'Lincoln,' 'Argo' face off in Golden Globes hosted by Tina Fey, Amy Poehler
The Golden Globe Awards' top honor, best movie drama, could go to either 'Lincoln' or 'Argo' Sunday. Hosted by comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the award show is sure to be a raucous star-studded evening.
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But it faces strong competition from "Argo," and Quentin Tarantino's spaghetti Western-style slavery drama, "Django Unchained," which have five apiece from Globe organizer, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association(HFPA).
With Osama bin Laden movie "Zero Dark Thirty" and visually arresting shipwreck tale "Life of Pi" rounding out the best dramatic film contest, pundits say it's hard to predict which film will come out on top.
"They really seem to like Tarantino at the HFPA," said Pete Hammond, awards columnist for entertainment industry website Deadline.com.
"But I am guessing it will come down to 'Argo' versus 'Lincoln.' They like them both enormously at the HFPA, so I think it's a battle to the finish for those two," Hammond told Reuters.
EARLY OSCAR NOMINATIONS STEAL GLOBE'S THUNDER?
The Golden Globes, which will be broadcast live on NBC television, is Hollywood's second-biggest awards show after February's Oscars, or Academy Awards. But its influence on that race has been sapped this year because Oscar nominations were announced three days ago, instead of a week after the Globes awards show.
Unlike the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes have a separate category for film comedies or musicals, and they also honor television dramas and comedies.
This year the lavish screen version of hit stage musical "Les Miserables" is meeting strong competition from comedy "Silver Linings Playbook" about a man with bipolar disorder (Cooper) and a young widow (Jennifer Lawrence).
Both actors are also in the running for a Golden Globe trophy for their performances, along with "Les Mis" stars Jackman and Hathaway.