January 12, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY Golden Globes Live-Blog @ 5PM PST Tonight!

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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The leak on the red carpet has been mopped up, the gowns and tuxes have been scrutinized by at least two networks and a bevy of bloggers, and it’s time for the Golden Globes!

In a year crowded with Oscar contenders, these Globes are going to be even more influential than usual… whether they deserve to be or not, considering that they’re chosen by something like 90 international journalists (or “journalists”) who other than their votes here have no more authority than a similarly-sized group of Starbucks baristas.  Tonight, though, they own the stage.  The Oscar nominating polls are closed as we await Thursday’s announcement, but that will just kick off an even more intense season for the awards themselves as the nominees jockey for position.  Actors, directors and pictures can put a big win on their belts with a statuette tonight.  And remember:  thanks to the Globes split between Comedy and Drama, this is the only night where both 12 Years A Slave and American Hustle can walk away with a Best Picture award.

In television, the Globes are less critical, since the Emmys are still months away, but the Globes are often admirable for picking more daring choices than the TV Academy would.  Tonight, that could conceivably mean a win for Masters of Sex or, if the fates are particularly kind, the brilliant Tatiana Maslany.

And beyond all that, the Globes have Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in charge, and if they’re even close to their work last year, this show is guaranteed–with all due respect to Ellen DeGeneres–to have the best hosting of any awards this season.



About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."