And The Winner Is… Pia Zadora! Welcome To The Golden Globes

by Jason Miller SOURCE Zoomerang

The Golden Globes are often a precursor to what is going to happen at the Academy Awards. It is also one of the most unpredictable [Obscure Pop Culture Reference #372 – (1981) Pia Zadora Wins Best New Actress Golden Globe for “Butterfly” – Pia who?]

This is the one night of the year where many of the hottest celebrities around get together, let loose and have a little fun. One or two will have a little too much to drink before they accept their award, one will inevitably be in the bathroom, someone will try to imitate Jack Nicholson and there will probably be a PIa Zadora moment thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press – again, who?

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Pia Zadora, 1981

So whether your taking swig of champagne every time Ricky Gervais drinks from a can of Foster’s beer, or winnowing down what films you plan to see before the Oscars or are looking for the red carpet highs and lows. Remember to turn off all cell phones, know where your exits are and sit back and enjoy the show.

Red carpet season is in full effect as the 68th Golden Globe Awards kicks off Sunday, January 16. This year’s ceremony will be telecast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel and hosted by funny man Ricky Gervais.

Leading this year’s nominations in the motion picture category are The King’s Speech (which has my vote), The Fighter, and The Social Network, while Glee has topped all others in the television categories.

Are you planning a Golden Globes watching party?

In addition to a red carpet, black and gold themed décor, and some mock gift bags for your guests, why not have some fun with creating your own ballots?

Using Zoomerang you can easily create your own Golden Globe Ballots and have your guests cast their votes prior to the Awards ceremony. We even tally up the votes for you with our powerful analytics making it easy to tell who guessed the most correct winners.

Offer a fun gift to all the winners and a Grand Prize to the person who gets the most categories right. I created this ballot with a partial list of nominees. You can find a complete list of nominees here.

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Some of this year's nominees

In addition to creating a ballot, Zoomerang can also help organize your event by using online survey forms to capture what people will be contributing to the party. It's fun, fast, and easy to send out invites and collect the responses in a simple and organized fashion so that your party is sure to go off without a hitch.

Don't forget to take photos of your red carpet event and upload them to Flickr and Facebook to share with friends. Why not send them our way as well, we would love to see photos from your Golden Globes party! (We might even send you a prize!)

Cast your Golden Globes Awards ballot here.