On Sunday night, Jimmy Fallon will host the Golden Globe Awards 2017 Live, the looser-than-the-Emmys-or-Oscars affair that honors the best in both film and television. The Tonight Show star is the first new host in seven years, after four stints from the oft-controversial Ricky Gervais and three from his former Saturday Night Live costars Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.
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On January 8th, the show will air at 8 p.m. EST on NBC. For those who want to tune in early and see the fashion trends on this year’s red carpet, NBC will air the Golden Globes Arrival Special at 7 p.m. EST. Red Carpet Live will air on E! one hour earlier, with Giuliana Rancic and Ryan Seacrest launching their coverage at 6 p.m. EST.
For those without a television set to watch the award show on, the pre-show and live event can be streamed from NBC.com. However, you will need a cable log-in to access the web version.
This year, the whimsical musical La La Land starring Golden Globe Awards Live Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone leads the film nominations while Ryan Murphy’s epic The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story leads the television nominations. Other top contenders include Deadpool, Stranger Things, Moonlight and 20th Century Women.
Hello, Hollywood! The Golden Globe Awards kicks off the 2017 awards season on Sunday, January 8, and Us Weekly has all the important information you need to know about how to watch the film and TV industry’s first glamorous night of the year.
The show, which will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon, will kick off at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Red carpet coverage with Giuliana Rancic and Ryan Seacrest will start two hours before showtime, at 6 p.m. ET on E!. NBC will air its official Golden Globes Arrival Special at 7 p.m. ET.
For those without a TV set, all parts of the show — red carpet, preshow commentary and the live event itself — can be streamed from. (Viewers will need a cable log-in to access the site’s livestream, and the awards will be simulcast on both coasts).
As for what to expect? Fallon, who previously hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2010, has promised a fun evening, even though his nerves always threaten to get the best of him. “I’m always so nervous,” he told Us at the Beverly Hilton on January 4. “I never know what’s going to happen. I always get butterflies.”
The veteran talk show host knows that helming an awards show is another beast entirely. “This show is the first time where the guests are my audience!” he added. “So I know they’re good guests, but I don’t know how they’ll be as audience members. Hopefully they’re laughing and happy and having a good time because everyone looks better when they smile!”
Front-runners for this year’s show include La La Land (seven nominations), Moonlight (six nominations) and Manchester by the Sea (five nominations). Absent from the nominations, however, was critical darling Birth of a Nation, which became an early favorite on the festival circuit but was mired in controversy due to director, writer and star Golden Globe Awards Live enduring rape scandal.
In the TV categories, this year’s standouts run a wide gamut of subject matter. The best television drama nominees include Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, This Is Us, Westworld and The Crown; the best television musical or comedy series nominees include Atlanta, Black-ish, Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle and Veep.
Us Weekly be covering the Golden Globes red carpet, show and afterparties Sunday, so be sure to check back for all the inside scoops!
The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon will be bringing his brand of nice-guy humor to the proceedings, replacing last year’s acerbic four-time host Ricky Gervais. It’ll be the “Saturday Night Live” alum’s first time hosting the boozy affair, but not his debut at the helm of a high-profile ceremony — he hosted the Emmy Awards in 2010, when the show aired on NBC.
“The Golden Globes are exciting for me to host because I get to wear this tuxedo I’m already practicing wearing every single night and just handing out awards to random people,” Fallon quipped in a TV spot.
Incidentally, the funnyman has won four Primetime Emmy Awards, but has yet to be nominated for a Golden Globe.
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WHO ARE THE NOMINEES?
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., which began as a handful of L.A.-based overseas journalists in the 1950s but now represents 56 countries, selects the nominees and winners for the ceremony, which awards recipients across movies, television and music.
In film, “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Hell or High Water,” “Lion,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Moonlight” were nominated for best drama picture, and “20th Century Women,” “Deadpool,” “Florence Foster Jenkins,” “La La Land” and “Sing Street” were nominated for musical or comedy picture category.
In television, “The Crown,” “Game of Thrones,” “Stranger Things,” “This Is Us” and “Westworld” earned nods in the drama category, while “Atlanta,” “black-ish,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” “Transparent” and “Veep” were selected among the year’s best comedies. “American Crime,” “The Dresser,” “The Night Manager,” “The Night Of” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” are up for limited series or TV movie.
A notable mention goes out to “Florence Foster Jenkins” star Meryl Streep, who is set to attend the show as this year’s recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.” The 67-year-old actress 74th Golden Globe Awards 2017 Live — a three-time Oscar winner — has earned 29 Golden Globe nominations in her 40-plus year career in film and has won eight.
You can size up the complete list of nominees here. Once you’ve given that a gander, go ahead and make your picks with our play-at-home ballot. And just for fun, take a look at our literary guide to the Globes, which outlines nominees who went from page to screen.
Still want more stuff to click on? Check out our gorgeous portraits of this year’s nominees.