In 2017, Meryl Streep's powerful onstage criticism of Donald Trump's rhetoric helped set the tone for a tense relationship between the president and Hollywood, but co-host Sandra Oh has promised that this year will be different.
"I don't think it's shallow to 1) have fun and 2) be honestly celebratory", Oh said. "What I'm interested in is pointing to actual real change".
Oh sees the role as "really to be there to support all the nominees and those who take that platform to say whatever they want", she said.
"How many gazillions of people have seen 'Black Panther' and 'Crazy Rich Asians'?" she continued, referring to the massive box office success of the two movies, both featuring ensemble casts consisting primarily of actors of color.
Aside from the stars being presenters in the show, Black Panther is also receiving nominations in the categories of Best Original Score, Best Original Song, and Best Drama.
Lady Gaga, Idris Elba, Bradley Cooper and veteran Dick Van Dyke will be among dozens of famous faces turning out on Sunday. The film, which has made nearly $400m worldwide to date, is predicted to win for best drama, best actor in a drama for Cooper and also pick up two awards for its star, Lady Gaga, who might take home best actress in a drama and best song. And check out FandangoNOW to download or stream all of this year's nominated films and TV shows for half-off all weekend!
Hackers post personal data of hundreds of politicians
A motive for the leak remains unclear, as does how it could have stayed unnoticed for more than 10 days over the Christmas break. The leaks began with data from German TV personalities Jan Böhmermann and Til Schweiger, Youtube star LeFloid and rapper Sidos.
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"I mean, this is Urban Meyer's last game, and he's a man with a great legacy", defensive lineman Dre'Mont Jones said on Sunday. At the time , Meyer was the head coach of the Florida Gators. "But right now, I'm excited to get this win".
The 24-year-old joins fellow actors Chadwick Boseman, Jessica Chastain, Taraji P Henson, Allison Janney, Gary Oldman, Sam Rockwell and Octavia Spencer on the list of award presenters for Sunday night's ceremony at the Beverly Hilton.
Chastain is a five-time Globes nominee who won for 2013 Zero Dark Thirty while Rockwell took home a prize past year for his supporting role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron's lovingly shot "Roma" is expected to win the Golden Globe for best foreign language film.
The ceremony itself will take place at the Beverly Hills Hotel.