Looks like Valentine’s Day has been extended to February 28th, Golden Globes Day! (Does Hallmark make a card for that?). The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Friday that some of the presenters to appear at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards include two famous, loved-up, long-standing Hollywood couples. Yes they exist, and in the form of actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedwick, plus Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Do you mean to tell me that these couples have not only been married for decades, but they actually like presenting together? Believe it, because the Footloose star and his The Closer partner will present together from The Beverly Hilton Ballroom in Los Angeles. They’ve been married for over 30 years (since 1988, if you’re counting).
Not to be outdone, Romancing The Stone and Chicago stars (respectively) Michael and Catherine will also co-present from The Rainbow Room in New York. They’ve been married for over 20 years (since 2000 to be exact).
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This Is Us stars Sterling K. Brown and Susan Kelechi Watson may not be a couple in real life, but their on-screen Randall and Beth love story has had us shipping them for years, so of course this famous TV couple will also present together at The Beverly Hilton Ballroom in Los Angeles with Kevin and Kyra.
This year’s event is bi-coastal, so even hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be hosting from opposite ends of the U.S.
Last week, the HFPA gave us the first wave of presenter announcements, with Renée Zellweger, Awkwafina, Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo, Joaquin Phoenix, Cynthia Erivo joining the festivities to hand out awards and make us laugh.
Renée and Joaquin both won Golden Globes last year at the 2020 ceremonies before the pandemic hit. Awkwafina currently stars in Breaking News in Yuba County. Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumulo's star together in the runaway hit Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. Cynthia Erivo plays the incomparable Aretha Franklin in Genius.
At the beginning of February, we gave you the full list of GG nominees, and they include some stiff competition.
The Crown leads the TV categories this year with six noms. Canadian juggernaut Schitt's Creek is nominated for five awards, and Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy, Eugene Levy and Annie Murphy are all nominated in acting categories.
David Fincher's Citizen Kane origin story Mank leads the movie pack with six nominations. Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland, Fincher's Mank, Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7, Regina King's One Night in Miami, Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman and Florian Zeller's The Father are all competing against each other for the top honour: Best Motion Picture - Drama.
Jane Fonda will be the recipient of this year's Cecil B. DeMille Award, which recognizes lifetime achievement in film. Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman has received a posthumous nod for his role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama category.
In the best director category, three out of the five nominations went to women directors (bout time!): Chloé Zhao for Nomadland, Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman and Regina King for One Night in Miami. David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin round out the director noms.
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