tvnz.co.nz's Jessica Beresford brings you all the glitz and glamour from the 2012 Golden Globes.
Join us again for coverage of the Grammy Awards on February 13 and the Academy Awards on February 27.
5.10pm: So that wraps up the Golden Globe Awards coverage for 2011. The big winners were:
The Artist lived up to expectations and won three from six nominations; for Best Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical, Jean Dujardin's performance won Best Actor - Comedy or Musical and Ludovic Bource for Best Original Score - Motion Picture.
The Descendants, who won two awards, for Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Actor - Drama for George Clooney's performace.
Meryl Streep won the top lady's prize for her role as Maggie Thatcher in The Iron Lady.
4.57pm: The Descendants comes out in cinemas in New Zealand on January 26.
4.54pm: And here it is, the one we've all been waiting for. The award for Best Motion Picture - Drama is hosted by Harrison Ford. The nominees are The Descendants, The Help, Hugo, The Ides of March, Moneyball and War Horse. And the winner is (drum roll please) The Descendants.
4.51pm: There's only one award left for Gervais to really upset some A-listers. Come on Ricky!
4.50pm: Clooney thanks his pal Pitt in his acceptance speech. Now that's bromitment.
4.49pm: The award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama is hosted by Portman. The nominees are George Clooney for The Descendants, Leonardo DiCaprio for J. Edgar, Michael Fassbender for Shame, Ryan Gosling for The Ides of March and Brad Pitt for Moneyball. The award goes to George Clooney.
4.47pm: Gervais says it's pathetic Natalie Portman didn't get a Golden Globe nomination for taking time off to have a baby. Gervais reiterates the message, "never put family first."
4.42pm: I've run out of fun facts. I didn't think there would be so many ad breaks.
4.40pm: Jane Lynch presents the award for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. The nominees are 50/50, The Artist, Bridesmaids, Midnight in Paris and My Week with Marilyn. And the winner is The Artist.
4.36pm: Streep leaves her glasses behind so she can't read her acceptance speech. Nevermind, she's good at ad-libing.
4.35pm: Colin Firth presents the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama. The nominees are Glenn Close for Albert Nobbs, Viola Davis for The Help, Rooney Mara for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Meryl Streep for the Iron Lady and Tilda Swinton for We Need to Talk about Kevin. And the winner is Meryl Streep. The audience at the Globes know as well as I do she deserved that award, and give her a standing ovation. That gives Streep a total of eight Golden Globes.
4.33pm: Gervais says he loves a job where he can get drunk and still get paid for it. He also claims Colin Firth is a racist who punches kittens.
4.28pm: With only four awards to go, here's fun fact number 11:
The HFPA only introduced Best Animated Film into the awards in 2006.
4.25pm: Jessica Biel and Mark Wahlberg present the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical. The nominees are Jean Dujardin for The Artist, Brendan Gleeson for The Guard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt for 50/50, Ryan Gosling for Crazy, Stupid, Love and Owen Wilson for Midnight in Paris. And the winner is Jean Dujardin, which gives The Artist two Globes so far today.
4.19pm: Vergara, who the males in the newsroom seem to be quite the fan of, accepts the award in Spanish. That one was for the lads.
4.17pm: Banderas and Hayek are presenting the award for Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical. The nominees are Enlightened, Episodes, Glee, Modern Family and New Girl. And the winner is Modern Family.
4.16pm: Gervais says Antonio Banderas and Selma Hayek are probably very interesting, but he wouldn't know because he "can't understand a f**ing thing they say".
4.11pm: Angelina Jolie presents the award for Best Director - Motion Picture. The nominees are Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris, George Clooney for The Ides of March, Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist, Alexander Payne for The Descendants and Martin Scorsese for Hugo. The Golden Globe goes to Martin Scorsese, and right on cue. Scorsese is a huge promoter of film preservation and so is the HFPA. Fancy that!
4.06pm: Fun fact number 10:
The Golden Globes is the third most watched awards ceremony, in the shadow of the Oscars and the Grammys.
4.03pm: Is it just me or has Gervais been tame with his insults today?
3.57pm: Helen Mirren says she's had a few glasses of wine and that she has a "bone to pick" with Freeman because she's only featured in one of his over 50 films.
3.55pm: Sydney Poitier gets a standing ovation as he presents Morgan Freeman with the Cecile B. DeMille Award.
3.49pm: Another ad break calls for fun fact number nine:
In 1973 Marlon Brando refused his Best Actor Globe for The Godfather to protest against US "imperialism and racism".
