Hollywood's eyes focus on Golden Globe Awards
By Bob Tourtellotte
BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Hollywood A-list stars paraded along the red carpet into the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday ahead of one of the entertainment industry's biggest parties with "The King's Speech" and "The Social Network" in a close race for the top honor, best film drama.
"King's Speech" heads into the glitzy awards ceremony as the most nominated movie with seven nods overall, including best drama. But it faces stiff competition from critics' darling "The Social Network," the Facebook film that has swept many early honors in Hollywood's awards season and comes into the Golden Globes with six nominations.
Three others hope to deliver their own knockout punch and win best drama including boxing movie "The Fighter," which had six nominations, ballet movie "Black Swan" and thriller "Inception."
The Golden Globe Awards, which are given out by the nearly 90 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, are one of the major Hollywood awards shows leading to the film industry's most-prized honors, the Oscars, which are given away by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Annually, movie fans tune in to the televised ceremony because early awards show often provide tips as to which movies, actors and actresses might take home Oscars.
The top stars turn out in their finest gowns, dripping in jewels, for the event that is often billed as Hollywood's biggest party.
Early arrivals included "Tron: Legacy" film star Olivia Wilde wearing a stunning sequined Marchesa gown and "Boardwalk Empire" TV star Steve Buscemi arrived in his limousine.
Later in the evening, a parade of glamorous stars are expected to be on hand, like "Black Swan" best dramatic actress nominee Natalie Portman and Annette Bening, a best comedic actress nominee for family comedy "The Kids Are All Right." Continued...