The 2021 Golden Globes: What To Expect And Where To Watch

Here’s the lowdown on everything you need going into this weekend’s Globes

The 78th Golden Globes will be held this Sunday, which almost seems like a fever dream when you think about it. We haven’t had a major awards ceremony celebrating TV since the Emmys a few months ago, and Parasite’s Oscars domination happened over a year ago.

However, there are significant parts of this Sunday’s awards ceremony that might remind you of the pandemic. While Amy Poehler and Tina Fey taking their fourth go at the hosting gig is a touch of familiarity, their co-hosting from two completely different locations throws things for a loop. Fey will be tuning in from New York City’s Rainbow Room, while Poehler will be at Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton, the show’s usual stage.

Most of the presenters will appear in person at either location, but the nominees and winners will all be attending virtually. The audience will consist of a limited number of frontline and essential workers. All in all, it promises to be a night of a cautious return to award show normalcy.

Mank, this year’s movie with the highest number of nominations, could pull a major sweep, appearing strong in the Motion Picture – Drama, Director, Screenplay, and Original Score categories. Amanda Seyfried could also deservedly pick up a Globe on her first nomination. But Gary Oldman’s path to gold seems less stable, most likely to be disrupted by Chadwick Boseman picking up a posthumous win for a career highlight performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. The Trial of the Chicago 7, Nomadland, and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm also remain significant contenders.

In the television category, the night could be a two-way slaughter by “The Crown” and “Schitt’s Creek,” proven awards show darlings coming off major hot streaks. Anya Taylor-Joy looks most likely to pick up the Best Actress in a Miniseries prize for her performance in “The Queen’s Gambit.” “Ozark” and “Ratched” could be strong threats, but this round of nominations seems less up in the air than the film ones.

The 78th Golden Globes airs this Sunday, February 28, 2021, on NBC at 8 PM EST/5 PM PST.

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