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Live from the Red Carpet: The 2014 Golden Globe Awards
Monday, 10am, E
FOR viewers who love Hollywood glitz, this is the show for you. Launched in 1944, the awards for excellence in film and television are judged by 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Switch on at 9am and you can see the stars — including Helen Mirren, Helena Bonham Carter, Julia LouisDreyfus, Jessica Lange, Rob Lowe, John Voight, Kevin Spacey (above, in House of Cards), Bryan Cranston, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks and Michael Sheen — walk the red carpet in all their finery. Then move inside the Beverly Hilton in LA for four hours of the award ceremony, televised to 167 countries and hosted by comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Announced a month ago, the nominees in the 25 categories raised some eyebrows. Homeland, Borgen, The Killing and Sons of Anarchy, for example, didn’t rate a mention despite each series commanding a strong international following. House of Cards, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife and Masters Of Sex are in a tight race for best TV drama series. On the big screen, our Cate Blanchett ( Blue Jasmine) is up against Sandra Bullock ( Gravity), Judi Dench ( Philomena), Emma Thompson ( Saving Mr Banks) and Kate Winslet ( Labor Day) for best actress in a movie. Surprisingly, The Butler failed to get a mention.