So you’ve only seen a handful of the nominated movies and TV shows this year? Don’t fret -- you’re no worse off than most people. But even if you think “The Wolf of Wall Street” is a children’s book for one-percenters, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the opportunity to drink yourself silly during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.
Awards shows are fodder for a fount of drinking games, and the Golden Globes are no exception. They might not be the Oscars, but with the co-hosting team of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey set to return for the second year in a row, Sunday’s awards telecast on NBC should be at least as funny as last year’s. Still, with the right drinking game, you won’t have to chance it. Everything’s funnier with booze. That’s why IBTimes has scoured the Internet to find the best Golden Globes drinking games on the Web. As always, please drink responsibly.
Amy Poehler And Tina Fey’s Game: Take Two
You may recall last year that Poehler and Fey devised their own drinking game and shared the rules in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. Well, this year they continued that tradition. Speaking with THR’s Marisa Guthrie on Tuesday, the co-hosts unveiled an addendum to their game. The rules mostly play for laughs (e.g. do a little bit of meth every time Bryan Cranston speaks), but combining the update with last year’s game is still worth a shot -- pun intended. Last year’s game. This year’s updates.
Thought Catalog: The Only Golden Globes Drinking Games You’ll Ever Need
Okay, so Thought Catalog hasn’t exactly fulfilled its promise to provide relevant, thought-provoking content lately, but that’s actually an advantage where drinking games are concerned. Writer Austin O’Rourke conjures up what is essentially a March Madness-type numbers game in which players print out a list of the nominees and circle the ones they think will win. O’Rourke provides a list of points awarded for each category. When you guess correctly, you drink. This is not a drinking game in a traditional sense, but for sports buffs it’s a nice alternative. Full game.
Crushable: A Golden Globes Drinking Game For People Who Want To Be As Fun As Tina & Amy
The title of this one should automatically grab you, but if not, do yourself a favor and stop by this comprehensive drinking game from Crushable’s Jenni Maier. The game is riddled with GIFs, but if you’re like me, you’ll have a GIF blocker enabled to prevent seizures. Maier provides a host of drinking rules to cover nearly every contingency. (Our favorite: Break out the beer bong whenever you see A-list stars mingling with D-listers.) This game even includes a shopping list, so even if you decide not to play, you’ll be well-stocked. Full game.
Bustle.com’s Golden Globe Drinking Game (Inspired By Leonardo DiCaprio)
In an interview with MTV, “The Wolf of Wall Street” star Leonardo DiCaprio briefly shared some of ideas about proper etiquette when drinking at the Golden Globes awards ceremony. For some reason, the interview clip is getting far more attention than it deserves. But the folks at Bustle.com have countered with a drinking game inspired by DiCaprio’s off-the-cuff musings. This one, of course, is for those of us watching at home, and in case you have to ask: Yes, you must take a drink every time Leonardo DiCaprio smarmy mug shows up on the screen. Full game.
“The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards” show will air live on NBC Sunday at 8 p.m. EST. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey return as hosts. Click here for a full list of nominations and some crackerjack analysis from our own Ellen Killoran.
Christopher Zara covers media, culture, entertainment and the arts. He joined IBTimes in June 2012. From 2005 to 2012, he served as managing editor of Show Business, a trade...