3.47pm: The award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture is hosted by Bradley Cooper. The nominees are Berenice Bejo for The Artist, Jessica Chastain for The Help, Janet McTeer for Albert Nobbs, Octavia Spencer for The Help and Shailene Woodely for The Descendants. The award goes to Octavia Spencer and deservingly so. That acceptance music just brought a tear to my eye and I don't think I'm the only one.
3.45pm: Tina Fey and Jane Lynch say they are not like the parts they play and hi-five over a penis joke. They present the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical. The nominees are Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock, David Duchovny for Californication, Johnny Galecki for The Big Bang Theory, Thomas Jane for Hung and Matt LeBlanc for Episodes. And the winner is Matt LeBlanc. Has LeBlanc finally made a comeback since his days as Joey on Friends?
3.42pm: Emily Blunt looks bored on stage as she introduces the clip for Bridesmaids.
3.38pm: Fact number eight:
The Golden Globes were first held in 1944 to bridge the gap between Hollywood and the rest of the world. They also acted as a distraction to the hardships of war, starting towards the end of World War two.
3.37pm: Check out the photo gallery for pictures from the Red Carpet.
3.34pm: Dustin Hoffman is presenting the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama. The nominees are Claire Danes for Homeland, Mireille Enos for The Killing, Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife, Madeleine Stowe for Revenge and Callie Thorne for Necessary Roughness. And the winner is Claire Danes. Danes has won a total of three Globe awards
3.31pm: Madonna presents the award for Best Foreign Language Film. The nominees are The Flowers of War, In the Land of Blood and Honey, The Kid with a Bike, A Separation and The Skin I Live In. And the winner is A Separation.
3.30pm: Gervais roasts Madonna for being "just like a virgin" with a wink. Madonna fires back, "why don't you come over here and do something about it... I haven't kissed a girl in a while."
3.28pm: Katy Perry tweets "camera bombing is the new acceptance speech @ the Golden Globes."
3.26pm: And the winner for fun fact number seven goes to:
The HFPA came under scrutiny last year for their nomination of The Tourist despite the film's failure. Rumours spread that Sony, responsible for distributing the film, bribed voters with a trip to Las Vegas. Oh, and they threw in a Cher concert too.
3.23pm: Felicity Huffman and husband William Macy perform a cute wee song to present the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Supporting Role for a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television. The nominees are Jessica Lange for American Horror Story, Kelly MacDonald for Boardwalk Empire, Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey, Sofia Vergara for Modern Family and Evan Rachel Wood for Mildred Pierce. And the winner is Jessica Lang.
3.20pm: Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman present the award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture. The nominees are Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist, Nat Foxon, Alexander Payne and Jim Rash for The Descendants, George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon for The Ides of March, Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris and Stan Chervin, Aaaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian for Moneyball. And the winner is Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris.
3.16pm: Another ad break means fun fact number six:
Meryl Streep holds the title for the most individual Golden Globes with seven (can she make it eight?), followed by Jack Nicholson with six.
3.13pm: The award for Best Animated Feature Film is hosted by Jessica Alba and Channing Tatum. The nominees are The Adventures Of Tintin, Arthur Christmas, Cars 2, Puss in Boots and Rango. The award goes to The Adventures of Tintin, and rightly so. Steven Spielberg accepts the award who thanks Peter Jackson. Patriotic much?
3.12pm: Gervais says last year's audience had "sticks up their asses". He also deludes himself into thinking he is more handsome than George Clooney.
3.08pm: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Piper Perabo present the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Supporting Role for a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture made for Television. The nominees are Peter Dinklage for Game of Thrones, Paul Giamatti for Too Big to Fail, Guy Pearce for Mildred Pierce, Tim Robbins for Cinema Verite and Eric Stonestreet for Modern Family. And the award goes to Peter Dinklage.
3.04pm: Five is the magic number for fun fact number five:
The highest number of Golden Globes won for a single film is five; but the number one spot is shared by five films: Doctor Zhivago, Love Story, The Godfather, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and A Star is Born.
3.02pm: Williams thanks her daughter for putting up with six months of bed-time stories in a Marilyn Monroe accent.
3.01pm: The award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical is hosted by Kate Beckinsale and Seth Rogan who says he's concealing a "massive erection". The nominees are Jodie Foster for Carnage, Charlize Theron for Young Adult, Kristen Wiig for Bridesmaids, Michelle Williams for My Week With Marilyn and Kate Winslet for Carnage. The award goes to Michelle Williams.
