Guess Eva Longoria has no hard feelings. Of the five women on Desperate Housewives, she’s the only one who didn’t earn a Golden Globe nomination. Nonetheless, she’ll be there on stage at the Beverly Hilton, along with fellow Wisteria Lane residents Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman, and Nicollette Sheridan, since all five will be serving as presenters.
Hatcher, Cross, and Huffman are competing against each other (and against Debra Messing and Sarah Jessica Parker) for the Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series trophy. Sheridan is nominated in the Supporting Actress category. Longoria has said she believes she was left off the list because she’s the only one of the five who didn’t attend a meet-greet-and-eat luncheon with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which presents the awards (she had to attend to an ailing relative, she said), but HFPA officials have denied any correlation between Golden Globes nominations and celebrity attendance at HFPA events.
Also on hand, to honor career achievement award winner Robin Williams, will be Pierce Brosnan and Mike Nichols. As the HFPA press release puts it, the two men ”are taking part in the presentation” of the Cecil B. DeMille Award to Williams. Not sure if that means they’re not giving traditional introduction speeches, but since Nichols directed Williams in The Birdcage and Brosnan costarred with him in Mrs. Doubtfire, maybe it means that they’re all taking part in some elaborate drag sketch.
Among the other presenters already named for the Jan. 16 awards show are Halle Berry, Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony LaPaglia, Al Pacino, Mekhi Phifer, Lisa Marie Presley, Prince, Charlize Theron, Usher, and Renée Zellweger. The ceremony airs live on NBC.