SANDRA OH AND ANDY SAMBERG PREVIEW ‘CRAZY-PANTS’ GOLDEN GLOBES: Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh interview each other in The Hollywood Reporter, and the pair discuss their "five days" of prep for the show, the "looser atmosphere" they plan to take full advantage of and why they plan to avoid discussing President Donald Trump. Says Samberg: "A lot of people get to the party at the Globes. Which is nice. It makes for a looser atmosphere. My hope is that you have so much goodwill that we're just going to skate by. And I will be your lapdog." Says Oh: "I'm not interested in talking about Trump at all. What I'm interested in is pointing to actual real change. I want to focus on that 'cause people can pooh-pooh Hollywood all they want — and there is a lot to pooh-pooh, sure — but we also make culture. How many gazillions of people have seen Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians? That changes things." Will you tune in to watch the pair Sunday, January 6th on NBC?
POLL: THE AMERICANS, MAISEL ARE MOST LIKELY GOLDEN GLOBES NOMINEES: The Americans and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel would take home top honors at the Golden Globes this Sunday, if it were up to the consumers polled by The Hollywood Reporter and Morning Consult. The Americans, which nabbed 16 percent of respondents' vote, bested BBC's Bodyguard (11 percent), Amazon's Homecoming (10 percent), BBC America's Killing Eve (7 percent) and FX's Pose (5 percent) in the drama category. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, meanwhile, snagged 17 percent of respondents' vote, beating NBC's The Good Place (16 percent), Showtime's Kidding (8 percent), Netflix's The Kominsky Method (8 percent) and HBO's Barry (4 percent) in the comedy category. At the Emmys, Maisel grabbed 5 trophies, and The Americans bagged two.
JOANNA LUMLEY TO HOST BAFTAS: AbFab star Joanna Lumley has been tapped to host the BAFTA Film Awards for the second year in a row. "We’re thrilled that Joanna has agreed to return as our host for a second year," Emma Baehr, BAFTA’s director of awards, said in a statement released Wednesday. "She was fantastic and we’re looking forward to the ceremony with her once again at the helm." The gala, considered to the most prominent film awards ceremony after the Oscars, takes place February 10that London’s Royal Albert Hall.
LUTHER SEASON 5 PREMIERE TIES FOR SERIES BEST ON BBC ONE: Idris Elba returned to his role as the titular detective on Tuesday night, and viewers tuned in in droves. The premiere averaged 5.6 viewers, the most-watched program of New Year’s Day in the U.K. Elba recently said Season 5 is not the end of Luther, "but there are some real changes that will happen."Luther will are on BBC America in the U.S. as well, though a premiere date has not yet been announced. Will you tune in?