2.59pm: Brad Pitt limps on stage to present the clip for The Ides of March. He has reportedly injured his ACL
2.57pm: The award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television is hosted by Debra Messing and Katharine McPhee. The nominees are Hugh Bonneville for Downton Abbey, Idris Elba for Luther, William Hurt for Too Big to Fail, Bill Nighy for Page Eight and Dominic West for The Hour. The award goes to Idris Elba.
2.54pm: Another ad break, here's fun fact number four:
Journalists originally hosted the Golden Globes until the 1958 ceremony when Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. seized the stage, armed only with whiskeys and cigarettes, and stole the show.
2.49pm: They also host the award for Best Original Song - Motion Picture. The nominees are Hello Hello - Gnomeo & Juliet, The Keeper - Machine Gun Preacher, Lay Your Head Down - Albert Nobbs, The Living Proof - The Help and Masterpiece - W.E. And the winner is Masterpiece for W.E . Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry are credited.
2.46pm: Jimmy Fallon and Adam Levine are presenting the award for the Best Original Score - Motion Picture. The nominees are Ludovic Bource for The Artist, Abel Korzeniowski for W.E., Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Howard Shore for Hugo and John Williams for War Horse. The award goes to Ludovic Bource.
2.41pm: Fun fact number three is:
Guests at the Golden Globes Awards are allowed to booze it up. The Oscars, however, are bone dry. I wonder if they pat search for hip flasks?
2.39pm: The pair stay to present the award for Best Television Series - Drama. The nominees are American Horror Story, Boardwalk Empire, Boss, Game of Thrones and Homeland. The award goes to Homeland.
2.36pm: The award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama is hosted by Mellissa McCarthy and Paula Patton. The nominees are Steve Buscemi for Boardwalk Empire, Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad, Kelsey Grammer for Boss, Jeremy Irons for The Borgias and Damian Lewis for Homeland. The award goes to Kelsey Grammer.
2.32pm: Gervais says they are already five minutes over. He reminds winners they don't need to thank everyone they have ever met. Cue first religious stab.
2.27pm: Another ad break means it's time for fun fact number two:
This is the third year in a row Ricky Gervais has hosted the Golden Globes. I needn't highlight the controversy he caused last year after ruffling the well-groomed feathers of a number of A-listers with pointed jabs.
2.25pm: The pair stick around to present the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television. The nominees are Romola Garai for The Hour, Diane Lane for Cinema Verite, Elizabeth McGovern for Downton Abbey, Emily Watson for Appropriate Adult and Kate Winslet for Mildred Piece. And the winner is Kate Winslet. This is her third Golden Globe win.
2.19pm: Julianne Moore stumbles over her autocue as her and Rob Lowe present the award for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television. The nominees are Cinema Verite, Downton Abbey, The Hour, Mildred Piece and Too Big to Fail. The award goes to Downton Abbey .
2.16pm: Time for an ad break. And to pass the time, here's a fun fact:
Ever wondered what the difference is between the Oscars and Golden Globes? Its not just to make more money (although that could be a selling point), but each is judged by a different group. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who brings us the Globes, is comprised of journos who cover the US film industry in newspapers and magazines around the world. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, on the other hand, is responsible for the Oscars and is composed of 6000 industry insiders who vote on the awards. The Oscars only award for film whereas the Globes incorporate film and television.
2.14pm: The award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical is hosted by Ahston Kutcher and Elle McPherson. The nominees are Laura Dern for Enlightened, Zooey Deschanel for New Girl, Tina Fey for 30 Rock, Laura Linney for The Big C and Amy Poehler for Parks and Recreation. The award goes to Laura Dern. This is Dern's third Globe win.
2.11pm: First up, Mila Kunis is hosting the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. The nominees are Kenneth Branagh for My Week With Marilyn, Albert Brooks for Drive, Jonah Hill for Moneyball, Viggo Mortensen for A Dangerous Method and Christopher Plummer for Beginners. And the winner is Christopher Plummer .
2.08pm: Gervais is here! His opening stab: Helen Mirren is off the rails. He asks Johnny Depp if he's seen The Tourist yet. Depp replies, "no."
1.58pm: Rancic says she is "blown away" by the glamour of the red carpet. Kelly Osbourne picks Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon and Angelina Jolie as her best dressed, showing her fashion expertise or lack there of.
1.52pm: The official ceremony is drawing closer and to start it off, here are some award predictions:
The Artist, which isn't out in New Zealand until February 9, is picked to clean up for two reasons; one, it's a French film and the HFPA, being a bunch of foreigners, love that stuff. Two, as a black-and-white silent-era film, it stands out from the crowd.
Meryl Streep is your best bet for Best Actress for her role in The Iron Lady, and I for one, being a die-hard Streep fan, hopes she takes it out. Although after being beaten to the punch in the Critics' Choice Awards by The Help's Viola Davis, who knows what curve ball they might throw at us.
