The 76th annual Golden Globes will air live on NBC on Sunday, January 6, at 8 pm Eastern/5 pm Pacific. Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg and Killing Eve star Sandra Oh will co-host the show, which will be held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.
What makes the Globes, organized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HPFA), special is that it’s a major televised awards show that recognizes achievement in both television and film — usually, those modes of entertainment are recognized separately at the Emmys and Oscars. The awards are also considered to be the kickoff of the annual Hollywood awards season that concludes with the Oscars in late February, and a place where frontrunners can emerge.
Here’s what to expect at the 2019 awards, and how to watch them.
Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will host the 2019 Golden Globes
Oh and Samberg are the first duo to host the Globes since Amy Poehler and Tina Fey co-hosted for a three-year run in 2013 to 2015. (Ricky Gervais, Jimmy Fallon, and Seth Meyers hosted solo in 2016, 2017, and 2018.) Going into the ceremony, the vibe of Oh and Samberg’s promotional clips indicates that the two likable stars will be spoofing the idea that they’re best friends in a way that two very good friends who respect each other’s work and talent might do.
“I like playing off someone else and having there be a looseness to it and the ability to try things that are not necessarily just straight jokes to [the teleprompter],” Samberg told Oh in a feature for the Hollywood Reporter in which they interviewed each other ahead of the awards. “That’s why I’m excited to do it with you, ’cause you’re such an incredible performer.”
In the same interview, Oh hinted that the 2019 Globes may be light on political commentary and more about celebrating achievement in movies like Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians and how the arts can change culture.