Get that champagne on ice because awards season kicks off this Sunday with the 76th Annual Golden Globes! From where to watch to who’s hosting and a look the nominees, here’s a cheat sheet to one of Hollywood’s most glamorous nights.
What are the Golden Globes, anyway?
The three-hour red carpet extravaganza takes place at the iconic Beverly Hilton in Hollywood and is hosted annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The hybrid award show recognizes achievements in both film and television and winners are selected by the HFPA, a group of 90 or so film journalists who, at times, can have fickle tastes (by comparison, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences – a.k.a. The Oscars – has over 8,000 voting members). As a result, the Globes are not always indicative of who will take home the coveted Oscar in February – but Oscar voting does open the Monday after the Globes air.
The show is held dinner-party style in a ballroom, which is a departure from the more traditional, seated shows — but the free-flowing Moët usually equates to some entertaining moments on stage, particularly towards the end of the evening. Did we mention the show is 100% live? #AnythingCanHappen
Where can I watch?
Catch the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday, January 6th LIVE on CTV at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m ET.
For the red carpet hits and misses – you’ll have to tune in earlier. Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic host E! Live From the Red Carpet at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET and NBC’s red carpet coverage starts just a bit later at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET.
The red carpet will also be available to stream on goldenglobes.com.
Move over Tina and Amy: Andy Samberg, SNL alum and current star of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Canadian Sandra Oh of Killing Eve (and formerly Grey’s Anatomy) have the honour this year.
The duo only met a few months ago at the Emmy Awards, where they hilariously took a jab at the La La Land – Moonlight fiasco at the 2017 Oscars:
“Tune into the Golden Globes to see if we talk about the elephant in the room,” Oh teases in one of the teaser commercials. We have a feeling this odd couple might steal the show, but awards hosting has proven to be a tough gig over the years.
Sandra Oh is also nominated under Best Actress for her role in the television series Killing Eve.
Only, like, all of Hollywood.
Some of the big names this year include A Star Is Born leads Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o, the cast of This Is Us, Allison Janney, Taraji P. Henson, Mike Myers, Halle Berry, Richard Gere, Emma Stone, Amy Poehler, Idris Elba, Chris Pine, Antonio Banderas, Kristen Bell, Maya Rudolph, Julianne Moore …and many more.
Here’s our cheat sheet breakdown of the eight films you MUST SEE this awards season.
For films, Dick Cheney biopic Vice leads with six nominations. A Star Is Born, royal historical drama The Favourite and Civil Rights era comedy Green Book also came out on top, with five nominations each. Buzzy Netflix-drama Roma earned a nod under Best Foreign Film.
Marvel smash Black Panther also makes history at this years’ Globes, as the first-ever superhero film to be nominated under Best Motion Picture – Drama. The wildly popular rom-com Crazy Rich Asians, the first major studio film to feature a predominantly Asian cast since The Joy Luck Club, also earned nominations under Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and a Best Performance nod for star Constance Wu.
On the TV front, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story leads with four nominations, including Best Miniseries or Film and nods for Penelope Cruz and Darren Criss. Amazon’s smash The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel earned 3 nominations. In the Best Television Series for Drama, it’s a tight race for Killing Eve and Bodyguard.
Who’s being honoured?
This year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award goes to Hollywood legend Jeff Bridges, 69 (Tron, The Big Lebowski, True Heart). The award is given annually for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.” Previous honourees include Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington.
The Golden Globes is also introducing the Carol Burnett Award this year, which celebrates achievements in television. Burnett, a five-time Globe winner, is fittingly the inaugural recipient.
Who’s this year’s Golden Globe Ambassador?
If that seems like a new title, it is: formerly known as Miss or Mr. Golden Globe, the gig dates back to 1963 and traditionally goes to the child of a Hollywood A-lister, where they assist with handing out trophies and escorting stars on and off the stage.
This years’ Golden Globe Ambassador is 16-year-old Isan Elba, daughter of Idris Elba.
The pretentious sounding gig isn’t anything to scoff at – previous Ambassadors have included Melanie Griffith and her daughter Dakota Johnson, Rumer Willis, Joely Fisher, Laura Dern and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Happy Globes watching!