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Here is everything you need to know about tonight's Golden Globes

What times does the red carpet start? What’s a manicam?

THE GOLDEN GLOBE Awards, which dole out awards to the best in film and television, kick off tonight.

It is by far the most fun awards ceremony of the season to watch, partly because attendees are allowed to have a tipple and partly because Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are serving as master of ceremonies.

Planning on watching?

Here’s everything you need to know.

Who are the favourites to win?

maxresdefault Boyhood Source: Universal/YouTube

Excitingly, it’s all rather up in the air this year.

Boyhood is the favourite for Best Motion Picture (Drama) but could be pipped to the post by civil rights drama Selma or The Imitation Game.

Birdman leads the way in Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical), though The Grand Budapest Hotel could also sneak its way to victory.

As for acting? Expect Julianne Moore, Michael Keaton, JK Simmons and Patricia Arquette to do well. Bear in mind, though: there’s always room for surprises.

What can we expect?

Golden Globes-Preview Source: AP/Press Association Images

  • Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting for the third consecutive year, so you can expect gags aplenty. 
  • George Clooney will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award from his former ER co-star Julianna Margulies. (Swoon!)
  • Comedy courtesy of former host Ricky Gervais, who is down to present an award.
  • Other presenters scheduled to make an appearance include Jamie Dornan, Robert Downey Jr., Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Meryl Streep and Kristen Wiig. (Full list here.)
  • Shout-outs to Kelsey Grammar‘s daughter, Greer Grammar, who is this year’s Miss Golden Globe and will be hovering around the stage at various points.

When does the red carpet start?

71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles Source: AP/Press Association Images

Coverage of the red carpet arrivals begins on E! at 11pm. Expect awkward lines of questioning and manicams galore.

Hang on, what’s a ‘manicam’?

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Manicure camera, obviously. Or, a place for celebrities to show off their manicures.

Finally, can I watch the ceremony live?

71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - Press Room - Los Angeles Source: AP/Press Association Images

The ceremony will not be aired live on television in Ireland, but they will be broadcast on RTÉ Two at 9pm tomorrow night.

Anyone staying up to keep up with the action should note that they won’t begin until 1am GMT and likely won’t be over until around 4am.

Make sure to keep an eye on tomorrow for coverage of the Golden Globes.

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