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"After Trump's election and #MeToo, people felt like they had to speak up", said Tim Gray, awards editor at Hollywood publication Variety.

Oh and Samberg seemed an unlikely choice for the Globes, which effectively serves as the kick-off to awards season.

"I don't really think that [getting political] is for the hosts necessarily".

Following yesterday's announcement of the first batch of presenters, the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards has revealed the second round of presenters for its upcoming 2019 ceremony. "Everyone is depressed, and maybe that's as good a reason as any that everyone could use a little time to laugh and celebrate", Samberg says.

And, as for talking about Donald Trump, the Grey's Anatomy star said she's 'not interested'. "Sometimes he goes too far, and some people love it and some people are having a hard time with it", said Gray. However, both hosts agreed that they want to focus on the massive changes being made in Hollywood in the wake of large diversity movements sparked by the #MeToo campaign and several others that have led to an incredibly different casting lineup in film and TV.

Caitriona Balfe is once again a nominee
Caitriona Balfe is once again a nominee

"Black Panther" set the tone early in the year to rave reviews and box office success and was later followed by "Crazy Rich Asians", which also caught America and the world by storm. "Just speaking for my own community, people cried a lot in [Crazy Rich Asians], and it's not only because it's a great story and a classic romantic comedy - it is because seeing yourself reflected onscreen is really emotional when you don't even know that you're carrying so much grief of never being seen".

Sam Rockwell took home the best supporting actor in a motion picture award for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" past year.

Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron's lovingly shot "Roma" is expected to win the Golden Globe for best foreign language film.

Aside from the stars being presenters in the show, Black Panther is also receiving nominations in the categories of Best Original Score, Best Original Song, and Best Drama.

The ceremony itself will take place at the Beverly Hills Hotel.





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