Ricky Gervais hosts the 2012 Golden Globe Awards on CTV, Jan. 15

With only three days to go until the dinner party of the year, the menu is set with an appetizer of red carpet arrivals, before a roast is served courtesy of three-time host Ricky Gervais.

This year’s award season officially begins with THE 69TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS, airing live across the country Sunday, January 15 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit ctv.ca to confirm local listings).

With GOLDEN GLOBE® recipient Ricky Gervais back at centre stage, even the “sexiest men alive” aren’t safe from this Brit’s biting brand of humour and no-holds-barred comments.   

Leading up to the main course, CTV Two and E! serve up all the red carpet glamour, including the red hot arrivals, fashion hits and misses, and interviews with the night’s biggest stars.

Celebrity destination E! kicks things off at 5 p.m. ET with COUNTDOWN TO THE RED CARPET: THE 2012 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS, followed by LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET: THE 2012 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS at 6 p.m. ET.

Then it’s the official red carpet special at 7 p.m. ET as THE 2012 GOLDEN GLOBE® ARRIVALS SPECIAL airs on CTV Two and CTV in select markets (visit ctv.ca/two and ctv.ca to confirm local listings).

The night wraps up with the E! AFTER PARTY: THE 2012 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS at 11 p.m. ET. For a full breakdown of E!’s award season coverage, click here.

As recently announced, celebrity presenters include SMASH’s Katharine McPhee, TWO AND A HALF MEN’s Ashton Kutcher, and THE VOICE’s Adam Levine, along with Jessica Biel, Robert Downey Jr., Jimmy Fallon, Mila Kunis, Rob Lowe, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mark Wahlberg, and Reese Witherspoon. They join already confirmed presenters Melissa McCarthy from MIKE & MOLLY, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, and Freida Pinto. During the three-hour live event, ACADEMY AWARD®-winning actor Morgan Freeman will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry.


CTV’s ETALK is set to bring viewers exclusive GOLDEN GLOBE® access as the only Canadian outlet with a platform position on the red carpet, as well as a dedicated lounge backstage. ETALK anchor Ben Mulroney has the red carpet covered, while E!’s Leah Miller is backstage with the hottest stars just moments after their big win. ETALK is also the only Canadian outlet invited to the hottest after-party, with L.A. correspondent Jessi Cruickshank on HBO’s red carpet as their talent celebrate following the awards. ETALK’s GOLDEN GLOBE® coverage airs Monday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV.


For all the fashionistas, Joan Rivers holds nothing back as she talks about all the red carpet hits and misses during FASHION POLICE: THE 2012 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS on Monday, Jan. 16 at 9 p.m. ET on E!, and on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. ET on CTV, it’s ETALK FASHION FIX: GOLDEN GLOBES.


Viewers can also join in on the GOLDEN GLOBE® chatter by tweeting along with @CTV_Television throughout the red carpet special and award show.


THE 69TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS are produced by Dick Clark Productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association®.


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