EXCLUSIVE: Last Year's Winners Return to Present at 2016 Golden Globes -- See Who's on the List!
By Meredith B. Kile
Stars who took home top acting honors at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards are returning to present this year’s awards show, and ET has your first look at who’s on the list!
The Theory of Everything star Eddie Redmayne -- who won not only the Golden Globe, but top honors at the Oscars, BAFTA and SAG Awards, for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking last year -- will return to present at 2016’s awards. Redmayne is also nominated this year for his performance in The Danish Girl.
It’s been an impressive year for Redmayne since winning his first Golden Globe last January. Apart from being nominated a second time, he’s starring in the highly-anticipated J.K. Rowling adaptation, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and he and wife Hannah Bagshawe recently announced that they were expecting their first child!
Like Redmayne, Julianne Moore basically owned the 2015 awards season. Name a major acting award and she won it for her portrayal of a linguistics professor diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in Still Alice.
While Moore will be happy to present at this year’s awards, she definitely won’t be showing off on a “mani-cam” on the red carpet.
“I’m 54 years old. I can’t make my fingers walk; it’s humiliating!” the actress told Harper’s Bazaar after last year’s awards season. “And a guy asked me to lift up my skirt to show them my shoes, and I said, ‘I don’t need to do that. Let’s keep some dignity.’”
Whiplash star J.K. Simmons is another star who swept the major acting awards in 2015 for his performance as a violently meticulous band instructor. Truly, one of the only acting awards Simmons lost last year was an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain. (Though, he lost out to Meryl Streep, so really, what can you do?)
Simmons is also set to present at this year’s awards show, though it likely won’t be as moving as his Oscars acceptance speech last year after winning for Best Supporting Actor.
"If I may, call your mom, everybody. I’ve told this [to], like, a billion people, or so,” Simmons told the crowd after thanking his wife and children. "Call your mom, call your dad. If you’re lucky enough to have a parent or two alive on this planet, call ‘em. Don’t text. Don’t email. Call them on the phone. Tell ‘em you love ‘em, and thank them, and listen to them for as long as they want to talk to you. Thank you. Thank you, Mom and Dad."
Adams won Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her portrayal of American artist Margaret Keane in Big Eyes last year. Presenting at this year’s awards is a great gig for the acclaimed actress, who revealed to ET at last year’s Golden Globes that she used to work as a Hooters waitress!
"I never dreamed this big,” she told ET’s Nancy O’Dell on the red carpet. “I really thought I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I wanted to be a dancer on stage, and it has just lead to this so I'm just very fortunate."
Redmayne, Moore, Simmons, and Adams will join previously-announced presenters Olivia Wilde and Mel Gibson at the 2016 Golden Globes, which will air live on NBC on Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.