Are you ready for some
football Golden Globes?
The show caught a break when Tim Tebow madness was scheduled for Saturday. So, assuming you don't care about the Green Bay Packers—who will play against the Globes, assuming the game runs long, which the games always do—here's your playbook for Hollywood's party:
1. The Big Question: Who Will Ricky Gervais Eviscerate First? The Hollywood Foreign Press? Himself? God and/or George Clooney?
2. It's All Live, Baby: This is a reminder for West Coasters, who are used to getting a delayed broadcast (even though they haven't gotten one since 2009). So everybody set your watches for 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
3. The Artist Is the Film to Beat: That goes with the territory when you lead all film contenders with six nods.
4. Natalie Portman's Back! The reigning Globes winner is scheduled to put in a post-baby appearance as a presenter. Other notable award-hander-outers: Nicole Kidman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Melissa McCarthy.
5. Morgan Freeman's Cool! Yes, you already knew that, but on Sunday, the Globes formalizes the sentiment by presenting the gentleman with its Cecil B. DeMille Award.
6. No, That's Not Andie MacDowell: That's her daughter, Rainey Qualley, aka Miss Golden Globe 2012.
7. The Crowd—or Is It the Crowded?—May Be Surlier Than Usual: Per New York's Vulture, there are so many ensemble-driven nominated films and TV shows that the Globes doesn't know how it's going to sit everybody. (Well, it does have an idea: Some folks just ain't gonna get tickets.)
8. The Crowd Will Be as, Let's Say, Refreshed as Usual: "There's going to be a lot of champagne," Moët & Chandon ambassador and Food Network star Aida Mollenkamp told our Marc Malkin. Indeed, more than 9,000 glasses will be served to the thirsty Beverly Hilton attendees.
9. Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty Aren't Going to Need Introductions Much Longer: Here's a guess that ads for NBC's Smash will air early and often during the, yes, NBC-aired show.
10. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie! 'Nuff said.