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Golden Globes: Most Presenters, Both Lifetime Achievement Honorees Still Not Known with Show Just 5 Days Away, Is Taylor Swift Coming?


Today is Wednesday, January 3rd. The Golden Globes are five days away, on Sunday.

This morning, just two presenters’ names have been announced: Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams, of the long ago cancelled (but recently revived in Netflix reruns) “Suits.”

That’s it. Maybe they’ll bring Meghan Markle.

Also: no honorees have been announced for either the Cecil B. DeMille Award in Movies, or Carol Burnett away in Television.

Maybe they’ll all be announced later today. Or maybe they’re a surprise.

The CBS show only has a host, comedian Jo Koy, who is unknown to most viewers.

Then there’s also the looming protest of 64 Golden Globes members who are angry they’re being seated in an overflow room at the Beverly Hilton because there isn’t enough space for them in the main ballroom — which seats around 1,000 people.

The Globes are hoping for an appearance from Taylor Swift. They’re suggesting it in their commercials. Swift has a minor nomination, which she shouldn’t win, for the “Eras Tour” movie as Box Office king. If she shows up, you’ll know that she knew in advance she is winning. The other nominees include “Barbie,” “Oppenheimer,” and “Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning.”

Will the show happen? Yes. The ratings? Should be strong with a big NFL lead-in. At least for the first hour.

Updates? Keep refreshing. More news to come…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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