Happy New Year — and happy new awards season! Now that it’s officially 2016, we can officially celebrate the entertainment we loved last year. The awards race kicks off this weekend with the 73rd Golden Globe Awards, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
While the Globe winners might very well hint at which movies will take home Oscars in February, the Golden Globes are known for their unpredictable behavior. The show recognizes both film and television, and splits the major category nominations for both mediums by genre — which means a lot of films and performances that might be overlooked by the Academy get their moment in the spotlight at the Globes.
There are 77 films and series nominated across 25 categories, but don’t let that intimidate you! In our handy guide to the Golden Globes, EW’s got answers to all of your burning questions about this year’s show. Below, find the who-what-where-when of the first major ceremony of the 2016 awards season.
What time are the Golden Globes?
The awards, which will be held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, will take place on Sunday, Jan. 10. You can watch them live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
The bad news: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have relinquished hosting duties after three consecutive years of carrying the telecast with their hilarious BFF banter. The good news: Ricky Gervais will return for his fourth turn as host (he also previously emceed for three years in a row, from 2010–2012). The comedian has already apologized in advance for whatever offensive things he’s going to say on Sunday.
The HFPA has begun revealing the names of some of its presenters. So far, we know Mel Gibson, Eddie Redmayne, Amy Adams, Channing Tatum, Patricia Arquette, and Olivia Wilde will all present awards at the ceremony. Stay tuned for more!
Who are the nominees?
You can check out the full list of nominees here, but the most high-profile races are below.
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Big Short
Best Director, Motion Picture
Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott, The Martian
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Will Smith, Concussion
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carell, The Big Short
Matt Damon, The Martian
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear
Best Television Series, Drama
Game of Thrones, HBO
Mr. Robot, USA
Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Mozart in the Jungle, Amazon Video
Orange Is the New Black, Netflix
Silicon Valley, HBO
Transparent, Amazon Video
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Crime, ABC
American Horror Story: Hotel, FX
Flesh and Bone, Starz
Wolf Hall, PBS
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama
John Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Wagner Moura, Narcos
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Rob Lowe, The Grinder
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Which films and series have the most nominations?
Across 14 categories for motion pictures and 11 for television, 40 films and 37 TV series, miniseries, and made-for-TV movies have picked up Globe nods. Todd Haynes’ lush period romance Carol leads the pack on the movie side, with five nominations, while Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant, Adam McKay’s The Big Short, and Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs all follow with four.
The television series with the most nominations is a six-way tie between USA’s critically lauded newcomer Mr. Robot, Starz’s time-travel drama Outlander, Amazon’s timely family comedy Transparent, ABC’s anthology crime series American Crime, FX’s dark comedy (and 2015 Globes favorite) Fargo, and PBS’ historical miniseries Wolf Hall, all of which collected three nominations.
What’s the deal with Miss and Mr. Golden Globe?
Miss/Mr. Golden Globe is an honorary title that celebrates Hollywood’s next generation and is awarded every year to a son or daughter (or two) of the industry’s biggest stars. The honor has previously gone to Freddie Prinze, Jr. in 1996, Rumer Willis in 2009, and Dakota Johnson in 2006 (Johnson’s mother, Melanie Griffith, was Miss Golden Globe herself in 1975). This year’s honoree will be Corinne Foxx, Jamie Foxx’s daughter.