The 78th
Golden Globe Awards are here, kicking off the Hollywood awards season for the
year 2021 with the Academy Awards, to be hosted on April 25, not very far off.
Unlike previous years, however, the awards ceremony will be hosted amid the coronavirus
pandemic, due to which it was pushed back from its traditional early January
schedule to February 28.

The effects
of the pandemic will lead to some uncertainties at the proceedings. But it will
still be a glittering night full of your favourtie stars, although in face
masks and gloves. Nominations were announced on February 3 with Mank and The
Crown the big winners in film and television respectively, while Netflix was
the biggest winner overall.  

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everything set for Hollywood’s big night, here’s five things to look out for
during the awards:

1. The hosts

Amy Poehler
and Tina Fey have been confirmed as the hosts for the Golden Globe this year.
The duo has previously hosted together from 2013 to 2015. Additionally, Satchel
and Jackson Lee, children of the three-time Golden Globe nominee Spike Lee and
producer Tonya Lewis Lee, have been confirmed as the Globes Ambassadors, who will
assist with the handing out of the trophies.

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2. Virtual ceremony

these unprecedented times, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HPFA), the organisers
of the awards, have decided to host, for the first time, the Golden Globe from
both coasts. Fey will host the ceremony from New York City’s Rainbow Room and Poehler
will host from The Beverly Hilton in California.

3. The presenters

There will
be live presenters this year, with the HPFA confirming the first batch on
February 17, including Awkwafina, Cynthia Erivo, Annie Mumolo, Joaquin Phoenix,
Kristen Wiig, and Renee Zellweger. Two days later, Kevin Bacon, Sterling K.
Brown, Michael Douglas, Kyra Sedgwick, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Catherine
Zeta-Jones were also confirmed with Anthony Anderson, Tiffany Haddish, Kate
Hudson, Margot Robbie, and Kenan Thompson being added to the list later.

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4. The Cecil B. DeMille Award

American actor Jane Fonda will be honoured with the Cecil B. Demille Award, the
Golden Globe’s version of a lifetime achievement award. The 83-year-old is a
seven-time Golden Globe winner and a two-time Oscar winner and will join the
ranks of previous awardees, including the likes of Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey and
Jeff Bridges.

5. Big night for Netflix?

February 28
could be another feather in the cap for the ever-growing streaming platform
Netflix, which has received a whopping total of 42 nominations across
categories. Two of its biggest winners are the Gary Oldman-starrer film Mank, and
the historical drama series The Crown, tied with six nominations each.