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Hollywood is ready to kick off the new year with the first major awards show of the season as the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards take place Sunday at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
From the potential of surprise winners to the #MeToo movement that’s sure to be addressed during the night, this year’s show is likely to be full of notable moments.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2018 show.
How to Watch
Follow every sparkle and glamour of the Globes’ signature red carpet with E! network’s red carpet coverage, beginning at 3 p.m. PT, while NBC jump-starts its preshow coverage at 4 p.m. PT. Facebook and Dick Clark Productions also have partnered to live-stream the official preshow from 3 to 5 p.m. PT on Facebook.
The live broadcast of the ceremony begins at 5 p.m. PT on NBC. Pret-a-Reporter will provide photos and analysis of the hottest looks and trends as the stars walk the red carpet.
Who to Watch
Late Night‘s Seth Meyers will be making his debut as this year’s host, following in the footsteps of fellow NBC late-night resident Jimmy Fallon, who emceed last year’s ceremony. Meyers also follows Ricky Gervais and fellow Saturday Night Live alums Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who had a three-year tenure hosting the show.
Meyers’ anchoring of the Globe stage will be another addition to his hosting résumé, which includes the 2014 Emmys and 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner.
Said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment: “As he does every night for us in late night, he will be taking a closer look at this year’s best movies and television with his unique brand of wit, intelligence and mischievous humor.”
HFPA president Meher Tatna shared similar sentiments. “With his natural comedic wit and innate ability to charm audiences, Seth will help us carry on the celebratory tradition of recognizing the best in television and film at the Party of the Year,” Tatna said.
Adding to the ceremony’s roster of stars, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has lined up presenters including J.K. Simmons (2015 Golden Globe winner for Whiplash), Hugh Grant (1995 Golden Globe winner and four-time nominee), Isabelle Huppert (2017 Golden Globe winner for Elle) and Ricky Martin, The Hollywood Reporter revealed exclusively.
Other announced presenters include Penelope Cruz (three-time Golden Globe nominee), Seth Rogen, Kerry Washington (two-time Golden Globe nominee), Gal Gadot, Kelly Clarkson, Amy Poehler (2014 Golden Globe winner, three-time nominee, Globes co-host for three consecutive years), Sarah Jessica Parker (four-time Golden Globe winner and nine-time nominee), Edgar Ramirez (2010 Golden Globe nominee), Halle Berry (Golden Globe winner and four-time nominee), Carol Burnett (five-time Golden Globe winner and 17-time nominee), Darren Criss, Greta Gerwig (two-time Golden Globe nominee), Neil Patrick Harris (four-time Golden Globe nominee), Chris Hemsworth, Christina Hendricks, Shirley MacLaine (five-time Golden Globe winner, 19-time nominee, Cecil B. de Mille Award recipient, Special Achievement Award recipient), Sharon Stone (Golden Globe winner and four-time nominee), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Golden Globe winner), Alicia Vikander (two-time Golden Globe nominee), Emma Watson, Dwayne Johnson, Salma Hayek (2003 Golden Globe nominee), Michael Keaton (2015 Golden Globe winner, two-time nominee), Octavia Spencer (2012 Golden Globe winner and three-time nominee), Helen Mirren (three-time Golden Globe winner and 15-time nominee), Angelina Jolie (three-time Golden Globe winner and six-time nominee), Jennifer Aniston, Emma Stone (2017 Golden Globe winner and four-time nominee) and Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harrington and Emilia Clarke.
This year, Oprah Winfrey will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which honors those with “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.” Former recipients include Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, George Clooney, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese, Warren Beatty and Robert De Niro.
“As a global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress, [Winfrey] has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world, making her one of the most respected and admired figures today,” Tatna said. “For generations, Oprah has celebrated strong female characters on and off screen and has been a role model for women and young girls for decades. Holding titles such as chairman, CEO and founder, Oprah is one of the most influential women of our time, and this honor is well deserved especially in this 75th anniversary year of the Golden Globe Awards.”
Winfrey recently starred in HBO’s Emmy-nominated The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and will next be seen in Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time adaptation. Winfrey was previously nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in The Color Purple.
Leading the nominees are Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water with seven noms, followed by the Meryl Streep-Tom Hanks film The Post with six. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri also received six nominations.
“I had to hold my iPhone a millimeter away from my face,” del Toro told THR about his Shape of Water nomination. He had intended to go back to sleep, but his plan didn’t quite work out. “Finally, about four nominations in, I thought I’d better wake up and find my glasses. They were on the floor, which is better than three days ago when I rolled over them. They were in a terrible state of disrepair,” he said.
The film’s leading actress, Sally Hawkins, also expressed excitement over her nod for best actress and credited del Toro for being one of the “greatest filmmakers of our time.” “I am beyond thrilled that his vision, his ingenuity and artwork has been recognized in this way. … Thank you, with all my heart, thank you. I believe in magic and this is a magical thing.”
On the TV side, HBO’s Big Little Lies leads the nominees with six, followed by Feud: Bette and Joan with four.
Like in any set of award nominations, there were a few critically acclaimed projects that didn’t receive any recognition from the HFPA.
