With 26 days before showtime — and hours before nominations are announced — details are starting to emerge about how producers are going to pull off the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
One of the solutions? The show will be bicoastal for the first time in history with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler splitting duties from their respective home bases. Fey will be in New York at the Rainbow Room and Poehler will post up inside the Beverly Hilton. Meanwhile, nominees are expected to appear from various locations around the world though it remains to be seen if they will be gathered at central locations in other major cities.
The anticipated reteaming of Fey and Poehler will mark their fourth Globes hosting outing after the three-peat from 2013-2015. The production, a joint effort between NBC, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and dick clark productions, is the latest high-profile Hollywood awards show to adjust while adhering to COVID-19 protocols that limit large scale gatherings. The Emmys pulled off a hybrid event with host Jimmy Kimmel on stage at the Staples Center alongside presenters and guests while nominees appeared remotely from dozens of locations around the globe.
The Golden Globes, originally scheduled for January, will air live Feb. 28 coast-to-coast from 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET on NBC. Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P. Henson are set to announce nominees Wednesday morning.
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This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.