Hollywood is preparing for Golden Globes ceremony.
The Golden Globe awards are given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and they are often seen as a good indication of who will pick up an Oscar.
The 71st Golden Globe Awards honoring the best in film and American television of 2013, will be broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on January 12, 2014, by NBC.
The 71st Golden Globe Awards honoring the best in film and American television of 2013
Woody Allen was announced as the Cecil B. DeMille Award honoree for his the lifetime achievements on September 13, 2013.
On October 15, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were announced as the co-hosts for the second time in a row and as the co-hosts for the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.
Golden Globes 2014 nominations were announced on December 12, 2013 by Aziz Ansari, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde.
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Ben and Jerry’s has unveiled a new ice cream dedicated to 30 Rock series, aptly called Liz Lemon.
Ben and Jerry’s launched its new lemon and blueberry fro-yo to coincide with the airing of the show’s final episode.
“It’s as sweet and tart as Liz Lemon herself,” said Jerry Greenfield, Ben & Jerry’s co-founder and apparent 30 Rock fan, at the flavor’s unveiling event on Thursday night.
The popular NBC comedy starring Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan was in its seventh season when it wrapped up last night.
30 Rock – written by Tina Fey, 42, who plays the goofy but loveable main character Liz Lemon – is loosely based on her own experiences as head writer on Saturday Night Live, which is filmed at the NBC studios headquarters, 30 Rockefeller Center.
Tina Fey – who hosted the Golden Globes this year alongside fellow comedian and friend Amy Poehler – has enjoyed tremendous success for her award-winning sitcom.
Funnily enough, the writer and actress who inspired the new Greek fro-yo flavor is herself of Greek descent.
Ben and Jerry’s are known for their celebrity- and pop culture-inspired ice creams, with notable flavors including Cherry Garcia, Phish Food and Monty Python’s Vermonty Python.
This is not the first time that 30 Rock’s cast members have inspired the ice cream producer.
Ben and Jerry’s has unveiled a new ice cream dedicated to 30 Rock series, aptly called Liz Lemon
Last year the company brought out an ice cream called Schweddy Balls, named for a Saturday Night Live skit featuring Tina Fey’s co-star, Alec Baldwin.
Ben and Jerry’s has also named ice creams after other comedians in the past, with flavors like Stephen Colbert’s American Dream and Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night Snack.
Liz Lemon will hit Ben and Jerry’s stores and frozen food aisles in the next few weeks.
Other celebrity Ben & Jerry’s flavors
- Cherry Garcia. Inspired by: Grateful Dead lead guitarist, Jerry Garcia. Ingredients: Cherry ice cream, cherries, fudge flakes
- Phish Food. Inspired by: Phish. Ingredients: Chocolate ice cream, marshmallow, caramel swirls, chocolate fudge fish
- Imagine Whirled Peace. Inspired by: John Lennon. Ingredients: Caramel and sweet cream ice creams, fudge peace signs, toffee cookie pieces
- Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road. Inspired by: Elton John. Ingredients: Chocolate ice cream, peanut butter cookie dough, brickle candy, white chocolate chunks
- Bohemian Raspberry. Inspired by: Queen. Ingredients: Vanilla ice cream, fudge brownies, raspberry swirl
- Willie Nelson’s Country Peach Cobbler. Inspired by: Willie Nelson. Ingredients: Peach ice cream, cinnamon sugar shortbread, peach swirl
- Dave Matthews’ Band Magic Brownies. Inspired by: DMB. Ingredients: Black raspberry ice cream, fudge brownies
A host of stars are expected later at the Golden Globes, one of the biggest Hollywood awards after the Oscars.
Comedy actresses Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will host the event, to take place at Los Angeles’s Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Steven Spielberg’s presidential biopic Lincoln is up for seven prizes, among them best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis.
The Globes also recognizes achievements in television, with Downton Abbey in contention for three awards including best drama series.
British singer Adele is expected to make her first public appearance at the ceremony since having a baby in October.
The 24-year-old chart-topper is nominated for best original song for her title track to the James Bond film Skyfall.
Lincoln‘s competition for the best film drama award includes Ben Affleck’s hostage drama Argo and Quentin Tarantino’s western Django Unchained.
Comedy actresses Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will host Golden Globes 2013, to take place at Los Angeles’s Beverly Hilton Hotel
Life of Pi, Ang Lee’s adaption of the Yann Martel novel, and Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow’s film about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, complete the nominees in the category.
The Golden Globes gives a separate accolade for best film musical or comedy, where Tom Hooper’s film of stage hit Les Miserables is considered a frontrunner.
Silver Linings Playbook, Moonrise Kingdom, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel are also shortlisted for this prize.
In the drama actor category, Daniel Day-Lewis is shortlisted alongside fellow Oscar candidates Denzel Washington and Joaquin Phoenix.
Les Miserables lead Hugh Jackman and Silver Linings Playbook star Bradley Cooper, this year’s other best actor Oscar nominees, will compete at the Globes for the best actor in a musical or comedy prize.
Dame Helen Mirren and Rachel Weisz fly the flag for Britain in the best actress in a drama category, where they are nominated for Hitchcock and The Deep Blue Sea respectively.
There is more British talent on display in the best actress in a musical or comedy category, where Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith and Emily Blunt are all in contention.
Homeland star Damian Lewis, Sherlock‘s Benedict Cumberbatch and Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery are among the British stars in line for the event’s TV prizes.
Dame Maggie receives a second nomination – for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for television – for her work in Downton.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler take over presenter duties from Britain’s Ricky Gervais, who had hosted the ceremony for the last three years.
The pair are both nominated for the best TV comedy actress prize for their work in 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation respectively.
Assisting them on stage will be Mr. and Miss Golden Globes, the recipients of honorary titles that are traditionally awarded annually to the children of celebrities with their own ambitions in the industry.
Sam Michael Fox, son of Michael J. Fox, and Clint Eastwood’s daughter Francesca are the two scions selected this year by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HPFA), organizers of the awards.
Jodie Foster, a seven-time Globe nominee and two-time Oscar winner, will receive the Cecil B DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.
The ceremony will be aired live in the US on the NBC network.