‘What A Man Gotta do’ in Vegas? Find out about Jonas Brothers Park MGM Residency

Just releasing their first new single of 2020, “What A Man Gotta Do,” GRAMMY Award-nominated trio Jonas Brothers have announced their Las Vegas residency at Park Theater at Park MGM beginning Wednesday, April 1.


The preeminent male group of this century, Jonas Brothers opened the floodgates for a new era of titans in pop music. Following a six-year hiatus, Jonas Brothers took 2019 by storm with the surprise release of their critically acclaimed and widely successful single “Sucker.” The double-platinum single debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, becoming the first #1 for the band and the first #1 debut from a group this century.  The song emerged as a cultural phenomenon, ranking #1 on Billboard’s critic’s picks list of the “50 Best Songs of 2019, and standing out as the top song on U.S. Radio in 2019, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.


All presales end Thursday, Jan. 30 at 10 p.m. PST. Tickets starting at $69 (not including applicable service charges or fees) go on sale Friday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets or online at Ticketmaster.com or ParkTheaterLV.com. Tickets also can be purchased through the MGM Resorts International Call Center at (888) 529-4828. All shows are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.


The nine dates going on sale are:

April 2020: 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18

Making history once more, the band delivered their third #1 album debut with the release of their platinum-selling album Happiness Begins. The band continued to soar with their sold-out Happiness Begins Tour, with over 1 million tickets sold.  The tour received unanimous praise with Billboard writing, “The ‘Happiness Begins’ Tour feels like a celebration of everything in the Jonas Brothers‘ career, but also the beginning of their larger-than-life new chapter,” and The Washington Post saying “There hasn’t been a boy band in recent history that’s made a comeback quite like Jonas Brothers. Moreover, Rolling Stone summed it best, “Following a six year hiatus, it almost feels like the Jonas Brothers are bigger than ever.” 

The band closed out a banner year with the release of “Only Human, another Top 5 hit on both Top 40 and Hot AC radio airplay charts. What’s more, they garnered a bevy of awards, including a 2019 MTV Video Music Award for “Best Pop Video” and two 2019 Teen Choice Awards for “Artist Of The Decade” and “Choice Summer Group.” Plus, they were nominated in top categories at the American Music Awards, including “Favorite Duo or Group Pop/Rock” and “Favorite Song Pop/Rock.” Most recently, they notched their second GRAMMY® nomination for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.”

Park Theater is the entertainment centerpiece of Park MGM, a partnership between MGM Resorts International and New York-based Sydell Group which features two distinct hotel experiences including a Las Vegas version of Sydell’s widely acclaimed NoMad Hotel. The 5,200-seat Park Theater, with its cutting-edge audio and visual technology, provides artists of diverse talents with a dynamic space to create one-of-a-kind productions where every seat allows guests to feel up close and personal. From comedy shows and live concerts, to sporting events and award shows, the theater is specially designed to transform seamlessly for any occasion. For more Park Theater show and ticket information, visit ParkTheaterLV.com or follow on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

RIP Kobe Bryant — How did the Lakers NBA Legend get ‘Black Mamba’ nickname?

During his successful basketball career, NBA legend Kobe Bryant adopted the nickname ‘Black Mamba’.

And it was in 2014 when he revealed that the nickname came from Quentin Tarantino film Kill Bill.

The name Black Mamba was used as an alias name for a deadly assassin known for aggressiveness and agility – like the movie’s main character.

“I read up on the animal and said, ‘Wow, this is pretty awesome’”, Bryant recalled.

“This is a perfect description of how I would want my game to be.”

LeBron James passed Bryant as the third all-time top scorer in NBA history on Saturday night and paid tribute straight after.

“I’m happy just to be in any conversation with Kobe Bryant,” said James.

“One of the all-time greatest basketball players to ever play, one of the all-time greatest Lakers.

“The man’s got two jerseys hanging up in Staples Center. It’s just crazy.”

Bryant tweeted after the game: “Continuing to move the game forward. Much respect my brother.”

It was later confirmed that Bryant’s daughter Gianna, 13, also perished in the tragic crash.

The City of Calabasas tweeted: “It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Kobe Bryant and four others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas.

“The aircraft went down in a remote field off Las Virgenes around 10:00 this morning.

“Nobody on the ground was hurt. The FAA and NTSB are investigating.”

