6 things you need to know about this year's Golden Globes

2016-01-08 14:54

Cape Town – All eyes will be on first major awards show of the season, the 73rd annual Golden Globes this Sunday. 

The Globes has grown into one of the most popular award show broadcasts of the year, thanks to increasingly credible nominees, its trademark laid-back atmosphere and its unique position as a major awards show that honours both film and television.

Preparations are in full swing for the awards ceremony.

Here are 6 things you need to know about this year’s Globes.

1. The Host

Ricky Gervais will host for the fourth time, returning after a much-lauded three-year stint by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

His last hosting stint was marred by controversy as some of his jokes rubbed people the wrong way. 

During an interview on The Ellen Show, Ricky revealed that he plans to stay drunk during the show, “If I didn't drink, I wouldn't be brave enough to say some of the things I'm going to say.”

2. The Presenters

Presenters will include Jim Carrey, Amy Adams, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Redmayne, Channing Tatum and Mel Gibson, who is returning to the Hollywood spotlight after keeping a low profile for almost a decade. 

3. Ms Golden Globe

Jamie Foxx’s daughter Corinne, will serve as Miss Golden Globe. Miss Golden Globe, traditionally the daughter of a Hollywood star, appears on the telecast and assists during the ceremony.

4. The nominees

1950s romance Carol leads all nominees with five nods, including best picture (drama) and best actress for both of its leads, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. In the best picture category, it will compete with Spotlight, The Revenant, Room and Mad Max: Fury Road.

The Big Short tops the comedy side with four nominations, including best picture (comedy) and nods for Steve Carell and Christian Bale. The category's favourite, though, may be Ridley Scott's sci-fi adventure The Martian. The two films are nominated alongside Joy, Spy and Trainwreck.

On the TV front Netflix earned a leading eight nods. Six shows come in tied for the most nominations with three: Fargo, Mr. Robot, OutlanderTransparent, American Crime and Wolf Hall.

See the full list of nominees here.

5. The menu

The stars will be treated to a 4 course meal prepared by L.A.’s Beverly Hilton executive chef Troy N. Thompson and the hotel’s executive pastry chef Thomas Henzi.

Starter: Eggplant, bok choy, daikon, lotus and mustard greens with ginger dressing.

Main: fillet of beef with marinara crust and slow-roasted black-garlic steelhead trout.

Vegetarian option: salt-baked heirloom sweet potatoes with creamed-corn glaze.

Dessert: A dessert trio.

6. Live coverage!

Channel24 will cover the Golden Globes as it happens on Monday 11 January from 03:00.  The Golden Globes ceremony will be aired on M-Net Movies Premiere (DStv 103) at 03:00. Come join us!


(Photos: AP/Getty Images)

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