In Hollywood, January starts with a bang. Even in the hills, you can practically hear the echo of popping corks. The 2013 Golden Globe® Awards are the second major event of the season and occur just three days after the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Demand for tickets to the Golden Globes® always exceeds the supply. Only 4,300 lucky celebs and VIPs will experience this event and the attendant parties.
All the action happens on January 13, 2013, at the posh Beverly Hilton, which is the traditional home of the Golden Globes®. The hotel’s sprawling driveway is covered with more than 30,000 square feet of cushion y red carpet. Hoards of the hottest stars and more than 1,200 press agents will funnel into the International Ballroom and exclusive reception areas that are managed by the major networks and film studios. There are pre-parties, viewing parties and tons of after-parties on the roof, by the pool and in the hotel’s cozy wine shop.
To keep the party going, the Beverly Hilton will require more than 200 bottles of champagne, 600 bottles of wine and 50 bartenders. Then, there’s all the food, and the award presentations. The Golden Globes® are loved for their informal atmosphere and elegance. Anything can happen during the award presentations. There was a three-way tie in 1988, Christine Lahti once got lost in the bathroom and Jack Nicholson mooned the crowd on another time.
With comedic divas Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting the show this year, things could be even crazier! The unpredictable moments are certainly part of the Golden Globes® experience, but the awards are very serious. Ernst & Young tabulates the entries, so fans know this is one heavyweight award show. Plus, the Cecil B. DeMille award, which will go to Jodie Foster, is one of the most sincere commendations in the industry.
Over the past 70 years, the Golden Globes® have become an international favorite. This one-of-a-kind awards show is beloved by the stars, the critics and the 250 million fans who watch the telecast. Like a good secret society, the Golden Globes® have a cultist following. Tickets to the 2014 Golden Globe® Awards are closely guarded, but passes to the prestigious after-parties and viewing parties are hiding here and there. With a golden ticket, there’s a way for VIPs to join the most exclusive celebration in Hollywood–without cracking the guest list.