Austin’s SXSW2020: SNL’s Pete Davidson ‘The King of Staten Island’

South by Southwest (SXSW) announced the features, episodic premieres, and Opening Night Film for their 27th edition of the SXSW Film Festival, running March 13-21, 2020 in Austin, Texas.

Every year, the acclaimed program draws thousands of fans, filmmakers, press, and industry leaders to immerse themselves in the most innovative, smart, and entertaining new films of the year.

The 102 features and episodics in this release will be shown across nine days of SXSW, with dozens of additional titles to be announced February 5. The complete SXSW Film Festival program typically includes more than 250 total projects. The 2020 program was selected from 2,316 feature-length film submissions, with a total of 8,362 films submitted this year.



Judd Apatow has consistently provided transcendent, exhilarating experiences at SXSW, starting with Knocked Up, then BridesmaidsTrainwreckGirlsThe Big Sick, and his documentary May it Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers,” said Janet Pierson, Director of Film. “This March, it’s our particular privilege to present his funny and deeply moving new feature — his first in five years as a director — The King of Staten Island, starring Pete Davidson leading a great ensemble, as our Opening Night Film.”

Feature highlights includeThe King of Staten Island directed by Judd ApatowBad Trip directed by Kitao SakuraiThe Lovebirds directed by Michael ShowalterIn & Of Itself directed by Frank OzThe 24th directed by Kevin WillmottShe Dies Tomorrow directed by Amy SeimetzZappa directed by Alex WinterCritical Thinking directed by John LeguizamoClerk directed by Malcolm IngramA Secret Love directed by Chris BolanThe Show directed by Mitch JenkinsI Used to Go Here directed by Kris ReyUncorked directed by Prentice PennyBiography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne directed by R. Greg JohnstonWe Are The Thousand directed by Anita Rivaroli; and You Cannot Kill David Arquette directed by David Darg and Price James.

Episodic highlights includeCentral Park (showrunner: Loren Bouchard); Chad (showrunner: Nasim Pedrad); Outcry (showrunner: Pat Kondelis); Snowpiercer (showrunner: Graeme Manson); and Upload (showrunner: Greg Daniels).

Films screening in Festival FavoritesMidnightersShortsVirtual CinemaEpisodic Pilot CompetitionTitle Design CompetitionMusic VideosSpecial Events and late-breaking Features will be announced on February 5. All categories, with the exception of Special Events, will be eligible for section-specific Audience Awards.

Explore the list of newly announced films by screening sectionsNarrative Feature CompetitionDocumentary Feature CompetitionHeadlinersNarrative SpotlightDocumentary SpotlightVisionsEpisodic Premieres24 Beats Per Second, and Global.

Chris Young takes over SoCal this Summer for “Town Ain’t Big Enough World Tour 2020″

Following a record year on the road in 2019 playing to over 400,000 fans on his headlining tour, multi-platinum entertainer Chris Young will take his arena/amphitheater “Town Ain’t Big Enough World Tour 2020” out beginning Thursday, May 28 in Detroit.

Joined by multi-platinum performer Scotty McCreery as direct support along with Payton Smith, the first leg of the tour will travel to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Seattle, St. Louis and more, with additional dates announcing in the coming weeks. In addition, Chris will highlight various Next From Nashville artists at his shows, offering the opportunity for up-and-coming acts to showcase their talents in front of a massive audience. Chris and The AMG Management will personally pick opening acts to play each week of the tour.

Scotty McCreery




“Everyone has been asking about this year since the last tour ended, so I’m happy I finally get to tell everybody about these shows,” shared Chris. “The ‘Town Ain’t Big Enough’ tour is gonna be the biggest one yet!”



The ACM and Grammy nominated vocalist celebrated several milestones in 2019, including over 2 Billion streams and a career topping 21,500 fans at Philadelphia’s BB&T Pavilion. After wrapping his headlining tour in November, Chris closed the decade with appearances on Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, CMA Country Christmas and CMT Crossroads with Gavin DeGraw. He kicked off 2020 with the launch of his weekly podcast, “The Quad with Chris Young.” The new year will also bring a new album, including current single “Drowning,” named to Rolling Stone’s Best Country and Americana Songs of 2019, plus “Raised On Country” and “Town Ain’t Big Enough,” featuring Lauren Alaina.


