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SUNDAY MORNING, 5 AM …

The Beverly Hilton. Sunday, January 16, 5 am.

The stars and their guests have been assigned their seats. The kitchen is in overdrive. An army of security has been briefed. The stage has been completed and the International Ballroom has never looked as glamorous. In addition to three hotel locations, three enormous tents have been built to host after parties.

All food has been prepared and over 1500 bottles of Moet & Chandon champagne will be delivered and cooled shortly.

One of the world’s busiest streets, Santa Monica Boulevard has been closed off and is now partly occupied by a caravan of 40 production and satellite trucks.

The red carpet is almost complete and will be the largest ever rolled out. It’s not just limited to the arrivals area, but even surrounding Merv Griffin Way – a street.

The few people present at this hour, security personal, hotel workers etc, all seem the share the same belief.

Today’s Golden Globe Awards will not only be the biggest in it’s 68 year history but probably be the largest celebration of film and television ever held.

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LADIES, LADIES … THE BIEB IS IN THE HOUSE – TO REHEARSE.

Yes, ladies, The Bieb entered the Beverly Hilton Hotel this afternoon – ready for his first appearance at the Golden Globe Awards tomorrow.

Justin takes it all in stride. Today’s appearance will no doubt be repeated for many more years.


The Bieb in front of his prime seat in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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MEETING THE STARS

Actor Blair Underwood graciously signs autographs and poses for photos with fans that lined up the hallway of the Beverly Hilton Hotel during rehearsals of the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Blair Underwood will be one of the many presenters.

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IN THE KITCHEN

Maria Palacios, Veronica Alberto, Kat Grant and Evelyn Barrios prepare fruit platters to be served at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Oswaldo a Orellana prepares over one thousand Filet Mignon’s.
Jill Rosalba has probably one of the biggest jobs at the Golden Globe Awards. Polishing the silverware. Supervisor Sam Vaco appreciates the work of his entire crew. “These people deserve all the credit they can get. They’re some of the hardest working people this Sunday.”

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QUIET BEFORE THE STORM

While the renowned pool of the Beverly Hilton Hotel is slowly being transformed into the venue of one of the hottest after parties of the Golden Globe Awards, two visiting tourists – ready to take their place in the bleachers this Sunday – are staying put at the pool as long as they can.

Who can blame them. They escaped this week’s blizzard in New York.

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AN ANGEL WATCHES OVER THE GLOBES

If the Golden Globe Awards had an Angel, it might as well be the Beverly Hilton’s setup manager Angel Rodriguez.

This year’s ceremony will be Angel’s 18th Golden Globe Awards. It is his responsibility to make sure that 110 tables are perfectly setup, and 1300 guests are comfortably seated.

Throughout the years, Angel has held a perfect record. One year, however, Angel truly saved the ballroom. “Shortly before the show, we all of sudden realized that due to some miscommunication, over a hundred chairs had been removed during the last camera rehearsals,” he recalls.

“We had to scramble to get them all back at the tables, and the last chair was literally placed the moment the Golden Globes went live!”

Angelina, Brad, Johnny and Halle, rest assured. Angel will be there this Sunday and so will your chairs.

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JUST TWO MORE DAYS …

This morning, media from all over the world were given a sneak peak of the stage and International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Set builder Michael Hoffmann shows off one of the many new additions to this year’s Golden Globe stage. Thousands of Swarovski crystals.

Moet & Chandon will serve the stars champagne from hundreds of special edition Golden Globe Award bottles. Ricky Gervais however, prefers a cold Foster beer. From a can.

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ROLLING OUT THE RED CARPET

The 68th Golden Globes is coming your way live from the red carpet in just a few short days!

The show will be broadcast nationwide live in HD on NBC Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 5:00-8:00 (PST)/8:00-11:00 (EST) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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THE ONLY OSCAR AT THE GLOBES

Oscar Zuleta is a true Golden Globe Awards veteran.

As one of the Beverly Hilton’s longest working employees, Oscar has served the stars at 17 consecutive Golden Globe ceremonies.

“My favorite moment was when I served Sean Connery a glass of red wine,” recalls the Globe vet. “He told me it was custom in his country that those that serve a glass of wine always take the first sip. I told him I couldn’t because I was working.”

“Mr. Connery turned around, talked to my supervisor, came back and handed me a second glass saying, ‘Here’s a toast to both our health!’”

Golden Globe winner Mickey Rourke is responsible for his second most memorable Golden Globe moment. “He saw my name tag and acted in a very funny way upset, saying ‘What the heck are you doing at the Globes!’, to which I replied, ‘But Mickey, I am the only Oscar at the Globes!’”

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A BALLROOM IS TRANSFORMED

The International Ballroom is transformed into one of the most glamorous stages.

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