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Hollywood steps out for pre-Oscars Golden Globes awards

Published on Jan 12, 2013 12:09 PM
Miss Golden Globe Francesca Eastwood (from left), Dick Clark Productions CEO Allen Shapiro, Dick Clark Productions President Orly Adelson, HFPA President Aida Takla-O'Reilly, producer Barry Adelman, and Mr. Golden Globe Sam Michael Fox roll out the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards preview day at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, Jan 11, 2013, in Beverly Hills, California. -- PHOTO: JOHN SHEARER/INVISION/AP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Hollywood hits the red carpet on Sunday for the Golden Globes, Tinseltown's biggest pre-Oscars awards show, with Steven Spielberg, Ben Affleck and Quentin Tarantino among those eyeing major prizes.

Days after topping nominations for the Academy Awards, Spielberg's political drama Lincoln is the frontrunner for Globes glory, with seven nods, ahead of Affleck's Iran drama Argo and Tarantino's Django Unchained, both with five nominations.

United States (US) TV comedy favorites Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will co-host the Globes, after three years of edgy British comic Ricky Gervais taking barbed near-the-knuckle shots at the assembled A-listers.

"It's our job to keep things moving and also try to get the movie stars more liquored-up so that hopefully someone's boob will fall out of a dress," quipped 30 Rock star Fey, famous for impersonating former US vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

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