What Time Do the 2015 Golden Globes Start? 4 Reasons You Won’t Want to Miss a Minute of the Festivities

Jan. 11 may not sound like a particularly important day to you, but in 2015 it marks a very important date in entertainment history: the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards. Right now, as we speak, the best stars in Hollywood are all flocking to the Beverly Hilton Hotel in the hopes that one or two of those sealed envelopes has their name on it. But who will win and who will be forced to put on their best gracious loser face? We won’t know until the show begins. Speaking of which, for those of you who are uncertain of what time the Golden Globes start, let me help to clarify a few things before you find yourselves late, late to a very important date.

The red carpet kicks off at 6 p.m. (ET) on E! and lasts for two full hours. However, NBC is hosting a Golden Globes Arrivals Special starting at 7 p.m. (ET), which some may feel inclined to tune into instead. (We all know E! red carpet antics can get a little wearing sometimes.) And then, there’s the main event. The actual Golden Globes ceremony will begin promptly at 8 p.m. (ET) and last until 11 p.m. (ET), though I wouldn't be surprised if it runs a bit long, as many of these events tend to do. But it's a worthwhile three hours, let me assure you. So while many of you may be tempted to switch over to other competing programs such as Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, or Girls, I sorely advise against it, and here's why…

The Fashion

Look, I may not be able to afford the glamorous designer dresses that grace the red carpet during these ceremonies, but boy do I enjoy seeing them worn by Hollywood's finest each and every year (while secretly turning green with envy, mind you). Who are they wearing? What colors will be most popular this season? All is revealed on this very special night.

The Speeches

I'm not gonna lie, some speeches can turn into quite the snoozefest, but others are actually downright charming and can turn into some pretty quotable moments that will be talked about long after the wrap up music starts to play.

The Hosts

I mean, come on. This is Tina Fey and Amy Poehler we're talking about. Are you really going to want to switch over to something else when inevitable hilarity is bound to ensue? I think not, my friend. Especially since this could very well be their last year of hosting the Globes ever. (*weeps into pillow*)

It's a Live Show

Live, as in anything could happen, people. It's one of our few chances to see the flawed underbelly of Hollywood. It'll be awkward. It'll be jaw-dropping. It'll be absolutely fantastic. And you shouldn't want to miss a minute of it.

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