(NECN/NBC Mark Barger) - The worlds of television and film would come together in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Sunday night. The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards honor the year's best work in both fields. And this time around, hosting duties have changed.
The atmosphere at the Golden Globes is definitely looser than most award shows.
Ricky Gervais hosted the past three years...but for 2013, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler would give it a whirl.
"It's a very sloppy, loud party. And that seemed like our kind of thing," Fey said.
The two had to be there, anyway. They're each nominated - again - for Best Actress in a TV Comedy or Musical.
"The beautiful people of film rub shoulders with the horrible disgusting people of television. And that's always nice to see," Poehler said. The comediennes are not above being star struck.
"One time, I photo-bombed myself into a picture. Harrison Ford was in the background," Fey said.
But front and center Sunday night would be the battle for Best Movie Drama.
The Iran hostage thriller "Argo", the slave revenge tale "Django Unchained", the fantasy survival saga "Life of Pi", and the Osama bin Laden manhunt story "Zero Dark Thirty" are all nominated.
But the historical epic "Lincoln", with seven nominations, is seen as the front runner.
"It's a Steven Spielberg movie about Abraham Lincoln with a Daniel Day Lewis performance that's exquisite. That drives it," said Thelma Adams, Contributing Editor for Yahoo! Movies. So much so, the hosts have taken note.
"We've been practicing. And the winner for best actor in a drama is: Daniel Day Lewis for Avatar!" the hosts joked.
Fortunately, there is still time left to rehearse.
While the Globes are often an indicator of later success at the Academy Awards, it isn't always the case. In recent years, "No Country for Old Men", "The King's Speech" and "Crash" failed to win at the Globes, but later went on to win the Oscar for Best Picture.