The star factor will be high that night even if you miss the biggest couple since Bogart and Bacall.
But it's never just about the drama at the Globes. Will
A few giants of music will be well-represented in the Best Original Song — Motion Picture category:
A trio of serious flicks were the big winners on Thursday morning. Pitt's
"30 Rock," "Entourage" and "Mad Men" each earned three nominations, but it was a cancelled HBO series, "In Treatment," that led the TV pack with five nods.
Say what you will about the Globes, they're not the Oscars. Most viewers don't know (or probably care) how the awards are even determined by the infamous Hollywood Foreign Press Association. But when it comes to putting on a show, nobody but nobody does it like the Globes. It is a more relaxed ceremony than some of its stiffer competition. The tuxes come out, but so does the liquor, for the affair, which is held as a dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Toss in the fact that the Globes acknowledge dramas and comedies in separate categories, as well as television shows and stars right alongside their big-screen brethren, and year in and year out, the result tends to be a pretty irreverent affair by Hollywood awards-show standards.
Of course, for some, the Globes are the simply ultimate warm-up act for the Academy Awards which will happen over a month after the Globes are handed out in January. Traditionally, the Globes can be seen as a decent indicator for Oscar success. Last year, for instance, both
Last year's Globes were stripped down to an awkward news conference due to the writers' strike. Some have feared that an impending work stoppage by the Screen Actors Guild could once again interfere with the festivities, but the current timetable of the potential strike looks more likely to affect the Oscars than the Globes this time around. If all goes according to plan, the Globes will be broadcast live on NBC on January 11.
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