The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards are officially underway.
Security has been extra tight this year and as such, guests have had to take shuttles from different locations in order to arrive on the red carpet. Guests will all be looking to the skies right about now too as the weather forecast did call for rain! Barry Adelman is the executive VP of Dick Clark Productions and is returning for his 20th year as a producer of the Golden Globes. The producers made the call this morning as to whether or not they should be throwing tents up for cover. He said:
“We’re at the mercy of the weather.”
While some people might be concerned about the unpredictable weather, other people might be concerned about the unpredictable nature of this years host, Ricky Gervais! It will be Ricky’s first time returning as host since 2012. It’s understandable that some people might be unsettled by his go-with-the-flow attitude towards hosting, but Adelman sees it as an asset. He said:
“There’s a sense of danger about Ricky. What’s he going to say? What’s he going to do?”
Producers did get to see a little bit of what’s in store during the dress rehearsal but according to Adelman, “that doesn’t mean he’ll do the same thing in the show.”
The show is doing as little censoring as possible to let the British comedian have free reign of his hosting duties. Adelman said:
“We want to let Ricky be Ricky. I think there’s now an understanding between Ricky and the stars in that room that probably didn’t exist in the first year that he hosted. His attitude is, ‘It’s just a joke, what is everybody getting so excited about?’”
One new element of the show that seems promising is the pairing of real life celebrity friends to present awards together. Producers are calling it the “BFF factor,” which will allow for more spontaneity and natural conversation on stage. Some of the pairs include:
- Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill
- Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence
- Ken Jeong and Kevin Hart
- Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.
Tune in tonight to catch the best of the best present awards to honor the performances of their show business co-workers.