The Golden Globe Awards, the booziest televised party in Hollywood, helps launch Oscar season on Sunday night. At least three really strange things always happen, so it’s well-worth tuning in. Here’s everything you need to know:
Where to watch:
The show airs Sunday, Jan. 11 on NBC at 8 p.m. (All times Eastern.)
What time to watch until:
Technically 11 p.m., but depending on acceptance speeches, it may go a few minutes over.
Best friends and NBC favorites Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the show for the third — and final — time. Really, they mean it, they’re done!
Who’s going to win:
We took our best guesses here, but we’re pretty sure it’s going to be a big night for Michael Keaton’s superhero comeback movie “Birdman” (with a field-leading seven nominations) as well as Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood.” On the TV side, FX’s miniseries “Fargo” leads with five nominations, though look for “True Detective” and the Netflix shows — “House of Cards,” “Orange is the New Black” — to get lots of love.
The red carpet:
Ryan Seacrest skipped the Emmys red carpet this year, but never fear: He and Giuiliana Rancic will be harassing all the celebrities on “Live From the Red Carpet” starting at 6 p.m. on E!. (It will also be live-streamed on E! Online.) Want to start even earlier? Kelly Osbourne, Brad Goreski, Ross Mathews, and Dave Karger host “Countdown to the Red Carpet” at 4 p.m. on E!.
At 7 p.m., NBC offers its own red carpet preview, interviewing stars with the “Today” show team: Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales and, of course, Carson Daly.
Judging the fashion:
On Monday night at 9 p.m., the new “Fashion Police” team debuts on E! with Kathy Griffin taking over for the late Joan Rivers as host. Griffin is joined by former co-hosts Rancic and Osbourne, as well as new cast member, stylist Brad Goreski (Rachel Zoe’s old assistant/frenemy).