Little golden statuettes will be everywhere over the next few weeks, starting with the Golden Globes broadcast on Sunday. Here’s a little guide to get you through the season:
When: 7 p.m. Sunday on NBC. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host for a third time.
Buzz: “Birdman” leads with seven nominations, and “Boyhood” and “Selma” came on strong as well. The awards don’t carry much weight with Academy Awards voters, but the show is worth watching to see liquored up celebrities letting their hair down. Read more in Sunday’s A+E section and Monday’s FYI.
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When: Jan. 24. It isn’t televised.
Buzz: One of the major predictors of the best picture Oscar. Nominations were announced this week: “American Sniper” (Jan. 16), “Birdman,” “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher” (opening in KC Jan. 16), “Gone Girl,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Nightcrawler,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash.” Notable snubs: the female-directed “Unbroken” and “Selma.”
When: 7 p.m. Jan. 25 on TBS and TNT.
Buzz: “Birdman” leads with four nominations. Again, “Selma” and “Unbroken” were snubbed. Carrie Fisher will present a lifetime achievement award to her mom, Debbie Reynolds.
When: 7 p.m. Feb. 22 on ABC. Neil Patrick Harris hosts.
Buzz: Nominations will be announced on Thursday. Look for our special section in next Friday’s Star.