Host Tina Fey says she desires Golden Globes to be a politics-free ‘enjoyable hang around’

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With thousands and thousands on account of tune into this 12 months’s Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, the query as as to if the present – which is famed for its political barbs – will handle the sexual harassment allegations towards Andrew Cuomo stays to be seen.

Tina Fey, 50, will as soon as once more be teaming up with fellow Saturday Night Live alum, Amy Poehler, 49, to current this 12 months’s 78th annual Globes, which can be broadcast reside from each Los Angeles and New York City.

The 30 Rock creator is scheduled to host the Big Apple leg of the present from the Rockefeller Center’s Rainbow Room, whereas Parks and Recreation star Poehler can be broadcasting from the Beverly Hilton in California.

Earlier this week, Fey stated she and Poehler can be looking for to make this 12 months’s Globes a far tamer affair than it has been lately – a seeming reference to former host Ricky Gervais’ evisceration of Tinseltown’s elite in January 2020.

‘We just want to make it a fun hangout for people at home — kind of a stress reliever, so I don’t assume you possibly can anticipate a lot politics in any respect,’ she advised Jill Rappaport in a current episode of the Rappaport to the Rescue podcast. ‘It would not appear to be a venue for political jokes’. 

But contemplating Fey was a fierce champion of the MeToo Movement, and that Poehler has a historical past of criticizing Andrew Cuomo, the sexual harassment scandal involving the New York Governor might not be solely off limits tonight.

This 12 months’s 78th annual Golden Globes Awards can be hosted by SNL alum Tina Fey (left) and Amy Poehler (proper) and guarantees to be a largely politics-free occasion

Cuomo, who won a Daytime Emmy for his daily coronavirus briefings late last year, was accused by two former aide of sexual harassment in recent days

Cuomo, who won a Daytime Emmy for his daily coronavirus briefings late last year, was accused by two former aide of sexual harassment in recent days

Cuomo, who received a Daytime Emmy for his each day coronavirus briefings late final 12 months, was accused by two former aide of sexual harassment in current days

On Saturday, Cuomo, 63, was accused of sexual harassment by his 25-year-old former govt help, Charlotte Bennett, who claims he requested her questions on her intercourse life, whether or not she had monogamous relationships and if she ever had intercourse with older males through the peak of the pandemic final spring.

The accusations adopted carefully on the heels of comparable claims made by one other former aide, Lindsey Boylan, who alleged in a Medium essay final week that Cuomo drained to kiss her on the lips inside his workplace in Albany in 2018, and as soon as requested her to play strip poker throughout a flight on his aircraft the 12 months prior.

For each Fey and Poehler, the ladies’s accusations will probably strike an accord with their fierce help of the MeToo motion, which gathered momentum in late 2017 and noticed highly effective males in Hollywood, tech and politics face penalties for his or her previous habits, together with sexual assault and harassment. 

In 2018, Fey advised the Hollywood Reporter that the Broadway adaptation of her 2004 film Mean Girls complemented the heightened sense of feminine empowerment impressed by cultural actions like MeToo and TimesUp on the time.

The following 12 months, Poehler spoke out about how the MeToo motion compelled her to confront her personal ‘deep institutionalized misogyny.’

‘Our era of ladies, Gen Xer girls, we desexualized ourselves. And that stuff will get actually ingrained,’ she stated. ‘I grew up in a time the place attempting to sympathize or empathize with the male expertise was how I used to be capable of be included within the expertise.’

Additionally, Poehler has a historical past of publicly criticizing Gov. Cuomo. In 2019, she and a handful of different stars known as on him to boost the minimal wage made by tip waitresses in New York to fight the sexual harassment they face.

And in a 2020 reprisal of her position on SNL’s Weekend Update, Fey, in the meantime, made plenty of jokes on the expense of Cuomo, together with references to rumors the governor has pierced nipples.

As two alums of SNL, a present that, till not too long ago, had turn into synonymous with sharp political commentary, it was broadly presumed Fey and Poehler would lean closely on topical humor throughout Sunday’s Globes.

But simply as SNL has largely shied away from political skits since Trump left the White House in January, Fey’s pledge to make the award present as politics-free as potential leaves a prime-time skewering of Cuomo unlikely on Sunday night. 

