It’s not just any Tuesday, it’s Golden Globes Tuesday. Weird, right? That sentiment covers a lot when it comes to the awards show, which makes its return to TV tonight on a probationary one-year trial after a bombshell investigation revealed that the awarding body, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, had a shocking lack of diversity, among other injustices. If you’re feeling a little hazy on what went wrong, what has changed, and how to watch the Globes, we’ve got you covered.
Elsewhere in HWD, if you need a reminder of who exactly is nominated, we have that for you too. Vanity Fair will be live-blogging the ceremony and red carpet’s biggest moments tonight, so be sure to visit and watch along with us. In non–Golden Globes news, get your first look at Murf the Surf, a fascinating docuseries about one of the first true-crime stars, Jack Murphy, who at 27 with a friend penetrated the American Museum of Natural History and pulled off an enormous jewel heist. Julie Miller talked with director R.J. Cutler about Murphy, our obsession with true crime, and what a story from nearly 60 years ago can tell us about our lives today. It might seem like the postapocalyptic-pandemic genre has reached saturation point onscreen, but video game adaptation The Last of Us has incredible performances and provides compelling new takes on the too-familiar category, VF chief film critic Richard Lawson says. In the emotional film Living, star Bill Nighy steps out in a series of black bowler hats, which were custom fitted and of “paramount importance.” Sandy Powell, the movie’s costume designer, tells VF about the painstaking process that went into every corner of the frame, and how the background actors’ looks were just as important in setting the scene for the movie as the stars’. All this and more, today in HWD!