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January 7, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, being presented live Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (all times local):

4 p.m.

One year after actresses made a major statement about equality at the Golden Globe Awards, Alyssa Milano says that a lot has changed but they still have a long way to go.

Milano helped make #MeToo a viral phenomenon following the initial reports about Harvey Weinstein in Oct. 2017.

She says that in the past year, a “really wonderful sisterhood has formed” and that they’re “really finding our voice through our pain and our collective pain.”

But she added that she’s more concerned with women in underseen industries — farmworkers, those in the military, hotel employees — than those walking the red carpet alongside her.

— Marcela Isaza (@misaza on Twitter) and Lindsey Bahr (@ldbahr on Twitter)

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3:45 p.m.

The last time “Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu was at the Golden Globes was in 2011 as Justin Bieber’s plus one. This year is a little different, to say the least.

Chu is attending Sunday armed with his own invitation and with a film that’s been nominated for best picture in the musical or comedy category.

Chu says “It is truly a landmark year” noting the nominations for films like his and “Black Panther.”

He added: “Look at this carpet! It looks different!”

Chu was wearing a black and gold suit made by Givenchy. He said he’s usually in sweats and a ball cap but figured he should represent at the Globes.

— Marcela Isaza (@misaza on Twitter) and Lindsey Bahr (@ldbahr on Twitter)

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3:30 p.m.

To say “Crazy Rich Asians” star Michelle Yeoh is excited to be at the Golden Globes this year is a bit of an understatement.

Yeoh says it’s her first time at the awards show, and that being there Sunday, “means so much” despite having to wait a “very long time” to get the chance.

She says, “It tells us that we are part of a community.”

“Crazy Rich Asians” is nominated for two Globes including best actress for Constance Wu and best musical or comedy film.

She’s looking forward to seeing what Sandra Oh has in store as co-host of the ceremony tonight, but Yeoh is also looking to the future. She has a suggestion for the film academy about who should host the Oscars this year: her co-star Ken Jeong.

“Why not,” Yeoh asked. “I’m sure he can sing and dance! I’m putting it out there.”

— Marcela Isaza (@misaza on Twitter) and Lindsey Bahr (@ldbahr on Twitter)

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3:05 p.m.

Standing on the red carpet just a few hours before the Golden Globe Awards begin Sunday, “Eighth Grade” star and best actress nominee Elsie Fisher says that she’s still in shock that she was nominated.

The 15-year-old actress is a first-time nominee and is sporting a red velvet suit by Kenzo. She says, “It’s so comfortable but it looks great,” which she laughed were her two requirements.

Fisher says she’d love to meet Lady Gaga at the awards Sunday, but that afterward she has some math homework to look forward to.

“Eighth Grade” writer-director Bo Burnham, standing beside his star, assured her that “no one here is good at math. You’re in good company.”

— Marcela Isaza (@misaza on Twitter) and Lindsey Bahr (@ldbahr on Twitter)

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2:25 p.m.

The red carpet is a flurry of activity as everyone prepares for the deluge of stars, and, thankfully not rain, at the 76th Golden Globe Awards Sunday.

With temperatures a little chilly and the red carpet still a little soggy from the rains the night before, the crowd is a little more bundled up than usual, especially in the fan bleachers where many are wrapped in coats, scarves and hats.

How the weather might affect Sunday’s fashions is yet to be seen, but one thing is certain: There will be no coordinated fashion statements like last year’s black dresses in support of #MeToo and Time’s Up. There may, however be some celebrities sporting ribbons in support of safe, fair and dignified workplaces on behalf of Time’s Up equality efforts.

— Lindsey Bahr (@ldbahr on Twitter)

3 a.m.

Lady Gaga is poised to win not one, but two awards when the 76th annual Golden Globes get underway Sunday night.

The live broadcast from Beverly Hills, California, will begin on NBC at 8 p.m. EST following an hour of red-carpet coverage. Favored among movie nominees is Bradley Cooper’s Oscar front-runner “A Star Is Born.” It’s expected to win best picture, drama, best actress for Lady Gaga and best song for Gaga’s “Shallow.”

Awards may also be in store for Yorgos Lanthimos’ period romp “The Favourite,” the Amazon comedy series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and Ryan Murphy’s anthology series “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”

Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh will host. Oh, the star of the drama series “Killing Eve,” is also a nominee.

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