Grab a cocktail (and maybe another cocktail too, no one will judge you for double-fisting tonight) and get ready to toast Hollywood.
The 70th annual Golden Globes are today and it's guaranteed to be one of the glitziest affairs this awards season. And before the show, E! will be providing the very best red carpet coverage with Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT. on air and Ashlan Gorse and E! Online's TV guru Kristin Dos Santos hosting our livestream.
What more do you need to know for the big night? Funny you should ask, we've got a cheat sheet already prepared for you:
1. More Bark Than Bite: While previous host Ricky Gervais has raised some eyebrows (and probably pissed off an A-Lister or twelve) with his take-no-prisoners comedy bits, this year's hosts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, aren't planning on roasting, well, anyone. The duo seem more focused on making sure everyone has a good time (and stays liquored up) than packing in the zingers. We still think they'll prove the best Globes hosts ever though.
2. Anne Hathaway Will Win: And her name will be spelled correctly. Everyone already knows that Anne will win every Best Supporting Actress award that she's nominated for (sorry other ladies in the category, better luck next year) but we're certain the fine folks over at the HFPA won't be repeating the same mistake that the Critics' Choice Awards made when they celebrated Les Misérables' Ann [sic] Hathaway.
3. Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain Will Look Gorgeous: Ms. Lawrence will win Best Actress in a comedy or musical (for Silver Linings Playbook) and Ms. Chastain will win Best Actress in a drama (for Zero Dark Thirty), probably. But what we're most excited for is to see what the two fashionistas will wear on the red carpet. They both have stellar track records (check out each of their 10 best looks) so it's safe to say we won't be disappointed.
4. All About Adele: Sure, Taylor Swift got a Globe nomination and we're really happy for her (here's hoping she wears another sexy revenge dress), but the musician to watch out for is Adele. The Grammy goddess is nominated for Best Original Song (for the theme from Skyfall, a category she has good odds of winning) and this outing marks her return to the red carpet after having her first baby. Welcome back, mama!
5. Downton Abbey Could Knock Out Homeland: Well, kinda. Homeland is pretty much guaranteed to take home the Globe for Best Drama Series (unless Breaking Bad manages an upset, fingers crossed) but Claire Danes might not be as lucky. Sure, last year's Globe winner still has a good chance of taking home Best Actress, but Downton's Michelle Dockery will give her a run for her money. And might be able to ride the show's recent buzz to a victory.
6. Nothing Will Knock Out Modern Family: Every year the Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominates five TV comedies for Best Comedy Series and every year Modern Family wins. It's practically guaranteed at this point—we're not even sure why they bother nominating others. So while certain shows may be more deserving (say, for example, HBO's Girls) and should win, the ABC hit will take home the award. Again.
7. Hugh Jackman, This Is Your Moment: Lincoln'sDaniel Day-Lewis will take home every Best Actor trophy there is this season for his flawless take on the former president. But since the Globes split the nominations into two categories (Drama vs. Comedy-Musical), Jackman will win the Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical category. And we couldn't be happier for him! Day-Lewis will have plenty more time to celebrate (like say, the Oscars), this one is all about Hugh.
8. Best. Showdown. Ever: Forget Hathaway and Jackman and Lawrence and all of them. Forget the movie categories altogether. The best competition of the night is in TV's Best Supporting Actress category, where Downton Abbeys Maggie Smith takes on Nashville's Hayden Panettiere. We know you've been waiting for it, well, here it is.
9. Go Kathryn Bigelow, Go! The Zero Dark Thirty director was robbed (robbed!) of her Oscar nomination for bringing the manhunt for Osama Bin Laden to the big screen, but she will compete at the Globes. And so she's got our vote, if only to make up for the grand injustice that was served up by the Academy voters. Too bad Steven Spielberg will most likely win the Best Director Globe too. As they say: Life isn't fair.
10. Stars, Stars and More Stars: We're not just talking about the nominees. The presenters list is shaping up to be a who's who of the hottest people in Hollywood. Take, for example, Robert Pattinson (might there be a surprise K.Stew appearance too?!). Or George Clooney.
Or Megan Fox, Eva Longoria, Julia Roberts, Robert Downey Jr.. and Lea Michele. Or Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Garner and Jamie Foxx. The list goes on and on. You best grab your sunglasses too, because there are gonna be some stars shining brightly at this show.