Charlotte Bennett, 25, accused Cuomo of sexually harassing her during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in his Albany office, including quizzing her about dating older men

Charlotte Bennett, 25, accused Cuomo of sexually harassing her during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in his Albany office, including quizzing her about dating older men

Lindsey Boylan accused him of attempting to kiss her on the mouth in 2018

Lindsey Boylan accused him of attempting to kiss her on the mouth in 2018

Charlotte Bennett (left), 25, accused Cuomo of sexually harassing her through the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in his Albany workplace, together with quizzing her about courting older males. Lindsey Boylan (proper) accused him of making an attempt to kiss her on the mouth in 2018

Considering the sharp political commentary that SNL had, until recently, become known for, there were assumptions that the two comedians would lean heavily on topical humor during Sunday’s proceedings

Considering the sharp political commentary that SNL had, until recently, become known for, there were assumptions that the two comedians would lean heavily on topical humor during Sunday’s proceedings

Considering the sharp political commentary that SNL had, till not too long ago, turn into identified for, there have been assumptions that the 2 comedians would lean closely on topical humor throughout Sunday’s proceedings

The hosts’ pledge to make this 12 months’s occasion a ‘stress reliever’ comes as a dramatic departure from the strategy that the final host of the Globes, Ricky Gervais, took in 2020.

During his nine-minute monologue final January, Gervais lamented the Globes’ themselves, earlier than singling out varied nominees for his or her courting habits, political opinions, manufacturing firm decisions, whereas additionally talking about racism throughout the business.

‘Let’s exit with a bang,’ Gervais, who had hosted 4 occasions beforehand, advised the ocean of anxious on-looking A-listers. ‘Let’s have a laugh at your expense. Remember, they’re just jokes. We’re all gonna die soon and there’s no sequel, so remember that.’

Gervais, 59, then took goal on the Hollywood executives gathered within the room,’ quipping that although all of them come from totally different corners of the world, they ‘all have one thing in common’.

‘They’re all scared of Ronan Farrow. He’s coming for you. He’s coming for you. Look, speaking to all you perverts, it was a giant 12 months for pedophile motion pictures,’ he continued, earlier than the documentary collection Surviving R. Kelly, Leaving Neverland, and the Anthony Hopkins-led Catholic Church-centered drama, The Two Popes.

Gervais additionally unleashed scathing remarks of what he characterised as the final hypocrisy of Hollywood.

Speaking about Apple TV’s collection, The Morning Show, Gervais remarked that present was ‘a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing — made by a company that runs sweatshops in China.

‘You say you’re woke, however the firms you’re employed for, I imply, unbelievable: Apple, Amazon, Disney. If ISIS began a streaming service, you’d name your agent, wouldn’t you?’

The Office creator then warned those that had been set to win an award to not ‘use it a platform to make a political speech.’

‘You’re in no place to lecture the general public about something. You know nothing about the true world,’ he stated. ‘Most of you spent much less time at school than Greta Thunberg. So if you happen to win, come up, settle for your little award, thank your agent and your God and f*** off.’

The hosts’ pledge to make this year’s event a ‘stress reliever’ comes as a dramatic departure to the approach the last Globes host, Ricky Gervais, took in 2020

The hosts’ pledge to make this year’s event a ‘stress reliever’ comes as a dramatic departure to the approach the last Globes host, Ricky Gervais, took in 2020

The hosts’ pledge to make this 12 months’s occasion a ‘stress reliever’ comes as a dramatic departure to the strategy the final Globes host, Ricky Gervais, took in 2020

Gervais additionally make references to Jeffrey Epstein when plugging his Netflix collection, After Life, which he described as ‘a show about a man who wants to kill himself because his wife dies of cancer — and it’s nonetheless extra enjoyable than this.’

‘Spoiler alert, Season 2 is on the way, so in the end, he obviously didn’t kill himself — identical to Jeffrey Epstein. Shut up! I do know he’s your buddy, however I don’t care. You needed to make your individual method right here by yourself aircraft, didn’t you?’ he stated.

