Awards season is offering a rare glimpse into stars’ lives this year — or at least into their living rooms.
The Golden Globes ceremony is usually held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, only Amy Poehler hosted on location on Sunday for the 2021 ceremony while co-host Tina Fey held down the fort from the Rainbow Room in New York City.
Other stars called in from their living rooms, hotels and even friends’ houses — like Jason Bateman, who streamed from BFF Jennifer Aniston’s home.
Here are a few of the top celebrity houses as seen on Zoom to check out — judging by fans’ reactions, Bill Murray’s house wins for the best background.
Near Los Angeles
Bill Murray stole the evening in a tropical Hawaiian button-down, martini in hand, with what appears to be the Los Angeles skyline behind him. A large tree and a green lawn stretch away from a windowed wall at his back.
Fans wanted to know more about the sprawling property in the background, but that remains a mystery. Property records only show that the 70-year-old “On the Rocks” actor owns homes in Malibu and Valley Center, south of Los Angeles. Neither of these properties appears to have Los Angeles city views, though.
Jennifer Aniston’s Bel Air house
Jason Bateman was nominated for best performance by an actor in a television series, drama — and he videoed into the Golden Globes from his pal Jennifer Aniston’s house, Aniston’s Instagram Story shows.
Aniston’s library has dark brown built-in wooden shelves with built-in lights featuring books and knick-knacks in a curated red-colored palette.
From behind a ring light, Bateman’s laptop is visible resting on a stack of books atop a gorgeous wood, round table. He sits on Aniston’s tufted chairs, and underneath his feet is a faded blue-and-white Anastasia rug.
Also on the table is a floral arrangement and Aniston’s own family pictures, including photos of her parents and one of her dogs. Aniston’s library also has a Lindsey Adelman branching bubble chandelier, a Robert Motherwell painting and a Jean Royère polar bear sofa, according to an Architectural Digest report.
Aniston’s InstaStory also shows her boyfriend Will Speck using a paint-by-number frog painting canvas as a bounce card for the 52-year-old “Ozark” star and his two daughters, Francesca, 14, and Maple, 9. Speck, Aniston and Bateman are known for their collaboration on Paramount’s “Office Christmas Party.”
Aniston, 51, bought her $21 million, 500-square-foot Bel Air house in 2011. It has Asian-inspired pocket gardens, terraces, city and ocean views and an outdoor pool. Her home is designed with warm wood, stone and bronze, according to the listing.
Pacific Palisades home
Hudson, 41, was nominated for best actress, motion picture comedy or musical, for her role in Sia’s controversial film “Music.”
Even though Rosamund Pike won the award for her performance in “I Care A Lot,” it was Hudson’s couch that stole the stage.
The gorgeous embroidered couch features red and gold tree branches, birds and flowers.
Hudson’s mother Goldie Hawn, 75, and at least a dozen other friends and family piled onto the couch with her during the ceremony.
Green velvet curtains hang in the background, and a projector screen hangs off-camera, so Hudson can watch the ceremony.
Hudson appears to have streamed from her 6,431-square-foot, five-bedroom, five-bathroom home in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Hudson’s home is right next to the house she grew up in with her mother. The Country English-style home has a garden, a pool, a playhouse and canyon views, according to the Realtor.com listing.
Los Angeles hotel
Anya Taylor-Joy won best actress in a limited series, TV movie, for her hit Netflix TV show “Queen’s Gambit.”
But Taylor-Joy famously “doesn’t have a home,” and actually shot from an unspecified hotel room in Los Angeles, where she is shooting a new David O. Russell film. Her fiancé Eoin Macken also lives in Los Angeles.
Photos from her stylist’s Instagram reveal that it is an old-Hollywood-style hotel with art deco green patterned carpeting and ornate wrought iron handrails. Huge red marble pillars topped with decorative gold capitals flank a curtained-off stage, and super-tall windows and ceiling-high mirrors stretch up to high vaulted ceilings.
Inside the dimly-lit hotel room, Taylor-Joy sat on a white couch with a houndstooth pillow. Behind her was an art deco mirror surrounded by a four-layered wooden frame.
A grey table with a criss-cross fabric front holds a simple table lamp with a semi-clear base and a white shade. A large leafy plant stretched into Taylor-Joy’s shot along with a bouquet of white roses. Behind the white wall seen on camera is a dark brown wall.
Tiffany, which supplied Taylor-Joy’s jewelry, also gave glimpses into the hotel room, showing Los Angeles skyline views on a balcony or rooftop terrace.
Los Angeles home
Simone Ledward, the wife of the late Chadwick Boseman, accepted an award for best actor in a motion picture, drama on his behalf. The 43-year-old “Black Panther” star died of colon cancer in August.
She sat on a white crushed velvet couch with a white pillow patterned with soft florals. Three modern paintings with gold frames hung behind her, perfectly matching her gold dress. Next to her sat a blacktop wooden table with a black-and-gold lamp, photos show.
Ledward is originally from Los Angeles, and the pair lived there together until Boseman passed away this summer. It is not clear if she joined the awards ceremony from her own house or somewhere else.