By Mary Sollosi
Updated January 10, 2016 at 04:42 PM EST
Credit: Todd Antony/NBC

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.

Who’s hosting?

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.

Who’s presenting?

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

The Revenant



Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

The Big Short


The Martian



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

Empire, Fox

Game of Thrones, HBO

Mr. Robot, USA

Narcos, Netflix

Outlander, Starz

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy

Casual, Hulu

Mozart in the Jungle, Amazon Video

Orange Is the New Black, Netflix

Silicon Valley, HBO

Transparent, Amazon Video

Veep, HBO

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

American Crime, ABC

American Horror Story: Hotel, FX

Fargo, 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.