Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting the 2013 Globes (Photo: Getty Images)
You probably don't need us to tell you to watch the Golden Globes on Sunday.
After all, it's the awards ceremony that's second only to the Oscars when it comes to stargazing, speech-making and general celebrity gossip-conjuring. It's the awards show where the atmosphere is low-key and the bubbly flows freely, bringing an informal "anything goes" kind of vibe — and anything often does.
Well, in case you need some specifics as to why you should tune in to NBC on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT to watch Amy Poehler and Tina Fey rock their co-hosting gig for the second year in a row, here's a list of seven things that will be happening in and around the Beverly Hilton Hotel that you won't want to miss.
1. Yahoo Movies' Own Pre-Show and Post-Show
That's right, you should tune into the Golden Globes 'cause Yahoo! Movies will setting the stage with our Pre-Show coverage and wrapping it all up with our Post-Show analysis.
Our Pre-Show will air from 7-8 p.m. ET / 4-5 p.m. PT and feature winner predictions, fashion highs and lows and red carpet social reactions. Our Post-Show will air from 11-11:45 p.m. ET / 8-8:45 p.m. PT and feature best and worst moments from the show, reactions to Amy and Tina’s sure-to-be-awesome hosting, this year's best/worst dressed celebs and final thoughts on what the wins mean for everyone's careers and where everything stands as we face the upcoming Oscar nominations.
And hey, after the Post-Show, why not stick with Yahoo Movies the rest of Sunday night, through Monday and all week long for complete and total Golden Globes coverage?
2. Red Carpet Mania
When it comes to the Golden Globes, the warm-up is almost as good as the show proper, with all of Hollywood's finest showing off their stunning fashion sense on the red carpet. Last year, Jennifer Lawrence turned heads in her red Dior Haute Couture gown, Emily Blunt glowed in a golden Michael Kors dress and Lucy Liu wore, uh, this thing. Who will make the biggest impressions, for better or worse, this year?
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You may remember George Clooney and Julianna Margulies had a mini-"ER" reunion on the red carpet of last year's Golden Globes. Well, they may be reuniting yet again this year, as the former Carol Hathaway is once again nominated for Best Actress in a TV Series - Drama for "The Good Wife" and the former Doug Ross will almost certainly be in attendance in support of "Gravity," which has no less than four nominations, as well as "August: Osage County" (two nominations), which he produced.
Clooney may also be grabbing some photo ops with some of his "Ocean's Eleven" crew, including Matt Damon (nominated for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie for "Beyond the Candelabra"), Julia Roberts (nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for "August: Osage County") and Don Cheadle (nominated for Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy for "House of Lies"). Their "Ocean's" director, Steven Soderbergh, will probably be around, too, as "Beyond the Candelabra" is nominated for Best TV Movie or Mini-Series ... and let's not forget that "Ocean's Thirteen" villain Al Pacino is up for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie for "Phil Spector."
Oh, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio will be there, too, a pairing we figure will trigger more memories of "Titanic" than "Revolutionary Road."
4. The Return of Amy and Tina
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association was reportedly willing to give real-life BFFs Amy Poehler and Tina Fey a fee of $4 million each for Year Two of hosting the Golden Globes — and, yeah, they're pretty much worth it. Amy and Tina were the best things about last year's show, so there's little doubt that they'll hit it out of the park again this year.
It's kind of nice to watch a Golden Globes show and not stress out over what inappropriate thing Ricky Gervais is going to say next, isn't it?
5. The Intro
We don't know what's going on with the show's introductory segment this year other than apparently it's going to be one for the books. "It's the most star-studded six-to-eight minutes of TV anyone could see," teases Barry Adelman, and since he's the executive producer of the show, you can probably consider him an authority on the matter and take his word for it.
6. Miss Golden Globe
It's always fun to see what young'un gets this honorary title given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association each year, typically to the offspring of established celebrities. Last year's Miss Golden Globe also had a Mister, as Francesca Eastwood (daughter of Clint Eastwood and Frances Fisher) and Sam Michael Fox (son of Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan) shared the duties of assisting with the various goings-on of the ceremony.
This year's Miss Golden Globe is a solo gig, going to Sosie Bacon, the 21-year-old daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. Yeah, the guy from "Footloose" has a 21-year-old daughter.
7. Acceptance Speeches and Random Audience Reaction Shots
Remember, alcohol is served (a lot) at the Golden Globes, which means speeches and cutaways to the celebs in the audience tend to be a bit more ... memorable, than, say, the same kind of stuff at the Oscars. Will Meryl Streep get a bit tipsy and continue unleashing her wrath upon Walt Disney ... only to be challenged to a duel by "Saving Mr. Banks" star Emma Thompson?
And really, alcohol or no alcohol, how can Diane Keaton hope to top Jodie Foster's rambling 2013 speech as she accepts this year's Cecil B. DeMille award on behalf of L.A.-phobic Woody Allen?
If you weren't convinced before, you probably are now. See you at the Golden Globes (and BYOB).
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