Golden Globes 2021 LIVE updates: Who’s up for a gong and who’s wearing an actual gown

Welcome to our Golden Globe Awards live blog

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the annual Golden Globe Awards, also known as the Gravy Train Express.

I’m Karl Quinn and I’ll be your host for this magnificent event. I’ll be posting live commentary on the awards ceremony from my balcony seat in Melbourne, and I’ll be joined by Michael Idato in Los Angeles and Garry Maddox in Sydney for expert observations throughout. But first, our fabulous and extremely glamorous fashion expert Melissa Singer will be casting her astute eye over all things red carpet.

I’ll be back a little later. Right now, in order to try to get into the headspace of a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, whose awards these are, I have to attend a special five-course luncheon with unlimited champagne. After that I’m booked in for a spa treatment, then I’ll be whipping off to the Louis Vuitton outlet to pick a designer something or other, gratis of course. It’s exhausting – and frankly, I don’t know how they managed to squeeze in the nominations for Emily in Paris, let alone actually find time to vote.

Who are the Golden Globes ambassadors, and what are they doing?

Spike Lee’s children, Jackson Lewis Lee and Satchel Lee, are this year’s Golden Globes ambassadors. According to The New York Times, the siblings are taking on “a largely ceremonial role traditionally reserved for the children of Hollywood’s elite”.

They will help hand out awards and, as part of their role, receive a $US$25,000 grant to give to charities of their choice.

The Lee siblings are the first people of colour to take on the role, so that’s progress, I guess (none of the Golden Globes judges, the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, are black). And they’re wearing Gucci (sensing there will be a lot of it tonight).

Welcome to our Golden Globe Awards live blog

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the annual Golden Globe Awards, also known as the Gravy Train Express.

I’m Karl Quinn and I’ll be your host for this magnificent event. I’ll be posting live commentary on the awards ceremony from my balcony seat in Melbourne, and I’ll be joined by Michael Idato in Los Angeles and Garry Maddox in Sydney for expert observations throughout. But first, our fabulous and extremely glamorous fashion expert Melissa Singer will be casting her astute eye over all things red carpet.

I’ll be back a little later. Right now, in order to try to get into the headspace of a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, whose awards these are, I have to attend a special five-course luncheon with unlimited champagne. After that I’m booked in for a spa treatment, then I’ll be whipping off to the Louis Vuitton outlet to pick a designer something or other, gratis of course. It’s exhausting – and frankly, I don’t know how they managed to squeeze in the nominations for Emily in Paris, let alone actually find time to vote.

Monochrome Margot

I know what I wrote earlier about getting the tone right but there’s no getting around the fact Aussie Margot Robbie is an ambassador for Chanel and will be wearing one of its gowns. Still, her hair and make-up look pretty pared back judging by this first glimpse of her black-and-white look, which is from the spring 2021 ready-to-wear collection.

Margot Robbie’s dress on the Chanel catwalk.Credit:Getty

We have lift-off …

I almost cried with excitement at seeing an actual red-carpet gown (side note: I need to get out more). It’s actress Sarah Hyland, who is part of E!’s pre-show coverage. She’s wearing fire-engine Monique Lhuillier.

Getting the tone right

One thing to keep an eye on with the fashions this year will be tone. According to an article in Page Six, stylist Avo Yermagyan says those working with celebrities this year are more mindful of not going over the top, given they have had more time to plan this red carpet than those in 2020.

Also, given the death toll and economic impact from COVID-19, Yermagyan, who’s dressing best actor nominee Leslie Odom Jr., told the gossip column that putting a star in, for instance, a $1 million watch, as he did last year, wouldn’t fly this time around.

“For me, it’s more important to be mindful of the tone we’re putting out there; the fact that people are facing real struggles, and although we want to give them beautiful moments and escapism, we still want to make sure that we’re sensitive to what the world is going through.”

We can be fairly sure Leslie Odom Jr., nominated for One Night in Miami, won’t be wearing a million-dollar watch. Credit:AP

Eight moments we want to see at the Golden Globes today

It might look the same on television – famous faces, witty hosts and acceptance speeches that go all the way from inspiring to embarrassing – but the Golden Globe Awards will be different this year.

Hollywood’s second-most famous awards have been tarnished by damaging allegations about the ethics of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the 87-member group of journalists that runs the event. An investigation by the Los Angeles Times revealed a range of questionable behaviours – denied by the association – including claims that Golden Globe nominations and even awards are being influenced by expensive publicity tours and gifts.

The Golden Globes are on Monday. Credit:AP

While the association donates millions to charities and scholarships, it was also reported that handsome sums are funnelled to members for modest duties.

Ironically, given the disrupted Hollywood awards season, the Golden Globes will matter more than usual in the lead-up to the Academy Awards for the boost it could give low-profile films or performances ahead of Oscar voting.

Here’s what we want to see when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the awards on Monday.

1. Irreverent jokes

Ricky Gervais has made an art form of slamming the Golden Globes – and just about everything else in Hollywood – in his five appearances as host. He once described the award as “a bit of metal that some nice old confused journalists wanted to give you in person so they could meet you and have a selfie with you”.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have hosted the Golden Globe Awards three times previously.Credit:Getty

Last year, he said “the Hollywood Foreign Press can barely speak English”, described them as “very, very racist” and called the association’s president a vegetable.

Considering the allegations about the association – including another revelation that it does not have a single black member – here’s hoping Fey and Poehler don’t hold back.

2. A suggestion of reform

Nobody wants a manifesto but let’s hope association president Ali Sar at least acknowledges the question marks about its ethics and pledges to improve.

