Hollywood Reporter's Guide to the 2019 Golden Globes
Everything you need to know about Sunday's show.
The 76th Golden Globe Awards are set to take place on Sunday, Jan. 6.
From Sandra Oh's hosting debut alongside Andy Samberg to potential surprise winners, the 2019 ceremony is sure to be a night of notable moments.
Here's everything you need to know about this year's big event.
How to Watch
Before the awards show begins, NBC and E! network will air footage from the red carpet. E! will air a countdown to the red carpet beginning at 1 p.m. PT, followed by interviews live from the red carpet at 3 p.m. NBC's red carpet coverage begins at 4 p.m. PT.
Facebook will also exclusively live-stream the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's red-carpet preshow.
The live broadcast of the ceremony begins at 5 p.m. PT on NBC. In addition to watching the awards show directly on the network, the ceremony can be live-streamed on NBC's website and app, provided you're a cable subscriber who can log in with your account info.
Who to Watch
Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg are set to co-host the awards show.
While Samberg has previously hosted the 2015 Emmy Awards and the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards, this Golden Globes will serve as Oh's first hosting job.
"I said yes even though it was so terrifying to me, really terrifying. I just could not let this opportunity pass me by, the life experience of being this scared of something," Oh told The Hollywood Reporter about hosting the show.
The two previously teamed up to present at the 2018 Emmy Awards. Their bit, which featured a panicked Oh after she ripped the envelope with the winner's name on it and mocked the Oscars' La La Land fiasco, was positively received.
“Sandra and Andy are the perfect choices to host this world-class event,” Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks, co-chairmen, NBC Entertainment, said in a statement. “They bring wit, charm and style to a room filled with the very best of film and television. It’s sure to be another unforgettable fun-filled night.”
“We’re excited to welcome Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg as co-hosts of Hollywood’s Party of the Year,” added Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Meher Tatna. “Both Golden Globe Award recipients have continually showcased their talents in film and television, and we can’t wait see what their undeniable chemistry will bring to the Golden Globes stage.”
During their THR cover story interview, Samberg told Oh that he was excited to have a co-host. "I am so much happier to be doing it with you than to do it alone. Seth [Meyers] was incredible last year — and it was such a tricky year with everything that was coming to light, and he really threaded the needle well — but the years that are more like how I would dream of doing it were Tina [Fey] and Amy [Poehler]'s," he said. "I like playing off someone else and having there be a looseness to it and the ability to try things that are not necessarily just straight jokes to prompter. That's why I'm excited to do it with you 'cause you're such an incredible performer."
Another topic of discussion was what they plan to talk about during the show. Both co-hosts agreed that they would steer clear of politics.
"The job of being a host, it's really to be there to support all the nominees and those who take that platform to say whatever they want," said Oh. "I don't really think that [getting political] is for the hosts necessarily. You make it an open and safe place for whoever wants to use that platform to speak."
Later in the interview, Samberg said that he plans to avoid making "super mean" jokes. "There are times where I'll be like, 'Wow, that's a funny joke, but it's very much at someone's expense and it's not worth it.' There are certain people where you can give them the business and everyone's just like, 'Yeah, that's a fair hit,'" he said.
The HFPA announced that Sam Rockwell, Jessica Chastain, Harrison Ford, Halle Berry, Dick Van Dyke, Mike Myers, Chadwick Boseman, Sterling K. Brown, Kaley Cuoco, Jamie Lee Curtis, Idris Elba, Johnny Galecki, Justin Hartley, Taraji P. Henson, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney, Michael B. Jordan, William H. Macy, Chrissy Metz, Lupita Nyong'o, Gary Oldman, Jim Parsons, Saoirse Ronan, Octavia Spencer, Ben Stiller, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Antonio Banderas, Kristen Bell, Emily Blunt, Steve Carell, Olivia Colman, Bradley Cooper, Taron Egerton, Lady Gaga, Richard Gere, Danai Gurira, Nicole Kidman, Lucy Liu, Julianne Moore, Maya Rudolph, Megan Mullally, Chris Pine, Amy Poehler, Gina Rodriguez, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz will serve as presenters.
This year, Jeff Bridges will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which honors individuals that have positively contributed to the world of entertainment. Former recipients include Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, George Clooney, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese, Warren Beatty and Robert De Niro.
"The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is delighted to bestow the 2019 Cecil B. DeMille Award on Jeff Bridges. Bridges' brilliant body of work across diverse genres has captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide for more than six decades. We look forward to celebrating 'the Dude' and his remarkable career and philanthropic achievements at the upcoming Golden Globe Awards," the HFPA said in a statement.
Bridges most recently appeared in Bad Times at the El Royale and is featured in the documentary Living in the Future's Past, which focuses on current environmental changes.
