How to Celebrate the Golden Globe Awards in Washington

With less than a week out from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards, it’s officially the beginning of award season—and even if it was a little delayed, it’s still so exciting to be able to celebrate some of the best showcases in film and television from the past year. With that, here’s a breakdown of what to know and how exactly to celebrate the Golden Globe Awards in Washington this year. Get ready to break out your party PJ’s and prosecco for Hollywood’s biggest night!

What to Know About the Golden Globes

The Golden Globe Awards celebrate the best achievements in everything from film and television—and usually serve as an early indicator of who might take home an Oscar statue at the Golden Globes. The ceremony typically airs in early January, but due to COVID-19 concerns, the event was pushed back to the end of February. Now, the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air live coast to coast on NBC on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, from The Beverly Hilton Hotel. It’s still a bit unclear how exactly the show will look with regards to in-person attendees, but audiences can expect an entertaining evening with comedy duo Amy Poehler and Tina Fey set to return as hosts for the program again.

How to Watch the Golden Globes From Home

Thanks to the accessibility provided via the Internet, cable and streaming services, just about anyone should be able to tune into the program. Those with cable can watch the show live on NBC or through the NBC website and app. Paid subscription services like Fubo TV, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, and even Youtube TV also carry the show—if you’re not already subscribed, you can always test out the free trial for the purposes of the occasion.

Those looking to make a full day out of the event can also tune into the HFPA’s exclusive red carpet coverage, the “HFPA Presents: Globes Countdown Live.” The countdown will air before the 2021 Golden Globes starting at 6:30 p.m. EST on the Golden Globes Twitter account. The 90-minute pre-show will be hosted by actress Sofia Carson and “Access Hollywood” reporter Zuri Hall, who will conduct celebrity interviews virtually. It’s still unclear if there will be any red carpet coverage at this time.

You can also fill out your own personal ballot to cast all of your predictions for the big night’s winners with this downloadable Golden Globes 2021 ballot from The Gold Knight.

Where to Celebrate the Golden Globes in Washington

Seattle’s Purr Cocktail Lounge was long the go-to hotspot for a wild Golden Globes celebration. But after its unfortunate closure, awards show aficionados are looking to get their glitz and glamor at another fitting location. Fortunately, Seattle is home to plenty of up-scale bars, restaurants and lounges that are perfect for your Golden Globes viewing—and your Oscars viewing come April too.

Bad Jimmy’s Brewing Co. has a reputation for being the ultimate Super Bowl-viewing party space—but it seems the restaurant’s energy can be replicated for just about any day or any occasion, including the Golden Globes.

The Three Dollar Bill Cinema produces Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival, Reel Queer Youth and the Seattle Queer Film Festival. Safe to say: they’re pretty well-versed in all things cinema and pop-culture related. The organization normally hosts what’s regarded as the “biggest Oscars party of the year.” Naturally, Golden Globes night shouldn’t be any different. 

Ways to Celebrate Film in Honor of the Golden Globes

Get an in-depth understanding of what it takes to be an actor and craft a well-formed character via the Seattle International Film Festival’s “What The Femme” education series that explores female-representing character archetypes in cinema through analyzing the roles of women in horror, science fiction, and fantasy films. Each session explores one character or archetype through several primary films, though likely more will be referenced. This education extension of SIFF’s WTF Festival programming is curated by Colleen O’Holleran. The next series will analyze stars like Uma Thurman and Viola Davis—who is actually nominated at this year’s Golden Globe Awards for her work in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

Beginning Feb. 26, the Destiny City Film Festival will host its eighth-annual event which will feature an on-demand program of short and feature-length independent films from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Celebrating Washington’s Own at the Golden Globes

As if the kick-off to awards season wasn’t already exciting enough—for those in Washington, they have their own ties to one of the season’s biggest nominees in entertainer Andra Day. Day took on the role of legendary icon, Billie Holiday, in Lee Daniels’ film, “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday.” The star is nominated for Best Actress in a Drama for her work in the film, and she also nabbed a nomination for Best Original Song too. Day is originally from Edmonds, Washington and has long enjoyed success for singing and songwriting capabilities—she’s the famed voice behind the song, “Rise Up.” Now, Washingtonians have an extra reason to celebrate the big night and cheer on a superstar who is still in touch with her roots in the state.

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