Also on the receiving finish of Gervais’ evisceration was Leonardo DiCaprio and his obvious penchant for courting youthful girls, the disastrous live-action remake of the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical Cats, and the Globes’ voting physique, the Hollywood Foreign Press’, who Gervais known as ‘really, really racist’.

However, Fey’s pledge to keep away from politics and mock implies that this 12 months’s occasion will probably be starved of such gasp-inducing, viral moments of comedic jousting.

As for the comedic materials Fey and Poehler do plan to faucet into, that is still to be seen.  

However, Poehler not too long ago revealed in an interview with the Associated Press: ‘Well, I keep joking that I want to keep making jokes that Tina knows who’s going to win as a result of she’s on the East Coast, however we’re technically doing it on the similar time.

‘Yeah, she’s going to, Tina goes to be within the new in New York, I’m going to be in California. And we’re going to take full benefit of how enjoyable it’s to do award exhibits in your pc.’

Both Poehler and Fey have been working on their comedic material ‘up until the last minute’, an event organizer said

Both Poehler and Fey have been working on their comedic material ‘up until the last minute’, an event organizer said

 Both Poehler and Fey have been engaged on their comedic materials ‘up until the last minute’, an occasion organizer stated

Fey is scheduled to host the Big Apple leg of the show from the Rockefeller Center’s Rainbow Room (above)

Fey is scheduled to host the Big Apple leg of the show from the Rockefeller Center’s Rainbow Room (above)

Fey is scheduled to host the Big Apple leg of the present from the Rockefeller Center’s Rainbow Room (above)

Co-host Amy Poehler, meanwhile, will be broadcasting from the Beverly Hilton in LA

Co-host Amy Poehler, meanwhile, will be broadcasting from the Beverly Hilton in LA

Co-host Amy Poehler, in the meantime, can be broadcasting from the Beverly Hilton in LA

Politics might show to be a tough topic to keep away from all collectively, nonetheless, as plenty of movies with a political theme or parallels are amongst these tipped for gong glory.

David Fincher’s Mank, a dramatization of screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz’s writing of Citizen Kane, leads the sector, with six nominations, together with finest director; finest movement image, drama; and finest actor, drama for Gary Oldman, who performs Mankiewicz.

A smear marketing campaign towards socialist author and then-California gubernatorial candidate Upton Sinclair figures closely into its plot, and its depiction of media baron William Randolph Hearst, who launched a vendetta towards Citizen Kane over suspicions it was based mostly on him, has drawn comparisons to former Trump.

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm can be named among the many movies with essentially the most nominations, which embody finest comedy or musical and finest actor.

The movie achieved widespread notoriety for a scene wherein Trump’s former legal professional, Rudy Giuliani, accompanies Borat’s teenage daughter right into a lodge room and locations his hand close to the waistband of his trousers.

Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7, in the meantime, scored 5 nominations, together with finest movement image within the drama class.

The movie dramatizes the Nixon administration’s prosecution of seven activists who participated within the demonstrations on the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

British actor Daniel Kaluuya has additionally scored a nomination for finest supporting actor for his portrayal of Chicago Black Panther chief Fred Hampton, in Judas and the Black Messiah, who was assassinated by police in 1969.

Nominees within the TV classes of the awards additionally characteristic a number of politically-themed enteries, together with The Crown, The Comey rule and Mrs. America.

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm is nominated for an award this year

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm is nominated for an award this year

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm is nominated for an award this 12 months

The film achieved widespread notoriety for a scene in which Trump’s former attorney, Rudy Giuliani, accompanies Borat’s teenage daughter into a hotel room and places his hand near the waistband of his trousers

The film achieved widespread notoriety for a scene in which Trump’s former attorney, Rudy Giuliani, accompanies Borat’s teenage daughter into a hotel room and places his hand near the waistband of his trousers

The movie achieved widespread notoriety for a scene wherein Trump’s former legal professional, Rudy Giuliani, accompanies Borat’s teenage daughter right into a lodge room and locations his hand close to the waistband of his trousers

British actor Daniel Kaluuya has also scored a nomination for best supporting actor for his portrayal of Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah

British actor Daniel Kaluuya has also scored a nomination for best supporting actor for his portrayal of Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah

British actor Daniel Kaluuya has additionally scored a nomination for finest supporting actor for his portrayal of Chicago Black Panther chief Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah

The Golden Globes is historically held in early January however was delayed till February 28 this 12 months due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

Usually a star-packed, laid-back social gathering that pulls Tinseltown’s largest names to a Beverly Hills lodge ballroom, this pandemic version can be broadcast from two scaled-down venues in California and New York, with frontline and important employees among the many few in attendance.

