The 73rd Golden Globes are set to kick off award season tonight at 8 p.m. EST on NBC and will honor the best in film and American television of 2015. It will be hosted for the fourth time by Ricky Gervais. 

Whatever reason you have for tuning into tonight, be sure not to miss the pre-show celebrations at 7 p.m. on the red carpet before the stars find their drink and seats inside the Beverly Hilton. Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Willie Geist and Tamron Hall will host the pre show, which will feature interviews with the nominees. Fashion will also be on the forefront of everyone’s mind when it comes to favorites such as Jennifer Lawrence, Roony Mara and even Lady Gaga in the mix.

The controversial host promised to keep his comedy true to his nature, even considering his previous years of upsetting stars like Johnny Depp and Mel Gibson. “I hope I haven’t offended anyone. It’s not my fault. I like a drink as much as the next man,” Gervais told the Globes audience in 2010. “Unless the next man is Mel Gibson.” The British host doesn’t want to sugar coat his act and told NBC’s Lauer he didn’t “want this nauseating, backslapping ‘aren’t we all great’ [atmosphere], yeah, we know we’re all great. It’s entertainment; it’s fairyland; it’s TV. This isn’t real. We’re … not saving lives.”

Presenters of the awards include Bryce Dallas Howard, Helen Mirren, Jim Carrey, Amy Adams, Jamie Foxx, Amber Heard, Kate Hudson, Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, Kurt Russell and Channing Tatum. Denzel Washington will also be in attendance to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which honors people who have had a significant impact on the world of entertainment.

The Golden Globes split best picture into two subcategories, drama and musical/comedy, have some audience favorites that include George Miller‘s full-throttled Mad Max: Fury Road and Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s The Revenant, with its grueling winter scenes. We also can’t forget Todd McCarthy’s look at Boston Globe journalists who uncovered the sex-abuse scandal among Catholic priests in Spotlight or Todd Haynes Carol, about a lesbian affair in the 1950s. Both films are considering top runners in the drama category.

For television, Game of Thrones, an Emmy winner at last in its fifth season and Fox’s hip-hop hit Empire are favorites. For the comedy side of things, watch for Netflix’s Orange is the New Black and Amazon’s Transparent to do well again.

As with any live and somewhat unscripted show, there are bound to be some candid moments from the boozing celebrities.




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