Everything you need to know about the 2021 Golden Globe Awards


The Golden Globe Awards will air this Sunday as one of the last major awards to reckon with the coronavirus pandemic.

The show will herald the major moments in film and television over the past year, and serve as an important barometer for the forthcoming 2021 Oscars, set to air in April.

The show, which was postponed to late February from its original and typical January air date, will respond to the challenges of COVID-19 with a special “bicoastal” broadcast.

Here is everything you need to know about this year’s Golden Globes.

How can you watch the 2021 Golden Globes and when do they air?

The 78th annual Golden Globe Awards air Sunday, Feb. 28 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on NBC. It will also be available to stream on NBC’s digital streaming platform Peacock the following day.

Will there be a red carpet?

While it remains unclear whether there will be a red carpet for this year, there will be a pre-show that fans can livestream from the award show’s official Twitter account as well as its website. The 2021 Golden Globes pre-show airs Sunday, Feb. 28 at 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT. It will be hosted by Sofia Carson and Zuri Hall of Access Hollywood.

Who will be hosting?

The event will take place virtually and be co-hosted by return hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Where will the event take place?

This year, the show will go bicoastal for the first time, with Fey co-hosting from the The Rainbow Room in Manhattan, while Poehler will co-host from the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, where the show is usually held.

Who are the nominees?

The 2021 Golden Globe nominees were announced on Feb. 2 and, consistent with awards shows of recent years, were dominated by series and films from major streaming platforms. Netflix led the pack with 42 nominations (22 in film, 20 in television).

This included Netflix’s David Fincher-directed film “Mank,” a biographical drama about the writing of “Citizen Kane,” and the platform’s drama series chronicling the royal family, “The Crown.” Fan-favorite “The Queen’s Bandit” also picked up a couple nods.

HBO also gained some big nods, including for Kaley Cuoco’s new comedic thriller series “The Flight Attendant” on HBO Max, and the network’s psychological whodunit “The Undoing” starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant, as well as “Lovecraft Country,” which treats racial injustice through the lens of science fiction.

Amazon Prime Video made a formidable presence as well, with nods for Regina King’s  “One Night in Miami” and Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.”

Nods for traditional movie studios include “The Father” (Sony Picture Classics), “Nomadland” (Searchlight Pictures), “Tenet” (Warner Bros.) and Minari (A24).

“Schitt’s Creek,” which swept at the 2020 Emmy Awards, also earned five nods.

Who is presenting?

The Globes announced the final round of its presenters on Feb. 19, including Kevin Bacon, Sterling K. Brown, Michael Douglas, Kyra Sedgwick, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. They will join the previously announced presenters Awkwafina, Cynthia Erivo, Joaquin Phoenix, Kristen Wiig, Renee Zellweger, and Annie Mumolo.

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