This belated bash will still be bangin’.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association put a slight pause on this year’s Golden Globes — the booziest baller of the awards-show season — and moved them to Feb. 28 from their usual early January slot due to the coronavirus pandemic. (The 2021 Oscars were also postponed from a late February perch to April 25.)
And the Beverly Hilton won’t be the sole home for the normally glitzy gathering; it will instead be a bicoastal gala for the first time ever.
But the 78th annual ceremony will still tip a hat to triumphs on film — top contenders include Vanessa Kirby’s subtle, tortured part in “Pieces of a Woman” and Chadwick Boseman’s posthumous nod for his final role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” — as well as television. The big question in streaming TV: Could Dan Levy’s “Schitt’s Creek” land a repeat sweep, à la the 2020 Emmy Awards?
Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s race for the gold.
What channels are the Golden Globes on?
The Golden Globes will air at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, on NBC.
How do you livestream the Golden Globes?
If you have cable, you can watch live on NBC, the network site or the app. Paid subscription services including AT&T TV, Fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling and YouTube TV will also air the ceremony — and some offer free trials for new users.
Who hosts this year?
“Saturday Night Live,” sitcom and awards-show vets Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the show for the fourth time. However, there will be one big change to their side-by-side comedic camaraderie: Poehler, 49, will host from the Beverly Hilton, while Fey, 50, will be at Rockefeller Center’s Rainbow Room in New York City.
How can I watch the red carpet?
Red carpet? What red carpet? There’s no word yet on what fashion-forward celebrities will do this year, much less how their at-home couture will be chronicled. (Red couch, anyone?) But one notable won’t make an appearance: longtime red-carpet denizen Ryan Seacrest, who has retired from appraising attire.
Is there a preshow?
There are several. The HFPA and Dick Clark Productions will host a pre-show, helmed by Sofia Carson and Zuri Hall, on the Golden Globes Twitter account starting at 6:30 p.m. EST. NBC will air its “Golden Globes Pre-Show,” which is hosted by Jane Lynch and Susan Kelechi Watson, at 7 p.m. EST.
“Live From E!: Countdown to the Golden Globes,” hosted by Giuliana Rancic and a special celebrity guest co-host, airs at 6 p.m.
Who are the nominees this year?
There were some shocking snubs — including Hollywood legend Sophia Loren (“The Life Ahead”), “I May Destroy You” creator Michaela Coel and “Da 5 Bloods” star Delroy Lindo. Then there are the head-spinning surprises, like nods for the widely panned Netflix series “Emily in Paris” and its star, Lily Collins — but zip for popular period series “Bridgerton.” (And don’t even get us started on Sia’s “Music.”) But rising above it all are movie nominees including first-time feature director Regina King (“One Night in Miami”) and double nominee Sacha Baron Cohen (for both drama, in “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” and comedy, with “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”). Meanwhile, this year’s TV nominees veer from dignified (Olivia Colman and Emma Corrin, “The Crown”) to dear (“Normal People”) to delightfully dippy (Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”).
Who is presenting this year?
A-listers hitting the stage — virtually or otherwise — to dole out awards this year include 2020 winners Awkwafina (“The Farewell”), Renée Zellweger (“Judy”) and Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”), as well as nominee Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”).
“Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar” actresses Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo — who were nominated for 2011’s “Bridesmaids” — also are in the mix.
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo — shown in a scene from “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar” — will be presenters at this year’s Golden Globes.Cate Cameron/Lionsgate
Who will be honored this year?
Two huge talents are getting their due. Multiple Golden Globe-winner Jane Fonda, 83, will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which is bestowed on an “individual who has made an incredible impact” in film. Television producing legend Norman Lear, 98, will be honored with the Carol Burnett Award for his contributions to TV.
Norman LearWilly Sanjuan/Invision/AP