The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) annually presents the prestigious Golden Globe Awards for outstanding achievements in the motion picture and television industries, both domestic and foreign. The Golden Globe Awards rank as one of the most watched awards ceremony, only surpassed by the Academy (Oscar) Awards and the Grammys. The 67th Golden Globe Awards will be presented on January 17th 2010, from 5-8 PM (PST) and 8-11PM (EST), and will honor the outstanding achievements of the two industries in 2009.
A host of industry greats attend this ceremony and the star power of this ceremony only foreshadows the amount of glitter and glamour that accompanies it. The host this time is none other than Ricky Gervais, the man who co-wrote, produced, directed and acted in a mock-documentary sketch that would later form the basis of British television’s funniest series, The Office.
As previously mentioned, this ceremony is highly anticipated and watched. If you are not a TV person, you can watch the ceremony on your internet-enabled personal computer as well! NBC is covering the entire ceremony live and streaming it online. You can even watch it on Facebook and let your friends know that you are watching it with a tie-in status update so that they can join in watching this! However, for the Techie Buzz lovers, you can watch the entire show right from this page! The ustream.tv livestream below will stream in up-to-the-minute video from the Awards ceremony! You can also try and watch the live show at atdhe.net.
The nominees for this year’s awards are wide and varied, as always. From Avatar to Inglourious Basterds (did I spell that right?!) to The Hangover to what I consider one of the best SF movies in recent times, District 9. Martin Scorsese will be honored with a Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement joining an illustrious group of people that includes Steven Spielberg, Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Harrison Ford and Audrey Hepburn.
Tell us who you think will win this time’s Golden Globes and why in the comments!