The Golden Globes is the first award show to kick off the year. The environment is different than any other televised award show as guests are seated at tables and are able to eat and drink. The host is also notorious for roasting nominees and cracking jokes. This year, Ricky Gervais will return for to host for the fifth time after a four-year hiatus. Gervais is coming off of a twitter scandal after supporting J.K. Rowling's tweet supporting a transphobic scientist.
According to NBC, Gervais had to be persuaded to host the 2020 Golden Globes and he claims this will be his last time hosting. "Once again, they've made me an offer I can't refuse," he said in a statement in November. "But this is the very last time I'm doing this, which could make for a fun evening."
Despite having a returning host, this Golden Globes is unique because it is the first time that network television has been completely shut out of the nominations.
It is likely that streaming giant Netflix will take a few awards along with Amazon Video's 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' and Hulu's 'The Act.'
The movie categories are stacked with A-list performers.
Christian Bale ('Ford v Ferrari'), Antonio Banderas ('Pain and Glory'), Adam Driver ('Marriage Story'), Joaquin Phoenix ('Joker') and Jonathan Pryce ('The Two Popes') round out the dramatic actors. Adam Driver's and Joaquin Phoenix's performances have been the most talked about this season.
Cynthia Erivo ('Harriet'), Scarlett Johansson('Marriage Story'), Saoirse Ronan ('Little Women'), Charlize Theron ('Bombshell') and Renée Zellweger ('Judy') make up the dramatic lead actress section.
Any of the ladies have fair game although Charlize Theron's performance in 'Bombshell' has gained a lot of attention.
Dramatic movies clearly prevail in this year's Golden Globes. The comedic movies nominated are hardly comedies.
Leonardo DiCaprio ('Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'), Daniel Craig ('Knives Out'), Roman Griffin Davis ('Jojo Rabbit'), Taron Egerton ('Rocketman') and Eddie Murphy ('Dolemite Is My Name') are nominated for the male sector of lead comedic actor. Eddie Murphy gained traction after his most recent appearance on 'SNL.'
Ana de Armas ('Knives Out'), Awkwafina ('Farewell'), The Cate Blanchett ('Where'd You Go, Bernadette'), Beanie Feldstein ('Booksmart'), Emma Thompson ('Late Night') make up the female sector. Awkwafina is on the rise and may take this one home.
There are also no female nominees for best director. Bong Joon-Ho ('Parasite'), Sam Mendes ('1917'), Todd Phillips ('Joker'), Martin Scorsese ('The Irishman') and Quentin Tarantino ('Once Upon a Time in Hollywood') are the nominees.
"Hustlers, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, High Life, Little Women, Harriet, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, The Farewell, Atlantics, Honey Boy, Queen & Slim, Clemency... Not like you were short of options for women directors, HFPA. #GoldenGlobes," Kayleigh Donaldson noted.