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This will be the first bicoastal Golden Globes. Here's what's happening

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Last year was a learning curve for what an awards show looks in the middle of a pandemic. We’re still in the middle of that experimental period, really: For the first time, the Golden Globes—which usually occur in early January, but moved to February during The Great Awards Show Shuffle—are going bicoastal as hosting duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler go live from opposite sides of the country. So yes, it’s going to be a strange one, but with its list of great nominees (One Night in Miami...! Promising Young Woman! Judas and the Black Messiah!) and very questionable ones (James Corden for The Prom? Emily In Paris? Hamilton? Just...why?), it’s worth tuning in to see how everything plays out.


When and where to watch

The Golden Globes air live on NBC on Sunday, February 28 at 8PM EST. You can live stream it through YouTube TV and Hulu, too, if you have their live TV subscription. We’ll also keep you updated with free streaming links the day of.

Who’s hosting?

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are back as hosts – but on different coasts. According to Variety, Fey’s hosting from The Rainbow Room in New York City, and Poehler’s hosting from the ceremony’s longtime location, the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

How exactly will this look?

This year will be pretty interesting. In some ways, it’s going to be like any other Golden Globes, recorded live at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. However, there’s also a virtual broadcast from NYC. It’s yet to be revealed if the Beverly Hilton Hotel ceremony will include LA-based nominees and guests in attendance. Chances are it’ll be like the 2020 Emmys, with winners getting their Golden Globe delivered to them.


Anything else?

You can take a look at our full list of nominees here. The I May Destroy You snub still stings, but at least Jane Fonda is getting the Cecil B. DeMille Award this year (that’s the Golden Globes’ lifetime achievement award).


We’ll continue to update this post as more info becomes available.

UPDATE, February 19 @ 11:56 AM CST: Awkwafina, Cynthia Erivo, Annie Mumolo, Joaquin Phoenix, Kristen Wiig, Renee Zellweger, Kevin Bacon, Sterling K. Brown, Michael Douglas, Kyra Sedgwick, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Catherine Zeta-Jones will be the presenters at this year’s Golden Globes.


UPDATE, February 28, @ 12:21 PM CST: Those presenters will be joined by Ava DuVernay, Colin Farrell, Gal Gadot, Tracy Moran, Sandra Oh, Sarah Paulson, Amanda Seyfried, Ben Stiller, and Justin Theroux.