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The Latest: Simon Helberg on when Streep will get respect

Associated Press logo Associated Press 1/8/2017 By The Associated Press
Karrueche Tran arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Karrueche Tran arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The latest from Sunday's 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (all times local):

Jocelyn Towne, left, and Simon Helberg arrive at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Jocelyn Towne, left, and Simon Helberg arrive at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

3:30 p.m.

"The Big Bang Theory's" Simon Helberg says he hopes Meryl Streep "wins an award and finally gets some recognition" at this year's Golden Globes.

Helberg, perhaps channeling his "Big Bang" character Howard Wolowitz, was joking of course.

Streep has been nominated for 30 Globes over the years, and this year she'll be taking home the Cecil B. DeMille Award for career achievement.

She's also nominated for best performance by an actress in a motion picture musical or comedy for "Florence Foster Jenkins."

Helberg, who is up for a supporting actor nomination in that film, says he's looking forward to a boisterous and booze-filled evening at the Globes where "people drink and say more than they need to say."

— Lindsey Bahr @ldbahr on Twitter

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2:30 p.m.

Stars arriving at Sunday's Golden Globes are being met with brilliant sunshine — the clearest and warmest afternoon in LA in many days.

A clear plastic rain cover over the red carpet has proved entirely unnecessary, and is only heightening heat that's in the upper 70s. Rains that have soaked much of California and might have dampened Sunday's festivities are now not expected to arrive until hours after the show is over.

Despite the blue skies, a somber mood may dominate the evening in the first major Hollywood awards show since Donald Trump's election.

And after recent terrorist truck attacks in Europe and Friday's airport shooting in Florida, the security provided by the Beverly Hills Police Department is warier and heavier than ever. Long lines of police SUVs and officers on foot created a tight seal around the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the longtime Globes home.

— Andrew Dalton.

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