Wakanda is forever, wherever, and whenever because The 76th Annual Golden Globes just landed several presenters from the biggest movie of 2018.
Black Panther alums Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Sterling K. Brown have been added as presenters for this year’s ceremony later this month, according to the official press release. Danai Gurira had already held it down for the billion-dollar Marvel film when she presented the nominations along with Terry Crews in December.
The blackness doesn’t end there either because other presenters include Halle Berry, Lena Waithe, Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, and Idris Elba.
Another generation from the Elba clan will be participating for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) as well, since Isan Elba will be this year’s Golden Globe ambassador, lovingly referred to as “Miss Golden Globe.”
Along with presenting, Spencer will be undoubtedly rooting for Green Book, which is nominated for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. She has a chance to take home a statuette since she served as a producer on the film. Henson will be repping Ralph Breaks the Internet, where she portrayed the aptly named Yesss. The film is nominated for Best Motion Picture - Animated.
Maybe Halle Berry and Lena Waithe will pair up since they’re teaming up professionally for their upcoming reprise of Boomerang on BET in February. I’m sure they’re hoping to be at next year’s Golden Globes ceremony with TV nominations in the bag.
Henson, Spencer, Berry, Elba, and Brown all have Globes themselves so will be passing the torch forward when they present the lucky winners with statuettes on Sunday night.
The presenters will be joining hosts Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg at The Beverly Hilton. The 76th Annual Golden Globes will be shining bright on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at 8 p.m. ET /5 p.m. PT on NBC.
Update: 1/4/2019, 12:33 p.m. ET:
According to a press release, the HFPA has released their second round of presenters, and the 2019 Globes just got a little blacker. Black Panther’s Danai Gurira and Maya Rudolph have been added to the elite list of presenters for this weekend’s ceremony.