Live Nation is the official tour promoter and fans can first purchase tickets beginning Jan. 24th for select cities as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket at www.Megaticket.com. Find a complete listing of Chris Young concert dates, including San Antonio Rodeo (Feb. 10), Houston Rodeo (Mar. 9) and other stops, and purchase tickets at ChrisYoungCountry.com.

Chris Young’s “Town Ain’t Big Enough World Tour 2020” with special guests Scotty McCreery and Payton Smith*

Date Market Venue
May 28 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
May 29 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Music Center
May 30 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 10 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
June 12 Portland, OR Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
June 13 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater
June 20 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre
June 27 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
June 28 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 9 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
July 10 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
July 11 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
July 24 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
July 25 Gilford, NH Bank of NH Pavilion
July 30 Brandon, MS Brandon Amphitheater
July 31 Tuscaloosa, AL The Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
August 1 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf Amptheater
August 13 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
August 14 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
August 15 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
August 20 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 21 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP
August 22 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
August 28 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center
August 29 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
September 11 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
September 12 Pittsburgh, PA S&T Bank Music Park
September 25 Atlanta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
September 26 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

*Dates subject to change, please check chrisyoungcountry.com for the latest information

Jon Bon Jovi is back to SoCal for 2020 – New Album, New Tour feat’g Bryan Adams

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band BON JOVI has broken every touring record imaginable, topped every chart, and received every accolade, and now has their sights set on kicking off 2020 with new music and touring. The Grammy Award winning band announced the Bon Jovi 2020 Tour today, presented by Live Nation, will start in the U.S. this June and play arenas across America.  The Bon Jovi 2020 Tour will feature Bryan Adams.

One can count on one hand the number of rock bands that broke out in the 1980s that are still successfully touring today, but doing so with fresh, new music that retains the authenticity that is at the heart of the best in rock ‘n’ roll.”

Jon Bon Jovi has spoken in recent interviews of the depth and breadth of a forthcoming album, set for release later this year from Island Records.   Fans will get exclusive access to that album; every ticket sold includes one CD copy of Bon Jovi 2020.

Bon Jovi fan club members and American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets prior to the general public beginning Tuesday, January 21 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, January 23 at 10 p.m. local time. A limited number of LaneOne Premium Packages will also be available, including amazing seats, transportation, preferred entrance, preshow hospitality, commemorative laminate and more.  Check LaneOne.com for LaneOne details.



Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, January 24 at 10 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com. Visit venue websites for local information. For additional tour ticketing information, visit www.bonjovi.com.


Wednesday, June10               Tacoma, WA                           Tacoma Dome

Thursday, June 11                  Portland, OR                           Moda Center

Saturday, June 13                  Sacramento, CA                     Golden 1 Center

Tuesday, June 16                   San Jose, CA                          SAP Center at San Jose

Thursday, June 18                  Los Angeles, CA                     The Forum

Saturday, June 20                  Las Vegas, NV                        T-Mobile Arena *

Tuesday, June 23                   San Antonio, TX                     AT&T Center

Thursday, June 25                  Dallas, TX                               American Airlines Center

Friday, June 26                       Tulsa, OK                                BOK Center

Friday, July 10                        Toronto, ON                            Scotiabank Arena *

Tuesday, July 14                    Newark, NJ                             Prudential Center

Thursday, July 16                   Boston, MA                             TD Garden

Sunday, July 19                      Detroit, MI                               Little Caesars Arena

Tuesday, July 21                    Chicago, IL                             United Center

Thursday, July 23                   St. Louis, MO                          Enterprise Center

Saturday, July 25                    Washington, DC                     Capital One Arena

Monday, July 27                     New York, NY                         Madison Square Garden

Tuesday, July 28                    New York, NY                         Madison Square Garden

* without Bryan Adams.

Oscars 2020: Outrage! No ‘Traditional Host’ Again?

Here we go again!

The 2020 Academy Awards will not have a host.

“Together with the Academy, we have decided there will be no traditional host…

repeating for us what worked last year,” Burke said. “[It will have] huge entertainment values, big musical numbers, comedy and star power.”

Karey Burke, entertainment president for ABC, the network that carries the Oscars, confirmed the decision during her executive session at TCA.



The 2019 Oscars went host-less by necessity, not by design, when Kevin Hart left two days after being named for the job over controversial old tweets, and backlash. Then the Academy and ABC continued through with no host for the first time since 1989.

It worked out!  A Queen musical medley opened the show followed “not hosts” Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph with a brief intro for the 2019 ceremony.

