The countdown for the 2012 Golden Globes is nearly over, with just a few hours until the nominees step out onto the red carpet.
The awards will be broadcast live from the Beverley Hilton Hotel on NBC at 5 to 8 p.m. PT, or 8 to 11 p.m. ET. UStream, TV.com and Justin.TV will all be live-streaming the show, but some of these outlets could show distributed poor quality coverage.
The awards can also be followed on the Golden Globes official Facebook page, where Jessica Alba will be live blogging from the event. Clips will also be posted on the Facebook page and Hulu.com.
Comedian Ricky Gervais, hosting the 69th annual awards, is expected to keep the audience entertained throughout the night. Viola Davis for her role in The Help, George Clooney for his role in The Descendants, and the film The Artist, are all expected winners.
Between 4,000 and 5,000 guests are expected at this year's Golden Globe Awards, and there will be several after parties across floors of the Beverley Hilton, some of which will be broadcast on NBC, according the Hollywood Reporter
Here's a recap of the nominees:
Motion Picture, DramaThe DescendantsThe HelpHugoThe Ides of MarchMoneyballWar Horse
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaGlenn Close, Albert NobbsViola Davis, The HelpRooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon TattooMeryl Streep, The Iron LadyTilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaGeorge Clooney, The Descendants Leonardo DiCaprio, J. EdgarMichael Fassbender, ShameRyan Gosling, The Ides of MarchBrad Pitt, Moneyball
Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical50/50The Artist BridesmaidsMidnight in Paris My Week with Marilyn
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalJodie Foster, Carnage Charlize Theron, Young Adult Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn Kate Winslet, Carnage
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalJean Dujardin, The ArtistBrendan Gleeson, The Guard Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love.Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris
Best Animated Feature FilmThe Adventures of TintinArthur Christmas Cars 2Puss in BootsRango
Best Foreign-Language FilmThe Flowers of War (China)In the Land of Blood and Honey (USA)The Kid With a Bike (Belgium)A Separation (Iran)The Skin I Live In (Spain)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureBerenice Bejo, The Artist Jessica Chastain, The Help Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs Octavia Spencer, The Help Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn Albert Brooks, Drive Jonah Hill, Moneyball Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Director - Motion PictureWoody Allen, Midnight in Paris George Clooney, The Ides of March Michel Hazanvicius, The Artist Alexander Payne, The Descendants Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Best Screenplay - Motion PictureWoody Allen, Midnight in Paris George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon, The Ides of March Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, The Descendants Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Moneyball
Best Original Score - Motion PictureLudovic Bource, The Artist Abel Korzeniowski, W.E.Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, The Girl with the Dragon TattooHoward Shore, HugoJohn Williams, War Horse
Best Original Song - Motion PictureHello Hello - Gnomeo & Juliet Music by: Elton JohnLyrics by: Bernie TaupinThe Keeper - Machine Gun Preacher Music & Lyrics by: Chris CornellLay Your Head Down - Albert NobbsMusic by: Brian ByrneLyrics by: Glenn CloseThe Living Proof - The HelpMusic by: Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason Jr.Lyrics by: Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason Jr., Damon ThomasMasterpiece - W.E.Music & Lyrics by: Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry
Best Television Series - DramaAmerican Horror Story, FXBoardwalk Empire, HBOBoss, STARZGame of Thrones, HBOHomeland, Showtime
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaClaire Danes, HomelandMireille Enos, The KillingJulianna Margulies, The Good WifeMadeleine Stowe, RevengeCallie Thorne, Necessary Roughness
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaSteve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Kelsey Grammer, Boss Jeremy Irons, The Borgias Damian Lewis, Homeland
Best Television Series - Comedy or MusicalEnlightened, HBOEpisodes, ShowtimeGlee, FOXModern Family, ABCNew Girl, FOX
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalLaura Dern, EnlightenedZooey Deschanel, New GirlTina Fey, 30 RockLaura Linney, The Big CAmy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalAlec Baldwin, 30 Rock David Duchovny, Californication Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory Thomas Jane, HungMatt LeBlanc, Episodes
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionCinema Verite, HBODownton Abbey, PBS (Masterpiece)The Hour, BBC AmericaMildred Pierce, HBOToo Big to Fail, HBO
Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionRomola Garai, The Hour Diane Lane, Cinema Verite Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionHugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey Idris Elba, LutherWilliam Hurt, To Big to Fail Bill Nighy, Page EightDominic West, The Hour
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Jessica Lange, American Horror Story Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk EmpireMaggie Smith, Downton AbbeySofia Vergara, Modern Family Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Peter Dinklage, Game of ThronesPaul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce Tim Robbins, Cinema Verite Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family