It’s January 17, 2010 and the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards are finally here. Tonight we’ll see what many consider the precursor to next month’s Oscars with the winners of some of the night’s top awards. This year there’s a lot to look forward to including the continuation of Kathryn Bigelow‘s non-stop assault on the Best Director category. Plus Monique and Christoph Waltz are looking to continue their denomination over the Best Supporting Actor and Actress titles respectively.

Even though there’s a lot of tension, there will be a lot of drinks as well. The Globes aren’t as stuffy as the Oscars, and will be filled with plenty of relaxed moments courtesy of tonight’s host, Ricky Gervais. The man behind both versions of “The Office” as well as the cable show “Extras,” will MC the event and we’re sure he’s got it out for a couple of well known stars.

If you’re done with the wait, let’s get this party started…

7:59 PM: Ricky Gervais just did one more plug for The Ricky Gervias Show. So shameless.

7:55 PM: Best Motion Picture Drama is up and being presented by Julia Roberts. The award goes to Avatar! Whoa! I didn’t see that coming. “Avatar asks us to see that everything is connected. All human beings to each other, and us to the earth and if you have to go 4 1/2 light years to this made up planet to appreciate this miracle of a world we have right here ,well you know what? That’s the wonder of cinema right there. That’s the magic.” – James Cameron

7:51 PM: Bridges better get his Oscar next month, that’s all I’m saying. Seriously, why is this talented man just now getting his just desserts?

7: 50 PM: Kate Winslet is presenting Best Actor in a Motion Picture and the award goes to Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart. He’s getting a huge applause right now. He’s giving a shout out to his wife of 33 years, and his late father Lloyd who encouraged him to join the business.

7:40 PM: Robert Downey Jr. just won Best Actor is a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for his work in Sherlock Holmes. In typical RDJ fashion he’s hilarious saying he didn’t need to thank anyone but inadvertently did. He said everyone needed him for this movie because Avatar was going to take them to the cleaners. He also said Joel Silver restarted his career about 12 times, and if it wasn’t for his wife Susan he’d be bussing tables.

7:35 PM: Mickey Rourke is presenting Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama, and he looks like space cowboy. Oh Mickey only you can get away that. The award just went to Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side. Wow! She said the movie taught her that family isn’t only a group of people your born into but those who have your back.

7: 33 PM: The Governator just took the stage, and he’s doing some stand up comedy. He’s presenting Avatar for Best Motion Picture Drama. He made a crack about how half the film’s gross is going to California, we wish!

7:27 PM: Reese Witherspoon is presenting the award for Best Musical or Comedy Movie and its goes to The Hangover. Who ever thought Todd Phillips would get a Golden Globes Award? He just thanked his mom for standing behind his decision to become a director when she realized he wasn’t going to be as smart as his sisters.

7:25 PM: Oh damn, Mike Tyson is in the building. The cast for The Hangover is presenting a montage for their film in the Best Motion Picture -Musical or Comedy category.

7:19 PM: Best TV series Comedy or Musical is up and it’s being presented by Jack Bauer…Kiefer Sutherland. The award goes to “Glee”! In your face “30 Rock” and “The Office!” But I love “Modern Family” which was also nominated so this is a bit bittersweet.

7:16 PM: Holy crap James Cameron just won Best Director! Who the hell saw that coming? He also just told the audience that he was gonna make his speech brief because he had to pee something fierce.

7:10 PM: Jodie Foster just introduced a montage for The Hurt Locker, and Ricky Gervais just made a crack about Mel Gibson being a drunk. Gibson is introducing the Best Director category I wonder who will win?

7:04 PM: That was actually won of the better montages I’ve seen for a Cecil B. DeMille recipient. “Movies are the memories of our lifetime. We need to keep them alive.” – Martin Scorsese

6:57 PM: The world is about to explode because Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio are taking the stage to present Martin Scorsese with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. You’ve gotta love how both actors call Scorsese “Marty.” His highlight reel better be awesome.

6:50 PM: Let’s make a drinking game for everytime Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) gets an award. I’d like to be mad, but everytime he gets up there to accept he’s so humble and sweet. Darn you, I can’t hate him, he’s so adorable.

6:47 PM: Best Supporting Actress in a TV series goes to Chloe Sevigney who looks really “flowy.” Seriously, her dress is so flowery than someone stepped on it while she was approaching the stage. Womp, womp.

6:46 PM: Really? Taylor Lautner introducing 500 Days of Summer? That pissed me off just a little.

6:40 PM: Damn this orchestra. The people are barely on stage for 15 seconds before they start playing them off. How rude.

6: 38 PM: Best Series Drama is being presented by Amy Poehler and Zachary Levi. Why does Hugh Laurie look like he’s not interested? The award goes to “Mad Men,” and wow Jon Hamm looks great with that beard. Him and Clooney are killing it tonight.

6: 34 PM: Once again here’s another woman wold enough to be my grandmother looking better than me. She’s presenting the award Best Foreign Language film. The winner is The White Ribbon from Germany, a film about the eve of World War I in the country.

