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How to watch the 2021 Golden Globe Awards

The ceremony was pushed back nearly two months because of the coronavirus pandemic

Event signage appears above the red carpet at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, on Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Event signage appears above the red carpet at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, on Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Though the 2021 awards season is off to a late start, it finally commences this weekend with the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony. Here’s everything you need to know in order to enjoy the upcoming star-studded event.

When the Golden Globes will air

After being pushed back nearly two months because of the coronavirus pandemic, the annual awards ceremony will air live on NBC at 6 p.m. MT on Sunday Feb. 28, USA Today reports. According to the site, a Golden Globes preshow will begin at 5 p.m. MT on NBC that will feature interviews with a few of the nominees.

How to watch

In addition to airing nationally on NBC through cable and satellite TV providers, ET reports the awards show can be viewed live on TV streaming services like Sling, Hulu with Live TV, Fubo TV, YouTube TV, and AT&T TV, as well as NBC’s website (with a TV provider login).

Who’s hosting?

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are returning to host the Golden Globes for the fourth time, ET reports, though this time around the two hosts will appear on separate stages across the country, with Fey in Manhattan and Poehler in Beverly Hills.

Their coast-to-coast (host-to-host?) collaboration is part of this year’s hybrid format in which presenters will introduce awards in person, but winners will deliver their acceptance speeches remotely, USA Today reports. According to the site, the show’s live audience will consist of a limited number of front-line and essential workers.

This year’s slate of awards presenters includes Michael Douglas, Kristen Wiig, Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Susan Kelechi Watson, Awkwafina, Cynthia Erivo, Joaquin Phoenix, Annie Mumolo, Kenan Thompson, Tiffany Haddish, Anthony Anderson, Kate Hudson, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Sterling K. Brown and Margot Robbie, per USA Today.

Major storylines

Us Magazine reports that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the complete list of Golden Globe nominees on Feb. 3, with Netflix’s feature film “Mank” and prestige drama series “The Crown” earning the most nominations in their respective categories.

According to the site, three women made history this year as Regina King, Chloe Zhao and Emerald Fennell all received nominations in the best director category, a category that has only seen five female nominees over the past 78 years.

RogerEbert.com reports that Jane Fonda will be the recipient of this year’s honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award, and Norman Lear will receive the Carol Burnett Award.

Read the full list of nominations for the 79th annual Golden Globe Awards here.