Clear your Sunday night -- or set your DVR -- the 73rd
WHAT TIME DOES THE SHOW START? WHAT CHANNEL?
The ceremony, taking place at its usual haunt, the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, will air live from coast to coast on NBC at 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. The glitzy festivities will kick off with a pre-show on NBC at 4 p.m. Pacific.
WHO IS HOSTING?
Comedian and three-time Golden Globe winner Ricky Gervais will host the boozy annual affair for the fourth time. The "Derek" star served as host from 2010 through 2012 before passing the torch to power duo
The sharp-tongued comedian promised not to hold back: "I'm never trying to undermine the moral fabric of America. I'd rather people laugh than gasp. But if they gasp, that's good too," he said Friday on the "Today" show.
On the film side, the lesbian romance "Carol," the sprawling "Mad Max: Fury Road," the frontier epic "The Revenant," the kidnapping drama "Room" and the journalism biopic "Spotlight" will vie for top honors in the drama motion picture category. Facing off in comedy are the housing-crisis tale "The Big Short," David O. Russell's Jennifer Lawrence starrer "Joy," the science and space adventure "The Martian," the Melissa McCarthy comedy "Spy" and Amy Shumer's dating dalliance, "Trainwreck."
On the TV side, Fox's hip-hop soap "Empire," HBO's sweeping epic "Game of Thrones," USA's cyber thriller "Mr. Robot," Netflix's drug cartel drama "Narcos" and Starz's period drama "Outlander" are up for drama series, while
Los Angeles Times awards expert Glenn Whipp shared his picks for this year's winners, explaining why "Mr. Robot" might be a surprise TV honoree.
To recap -- and set the stage for next week's Oscar nominations -- the investigative reporting movie "Spotlight" is expected to take home the drama prize and Leonardo DiCaprio may clinch his third Golden Globe (out of 10 nominations) for his role as wounded trapper Hugh Glass in "The Revenant." The actor, who has been nominated for an Oscar five times without a win, should be in contention to pick up an Academy Award too. The lead actress race seems to be a toss-up between "Carol" star Cate Blanchett, a nine-time Globes nominee and three-time winner, and "Room's" Brie Larson.
As for musical or comedy,
"Mr. Robot" and its star Rami Malek are expected to win big in the TV drama category, while "Outlander's" Caitriona Balfe is expected to deliver an upset in the lead actress race. On the comedy side, Amazon's transgender dramedy "Transparent" appears to be the clear pick, while Gael Garcia Bernal's kooky conductor from "Mozart in the Jungle" and Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Emmy-loved Selena Meyer of "Veep" are expected to get some love.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced this year's crop of presenters in three waves leading up to the show, with many current and previous nominees among them. Here's the complete list in the order that they were announced:
Amy Adams, Jaime Alexander, Patricia Arquette,
"Supergirl" star Melissa Benoist, 2016 nominee Viola Davis,
Kate Bosworth, Sophia Bush, Damon,
So when you see them and other celebs walking the red carpet and wonder if they're nominated, know that most of them are not -- though they could just be there for the open bar.