Awards season this 12 months goes to be very totally different than what we’re used to. The Academy Awards are on April 25, which is about two months later than we would usually be watching them. Your ordinary Oscar get together with movie-themed appetizers might be going to be pared right down to a pizza at dwelling together with your associate, roommates, or pet. The pink carpet will not be flooded with celebrities mingling mask-less. How do we all know this? The 78th annual Golden Globes, that are tonight (Sunday, Feb. 28) are going to be bicoastal and hybrid in-person/digital.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are internet hosting collectively for the fourth time (they final teamed up six years in the past, in 2015), however they are going to be doing so remotely. Fey might be within the Rainbow Room in New York Metropolis, and Poehler might be internet hosting from the Beverly Hilton, the place the awards normally happen.
Normally, the Globes is the present the place the booze is flowing and the speeches mirror that, and the occasion normally takes place firstly of the brand new 12 months. In 2021, they’re taking place on the finish of February, when Oscar weekend would usually be underway.
However the Hollywood International Press Affiliation (HFPA), which hosts and votes on the Globes, is once more below fireplace for its shadowy voting procedures and the shortage of range on this 12 months’s nominees. On Feb. 21, the Los Angeles Occasions printed a report about potential moral misconduct inside the group, together with the news that 30 HFPA members had been flown to the set of Emily in Paris in 2019 and “handled…like kings and queens.” This might clarify why Emily in Paris may’ve obtained awards nods over groundbreaking exhibits resembling I Could Destroy You. One other report revealed the HFPA has zero Black members.
So sure, this awards present is one hundred pc deserving of your raised eyebrows. However even nonetheless, it is good to know which motion pictures will seemingly stay within the awards season dialog in 2021. It has been one hell of a 12 months, too; Poehler and Fey are precisely the individuals we have to put a smile again on our faces.
This is how one can watch tonight.
What time does the Golden Globes begin?
The precise present begins at 8 p.m. EST and 5 p.m. PST. When you’re the form of one who likes to start out watching every part you’ll be able to of the pre-show, tune in at 4 p.m. EST and 1 p.m. PST on E! You’ll be able to catch the pre-show itself on the official @GoldenGlobes Twitter account and on the HFPA web site at 6:30 p.m. EST and three:30 PST.
How are you going to watch?
NBC is broadcasting the awards present; the community additionally has a pre-show hosted by Jane Lynch and Susan Kelechi Watson. That pre-show begins at 7 p.m. EST, p.m. PST. When you have a cable login, you’ll be able to stream the pre-show and awards present on NBC.com/reside.
Relying on the place you reside and if in case you have a subscription, you’ll be able to stream the occasion on Hulu + Stay TV, YouTube TV, FuboTV, Sling TV, or AT&T TV Now. All these platforms have free trials for first-time customers, too.
Will there be a pink carpet?
Nope. When you watch the pre-show protection on E!, although, they will do their finest to make you’re feeling that awards-show glow with nominee interviews. Per Deadline, Giuliana Rancic and Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown will embrace reside interviews from the Beverly Hilton.
What makes this value watching, anyway?
Two massive motion pictures to be careful for this 12 months are David Fincher’s Mank (Netflix) and Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix). Nomadland is director Chloé Zhao’s third characteristic movie, and her Greatest Director nomination makes her the primary Asian lady to be nominated in that class. Chadwick Boseman, who died final 12 months on the age of 42, can also be up for Greatest Actor in a Movement Image for his function in Ma Rainey’s Black Backside, his last function.
Regina King’s One Evening in Miami was snubbed for Greatest Drama, however she did get a Greatest Director nod for her directorial debut. The Crown‘s Emerald Fennell additionally obtained recognition for her work as director of Promising Younger Lady. The groundbreaking revenge movie obtained 4 whole Golden Globe nominations.
Yearly, an actor who’s been within the trade for many years receives the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. In 2017, Meryl Streep used her time onstage with the award to champion “Hollywood, foreigners, and the press,” whom she recognizaed as three of Donald Trump’s identified adversaries.
This 12 months must be no totally different so far as political activism goes. Jane Fonda, one of the vital distinguished activists in Hollywood (just lately identified for her Fireplace Drill Fridays and local weather activism) is receiving the lifetime achievement award. Prepare for a traditional passionate Fonda second.
To that finish, celebrities like to make use of their platforms to talk out about what is going on on on this planet. This 12 months, Feeding America has signed on as a philanthropic associate of the present, and all through the evening, the group will inform these watching of its efforts through the pandemic, per EW.
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Henry Davidson has been the senior editor at Wahu Times since 2018. A two-decade veteran of journalism, Henry’s work has appeared in the NPR, Examiner, The Sun and numerous other publications. He is a member of the United Media Guild.