The Academy was thought to be following a similar idea for the 92nd Academy Awards, with top entertainers supporting a good opening instead of a traditional host.

“We’re extremely proud of how the show turned out creatively,” Burke said

The network is comfortable if the Oscars go without a host again in 2020. “We’re not messing with that format, to the best of our abilities.”

But when the Primetime Emmys tried the same test in September, ratings sank to a low.

There was earlier mentions in the fall that the Academy was considering alternative hosting formats, with Hart and Tiffany Haddish’s names brought up, but that did not go very far.

The 2020 Oscars producers, Stephanie Allain and Lynette Howell Taylor, are also facing a compressed timeline, with a shorter awards season leading to a February 9 date for the Academy Awards live on ABC.

This years Oscar race is set to be right which always helps ignite viewers — those include Joker, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood and The Irishman. And a pool of A-list actors are getting awards attention, which may create a star-studded list of presenters.

Tool, Miley, Lizzo, Tame Impala — Bonnaroo 2020 Reveals Lineup

Bonnaroo reveals the initial lineup for the 19th annual edition of the internationally acclaimed four-day multi-stage camping festival set to take place June 11 – 14 at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 700-acre farm and event space located just 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Manchester, TN.

The 2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will once again present an extraordinarily diverse bill featuring top artists spanning countless genres and stylistic approaches performing around the clock across more than 10 unique stages over the four-day event.

Thursday, June 11 will include:

Grand Ole Opry Feat. Special Guests, Andy Frasco, Larkin Poe, The Regrettes and more.

Friday, June 12, will feature:

Tool, Miley Cyrus, Bassnectar, The 1975, Run The Jewels, Glass Animals, Young The Giant, Megan Thee Stallion, Tipper and more.

Saturday, June 13, will include:

Lizzo, Flume, Oysterhead, Tenacious D, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, DaBaby, Seven Lions and more.

Sunday, June 14, will see:

Tame Impala, Lana Del Rey, Vampire Weekend, Leon Bridges, Young Thug, Grace Potter, Flogging Molly, Rezz and more.





The complete Bonnaroo 2020 lineup is below:

Tickets for Bonnaroo will go on sale Thursday, January 9, at 12 noon ET/11 am CT, exclusively via www.bonnaroo.com/tickets. Options will include General Admission (4 Day), GA+ (4 Day), VIP (4 Day), Platinum (4 Day), General Admission Camping & Parking, VIP Camping, Platinum Camping, and more. Once again, Bonnaroo is presenting an array of affordable options, with tickets starting at $35 down and accommodations available for as low as $70 per night. Car Camping Passes are priced at only $60 (plus fees) per car, not per person, allowing fans to both save money and reduce their carbon footprint by carpooling.


Throughout its history, Bonnaroo has listened to its fanbase and delivered improvements and enhancements to the festival experience year after year.  2020 will be no different, with more ticket options, new activities, site improvements including improved signage and navigation tools, on-site transportation options, additional info booths, additional Plaza programming and more.

New ticketing options for 2020 include GA+, offering traditional General Admission along with exclusive access to a brand new Centeroo lounge featuring air-conditioned restrooms, exclusive bars and food vendors, relaxed shaded seating, and more.

Camping at Bonnaroo is hardly “camping” by most definitions of the word – it’s an endless adventure of discovery and human connection with your friends, and a key part of the Bonnaroo experience. Expect crazy surprises, unique adventures, and stories you’ll tell for a lifetime – this is NOT your average festival camping.

2020 will see an assortment of improved tent and RV rental options, including new darkroom dome tents (available with AC), convenient camping near The Grove, and more. For more information about camping, Tents & Glamping, please visit www.bonnaroo.com/tents and www.bonnaroo.com/experience/camping-plazas.

Bonnaroo’s campgrounds include hubs of activities and convenience, known as Plazas, and will return better than ever in 2020.  Strategically located and well-lit public places throughout the campgrounds, Plazas include shade, free public Wi-Fi, charging stations, misting stations, showers, restrooms, medical and safety stations, information booths and most importantly, incredible programming for festival fans.

The Plazas are headed for their best year yet in 2020. Hayley Williams of Paramore will return to curate an improved “Roo’s Sanctuary of Self Love,” House of Yes will host Bonnaroo’s second annual Pride Parade, grab an eclectic slice of Nashville at The Ville, and much more still to be announced.

