Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the annual Golden Globe Awards, also known as the Gravy Train Express.
I’m Karl Quinn and I’ll be your host for this magnificent event. I’ll be posting live commentary on the awards ceremony from my balcony seat in Melbourne, and I’ll be joined by Michael Idato in Los Angeles and Garry Maddox in Sydney for expert observations throughout. But first, our fabulous and extremely glamorous fashion expert Melissa Singer will be casting her astute eye over all things red carpet.
I’ll be back a little later. Right now, in order to try to get into the headspace of a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, whose awards these are, I have to attend a special five-course luncheon with unlimited champagne. After that I’m booked in for a spa treatment, then I’ll be whipping off to the Louis Vuitton outlet to pick a designer something or other, gratis of course. It’s exhausting – and frankly, I don’t know how they managed to squeeze in the nominations for Emily in Paris, let alone actually find time to vote.