Golden Globes By the Numbers

The Rat Pack: Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Junior and Frank Sinatra.
The Rat Pack: Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Junior and Frank Sinatra.

Fact: In the 73 years the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has presented the Golden Globes, host Ricky Gervais is the award ceremony’s sixth host ever.

It will be the Brit comedian’s fourth turn presenting the program, airing live on Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

Seventy-three years, six hosts–one marking his fourth time. Those are just some of the numbers behind one of the most celebrated award shows in Hollywood. Below, take a look some more digits about the ceremony that really count.

30,000 square feet: Stars will walk a red carpet that lines 30,000 square feet up to the entrance of The Beverly Hilton.

10,000 blooms: Celebrity florist Mark Held, is flying in nearly 10,000 flowers from Holland and South America.

3,000 party people: Golden Globes attendees–and those who didn’t make it to the ceremony–will celebrate at several swish after-parties. An estimated 3,000 revelers will paint the town gold.

2008 strike: No actors attended the Golden Globes ceremony in 2008 to show support for the Writers Guild of America strike. Rumor has it Jeremy Piven accepted his statue in his driveway.

1958 Rat Pack attack: The journalists who represent the Golden Globes (HFPA) presented the awards to the stars until 1958, when Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. “stormed the stage with whiskey and cigarettes in tow” and took over. Ever since the HFPA has asked celebrities to hand out the honors.

1,500 bubbles: At least 1,500 Moët Imperial mini champagne bottles will be served on the red carpet, and the bubbles will continue to flow with tables topped with 400 magnums of Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2004 and Moët Imperial Rosé during the ceremony. This marks Moet and Chandon’s 25th year as the official bubbly of the award show.

1,300+ guests: One of Hollywood’s most intimate award shows only has enough seating and tables to accommodate 1,300 guests. Around 10-12 people are seated at 111 tables. To compare, the 2015 Academy Awards venue at Dolby Theatre seated 3,400 people.

185 media outlets: 185 domestic and international media outlets have been credentialed to cover the show, representing more than 100 journalists and 65 photographers.

6 hosts: In its 73-year history, the Golden Globes has had only six hosts–
Andy Williams (mid-1960s), John Larroquette and Janine Turner (1995), Ricky Gervais (2011-2013), Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (2014-2015).

3:30 p.m: The time, traditionally, that the Globes slates for a three-course meal for guests. Producers don’t allow the dinner to be televised because they don’t want noises like the banging of silverware to air. The award show begins at 5 p.m. PST, but the booze will continue to flow.

1 and only: Amy Poehler is the only Golden Globes host to win award while performing hosting duties.

0 seat fillers: Unlike the Academy Awards, there are no seat fillers at the Golden Globes. So when the stars fetch their statues, you’ll see empty chairs.

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