Details on Plazas can be found at https://www.bonnaroo.com/experience/camping-plazas/

Bonnaroo’s VIP and Platinum guests will also enjoy a large number of upgrades, including a new VIP campground layout providing direct entry into the venue and the mound at the What Stage, with more convenient placement for amenities in the venue as well as additional showers and restrooms in the campgrounds. Platinum patrons will enjoy the best campground and amenities on the entire site, all in a new spot directly south of Centeroo. This year will feature all the classic Platinum amenities plus a dedicated Platinum vehicle entrance off Campground Road as well as a completely shaded and wooded campground with newly added access to the Artist Lounge. To learn more about VIP & Platinum, please see www.bonnaroo.com/vip-and-platinum.

Coldplay, Brittany Howard, Brandi Carlile, Jonas Bros Headline 2020 Citi Sound Vault

Citi Sound Vault, the ultra-exclusive live music experience for Citi cardmembers, is returning to Los Angeles during the biggest week in music – traditionally reserved for industry insiders – to bring fans closer to their favorite artists. Coldplay, Brittany Howard, Brandi Carlile and the Jonas Brothers, will be among the first artists of the decade to take the stage at the iconic Hollywood Palladium to deliver four nights of unparalleled, electric performances, powered by Live Nation.





The full schedule of Citi Sound Vault events is as follows:

  • January 21: Coldplay, sold more than 80 million copies of their seven number one albums making them one of the world’s best-selling artists. Most recently the band launched their 8th studio album “Everyday Life.” Proceeds of this special performance will support “A New Way of Life” Reentry Project (ANWOL), a nonprofit organization, which provides housing and support to formerly incarcerated women for successful community reentry, family reunification and individual healing.
  • January 22: Brittany Howard, 2020 Grammy Award Nominee, Alabama Shakes frontwoman and guitarist has become one of the world’s most celebrated figures. She is nominated for 2 Grammy Awards this year for her solo work including Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance.
  • January 23: Brandi Carlile, 2020 Grammy Award Nominee, Acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and 3-time Grammy Award-winner whose music spans multiple genres, Carlile is nominated for an additional 3 awards this year including Song of the Year, Best Country Song and Best Country Performance by Duo or Group.
  • January 25: Jonas Brothers, 2020 Grammy Award Nominee, multi-platinum powerhouse trio, returns to the Hollywood Palladium for the first time in 10 years to celebrate their 2019 Grammy nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance “Sucker” and the continued success of their newest album “Happiness Begins.”

“We are so excited to be partnering with Citi and playing at the Palladium after 10 years. This has been one of the most incredible years for us, and being part of this series is such a great culmination of it all.” – Jonas Brothers

“Last year I was honored to work with Citi to do a talk on “Empowering Women in Music” and I’m so excited to be teaming up with Citi again and to return to the Palladium and play during this special week.” – Brittany Howard

Rounding out the week, Citi Sound Vault presents The Roots & Friends, a star-studded, invite-only event taking place Saturday, January 25th at the Live House Hollywood. For more than a decade, The Roots have hosted one of the most anticipated and dynamic events during the biggest week in music. Every year, music’s best and brightest – newcomers and icons alike – pop up unannounced to jam with the band and treat their audience to intimate, one-of-a-kind performances. The showcases bring some of the biggest names in music to the audience with previous performances by Miley Cyrus, John Legend, Lenny Kravitz, Ed Sheeran and more. There will be a limited allotment of tickets exclusively for Citi cardmembers.

“We’re thrilled to kick off the new decade by putting our cardmembers at the epicenter of music’s biggest week,” said Jennifer Breithaupt, Global Consumer CMO, Citi. “Through Citi Sound Vault, now in its fourth year, we continue to reward our cardmembers by offering incredibly unique experiences they will never forget with some of the world’s biggest artists.”

“Several fans who have attended past Citi Sound Vault concerts have told us the experience ranks in their top 10 of all time,” says Darin Wolf, Live Nation’s EVP of media and sponsorship.  “And artists including Metallica, P!NK, and Eminem among others, have celebrated the rare opportunity to revisit their roots and perform in small venues, harnessing the nostalgia from when it all began. From start to finish, Citi Sound Vault encapsulates the thriving, powerful connection between fans and artists.”

To date, over 50,000 cardmembers have experienced once-in-a-lifetime access to 26 Sound Vault shows that have featured, Eddie Vedder, Madonna, Guns N’ Roses, Katy Perry, Childish Gambino, Luke Bryan, The National, Sting, and The Chainsmokers, to name a few.

