The 2016 award season picks up pace with the first big ceremony, The Golden Globes, which is set to air on 10 January. Honouring the best in film and TV, the star-studded ceremony will be telecast live from The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. The glitzy annual event by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will be hosted by Ricky Gervais. This would be the fourth time that the British comedian host the ceremony.
Presenters for this year's Golden Globes are set to be: Amy Adams, Jaimie Alexander, Patricia Arquette, Melissa Benoist, Orlando Bloom, Kate Bosworth, Sophia Bush, Jim Carrey, Matt Damon, Viola Davis, Chris Evans, Will Ferrell, America Ferrera, Tom Ford, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman, Lady Gaga, Mel Gibson, Grant Gustin, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tom Hanks, Kevin Hart, Amber Heard, Taraji P Henson, Jonah Hill, Bryce Dallas Howard, Terrence Howard, Kate Hudson, Lily James, Ken Jeong, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Keaton, John Krasinski, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Helen Mirren, Julianne Moore, Katy Perry, Eddie Redmayne, Kurt Russell, Andy Samberg, Amy Schumer, JK Simmons, Jason Statham, Channing Tatum, Mark Wahlberg, and Olivia Wilde.
For the film categories, the Todd Haynes-directed Carol leads the pack with five nominations, including two Best Actress nods for stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, Best Director for Haynes, Best Original Score for Carter Burwell and a chance to walk away with Best Picture at the awards. Both The Revenant and The Big Short ended up with four nominations while Mad Max: Fury Road is nominated for Best Director and Best Picture.
The Golden Globes more or less sets the stage for potential wins to come at The Oscars, so it will be interesting to see who gets the top honours in the film categories. Undoubtedly all eyes will be on Leonardo DiCaprio before and after the Best Actor award is announced, irrespective of whether he wins or not. Brace yourself for a wave of DiCaprio memes.
The 73rd Annual Golden Globes is set to air live on Sunday (10 January 2016) at 8pm ET/5pm PT/1am GMT (11 January) on NBC. Click here to watch it online via the live stream.