6 Things to Expect at This Year’s Golden Globes
Hollywood’s drunkest night, the Golden Globe Awards, is this Sunday. And while the awards show all but encourages drunk and disorderly behavior, there are some things that are inevitable. Here are six things you can expect from this year’s ceremony.
American Hustle will be the big winner.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which decides who wins the Golden Globes, is a small group of foreign journalists who tend to love “those crazy Americans” type movies; keep in mind, the original title for American Hustle was American Bullshit. Additionally, the film, which is barely a comedy, is boosted by its placement in the “musical or comedy” category. It’s practically a lock for four — Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Best Actress (Amy Adams) and Best Picture — of its seven nominations and could take home even more than that.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be a delight.
Second time hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will absolutely kill it once again. While awards shows can often take themselves too seriously, the Golden Globes brands itself as the wacky, drunk one. Their mix of self-deprecating and playfully-mocking humor is a perfect fit for the setting. Here’s a quick reminder of how much fun they are together:
Expect a treasure trove of GIFs.
One thing about the Golden Globes is that they serve alcohol. During the show. So whether it’s real or imagined, like Glenn Close last year, we should get plenty of GIF-worthy moments.
Additionally, Jennifer Lawrence will be there, MC-ing her quirk parade of one, as always. Will she trip up the steps? Will she lose it when she meets one of her peers? Who knows what whacky behavior JLaw will pull out this time, in the interest of looking like “just one of the girls.”
Woody Allen’s speech won’t be near as batshit crazy as Jodie Foster’s was.
Jodie Foster’s acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award was last year’s showstopper. This year, that award will go to Woody Allen. But don’t expect him to get nearly as personal or candid as Jodie did, because that would just serve to remind us once again that Woody Allen is married to his adopted daughter, which, ew.
Lupita Nyong’o will lose the Golden Globe, but she’ll win a consolation best dressed prize.
Though her performance in 12 Years a Slave is remarkable, Lupita Nyong’o will probably not be taking home a Golden Globe. But offscreen, Lupita has been stunning us with her sartorial choices all awards season long. Hers will probably be the best gown of the night.
As for the awards themselves, you can see my predictions here. And check back Sunday night, Celebuzz will have complete coverage of the Golden Globes: we’ll be live tweeting the whole event at @Celebuzz and we’ll have all the best moments right here on Celebuzz.com.