Starting today at 7am PT until January 8 at 10pm PT, Citi cardmembers who would like to attend the Hollywood Palladium shows can register to unlock access to tickets via Verified Fan. On January 10 at 10am PT, fans that have received a unique code will have the chance to search for and use their Citi card to purchase tickets for performances. Register now at citientertainment.com/citisoundvault2020.

To learn more about how to get tickets to Citi Sound Vault presents The Roots & Friends, please visit citientertainment.com/roots2020.

Golden Globes 2020: SHOCKER! Top 5 reasons why ‘Joker’ will win Best Picture

The Golden Globes are this weekend and predictions are running wild.  Here’s mine:

“Joker” will be the upset, named Best Film Drama

Crazy?  Maybe.  But hear me out.

1. Todd Phillips’s shocking Best Director nomination

Director Todd Phillips has had an incredible maturing arc as a storyteller from his ‘Hangover’ days (and don’t forget, that won an upset as well) to today.

His most ambitious work. And it’s a huge show of support for the film that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association thinks it’s more than just a vehicle for Joaquin Phoenix‘s showy performance as a supervillain.


2. Surprising Our Expectations

While Taika Waititi, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach are names that have been in considerations conversation from the beginning, Phillips was a severe underdog in predictions who snuck through.

3. Under-performing nominated rivals

The field of competitors is surprisingly weak.  While “Marriage Story” has the most nominations (six) it’s director Noah Baumbach was snubbed for his directing. “The Irishman” has five noms, but lead Robert De Niro wasn’t even nominated for Best Film Drama Actor.


4. B-b-b-billion Dollar Earner

Judging by the box office (it grossed more than $1 billion worldwide), the audience has seen the movie, which is not always the case for award season fare.

5. It’s already an awards hit, ask the Venice Film Festival

“Joker” launched their awards campaign trail in a big way when it won the Golden Lion in Venice. That honor was decided by a jury that included film professionals from Argentina, Canada, Mexico, Japan, France and, of course, Italy. Similar (ahem) international journalists who make up the HFPA and might also gravitate to it more than the divided critical response might indicate.

Golden Globes 2020: Awards Parties List [updated]

The 77th Golden Globe Awards will air on NBC live Sunday January 5 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT at the Beverly Hilton, with Ricky Gervais returning to host. After the ceremony will be a slew of post-show parties from film and TV companies and agencies scattered throughout the hotel and all around the city.

Here is our updated listing of the major Globes-centric events leading up to and immediately after the show, which launches a wild January awards-season schedule.



All events are invite-only unless noted; all times PT.


“Gold Meets Golden” Globes Brunch Event
9:45 AM, Virginia Robinson Gardens & Estate, Beverly Hills

American Cinematheque’s Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominees Series – Directors
1 PM, The Egyptian, Hollywood

BAFTA/LA Awards Season Tea Party
2 PM, Four Seasons, Beverly Hills

Showtime Golden Globe Nominee Party
7 PM, Sunset Tower, Los Angeles

Lionsgate Honors Nominees “Bombshell” And “Knives Out”
8 PM, Chateau Marmont, West Hollywood

Vanity Fair and Amazon Pre-Party
8 PM, San Vicente Bungalows, West Hollywood




The HFPA’s Golden Globes Viewing & After-Party
2:30 PM (viewing party), 8 PM (after-party), Wilshire Garden at the Beverly Hilton

Disney Post-Show Celebration
8:30 PM, Disney Terrace, Beverly Hilton roof deck

WarnerMedia/HBO Post-Awards Party
8:30 PM, Circa 55, Beverly Hilton

Amazon Studios After-Party
Stardust Penthouse, Beverly Hilton, following ceremony

Netflix After-Party
Following ceremony, 9900 Wilshire (in Robinson-May Lot adjacent to Beverly Hilton)

NBCUniversal After-Party
Following ceremony, Jean-Georges Restaurant, Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Warner Bros/InStyle After-Party
Following ceremony, Oasis Courtyard, Beverly Hilton

CAA After-Party
Following ceremony, Sunset Tower Hotel, Los Angeles

UTA Nominees After-Party
Following ceremony, La Dolce Vita, Beverly Hills

WME Nominees After-Party
9 PM, Chateau Marmont, West Hollywood

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