Everything to know about the 2021 Golden Globes
From where and when to watch, to who's hosting, and more.
Another year, another awards season. Unlike prior years, however, Hollywood still has the coronavirus pandemic to contend with, which lends some uncertainty to the proceedings.
First out of the gate will be the 2021 Golden Globe Awards, which normally take place in early January but this year have been pushed back to Feb. 28. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are reprising their role as hosts of the annual awards celebration — they previously hosted in 2013, 2014, and 2015 — which as always celebrates the best of the year in television and film.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will not go unacknowledged during the telecast, with Feeding America signing on as a philanthropic partner of the event. Throughout the evening, viewers will be informed of the hunger relief organization's response efforts in relation to the health crisis.
In preparation for Hollywood's big night, EW has rounded up everything you need to know, including how and where to watch and more.
When are the Golden Globe Awards this year?
The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air live coast to coast on NBC on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, from The Beverly Hilton Hotel. It is unclear at this time how exactly the show will look with regards to in-person attendees, and live vs. pretaped elements.
How can I watch the show?
Anyone with cable access can watch the show live on NBC, or via the NBC website or app. Those who don't have a cable or satellite subscription have other options, however. The show will be available on the Roku Channel, and, although exact details for this year are yet to be confirmed, usually paid subscription services such as Fubo TV, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, YouTubeTV, and AT&T TV Now also carry the show. And if you don't subscribe to any of those, many services offer a free trial you can utilize for the occasion.
Will there be a preshow or red carpet coverage?
NBC and E! Entertainment are joining forces to offer fans a double dose of celebrity-filled entertainment in a handful of pre- and post-shows.
Kicking off the day's coverage at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET, actress Sarah Hyland joins 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 show-stopping moments.
There will also be the Golden Globes Pre-Show on NBC which will be hosted by Jane Lynch and Susan Kelechi Watson, who will present live interviews with a slew of nominees and other stars. In addition, the hourlong telecast will feature the most memorable, funniest and indelible moments in Golden Globes history. Over on E!, Giuliana Rancic and special guest co-host Karamo headline Live From E!: Golden Globes, bringing viewers interviews live from the Beverly Hilton with Hollywood's biggest stars and nominees. Joining Rancic and Karamo will be E!'s style correspondent Zanna Roberts Rassi and Erin Lim, host of E! News' The Rundown. NBC's Golden Globes Pre-Show is set to begin at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET while Live From E!: Golden Globes will begin an hour earlier 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. The duo will be tackling their roles on separate coasts for the first time in Globes history, with Fey in New York and Poehler in Los Angeles. In addition, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (the organization behind the awards) has 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. This marks the first time in HFPA history that two siblings of color have held the position, with Jackson being the first Black male Ambassador.
Will the show feature live presenters?
EW can confirm that presenters will be joining Fey and Poehler in person at the Rainbow Room inside Rockefeller Center in NYC or at the Beverly Hilton in L.A.
On Feb. 17, the HFPA announced the first batch of presenters, including Awkwafina, Cynthia Erivo, Annie Mumolo, Joaquin Phoenix, Kristen Wiig, and Renee Zellweger.
Kevin Bacon, Sterling K. Brown, Michael Douglas, Kyra Sedgwick, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Catherine Zeta-Jones were added to the list on Feb 19. Anthony Anderson, Tiffany Haddish, Kate Hudson, Margot Robbie, Kenan Thompson, Bryce Dallas Howard, Christopher Meloni, Rosie Perez, Christian Slater, Angela Bassett, Laura Dern, Salma Hayek, and Jamie Lee Curtis have also been confirmed.
Who is nominated?
Nominations for the 78th Golden Globes were announced on Feb. 3. Netflix's Mank and The Crown were the big winners of film and television, each with six nods. Netflix was the big winner overall, with a whopping 42 total nominations across all categories. See the full list of nominees here.
Who else is being honored?
This year's recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award — the award show's version of a lifetime achievement honor — is seven-time Globe winner and two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda. Fonda joins the illustrious ranks of past Cecil B. DeMille award honorees that includes Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, and Jeff Bridges.
This page will be updated as more information about this year's ceremony is announced.
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