Golden Globes 2019: Everything you need to know, including start time, nominees and presenters

Adam McKay's Dick Cheney biopic Vice leads the field with six nominations

Joe Sommerlad
Monday 07 January 2019 00:09
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Golden Globes trailer with Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh

The 76th Golden Globe Awards takes place at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday 6 January 2019.

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg and kick off cinema’s awards season in earnest, establishing the early front runners ahead of the BAFTAs and Academy Awards.

Here’s everything you need to know in advance.

How can I follow the Golden Globes?

The Independents Culture team will be liveblogging the entire evening on our site from 11pm UK time.

In the US, the ceremony will be broadcast live on NBC from 5pm PT and 8pm EST.

Who will be presenting awards?

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which orchestrates the Golden Globes, has been announcing the night’s stellar line-up of presenters on its Facebook and Twitter pages this week.

So far, those confirmed are: Jessica Chastain and Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Sterling K Brown, Justin Hartley, Allison Janney, Taraji P Henson, Gary Oldman, Lupita Nyong’o, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Chadwick Boseman, William H Macy, Octavia Spencer, Halle Berry, Harrison Ford, Lena Waithe, Ben Stiller, Idris Elba, Chrissy Metz, Dick Van Dyke, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mike Myers, Felicity Huffman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael B Jordan.

What films and TV shows have been nominated?

Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic Vice leads the pack with six nominations, ahead of more expected fair like Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut A Star is Born, The Favourite from Yorgos Lanthimos and Peter Farrelly’s Green Book, all of which have five nominations each.

The Globes does not offer an overall Best Film category, dividing its candidates into drama and comedy shortlists.

In the former, box office hits Black Panther and Bohemian Rhapsody find themselves up against the critically acclaimed BlacKkKlansman​, If Beale Streat Could Talk and A Star is Born. In the latter, Crazy Rich Asians, The Favourite, Green Book, Mary Poppins Returns and Vice are all in contention.

The same division applies to the acting lists. The Best Actress – Drama category is particularly strong, bringing together Glenn Close, Nicole Kidman, Rosamund Pike, Lady Gaga and Melissa McCarthy.

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The more interesting of the Best Actor shortlists comes in the Musical or Comedy field, with Christian Bale up against Lin-Manuel Miranda, Viggo Mortensen, John C Reilly and the retiring Robert Redford.

Nominations were more widely spread across multiple titles in the television categories, with The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story in the lead with four nominations. The BBC's Killing Eve would be a popular winner after proving a surprise hit on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Independents Clarisse Loughrey rounds up the complete list of nominations here and Clemence Michallon assesses 10 of the biggest snubs here, from Mary Queen of Scots and Steve McQueen’s Widows to TV shows BoJack Horseman, Maniac and Westworld.

This year’s ceremony will also see the great Jeff Bridges honoured with the Cecil B DeMille Award for his “outstanding contribution to the world of entertainment” and a new trophy launched rewarding special achievement in television. The statuette will be named after its first recipient, comedian Carol Burnett.

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