Globe winner and two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda will be this year’s recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, the award show’s version of a lifetime achievement honor.