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 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 (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, 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 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 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 present from the Rockefeller Center’s Rainbow Room (above)
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 12 months
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 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 5 nominations, together with finest movement image within the drama class
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 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
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Sweeping the board: Mank is essentially the most nominated movie with six nods
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
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
The Life Ahead
Two of Us
Best Animated Picture
The Croods: A New Age
Over the Moon
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
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
News of the World
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
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
Best Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie
The Queen’s Gambit
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
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
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 look at: Donald Sutherland is up for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series for The Undoing