Star World to telecast 'Golden Globes' live on 16 January

MUMBAI: Star World is ready to kick off the year with the live telecast of the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards on 16 January at 6.30 am and a prime - time special telecast at 8 pm.

This year the film that that leads the race as the most nominated film overall is Babel, which receives seven nods, including one for Best Motion Picture (Drama). Clint Eastwood has drawn dual director nods for his World War II epics Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima, while Leonardo DiCaprio grabs two nominations for his starring roles in The Departed and Blood Diamond.

The British comedy actor Sacha Baron Cohen is nominated Best Actor (Comedy or Musical) with his controversial comedy film, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, which will also compete with The Devil Wears Prada, Dreamgirls, Little Miss Sunshine and Thank You for Smoking for the award of Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical). Beyonc? Knowles received a nod for Best Actress (Comedy or Musical) for Dreamgirls, while Jennifer Hudson, the American Idol runner-up turned Golden Globe front-runner, received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress (Comedy or Musical), informs and official release.

For television, Heroes, the brand new drama series, has been nominated for two awards - Best TV Series (Drama) and Best Supporting Actor (Drama). Masi Oka, the Japanese actor who propelled his way from anonymity into one of the most beloved characters of the show, will compete with veteran character actors like Jeremy Irons and Jeremy Piven, for the acting award.

Apart from Heroes, another brand new series Ugly Betty is also generating almost the same amount of attentions, receiving two nods - for Best TV Series (Comedy or Musical) and Best Actress for America Ferrera's leading role. The other hot newcomer is 30 Rock, for which Alec Baldwin has been nominated for the award of Best Actor (Comedy or Musical). He is competing against Zach Braff (Scrub), Steve Carrell (The Office), Jason Lee (My Name is Earl) and Tony Shalhoub (Monk).

Also in the centre of the Golden spotlight is Grey's Anatomy. The medical drama has received four nominations, including Best TV Series (Drama). Patrick Dempsey is nominated for Best Actor, when Ellen Pompeo and Katherine Heigel receive nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. Last year's winner of Best TV Series (Comedy or Musical), Desperate Housewives, is back again this year to do battle with Entourage, The Office, Ugly Betty and Weeds, adds the release.

The evening will welcome star-studded presenters like Reese Witherspoon, Felicity Huffman, Salma Hayek, Ben Stiller and Justin Timberlake, George Clooney, Rachel Weisz, Sarah Jessica Parker, John Stamos, Cameron Diaz, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hilary Swank, James Woods amongst others.

Warren Beatty will receive this years' Cecil B. DeMile Award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who organizes the event, for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment field. The Golden Globes honour outstanding achievement in both motion pictures and television, making it one of the few ceremonies to cover both industries.

The telecast for the same will follow the schedule below:

- 16 January at 9am HKT (Live), 8pm HKT (prime-time special telecast)

- 17 January at 00:20am and 11am

- 21 January at 12pm (repeat).


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