Big Names Pile Up for Golden Globes
The Golden Globes just keep getting bigger and bigger, note industry trade reports, and Sunday’s 59th annual airing is keeping the ball rolling. The star roster of presenters, according to Variety, so far includes Jessica Alba, Benjamin Bratt, Annette Bening, Michael Caine, Cameron Diaz, Mel Gibson, Kelsey Grammer, Tom Hanks, Josh Hartnett, Anthony Hopkins, Kate Hudson, Hugh Jackman, Mike Myers, Martin Sheen, Sela Ward, Damon Wayans, Tom Welling, Kate Winslet and Renee Zellweger. The ceremony will take place in the grand Ballroom of Merv Griffin’s Beverly Hilton Hotel. Harrison Ford, 59, will receive this year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for his contribution to the entertainment field, to be presented by Ben Affleck. The Globes, which acknowledge both film and TV work, will be seen in more than 130 countries worldwide. The ratings growth of the show has exceeded 500 percent since it became an annual event on NBC seven years ago, says Variety, and, along with the Oscars and the Grammys was one of last year’s three top-rated awards shows.