Congratulations to all of this year's esteemed Oscar nominees! We'll raise a Crystal flute of the finest champagne with you in the weeks to come. Today, let's get out our flasks and talk Golden Globes, so we can tune in to Sunday's broadcast, extra prepared for the
sloppy, glamorous event.
First of all, whether you like awards shows or not, this year's Golden Globes should be fun. Why? Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are co-hosting and they understand the importance of poking fun at an industry that heavily pats each other's backs this time of year. Fey also reminds us, "When you get a bunch of people in a room who don't eat much, and you give them one drink, it gets good fast." Poehler adds, "The Golden Globes is the one time where the beautiful people of movies rub shoulders with the ragged people in TV. We have a lot of TV people whose behavior, frankly, we're not going to be able to predict because they're just lucky to be there!"
The ladies empathize with the audience's indifference towards the self-congratulatory celebration and have concocted a drinking game so we'll all enjoy the night as much as the booze-loving guests of honor.
Here are the rules:
- Drink any time an actress cries in a speech.
- Drink any time you see a person actively not listening to someone onstage.
- Drink any time someone says, "I didn't prepare anything."
- Take off an article of clothing any time they show Judi Dench.
- Take off an article of clothing any time Maggie Smith wins.
- Eat a meatball sub any time someone thanks Harvey Weinstein.
So mix your favorite cocktails, get out your ballots and tune in to judge the fashion pre-show, followed by the world of film and TV co-existing at the season's longest and most light-hearted awards show, this Sunday night on NBC at 8pm EST/5pm PST.
*Editor's note: drink and eat responsibly...
Judi Dench will most likely be in the spotlight as usual. She's had a big year with Skyfall and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Plus, she's no novice here as she's been nominated for seven Golden Globes, including, Mrs. Brown, Shakespeare in Love, Chocolat, and Iris.
Last year, Harvey Weinstein was thanked at least five times at the Golden Globes so grab your meatball sub(s) because he has plenty of 2013 nominees that could give the shout out again this year. In fact, many of Weinstein's films have been nominated throughout the past 20 years which have surely garnered an abundance of 'thank you's', including, The Aviator, Pulp Fiction, The English Patient, The Crying Game, Good Will Hunting, Doubt, City of God, There Will Be Blood, and No Country for Old Men.
For more Golden Globe cocktail ideas, check out Flavorwire's list here.