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TORONTO — Hollywood’s awards season goes into high gear Sunday night at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, a star-studded event that serves as a warm-up for the Academy Awards.
The Globes — which also honour television shows and stars — will be handed out Sunday inside the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. The champagne-soaked gala will be co-hosted for the third time by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
The list of presenters includes Amy Adams, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Beckinsale, Adrien Brody, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Jamie Dornan, Robert Downey, Jr., Anna Faris, Colin Farrell, Colin Firth, Jane Fonda, Harrison Ford, Ricky Gervais, Bill Hader, Katherine Heigl, Kevin Hart, Salma Hayek, Kate Hudson, Dakota Johnson, Adam Levine, Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Seth Meyers, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Pratt, Jeremy Renner, Meryl Streep, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Vince Vaughn, Kerry Washington, Naomi Watts, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Oprah Winfrey and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
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George Clooney will be honoured with this year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award, which recognizes “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.”
Actor Kelsey Grammar’s 22-year-old daughter, actress Greer Grammer (whose actual first name is Kandance) will serve as Miss Golden Globe.
While the Globes are often a good indicator of who will shine at the Oscars (nominations for those will be announced Jan. 15), they are also a dubious honour.
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Winners of Golden Globes are chosen by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), a group of 87 people representing about 55 countries.
Canada is represented by Ray Arco, Noemia Young, Andre Guimond and Dagmar Dunlevy. While the latter is a contributor to Hello! Canada, Arco, Guimond and Young do not seem to be affiliated with any recognized media outlet. (The HFPA did not respond to a request for information about its members.)
The HFPA membership list includes Mr. Universe 2012 Alexander Nevsky and 1978’s Miss Universe Margaret Gardiner.
Here is a look the nominees in the major movie categories.
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Boyhood, Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything
What will likely win: Boyhood
What won last year: 12 Years a Slave
Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Into the Woods, Pride, St. Vincent
What will likely win: Birdman
What won last year: American Hustle
Best Actor – Drama
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher; Benedict Cumberbactch – The Imitation Game; Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler; David Oyelowo – Selma; Eddie Redmayne – Theory of Everything
Who will likely win: Benedict Cumberbatch
Who won last year: Matthew McConaughey
Best Actor – Musical or Drama
Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel; Michael Keaton – Birdman; Bill Murray – St. Vincent; Joaquin Phoenix – Inherent Vice; Christoph Waltz – Big Eyes
Who will likely win: Michael Keaton
Who won last year: Leonardo DiCaprio
Best Actress – Drama
Jennifer Aniston – Cake; Felicity Jones – Theory of Everything; Julianne Moore – Still Alice; Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl; Reese Witherspoon – Wild
Who will likely win: Jennifer Aniston
Who won last year – Cate Blanchett
Best Actress – Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams – Big Eyes; Emily Blunt – Into the Wild; Helen Mirren – The Hundred-Foot Journey; Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars; Quvenzhane Wallis – Annie
Who will likely win: Amy Adams
Who won last year: Amy Adams
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