Are you ready for the strangest awards season of all time? Well, it’s about to get real with tonight’s Golden Globes.
Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are currently shaking off the COVID cobwebs and getting their opening monologue in gear for the hybrid virtual/in-person broadcast hosted by Fey in New York City and Poehler in L.A. Haven’t seen any of this movie’s major contenders yet, like “Mank” or “Nomadland”? (Fun fact: They’re now on Netflix and Hulu respectively.) No problem, because tonight’s awards show will begin to show who’s hot and who’s not on the race to April’s Academy Awards.
Here are updates on live winners, highlights and news from Globes night, including an E! special (6 ET/3PT), the NBC pre-show (7 ET/4 PT) and the main ceremony (8 ET/PT).
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What’s the Globes controversy over voting?
On its biggest night, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association – the group behind the Golden Globes – will also have to weather the fallout from the revelation via the Los Angeles Times this past week that the organization doesn’t have any Black members. (The last time a Black person was counted among its ranks: 1987.) It’s a problem that looks even worse when one considers snubs of “Da 5 Bloods” and other Black-led movies in the Globes’ best picture categories.
On Friday, the advocacy organization Time’s Up launched the #TIMESUPGlobes alongside a graphic that reads, “Hollywood Foreign Press Association: Not a Single Black Member Out of 87.” And many Hollywood personalities shared the protest on social media, including Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, Judd Apatow and Sterling K. Brown. “Having a multitude of Black presenters does not absolve you of your lack of diversity,” Brown said Saturday on Instagram. “This is your moment to do the right thing. It is my hope that you will.”
It’s hard to imagine Fey and Poehler won’t take aim at the issue in their opening monologue. Meanwhile, the HFPA has said it will address the controversy during Sunday’s awards broadcast.
Is Chadwick Boseman bound for posthumous Oscar glory?
Usually, at least one actor runs the table at the Globes, Screen Actors Guild and Oscars, and 2021 could be it for Boseman, who died last year at age 43 of colon cancer. His nominated role for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” is a highlight in a career cut short early and he’s favorite at Sunday’s Globes. Only two other actors have posthumous Academy Awards – Peter Finch in 1977 for “Network” and Heath Ledger in 2009 for “The Dark Knight” – and both also took home Globes that same year.
Globes hosts and presenters will be live, winners are at home
Due to COVID, this year’s show will look very different than usual. The hosts will be bicoastal – Fey at the Rainbow Room in New York City, Poehler at the Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton – as will the bevy of presenters. That group includes Awkwafina, Kevin Bacon, Michael Douglas, Tiffany Haddish, Kate Hudson, Joaquin Phoenix, Margot Robbie, Kristen Wiig, Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
The nominees, however, will be all over the world and making their victory speeches virtually, be it in their tux or pajamas.
What time are the Golden Globes?
If you’re old school, the three-hour Globes ceremony airs live on NBC at 8 ET/PT. If you’d rather stream the show, it’s also available on the Roku Channel, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, AT&T TV, Sling TV and Fubo TV. (If they’re new to you, check out and see which have free trials.) And if you’re just too busy on Sunday, the Globes will stream Monday on NBC/Universal’s Peacock service.