A handful of presenters will, nonetheless, seem at both location in particular person, and all nominees will attend nearly from residence.

Soon after nominations had been introduced on February 3, digicam kits had been despatched out to nominees everywhere in the world.

According to Deadline, the Hollywood Foreign Press is looking for to make this 12 months’s occasion extra international and intimate than ever earlier than.

Like it has for a few years, the Globes can be seen in about 200 territories on Sunday. It was additionally make its debut on NBC’s streaming platform Peacock on March 1.

More than 150 A-listers are scheduled to attend, with some additional last-minute presenter additions and high-profile cameos set to be unveiled nonetheless.

Past winners Sarah Paulson and Sandra Oh, in addition to Fey’s outdated 30 Rock co-star Tracy Morgan, can be amongst these unveiling winners on Sunday night time, Deadline reported.

The trio will be a part of the likes of beforehand introduced presenters, together with Joaquin Phoenix, Salma Hayek, Anthony Anderson, and Angela Bassett.

Rumors have been circulating that Joe Biden was set to make a cameo of types, nonetheless these claims have since been denied by the occasion’s organizers.

Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 has scored five nominations, including best motion picture in the drama category

Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 has scored five nominations, including best motion picture in the drama category

Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 has scored 5 nominations, together with finest movement image within the drama class

Actor Eugene Levy and his wife Deborah Divine arive at the Luxe hotel where they pick up their gift bags at the drive-through gifting event organized by DPA Group president Nathalie Dubois-Sissoko ahead of the Golden Globe ceremony on February 25

Actor Eugene Levy and his wife Deborah Divine arive at the Luxe hotel where they pick up their gift bags at the drive-through gifting event organized by DPA Group president Nathalie Dubois-Sissoko ahead of the Golden Globe ceremony on February 25

Actor Eugene Levy and his spouse Deborah Divine arive on the Luxe lodge the place they decide up their reward baggage on the drive-through gifting occasion organized by DPA Group president Nathalie Dubois-Sissoko forward of the Golden Globe ceremony on February 25

Actress Catherine O'Hara and her husband Bo Welch also stopped in for the drive-thru event

Actress Catherine O'Hara and her husband Bo Welch also stopped in for the drive-thru event

As did actress Adina Porter

As did actress Adina Porter

Actress Catherine O’Hara and her husband Bo Welch additionally stopped in for the drive-thru occasion, as did actress Adina Porter

While cutaways to the celebrities chatting collectively at their tables or backstage received’t be potential this 12 months, Executive Producer Barry Adelman stated the Globes can be looking for to re-create that have by means of know-how as an alternative.

‘What we’re doing is we’re going to get candid pictures of the folks at residence and as they’re preparing for his or her class,’ Adelman advised Deadline. ‘And we found a way, without giving away too much, where they can kind of talk to each other if they’re in the identical class and talk with one another.

‘So, it gives them a sense of camaraderie and it gives the audience a chance to see these wonderful actors and actresses communicating with each other like they would’ve completed within the ballroom.’

Adelman added that each Poehler and Fey have been engaged on their comedic materials ‘up until the last minute’, in true SNL vein.

‘I can tell you that I’m trying on the first act and within the first act alone you’ve got a monologue after which you’ve got a Golden Globes winner presenting one of many largest awards of the night time,’ Adelman continued to the outlet.

‘And then followed by another Golden Globes winner presenting another huge award, followed by another Golden Globes winner who is introducing one of the nominated films.

‘That’s simply the way in which the Golden Globes has all the time been,’ he continued. ‘And even though our winners and our nominees are going to be at home, we are going to continue that pace.’

The 78th Golden Globes will air on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT reside on NBC.

