The three-hour Golden Globes show kicks off at Los Angeles’ historic Beverly Hilton at 8 p.m. ET/5 PT — which should be after playoff football this year. But the ever-important fashion pre-game starts early on the Golden Globes Facebook page and “E! Live From the Red Carpet” with Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic (both 6 ET/3 PT) even before A-listers like Nicole Kidman and Lady Gaga are putting the finishing touches on their ensembles. NBC’s red carpet coverage begins at 7 ET/4 PT.
Golden Globes 2019: Here’s your guide watching the show
The 76th Golden Globe Awards are nearly here to kick off the 2019 awards-show blitz leading up to the Oscars in late February.
Here’s what you need to know about Sunday night’s ceremony, which celebrates achievements in film and television.
Who is hosting?
“Killing Eve” star Sandra Oh and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Andy Samberg will co-host this year’s festivities — somewhat fresh off co-presenting at the Primetime Emmy Awards in September. If the promos are to be believed, they’re faux best friends who are just trying to have fun at a star-studded party.
Samberg has previously emceed the Emmy Awards, the MTV Movie Awards and the Film Independent Spirit Awards, but this will be his first time hosting the Globes. It’s Oh’s first time hosting an awards show (and she’s nominated for an award on Sunday too).
What time does the show start? And where do I watch?
Given the international background of the HFPA’s voting body, the Dick Clark Productions-produced show will be viewed in more than 210 territories worldwide.
Official red-carpet coverage on NBC begins at 3 p.m. As stars make their way into the Beverly Hilton hotel for the ceremony, the network’s first look at arrivals — and what they’re wearing — and celebrity interviews begin at 4 p.m.
No TV, no problem
For all the cord-cutters, phone watchers and people on the go, the Golden Globes can be watched online. If you have a cable or satellite subscription, you can watch it on host network’s NBC App. Or else there is free-streaming on NBC’s website and Facebook page. Cord-cutters can watch on their streaming services, including Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV and PlayStation Vue.
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What are Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh doing onstage together? Co-hosting!
Samberg and Oh (who is nominated for her BBC America series “Killing Eve”) might be the oddest host coupling in recent awards show history.
The Globes have made big splashes in the past with three-time hosts Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler, along with four-time host Ricky Gervais. Samberg and Oh aren’t co-stars or even famous friends. But their chemistry and patter made a splash when they presented at September’s Emmy Awards.
“That made us sort of look at each other and say, ‘Screw it. Let’s give it a shot and see what happens,’ ” Samberg told USA TODAY.
So what the heck. See if it works. Good hosts are hard to come by in a finite pool of celebrities increasingly reluctant to deal with award show pressures. Time to grow some talent.
Don’t take the awards too seriously
Actors will cry and thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group that votes on the awards. But the HFPA is made up of a small pool of 90 or so international journalists who are not necessarily indicative of Hollywood voting trends. The group sometimes has, well, unusual taste – as well as a reputation for fawning over celebrities for glories that aren’t based on merit.
That’s how a movie like “The Hangover” won best comedy or musical in 2010 and how the woeful “The Tourist” earned three nominations in 2011 – for Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie and best comedy or musical.
But the stars show up (as Depp and Jolie did in 2011), jazz up the red carpet and, best of all, enjoy alcohol at their dinner tables in the ballroom. As a result, it can be a freewheeling and entertaining show.
But there are Oscar (and Emmy) implications
Even with the limited voting pool, the awards do have implications for the really big prizes: Oscars and Emmys. Garnering awards builds attention and needed momentum for films like Adam McKay’s “Vice” (six nominations) and Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” (five nominations), because Oscar nomination voting starts Monday.
Likewise, the spotlight can shine on under-the-radar TV shows that could be contenders in the upcoming fall Emmy season. For example, Netflix’s Michael Douglas comedy “The Kominsky Method” surprised everyone with three nominations.