The 80th edition of the Golden Globe Awards will stream exclusively on Lionsgate Play in India, the streaming service announced on Wednesday. Lionsgate Play subscribers in the country can catch the annual award ceremony live from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California at 6:30am IST on January 11, according to a press release.
The red carpet coverage of the event, which will see pan-India blockbuster RRR contend in best picture — non-English and best original song — motion picture (for Telugu song Naatu Naatu) categories, will begin at 5:30am IST. The Golden Globe Awards will also stream exclusively on Lionsgate Play in Malaysia and the Philippines.
Amit Dhanuka, executive vice president, Lionsgate, said after a phenomenal year for Lionsgate Play in India, the platform is happy to add Golden Globes to its award event line-up which already boasts of Emmy Awards and American Music Awards.
"The Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, Lionsgate Play is delighted to announce the exclusive live streaming in India, Malaysia and Philippines of the prestigious event for their landmark 80th anniversary," Dhanuka said in a prepared statement.
From Lionsgate Play, political series Gaslit has bagged one nomination for lead star Julia Roberts in the limited series actress category.
"We remain committed to providing premium and diverse content to our audiences, and events such as the much-awaited Golden Globes stand testament to that – the nominations and performances are widely spoken about across the globe, and this year's ceremony will be record-breaking in a true sense. We are excited for Julia Roberts' nomination for Gaslit, look forward to her win," he added.
The nominations for the 2023 Golden Globe Awards were announced on December 12 last year. The awards, conducted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), honour the best in film and American television.
Among Black talent, Niecy Nash's nomination (Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story) could put her on the path to becoming one of the first Black actresses to win a Globe for any limited series.
Jenna Ortega (Wednesday) is the second youngest competitor in the history of the category for best performance by an actress in a musical or comedy series. Other notable nominations include father-and-son acting stars Brendan and Domhnall Gleeson flying the flag for Ireland this year at the awards with The Banshees of Inisherin and The Patient, respectively.
There are 41 first timers in this year's nominations pool, including RRR music composer M M Keeravani, Julia Garner (Ozark), Adam Scott (Severance), Aubrey Plaza (The White Lotus), Austin Butler (Elvis), Barry Keoghan (The Banshees of Inisherin), Selena Gomez (Only Murders in the Building), Zendaya (Euphoria), and Emma D'Arcy (House of the Dragon).
Comedian and actor Jerrod Carmichael will host the event which has the likes of Jamie Lee Curtis, Ana de Armas, and Tracy Morgan named as presenters for the ceremony.
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