Wonder Woman and The Big Sick were completely shut out of the nominations. The Big Sick’s Kumail Nanjiani’s and his wife, Emily V. Gordon, failed to earn a nod for their penned script, with director Patty Jenkins and Wonder Woman lead Gal Gadot being left out as well. In December, both films were included in AFI’s list of the 10 best films of 2017.
Other films left in the dust were Beauty and the Beast, Wind River (originally released by The Weinstein Co.), Despicable Me 3, Wonder and Detroit. Downsizing, Darkest Hour and The Florida Project also failed to earn best picture nominations despite Hong Chau, Gary Oldman and Willem Dafoe receiving nods for their work in the respective projects.
Despite the uprising of the #MeToo movement, the roster for best director category was male-centered, with Greta Gerwig and Dee Rees failing to earn recognition for their directing of Lady Bird and Mudbound, which both received nominations in other categories.
Girls Trip breakout star Tiffany Haddish was also left out of the nominations, as well as Jennifer Lawrence for her role in the controversial mother! and Jake Gyllenhaal for his work in Stronger. Annette Bening and Kate Winslet also failed to receive best actress nominations for their work in Film Stars Don’t Lie in Liverpool and Wonder Wheel.
The television genre also had its fair share of snubs for this year’s show. Veep, Orange Is the New Black, The Americans, Silicon Valley, Transparent, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mindhunter, American Horror Story: Cult, The Good Fight, The Good Place and Girls, the latter for its final season, were all shut out of this year’s nominees. Despite Black-ish earning two nominations, Tracee Ellis Ross wasn’t nominated, and James Franco failed to receive a nomination for his work on HBO’s The Deuce, despite being nominated for his role in The Disaster Artist.
Sexual Harassment Scandal’s Impact
The upcoming ceremony arrives amid the #MeToo movement and the sexual harassment scandals roiling the industry, with nominations noticeably influenced by the recent wave of sexual misconduct allegations made against some of Hollywood’s most renowned figures.
Christopher Plummer received a best supporting actor nomination for his role as billionaire J. Paul Getty in Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World. Plummer took on the role as a last-minute replacement for Kevin Spacey in November, after allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment against the House of Cards actor emerged right before the film’s scheduled release. Spacey originally played the financier in the thriller, but Scott quickly reshot Spacey’s portions of the film, with Plummer filming the role for eight days.
Pixar’s animated musical Coco received two nominations, including one for best animated film, with the film’s release arriving in the wake of Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter’s leave of absence after facing allegations of sexual misconduct. The film’s director, Lee Unkrich, told The Hollywood Reporter that “with all this happiness, I’m also heartbroken for John, who has been my friend,” adding that women have “come forward to tell their stories; it’s a complicated issue.” Also adding, “”We tried so hard to create a supportive and safe environment. I think that’s why [Coco] was embraced by so many diverse voices.”
Meanwhile, Pamela Adlon earned a best actress in a comedy series nomination for her role on Better Things, a show that had credited Louis C.K. as an active executive producer and writer before FX cut ties with the actor-comedian after he admitted the sexual misconduct allegations made against him were in fact true.
Adlon and C.K. collaborated together for more than a decade, also working on projects that included the HBO sitcom Lucky Louie and the FX comedy Louie. In a brief statement regarding C.K.’s allegations and ban from their projects, Adlon said, “My family and I are devastated and in shock after the admission of abhorrent behavior by my friend and partner, Louis C.K. I feel deep sorrow and empathy for the women who have come forward. … I am processing and grieving and hope to say more as soon as I am able.”
Geoffrey Rush received acclaim for his portrayal of Albert Einstein in Genius, which earned him a best actor in a limited series or TV movie nomination. The Oscar-winning actor faced allegations of inappropriate behavior during his run in the Sydney Theatre Company’s 2015-16 production of King Lear, according to a report by the Sydney Daily Telegraph. Rush denied the allegations and sued the paper for publishing “unrelenting bombast on its front pages.”
While some received nominations, others who faced scandals failed to receive any recognition, including Transparent’s Jeffrey Tambor, Netflix’s House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) with Dustin Hoffman.
To further commemorate the cultural awakening post-Weinstein, sources say that actresses, including nominees and presenters, intend on donning black to protest gender inequality and acknowledge the sexual abuse allegations that have emerged. The move comes after it was announced that presenters at the Jan. 21 Screen Actors Guild Awards will be all female.
The Hollywood Reporter has partnered with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to produce the official aftershow of the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards.
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 and expert analysis from THR’s awards-season experts. This program will live stream on Twitter from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Sunday from 11 p.m.-midnight ET (8-9 p.m. PT).
THR associate editor Ashley Lee and veteran red carpet reporter Marc Malkin will anchor the live stream, produced in partnership with the HFPA. The live stream will be available on Twitter and connected devices. Viewers in the United States will be able to access the live stream at live.twitter.com/GoldenGlobesLive or via @THR.
Party the Globes Way
In addition to covering all the glam and 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 the latest winners and news from inside (and outside) the Beverly Hilton.
The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards will air live on Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC.
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