It's almost time for the Golden Globes 2018 !
The awards ceremony takes place this Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. This year is particularly special because it marks the Golden Globes & # 39; 75th anniversary. Then, there will be much to celebrate.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association – the organization that votes for the winners – has already announced the nominees in December. However, there is still much more that viewers need to know before the winners are revealed.
So before you pop out the popcorn or uncork the champagne, look at this list and read the seven key facts you should know before the big show tomorrow. You will be glad you did it.
1. Seth Meyers is the host
The host Late Night will serve as M.C. For the night. Meyers already rolled the red carpet on Thursday. Now, all that remains to be done is to host the program. No pressure.
In terms of material, Meyers plans to address the current climate of Hollywood, but still celebrate the great achievements of the stars.
"We want to make sure we address it, but we also want to make sure we go ahead and celebrate all the work that everyone did this year, too," he tells E! News. "So it will be a tone and a balance, but these things are never easy, whether it's a year like this or a year that is more, more or less normal, and you just try to get as close to it as possible."
Although this will be the first time that Meyers runs the Golden Globes, he is not just a newbie hosting. In addition to being the host of his evening talk show, he was the host of the 66th Primetime Emmy Award.
2. Attendees will enjoy a multi-course dinner and an exclusive drink
Fortunately, the nominees will go hungry because the executive chef of The Beverly Hilton Alberico Nunziata is cooking a multi-course Dinner. The stars will start with a burrata appetizer served with olives, garlic flowers and vegetables. Then, enjoy Chilean sea bass served with beet and parmesan risotto for the entrance. As for the desserts, the executive pastry chef Thomas Henzi will serve the guests a treat called Efendi, which consists of Frangelico crème brûlée and mousse.
Celebrities will also drink the champagne cocktail of the night: The Moët 75.
3. Everything will come roses
Especially when it comes to decoration. Mark Held from the Mark & # 39; s Garden florist tells E! The news from the centerpieces will consist of red roses to represent the red carpet and golden roses to represent the statue of the Golden Globe. The centerpieces will also feature diamond accents in honor of the anniversary of the exhibition's diamonds. According to Held, more than 10,000 roses were used to create the centerpieces. The flowers were also grown in Ecuador.
4. The Shape of Water and Big Little Lies are in the lead
When it comes to nominated films, The Shape of Water is in the lead with seven nominations, including one for Best Film (Drama). Sally Hawkins is also an aspiring Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) and Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer are both in the running for Best Supporting Actor and Actress , respectively.
As for the most important TV players, Big Little Lies is in the lead with six nominations, including Best TV Movie or Limited Series. Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are candidates for Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie and Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley they are both nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
6. There will be many signs of solidarity
Word has spread about Time & # 39; s Up, a movement launched by leaders in the entertainment industry that promotes equality and safety in the workplace and fight against sexual harassment. Several celebrities, men and women, will show their support for the initiative. For example, Witherspoon and his partner Time & # 39; s Up Eva Longoria will walk together on the red carpet to show a united front. In addition, celebrities will wear Time & # 39; s Up pins and black dresses to promote the movement.
Join the Movement: Click here to donate to the Time & # 39; s Up Legal Defense Fund.
7. The big show starts at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC
Did not receive an invitation to the big event? Do not worry! You can still get a seat in the front row by tuning in the awards on Sunday, January 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5: 00 p.m. PT on NBC. Also, do not forget to tune in E! to see the stars walk the red carpet.
Look E! & # 39; s Countdown special on Sunday, January 7, starting at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT followed by two hours Live From the Red Carpet: 2018 Golden Globes special at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT! The 2018 Golden Globes will be broadcast on NBC starting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. Then, recapitulate the night during E! After Party beginning at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT. To get full coverage of the Golden Globes, look at E! News Monday at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.