by HFPA December 24, 2011

The coveted i

nvitations to the 69th Golden Globe awards on January 15 are on their way to the 1,500 lucky guests who will pack the ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for an evening of fun, laughter, some tears and most of all, awards given in recognition of creative achievements in film and television during the year.

Among the guests will be George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep and a host of other stars.  The special guest this year will be Morgan Freeman who is receiving the Cecil B DeMille award, which is given every year by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.

The controversial British comedian Ricky Gervais will be returning to host the ceremony.