Five-time Golden Globe winner Carol Burnett will receive the first-ever television special achievement award, which is named in her honor. The Carol Burnett Award was created as a television counterpart to the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
"For more than 50 years, comedy trailblazer Carol Burnett has been breaking barriers while making us laugh," said Tatna. "She was the first woman to host a variety sketch show, The Carol Burnett Show. She was also the first woman to win both the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and Kennedy Center Honors. And now we add another first to her running list: the first recipient — and namesake — of the new Golden Globe top honor for achievement in television, the Carol Burnett Award. We are profoundly grateful for her contributions to the entertainment industry and honored to celebrate her legacy forever at the Golden Globes."
Vice leads the nominations with six, while The Favourite, Green Book and A Star Is Born follow closely behind with five apiece.
"I was very thrilled that [co-stars] Olivia Colman and Emma Stone and I were all nominated together, it's a really, really lovely feeling. We really had a blast making it," Rachel Weisz told THR following her nomination in the best actress in a motion picture category for her work in The Favourite. "It was challenging and really interesting and a lot of fun. It's lovely that we'll be celebrating it at the Beverly Hilton. We're really good buddies the three of us, so I’m really excited to see everyone there."
Adam McKay, who directed Vice, spoke to THR following the film's many nominations. "We feel great being in all these categories with these different movies and tremendous artists. It's not really a competition except for one movie, and we are coming for [Mary Poppins Returns]. Dick Cheney will take down Mary Poppins. We're putting her on notice," he said. McKay added that he let Emily Blunt know at the New York Governor's Ball and "she looked at me like I was a crazy person. But I've been making that joke constantly. It just makes me laugh so hard that the two of them are in the same category."
Meanwhile, best actress in a musical or comedy film nominee Blunt thanked the HFPA following her nomination. "I'm blown away and over the moon. I delighted in playing every aspect of this extraordinary and iconic character," she said. "The entire experience working on it was spellbinding and that's largely to do with the incomparable Rob Marshall, who took on this project with great love, depth and courage in his heart."
On the TV front, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story leads with a total of four nods.
Rachel Brosnahan, who's nominated in the best actress in a comedy series category for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, told THR that she was in Prague when she learned about the nomination. "I literally just stepped foot into a beautiful gothic cathedral when I felt my phone start blowing up in my pocket. But I waited until we got out of the cathedral to check in. It's the warmest welcome to season two," she said. "The Golden Globes and the HFPA were such a part of the beginning of our story. It was a similar situation last year — the show had just aired, and we found out we'd been nominated, and it really helped people find the show. ... I'm incredibly grateful to be invited back to the party, and I'm a huge fan of other actresses and the other shows that were nominated. That part never gets less crazy amazing."
Oscar hopefuls The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Ben Is Back, First Reformed, The Hate U Give, Hereditary, Mary Queen of Scots, On the Basis of Sex, Private Life, The Rider and Widows were all shut out of the Golden Globe nominations.
Meanwhile, John Krasinski's acclaimed directorial debut A Quiet Place only earned one nomination, in the best score category, while Eighth Grade similarly earned only one nod.
Following Natalie Portman's criticism during the 2018 awards show about the lack of female directors honored, this year's nominations once again shut out all female directors.
On the TV side, American Horror Story, Black-ish, Better Call Saul, Little Drummer Girl, Maniac, Orange Is the New Black, Silicon Valley, This Is Us, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Yellowstone were all shut out.
The Hollywood Reporter has partnered with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to produce the official aftershow of the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards for a second time.
Immediately following the Golden Globe Awards telecast on NBC, THR will produce an hourlong live stream featuring one-on-one interviews with the night’s winners, show highlights, expert analysis and behind-the-scenes footage from Samberg and Oh's THR cover shoot. The program will live-stream on Twitter from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Sunday from 8-9 p.m. PT.
Adrianna Costa and THR's Chris Gardner will anchor the show, which can be viewed on Twitter at @THR and on connected devices. The live stream is produced in partnership with HFPA.
"The Golden Globes is Hollywood's biggest party of the year, so we’re thrilled to offer viewers a backstage pass to everything that happens after the winners are announced," said THR editorial director Matthew Belloni. "And because it's live on Twitter, anything can happen."
Party the Globes Way
In addition to covering all the action inside the Beverly Hilton, THR will be documenting everything happening at the star-studded parties around town in its party diary and photo gallery. Be sure to visit THR.com on Sunday night for an updated list of winners and the latest news from inside (and outside) the Beverly Hilton.
The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards will air live from the Beverly Hilton on Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC.
(The Golden Globe Awards ceremony is produced by Dick Clark Productions, which shares a parent company with The Hollywood Reporter.)