As long as there are suggestions that nominations can be influenced by largesse and publicists chasing bonuses, Hollywood – not just the association – looks ugly and tainted.

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Couture or comfort?

A fun game to play during these COVID-era awards shows is: which stars go all out and who just settles for their fancy trackies? Amanda Seyfried, who’s nominated for Mank, told reporters she’ll be breastfeeding her newborn son, so a gown may not be the most practical thing. But don’t despair. We will be scouring the broadcast and social media for any glimpses of glamour – heaven knows the world needs it.

Where’s the red carpet?

With the bi-coastal format and COVID restrictions still in full force, there isn’t a traditional red carpet spectacle this year. Like we saw with other awards shows such as the Emmys, the red carpet time slot will comprise interviews with nominees and stars from their homes or other viewing locations. Hopefully there will still be some fashion moments – remember Zendaya’s three Emmys looks? – and the awards presenters, including Margot Robbie, will be at the broadcast points, so bring on the glam!

Need a refresher? Here’s who’s up for a gong today

One of Hollywood’s last remaining glass ceilings – directing in motion pictures – was shattered with the majority of nominations in the best director category at this year’s Golden Globes taken by women.

Emerald Fennell, David Fincher, Regina King, Aaron Sorkin and Chloe Zhao are all up for best director at the Golden Globes. Credit:

Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman), Regina King (One Night in Miami) and Chloe Zhao (Nomadland) scored three of five possible nominations in the category. The other two nominees were David Fincher (Mank) and Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7).

Fennell, King and Zhao are the first female directors nominated for a Golden Globe since Ava DuVernay in 2014. And in the almost century-long history of the Academy Awards, only five female directors have ever been nominated for the Oscar. Fennell and Zhao are also nominated in the best motion picture screenplay category.

Here’s the full list of nominations:

Best motion picture, drama: The Father, Mank, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best motion picture, musical or comedy: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Hamilton, Music, Palm Springs, The Prom

Best actor, motion picture, drama: Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal; Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Anthony Hopkins, The Father; Gary Oldman, Mank; Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian

Best actress, motion picture, drama: Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday; Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman; Frances McDormand, Nomadland; Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Best actor, motion picture, musical or comedy: Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm; James Corden, The Prom; Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton; Dev Patel, The Personal History of David Copperfield; Andy Samberg, Palm Springs

Best actor, motion picture, musical or comedy: Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm; Kate Hudson, Music; Michelle Pfeiffer, French Exit; Rosamund Pike, I Care A Lot; Anya Taylor-Joy, Emma.

Best supporting actor, motion picture: Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7; Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah; Jared Leto, The Little Things; Bill Murray, On The Rocks; Leslie Odom Jr, One Night in Miami

Best supporting actress, motion picture: Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy; Olivia Colman, The Father; Jodie Foster, The Mauritanian; Amanda Seyfried, Mank; Helena Zengel, News of the World

Best director, motion picture: Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman; David Fincher, Mank; Regina King, One Night in Miami; Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7; Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Best screenplay, motion picture: Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman; Jack Fincher, Mank; Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7; Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton, The Father; Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Best score, motion picture: The Midnight Sky, Alexandre Desplat; Tenet, Ludwig Göransson; News of the World, James Newton Howard; Mank, Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor; Soul, Jon Batiste, Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor

Best song, motion picture: “Fight for You”, Judas and the Black Messiah; “Hear My Voice”, The Trial of the Chicago 7; “Io Sì” (“Seen”), The Life Ahead; “Speak Now”, One Night in Miami; “Tigress & Tweed”, The United States vs. Billie Holliday

Best picture, animated: The Croods: A New Age, Onward, Over the Moon, Soul, Wolfwalkers

Best picture, foreign language: Another Round, Denmark; La Llorona, France and Guatemala; The Life Ahead, Italy; Minari, USA; Two of Us, USA and France

Best television series, drama: The Crown, Lovecraft Country, The Mandalorian, Ozark, Ratched

Best television series, musical or comedy: Emily in Paris, The Flight Attendant, The Great, Schitt’s Creek, Ted Lasso

Best actor, television series, drama: Jason Bateman, Ozark; Josh O’Connor, The Crown; Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul; Al Pacino, Hunters; Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason

Best actress, television series, drama: Olivia Colman, The Crown; Jodie Comer, Killing Eve; Emma Corrin, The Crown; Laura Linney, Ozark; Sarah Paulson, Ratched

Best actor, television series, musical or comedy: Don Cheadle, Black Monday; Nicholas Hoult, The Great; Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek; Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso; Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Best actress, television series, musical or comedy: Lily Collins, Emily in Paris; Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant; Elle Fanning, The Great; Jane Levy, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist; Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek

Best miniseries or television motion picture: Normal People, The Queen’s Gambit, Small Axe, The Undoing, Unorthodox

Best actor, miniseries or television motion picture: Bryan Cranston, Your Honor; Jeff Daniels, The Comey Rule; Hugh Grant, The Undoing; Ethan Hawke, The Good Lord Bird; Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True

Best actress, miniseries or television motion picture: Cate Blanchett, Mrs America; Daisy Edgar-Jones, Normal People; Shira Haas, Unorthodox; Nicole Kidman, The Undoing; Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit

Best supporting actor, television: John Boyega, Small Axe; Brendan Gleeson, The Comey Rule; Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek; Jim Parsons, Hollywood; Donald Sutherland, The Undoing

Best supporting actress, television: Gillian Anderson, The Crown; Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown; Julia Garner, Ozark; Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek; Cynthia Nixon, Ratched

Cecil B. DeMille Award: Jane Fonda

Carol Burnett Award: Norman Lear

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