GOLDEN GLOBES 2021: THE NOMINEES

 MOVIES 

Best Motion Picture, Drama

The Father

Mank

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

The Trial of the Chicago 7

 

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Hamilton

Music

Palm Springs

The Prom

Mank: Gary Oldman is up for Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture

Mank: Gary Oldman is up for Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture

Sweeping the board: Mank is essentially the most nominated movie with six nods

 

Best Director

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

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman

Jack Fincher – Mank

Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller – The Father

Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Chloé Zhao – Nomadland

Best Foreign Language Picture

Another Round

La Llorona

The Life Ahead

Minari

Two of Us

 

Best Animated Picture

The Croods: A New Age

Onward

Over the Moon

Soul

Wolfwalkers

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a 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 Performance by an Actor in a 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

Captivating: Vanessa Kirby is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for Pieces of a Woman

Captivating: Vanessa Kirby is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for Pieces of a Woman

Captivating: Vanessa Kirby is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for Pieces of a Woman

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Kate Hudson – Music

Michelle Pfeiffer – French Exit

Rosamund Pike – I Care a Lot

Anya Taylor-Joy – Emma

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

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 Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Glenn Close – Hilbilly Elegy

Jodie Foster – The Mauritanian

Olivia Colman – The Father

Amanda Seyfried – Mank

Helena Zengel – News of the World

 

Best Supporting Actor in a 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 Original Score in a Motion Picture

The Midnight Sky

Tenet

News of the World

Mank

Soul

 

Best Original Song in a Motion Picture

Judas and the Black Messiah

The Life Ahead

One Night in Miami

The Trial of the Chicago 7

The United States vs Billie Holiday

TELEVISION 

Best Television Series, Drama

The Crown

Lovecraft Country

The Mandalorian

Ozark

Ratched

One to watch: Lovecraft Country is up for Best Television Series, Drama

One to watch: Lovecraft Country is up for Best Television Series, Drama

One to look at: Lovecraft Country is up for Best Television Series, Drama

Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical

Emily in Paris

The Flight Attendant

The Great

Schitt’s Creek

Ted Lasso

 

Best Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

Normal People

The Queen’s Gambit

Small Axe

The Undoing

Unorthodox

Racy: Normal People is up for Best Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

Racy: Normal People is up for Best Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

Racy: Normal People is up for Best Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama

Olivia Colman – The Crown

Jodie Comer – Killing Eve

Emma Corrin – The Crown

Laura Linney – Ozark

Sarah Paulson – Ratched

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Drama

Jason Bateman – Ozark

Josh O’Connor – The Crown

Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul

Al Pacino – Hunters

Matthew Rhys– Perry Mason

Spooky: Sarah Paulson is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama for Ratched

Spooky: Sarah Paulson is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama for Ratched

Spooky: Sarah Paulson is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama for Ratched

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical

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 Performance by an Actor in a TV collection, Comedy or Musical

Don Cheadle – Black Monday

Nicholas Hoult – The Great

Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek

Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso

Ramy Youssef – Ramy

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

Cate Blanchett – Mrs America

Daisy Edgar-Jones – Normal People

Shira Haas – Unorthodox

Nicole Kidman – The Undoing

Anya Taylor-Joy – The Queen’s Gambit

Royally good: Elle Fanning is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical for The Great

Royally good: Elle Fanning is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical for The Great

Royally good: Elle Fanning is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical for The Great

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

Bryan Cranston – Your Honour

Jeff Daniels – The Comey Rule

Hugh Grant – The Undoing

Ethan Hawke – The Good Lord Bird

Mark Ruffalo – I Know This Much Is True

 

Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series

Gillian Anderson – The Crown

Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown

Julia Garner – Ozark

Annie Murphy – Schitt’s Creek

Cynthia Nixon – Ratched

 

Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series

John Boyega – Small Axe, “Red, White and Blue”

Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek

Brendan Gleeson – The Comey Rule

Jim Parsons – Hollywood

Donald Sutherland – The Undoing

One to watch: Donald Sutherland is up for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series for The Undoing

One to watch: Donald Sutherland is up for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series for The Undoing

One to look at: Donald Sutherland is up for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series for The Undoing

 

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