The 2020 Golden Globes went off without a hitch. Of course, it’s no easy feat to put on such a ceremony. There’s so much that goes on behind-the-scenes to put the event on, and this year, Pastilla got to have a big part in that.
Here’s a quick recap on the part that we had to play during the 2020 Golden Globes:
Monitored and managed the workflow between the site hosting team, the development team, and the content team.
Moderated and managed the Live Blog on the homepage of the Golden Globes website.
Worked on photo production for the website galleries content and the live blog.
Managed the team and announced each of the winners on the Golden Globes website.
Awards Show + 10 days year over year, we saw 20% increase in traffic.
There were nearly 1.78 million users to the site on the day of the awards.
In previous years, during the nominations and awards, the site would crash or become sluggish for the admin and users, taking 15-20 minutes to post a single article or gallery. With the improvements we made to the stability of the existing site this year, that was entirely mitigated and no slowdown occurred.
The 75th Annual Golden Globes Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, January 7, 2018.
Behind the scenes:
We saw these people walking around and up close: Ricky Gervais (host), Ellen Degeneres, Pierce Brosnan, Rami Malek, Patricia Arquette, Paris Hilton, John Voigt, Hunter Schafer from Euphoria, and Kaitlyn Dever from Book Smart.
We started work onsite the day of around 11am and stayed working until a little before 3am the next morning.
We were working from a hotel room at the Beverly Hilton in a row called the Cabana Rooms, which is across the pool from the main ballroom. The room was a standard type of 2-queen hotel room that was converted into a working space for 10 people.
We had a direct feed into the room of the red carpet and awards, as well as the TV show feed which was on a 7 second delay.
That Saturday and Sunday, we spent over 80 collective hours onsite at the Beverly Hilton, and collectively close to 500 hours onsite with prep time.
The below group pic was from a champagne toast for the web teams, where the HFPA thanked each web division (social, site, etc) for their work before the show.
We mostly survived off of snacks for most of the day, but someone brought a few pizzas in around 7:30pm
The Golden Globes was a wonderful experience, and we’re looking forward to another year of collaboration with the organization. We’re so excited, because in 2020, we are redesigning and rebuilding the Golden Globes website in coordination with the HFPA, and according to their design and functional needs. Here’s to next year!