Golden Globe Awards to be held on Sunday


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The Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 28 in an altered format. The night will still be one to celebrate film and television and those who make it possible.

Adriana Adame, Writer

The 78th Golden Globe Awards, a ceremony which honors the best in film and American television, is scheduled to be held Sunday, Feb. 28. Nominations for the Golden Globes were announced on Feb. 3, with Netflix leading in both television and film nominations. This can be at least partially attributed to the coronavirus pandemic, which limited entertainment options for people everywhere. Theatres closed to limit the spread of the virus and movie releases were delayed or sold to streaming sites.  

Some notable nominations include “The Prom” for best musical or comedy, which also surprisingly pulled in a nomination for James Corden for best actor within that category. “Mank” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7”, which are up for best drama, have also garnered praise from critics and viewers. Additionally, “The Queen’s Gambit” and “Unorthodox” are both nominated for best limited series, while other television shows, such as “Schitts Creek” have already won countless awards at the Primetime Emmy Awards.  

While many of the nominations are critically acclaimed pieces of entertainment, other nominations such as “Emily in Paris” have drawn notable criticism.  Critics say blackled dramas, “Da 5 Bloods” and “I May Destroy You” were snubbed while mediocre productions received more recognition.  

Despite controversies or disagreements in some categories, the nominations for other categories have been generally accepted or even applauded.

“This year’s Golden Globe nominees for Best Score Motion Picture are a brilliant slice of the diverse world of modern film music,” senior Guillermo Correa Cervantes said. “It is a snapshot of both modern and older styles of film music coming together to form a particularly robust selection that I could see any of the nominees winning.” 

This year, the Golden Globe Awards will be adapted to run during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only will the event be virtual, but its hosts will be on opposite sides of the country. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return as hosts, but this time will do so on opposite sides of the US: Fey will host in New York while Poehler will be in Beverly Hills.  

Although the event will be quite different from normal, the appreciation and celebration of entertainment remains.