6:33 PM: Sophia Loren has taken the stage and is getting a standing ovation.

6:32 PM: Samuel L. Jackson in introducing the montage for Inglourious Basterds, how fitting?

6:27 PM: Best Actor in a Comedy series goes to Alec Baldwin for “30 Rock” and guess what? He’s not even there. The guy has like 1,000 awards already from this show. He’s like screw it, send me mine in the mail.

6:25 PM: Jason is thanking is cast Vera, George, and Anna for their work in the movie. He’s getting a little emotional when talking about George.

6:23 PM: Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler are presenting the award for Best Screenplay. The winner is Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner for Up in the Air. That movie was great so this is very deserving.

6:21 PM: Cameron Diaz’ dress is hurting my eyes! It’s bright red. It’s like Jezebel in living color. She’s introducing It’s Complicated.

6:13 PM: The award for Best Actress in a TV movie goes to Drew Barrymore for Grey Gardens. It’s a first Golden Globe award and third nomination. She’s giving a shout out to Mo’Nique from her eloquent speech earlier. She also said the award was “for all the people who are nice enough to love me and wish the best for me.” She was shaking like a leaf.

6:11 PM: Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana are presenting for Best Actor in a TV movie. And the winner is…Kevin Bacon for Taking Chances.

6:09 PM: Helen Mirren looks great. God that’s depressing. I need to step it up a notch and I’m like 40 years younger than her.

6:03 PM: Meryl is literally at a loss for words because she’s won this award so many times. But she’s very humble and is paying homage to her mother as well as Julia Child. She’s truly grateful.

5:59 PM: Colin Farrell just came on stage with the intro that he was an Irish stereotype. He’s presenting the Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical Award. It’s Meryl vs. Meryl with a couple of other people thrown in. So are you really surprised that she won for Julie & Julia?

5:58 PM: Tom Hanks takes a jab at Stanley Tucci and Alec Baldwin via their performances opposite Meryl Streep.

5:57 PM: Oh my God, why are they still on my screen? The music is playing, get off.

5:54 PM: Isn’t the miniseries dying? Here’s the nominees for the category and of course Masterpiece Theater once again crept itself in there. Too bad it lost out to Grey Gardens, the movie about two eccentric cousins of Jackie Kennedy.  In your face PBS!

5:48 PM: Here’s the Best Original Score and it goes to Up.

5:46 PM: “The Weary Kind” from Crazy Heart won. I think that song is going all the way to the Oscars.

5:44 PM: Wow, people are really hooting and howling for Cher. You could see Jeremy Piven in the back mouth ‘Oh wow, Cher.’  Her and Christina Aguilera are presenting the award for Best Original Song.

5:42 PM: Harrison Ford is here introducing the montage for Up in the Air. He’s reading that teleprompter the only way he knows how, cold and slow.

5:34 PM: Here comes the award for Best Actress in a TV series – Drama and it goes to Julianna Margulies for “The Good Wife.” I’ve heard good things about that show, I’ve just never watched it. Of course she had to give a kiss to George Clooney on her way to the stage.

5:33 PM: The Best Actor in a Drama -TV series  is Michael C Hall for “Dexter” FINALLY! Oh John Lithgow is about to burst into tears over there.

5:31 PM: Felicity Huffman is screwing up her lines. Maybe a little too much to drink? Here comes the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press. He looks half asleep and this is his show.

5:30PM: Ricky is now promoting The Invention of Lying DVD. He’s talking about how a Golden Globe can’t be bought… (shifty eyes)

5:28 PM: Kate Hudson is introducing a montage for Nine, which is nominated for Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

5:22 PM: Did they really have to play Pete Docter off like that? Geez.

5:20 PM: Paul McCartney is here and he’s presenting for Best Animated Feature Film and it’s Up.

5:18 PM: Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series goes to John Lithgow! Yes! It’s for his role on “Dexter” and Neil Patrick Harris looks pissed!

5:16 PM: This year’s Ms. Golden Globe is Mavis Spencer. Whatever happened to Mr. Golden Globe? This is sexist.

5: 12PM: Toni also won the Emmy Award for this category last year. She’s so excited here.

5:10 PM: Sofia Vergara and Matthew Fox present the Best Actress in a TV Comedy award to Toni Collette.

5:08 PM: Monique looks great! But she’s shaking and very emotional right now. She’s giving a shout out to her husband Sidney.  She stated, “Lee Daniels, the world gets a chance to see how brilliant you are.”

5:07 PM: And the winner is…Monique. No surprise there. Congrats!

5:05 PM: Nicole Kidman is here to present the award for Best Supporting Actress. She also spoke about the Haiti situation and gave a plug for the upcoming Hope for Haiti telethon.

5:03 PM: I love Kiefer Sutherland! Shout out to “24.”

5:01 PM: Ricky Gervais always goes after Steve Carell. Faithfully. Shameless “Office” promotion going on here.

5: 00 PM: It’s starting!

4:50 PM: Get ready folks the show is about to begin in ten minutes. We have to sit through a few more bland red carpet interviews and fashion inquiries before we can get down to the nitty gritty.