Soon, over 1,300 guests will walk 30,000 sq. feet of red carpet – protected, this El Niño year, by a canopy- to the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, California. They will dine on California market salad featuring eggplant, bok choy, daikon, lotus and mustard greens with ginger dressing, filet of beef with marinara crust, slow-roasted black garlic steelhead trout with spaghetti squash, fried capers and sweet potatoes and salt-baked heirloom sweet potatoes with creamed corn glaze with a fricassee of winter vegetables. For dessert, they’ll have a trio of flourless Grand Marnier carmella, lemon mousseline croquantine and California almond cake are offered. Moet Champagne will flow, and stars and high-powered executives will table-hop among golden and green roses, hydrangea, hyacinth and orchids.
At the end of the night, only 25 of these VIP guests will take home an equally VIP award: the Golden Globe. Hosted by a returning Ricky Gervais, the 73rd Golden Globe Awards will be presented by a host of stars: Amy Adams, Jaimie Alexander, Patricia Arquette, Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, Mel Gibson, Amber Heard, Bryce Dallas Howard, Kate Hudson, Helen Mirren, Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, J.K. Simmons, Channing Tatum, Olivia Wilde, Melissa Benoist, Viola Davis, Morgan Freeman, Grant Gustin, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Ken Jeong, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Keaton, Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Jason Statham and Mark Wahlberg. Miss Golden Globe Corinne Foxx, daughter of Golden Globe winner Jamie Foxx, will assist handing with out the statuettes, Denzel Washington will receive the Cecil B. deMille award and parties will rock the Hilton into the night.
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Ana Maria Bahiana