Host Seth Meyers, HFPA president Meher Tatna, Dick Clark Productions CEO Allen Shapiro and producer Barry Adelman were on hand at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, for the official rollout of the red carpet. The tradition marks the start of the final countdown to the Golden Globes ceremony which will take place Sunday, January 7, 5-8 PM (Pacific) and broadcast live on NBC.
“I am such fan of upholstery in general, that being around any kind of fabric, making fabrics move…That’s just a dream”, quipped Meyers, as he deftly used his right leg to impressive effect in unfurling the fabled red carpet which will guide nominees and their guests to the Greatest Party of the Year. The ex-head writer at Saturday Night Live will take over hosting duties this year and follow in the footsteps of fellow SNL alumni Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler.
“It’s a celebration,” said Tatna, “Everyone is eating, drinking and having a good time,” stressing how the first event of the Awards Season has earned its moniker as “Best Party of the Year”.
Also on hand, to help make this anniversary edition a little more special, was the Hon. Lili Bosse, mayor of Beverly Hills, who presented Tatna with a certificate officially proclaiming January 7th Golden Globe Awards Day in the California city where the ceremony has been held 47 times in our 75-year history.