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In many ways, the Golden Globes is a pregame to the Oscars, and not just because its attendees tend to get completely obliterated before and during the awards (this red carpet interview with Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks is just one of such drunken masterpieces).
But it's also a preview for what will happen during the rest of awards season, from the fashion (expect everyone to wear their second-fanciest look of the year, topped with a '40s side part) to the opening monologues. Just as he did from 2010 to 2012, Ricky Gervais will be the one to deliver it, although this time, he's been tasked with the burden of following up Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who crushed the hosting duties last year.
Of course, the Golden Globes are always a decent predictor of who and what will take home an Oscar when the awards are presented next month. As far as the 2016 season goes, there's only one question: Will Leo finally get his? If anything, the Golden Globes may offer a hint. Your guide to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 73rd annual Golden Globes, below.
This year's presenters include Amy Adams, Patricia Arquette, Viola Davis, Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lawrence, Taraji P. Henson, Helen Mirren, Amy Schumer, Channing Tatum, Julianne Moore, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Matt Damon, Amy Schumer, Will Ferrell, Tom Ford, Katy Perry, Tom Hanks, John Krasinski, and more. Mel Gibson is also slated to present, and considering host Ricky Gervais' past jokes about him, it should be interesting, to say the least.
This year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has awarded the title of Miss Golden Globe to Corinne Foxx, Jamie Foxx's daughter.
Onto the fun part! Yes, Leo's nominated for his role in The Revenant, where he'll go up against Bryan Cranston, Michael Fassbender, Eddie Redmayne, and Will Smith in the Best Actor in a Drama category. As for the actresses, Cate Blanchett will likely take home the award for Carol, which is also up for Best Motion Picture, Drama.
In the comedy category, the majority of the movies nominated are surprisingly, not all that funny. Spy and Trainwreck, sure, are full of laughs, but they'll be up against The Big Short, Joy, and The Martian, all of which can hardly be classified as purely comedies. Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Matt Damon, Amy Schumer, Jennifer Lawrence, and Melissa McCarthy are all nominated for Best Actor or Actress in their roles in these films.
On the small screen, the internet's favorite shows are all nominated for either Best TV Series, Comedy or Best TV Series, Drama, from Empire to Game of Thrones, Orange Is the New Black, Transparent, Veep, and Silicon Valley. Meanwhile, there's also plenty of love for buzzy newcomers like Narcos, Outlander, Mr. Robot, and Casual.
Lest you think HFPA forgot about everyone's go-to holiday binge-watch, Master of None, Aziz Ansari was nominated for Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy, where he'll face Jeffrey Tambor, Gael Garcia Bernal, Rob Lowe, and Patrick Stewart. Over in TV dramas, Jon Hamm may take final bow as Don Draper, while Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, and Robin Wright will go head-to-head in the same category. For the full list of nominees, head here.
How to Watch
The red carpet pre-show will begin at 7 p.m. EST on January 10th, while the awards ceremony kicks off at 8 p.m. EST and will end at 11 p.m. EST. The E! red carpet will start at 6 p.m. EST.
The actual awards ceremony will take place inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel, though viewers can tune in on NBC.