It's the official start of awards season -- the 2018 Golden Globes! You've seen the movies and watched the TV shows, and now you're ready to compare your pick of last year's best in entertainment with the opinions of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. (Oh, don't worry, we totally understand if you're just in it to see the dresses. Check out our red carpet arrivals gallery from last year if you want to see how your favorite celebs got dolled up for the 2017 Golden Globes - and don't forget to see our picks for the best and riskiest looks of the night.)
When are the Golden Globes?
The Golden Globes will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, and be broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton on NBC at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST
Who is hosting the Golden Globes?
Seth Meyers, the host of Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC, will be taking the reins of the show for the first time. Given the heightened atmosphere around sexual harassment allegations and politics in Hollywood, Meyers' experience hosting Weekend Update on SNL may come in handy in blending the required comedic and serious tone of the night.
Who is nominated for a Golden Globe?
On the film side, the Guillermo del Toro-directed The Shape of Water leads with seven nominations, followed by The Post, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, starring Frances McDormand, with six each. On the television side, Big Little Lies leads with six nominations -- five of them for its stellar cast, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Alexander Skarsgard -- followed by Feud: Bette and Joan with four, including acting nominations for Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon. Oprah Winfrey will be awarded the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the inaugural Golden Globe Ambassador -- formerly known as Miss Golden Globe, position given to the child of a prominent member of the entertainment community -- is Simone Johnson, the daughter of Dwayne Johnson. Click here for a full list of all of the 2018 Golden Globe nominations.
What were the surprise nominees at the Golden Globes?
On the movie side, Christopher Plummer received a nomination for All the Money in the World after last-minute reshoots excised Kevin Spacey from the role. Two other surprises? Hugh Jackman getting a nomination for The Greatest Showman and Helen Mirren for The Leisure Seeker.
On the TV side, it was a surprise when 13 Reasons Why and SMILF broke through into the nominations, as well as Jude Law, Jessica Biel and Jason Bateman receiving noms.
Who was snubbed by the Golden Globes?
On the movie side, it was a snub that in the year of acclaim for Wonder Woman and Lady Bird, women were shut out of the directing category. Get Out also was snubbed, with the movie excluded from best screenplay consideration and Jordan Peele not being nominated for best director. Another cherished film with zero nominations? The Big Sick.
On the TV side, there were several unexpected shut outs: Debra Messing and Mandy Moore didn't receive nominations, and long-running and long-winning Veep didn't receive any nominations.
Who is predicted to win at the Golden Globes?
The only thing predictable about the Globes is that they are predictably full of surprises, but there are a few well-educated guesses we can make: The Shape of Water is the leader in the number of nominations, so it's a good bet that it's the favorite to take home the prize for Best Motion Picture - Drama. And we've tapped Get Out to win Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, despite it not, errrr really being a comedy.
For the TV nominations, it's going to be a tight race in the Best TV Series - Drama between The Crown and The Handmaid's Tale. We're dividing our loyalties and saying The Crown should win, and Handmaid's will win. For Best TV Series - Musical or Comedy, we have no such reservations: Give it to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.