Tonight, members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association get to hobnob with movie stars, drink champagne and have their moment in the sun when they present their Golden Globe awards.
For movie fans, the night never fails to surprise with an unscripted watercoolor moment or two.
The reigning queens of TV comedy, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, are hosting this year, giving Ricky Gervais a year off and the stars a reprieve from his biting remarks. They should be fun to watch. Both are quick with a joke and come from “Saturday Night Live,” so they’re used to being live and “on.”
So what we’ll be looking for tonight are surprise moments, pithy quips from the hosts and plenty of booze. It wouldn’t be an awards show without predictions. Since I don’t pretend to be a movie expert, I’ll focus on the major TV categories.
Nominees: “Breaking Bad” (AMC), “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO), “Downton Abbey: Season 2” (PBS), “Homeland” (Showtime), “The Newsroom” (HBO)
Not a single nominee from a major network. Yes, Virginia, the best TV shows may be on cable.
What should win: “Boardwalk Empire.” The Prohibition-era gangster drama had everything this season: betrayal, loss, power, humility and even some women’s rights thrown in.
What will win: “Homeland.” Although recent episodes left some fans cold, the spy thriller is still better than anything you’ll find on the networks. And the acting is top-notch.