The Latest: First stars begin arriving on Globes red carpet

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on on the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards honoring achievements in television and film and being presented Sunday at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

The first stars have begun arriving at the Golden Globe Awards and are making their way down the red carpet.

Early arrivals included Pierce Brosnan and his family, including sons Dylan and Paris, who will be onstage throughout the evening helping presenters and award winners as the show’s official ambassadors.

Director Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, were also among the first to arrive, as were “Fleabag” actor Andrew Scott and Chinese actress Zhao Shuzhen, who stars in “The Farewell.”

The Globes are the first major awards show of a truncated awards season that will end with the Academy Awards on Feb. 9. That’s given this year’s Globes ceremony additional influence since voting for Oscar nominations is now underway.

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8 a.m.

The Golden Globes are famously unpredictable, but a few sure things seem to be in store for Sunday’s awards. Streaming services will play a starring role.

Five-time host Ricky Gervais will snicker at his own jokes. And Brad Pitt is all but assured of taking home an award. Netflix comes into Sunday’s ceremony with a commanding 34 nods for its film and television offerings.

Jennifer Lopez could win her first Globe for her performance in “Hustlers” and there’s a three-way showdown in the original song category between Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Elton John.

The 77th Golden Globes will begin at 8 p.m. EST and be broadcast live on NBC. For more on what to expect from Sunday’s show, click here.

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