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Golden Globes 2011 live on TVR

Low-key British historical drama “The King’s Speech” could win a major boost towards Oscar glory this Sunday, as Hollywood’s annual awards season launches with the Golden Globes show. The film was the surprise top nominee when the Globes short-lists were announced in December. The movie, featuring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham- Carter is nominated in seven categories. Facebook blockbuster “The Social Network” is also up for top honours at the show. The awards give a huge marketing boost for the winners, whose acceptance speeches are screened live around the world.

Boxing movie “The Fighter,” ballet-themed thriller “Black Swan” and Christopher Nolan’s exceptional “Inception” starring Leonardo DiCaprio are also on the short-list for Best Picture at Sunday’s show.

Ricky Gervais is hosting the awards, organized by the Hol­lywood Foreign Press Association at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in the plush neighbourhood bordering Hollywood itself. Best actor nominees for the drama category also included James Franco for Danny Boyle’s latest movie “127 hours,” Ryan Gosling for “Blue Valentine” and Mark Wahlberg for “The Fighter.” In other categories, best director nominations went to Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”), David Fincher (“The Social Network”), Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech”), Christopher Nolan (“Inception”) and David Russell (“The Fighter.”)

The Globes are the first major show in a season which includes the Directors Guild awards on January 29 and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) gongs the following night, setting the stage for the Oscars in late February. Golden Globe Awards 2011 is the 68th annual event of this kind and it will be telecast from from Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The event is scheduled this Sunday, January 16, 2011 and will be covered live by TVR and TVR HD, starting 4:00AM – 07:00 AM on Monday morning.

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