Published: Sat, January 05, 2019
Culture | By Glenn Strickland

Golden Globes 2019: What to expect from the big show

Golden Globes 2019: What to expect from the big show

"I'm not interested in [talking about Trump] at all", she said in a conversation with co-host Andy Samberg that was published Wednesday in The Hollywood Reporter.

Last year's Golden Globes were marked by celebrities turning out en masse in black in solidarity with the #MeToo sexual harassment scandal that was roiling Hollywood.

"I think people are ready and could use a little smile". It seems that both hosts agree that they want the Golden Globes to be a bit of an escape for fans. "Everyone is depressed, and maybe that's as good a reason as any that everyone could use a little time to laugh and celebrate", Samberg says.

So don't expect too much politics and Trump, they said, but more of a night to highlight great work in Hollywood.

With the 2019 Golden Globes coming on Sunday, a slew of new presenters announced on Friday, including the two stars of A Star Is Born. "I just could not let this opportunity pass me by, the life experience of being this scared of something", Oh added.

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In the drama category, Spike Lee's 70s-set BlacKkKlansman is nominated alongside Barry Jenkins's romance If Beale Street Could Talk and Ryan Coogler's Marvel adventure Black Panther while Jon M Chu's Crazy Rich Asians is included in the comedy category. "How many gazillions of people have seen Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians?".

"Change is really, really slow". Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama appears to be Lady Gaga's (A Star Is Born) to lose, while Olivia Colman (The Favourite) will probably walk away with the prize for Best Actress - Musical or Comedy, although Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns) is a dark horse in that category.

"Vice's" Sam Rockwell earned himself a nomination, along with Christian Bale and director Adam McKay. The president largely went unmentioned throughout the rest of the show, though much of the night's focus was on the Me Too movement.

The three-hour ceremony at the Beverly Hilton will be hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh and air live on NBC from 5-8 p.m. PT and 8-11 p.m. ET.

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