Golden Globes to launch pandemic-era Hollywood awards season

Los Angeles (AFP) – Hollywood’s award season kicks off Sunday at a very different Golden Globes, with a mainly virtual ceremony set to boost or dash the Oscars hopes of early frontrunners like “Nomadland” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” Usually a star-packed, laid-back party that draws Tinseltown’s biggest names to a Beverly Hills hotel ballroom, this pandemic edition will be broadcast from two scaled-down venues, with frontline and essential workers among the few in attendance. Deprived of its usual glamour, the Globes — which also honor the best in television — remain a coveted prize, an…

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