1.43pm: And for the ladies, the colour palette trending this year is teal and other shades of dark blue. Those playing it safe are in nudes, dusty pinks or black. Reds to a lesser extent.
1.41pm: Emma Stone has also grown from her Superbad days after starring as Skeeter in The Help. Her gown choice, however, is not doing her any favours.
1.37pm: I realise their hasn't been much commentating on the men's attire on the red carpet, so I will sum it up for you all - they are all in black and white tuxedos. It's hard not to pity their lack of options.
1.35pm: Rhys Witherspoon and her shrill voice immediately demand attention as she and Jimmy Fallon speak with Seacrest. She's in Zac Posen.
1.32pm: Heidi Klum is wearing a nude gown that anyone other than her would look horrible in. Can you believe she's had four kids?
1.30pm: Mila Kunis is promoting her new Dior campaign with a black Dior gown.
1.27pm: Michelle Williams is in a blue and velvet Jason Woo gown. She says she refuses to "say goodbye" to her Marilyn Monroe character, which she is nominated for this year in My Week with Marilyn.
1.19pm: Pitt and Jolie are speaking with Seacrest, and are both at the Golden Globes for different reasons this year; Jolie is nominated for In the Land of Blood and Honey and Pitt for Moneyball.
1.13pm: Charlize Theron has laryngitis but looks elegant nonetheless in Dior, though I'm not sold on the side detail. She is nominated for her role in Young Adult.
1.09pm: Jonah Hill has grown-up since his Superbad days and looks well-groomed for his nomination for Moneyball.
1.06pm: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have made their first appearance, with Pitt playing the gentleman and opening the limo door for Jolie. She is in a questionable one-shouldered gown with statement lips and he needs a haircut.
1.02pm: Zooey Deschanel looks like her indie princess-self in a one-of-a-kind black and green gown by Prada. She is, however, nodding to the masculine with her tuxedo-painted finger nails. It's the detail that counts.
12.59pm: The cast of Glee is now piling onto the red carpet, Mark Salling has brought his mohawk and Jane Lynch is in a boring black halter-neck.
12.57pm: Modern Family is officially dominating the red carpet, with Jesse Tyler Ferguson looking dapper in a tux! Surprise, surprise.
12.55pm: Nominee Rooney Mara is wearing a black Nina Ricci number, but as Jo Hunkin highlights, a stump ponytail is not red-carpet ready.
12.47pm: The lustrous Sofia Vergara is flaunting her best assets in a very tight green gown. She was reportedly doing two sessions daily at the gym to prepare for the awards and it's definitely paid off.
12.43pm: Octavia Spencer, who played the feisty Minnie Jackson in The Help, keeps it classy in a lilac v-neck gown.
12.37pm: I spoke too soon! Sarah Michelle Gellar steps it up a notch, but in the wrong direction, with a ghastly blue-marbled strapless gown.
12.34pm: The Descendants nominee Shailene Woodely plays it safe in a strapless gown. In fact, there have been no shocks or gasps so far, but I'm waiting.
12.30pm: The Help's Jessica Chastain looks elegant in Givenchy, before confessing her love for Rancic.
12.27pm: E! are cramming in the ads. That's two in 10 minutes.
12.25pm: Melissa McCarthy confirms to Searcrest there are no plans for a Bridesmaids sequel.
12.14pm: George Clooney is Seacrest's first guest and says he will be "face-down" drunk after today's ceremony.
12.12pm: Rancic has changed from her outfit resembling a peacock into a dusty pink number. Better.
12.06pm: Ricky Gervais looks sharp in maroon and says, with a grin, he's "not going into it to ruin anyone's night".
12.03pm: One of the most anticipated A-listers on the red carpet this year is Natalie Portman who returns post-baby. George Clooney, Zooey Deschanel and Angelina Jolie are also picked as ones to watch for their red carpet presence.
12.01pm: E! has started it's red carpet coverage, with Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic hosting the festivities. Joan Rivers will also be commentating after the red carpet as part of E!'s Fashion Police.
11.50am: Welcome to yet another year of razzle-dazzle and making fun of Hollywood.
You read correctly; the question on everyone's lips is not, what will the stars be wearing? Or, who will take out the awards?
But, what on earth will that English funnyman Ricky Gervais say this time?
Join tvnz.co.nz as we walk through the red carpet here at 12 followed by the official ceremony, hosted by the magnificent Gervais, starting at two.
TVNZ Entertainment reporter Jo Hunkin will also be tweeting her thoughts throughout the awards.