Award presenters for the forthcoming 2021 Golden Globes have been asked by producers of the event to appear in person for a live telecast.
Earlier this month, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and NBC announced that this years’ 78th annual Globes, set to air on February 28, would be broadcast live from both Los Angeles and New York City.
30 Rock Star Tina Fey is scheduled to host the Big Apple leg of the show from the Rockefeller Center’s Rainbow Room, while co-host Amy Poehler will be broadcasting from the Beverly Hilton.
While plans for how presenters and nominees would appear were not previously disclosed, according to Variety, the show’s producers have asked all award presenters to appear in person at either location.
All nominees, meanwhile, will be appearing remotely, the outlet said.
30 Rock Star Tina Fey (left) is scheduled to host the Big Apple leg of the show, while fellow actress Amy Poehler (right) will present from Los Angeles
All of this year’s nominees will be appearing remotely for the 2021 Golden Globes
Producers have reportedly assured all those invited that strict COVID protocols will be in place for the event.
The Golden Globes appears to be following the blueprints laid out by September’s Emmy Awards ceremony, which became one of the first major award shows to be staged since the beginning of the pandemic last spring.
During that event, almost all of the invited presenters appeared in person at the Staples Center.
Earlier this week, the Academy of Motion Pictures also confirmed that its Oscars show set for April 25 will be live and in-person from multiple locations, including the Dolby Theatre in LA.
‘In this unique year that has asked so much of so many, the Academy is determined to present an Oscars like none other, while prioritizing the public health and safety of all those who will participate,’ the Academy said in a statement.
‘To create the in-person show our global audience wants to see, while adapting to the requirements of the pandemic, the ceremony will broadcast live from multiple locations, including the landmark Dolby Theatre. We look forward to sharing more details soon.’
Earlier this month, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and NBC announced that this years’ Globes, set to air live on February 28, would be broadcast from both NYC’s Rainbow Room (left) and the Beverly Hilton, in LA
The Golden Globes will air live on February 28 at 8pm ET on NBC.
The list of award presenters for this year’s event has not yet been revealed by the Hollywood Foreign Press.
The event had originally been scheduled for its typical early January date but was postponed last year because of the ongoing pandemic.
The full list of major category nominees was announced by Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P. Henson on February 3, on the Today show.
Streaming giant Netflix received 42 nominations across film and television. David Fincher’s ode-to-cinema ‘Mank’ goes into the ceremony with a leading six nominations across film, while The Crown also tops the TV categories with the same number of nominations.
The platform’s smash-hit Emily in Paris found itself as one of the more controversially nominated shows, landing a nomination for best TV series, musical or comedy. The show’s star, Lily Collins, has also been put forward for best actress.
Much of the uproar surrounding the nod stems from the snubbing of Michaela Coel, whose drama I May Destroy You failed to land any nominations.
Last year’s 77th Golden Globes, hosted by Ricky Gervais, averaged 19.2 million viewers, making it one of the most-watched network telecasts of 2020
The platform’s smash-hit Emily in Paris (left) found itself as one of the more controversially nominated shows. The uproar came in response to the snubbing of Michaela Coel (right) , whose drama I May Destroy You failed to land any nominations
Deborah Copaken, one of the writers of Emily in Paris, even spoke out to criticize the Hollywood Foreign Press for shunning Coel.
Copaken tweeted that it was ‘just wrong’, and later expanded on her thoughts in an op-ed for the Guardian.
‘Am I excited that Emily in Paris was nominated? Yes. Of course. I’ve never been remotely close to seeing a Golden Globe statue up close, let alone being nominated for one,’ she wrote.
‘But that excitement is now unfortunately tempered by my rage over Coel’s snub. That I May Destroy You did not get one Golden Globe nod is not only wrong, it’s what is wrong with everything.
‘We need art that reflects all of our colors, not just some. But we also need to give awards to shows (and music and films and plays and musicals) that deserve them, no matter the color of the skin of their creators,’ she went on to write.
Last year’s 77th Golden Globes, hosted by Ricky Gervais, averaged 19.2 million viewers, making it one of the most-watched network telecasts of 2020.