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  • Golden Globes: Who wins? Who goes home empty-handed?

  • It's that time of the year again: awards season! The fete-ing all kicks off Sunday with the 70th Golden Globe Awards (8 p.m. ET on NBC). Will "Homeland" continue its awards show winning streak? Is "Lincoln" the film to beat? Check out content partner TV Guide's predictions as well as the fashions and parties expected on the big night.
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  • It's that time of the year again: awards season! The fete-ing all kicks off Sunday with the 70th Golden Globe Awards (8 p.m. ET on NBC). Will "Homeland" continue its awards show winning streak? Is "Lincoln" the film to beat? Check out content partner TV Guide's predictions as well as the fashions and parties expected on the big night.
    FILM
    Drama Picture
    Will win: Argo
    Ben Affleck's third directorial effort is the happy medium between Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty: a smart, historical, taut thriller that celebrates showbiz and almost seems too good to be true. (The HFPA is surely fond of the scene set in the Beverly Hilton Hotel — where the Globes ceremony takes place.)  Plus, the Globes loves big-name stars, so it won't be able to resist having both Affleck and producer/HFPA fave George Clooney on stage. Don't be surprised if Affleck takes the director trophy too. (Yes, he was snubbed by the Oscars, but Globes voting closed before Oscar nods came out.)
    Watch out for: Lincoln
    Steven Spielberg's superbly crafted American tale, which leads the field with seven nominations, has the edge in prestige and emotional heft.
    Comedy/Musical Picture
    Will win: Les Miserables
    When there's an actual musical in the lineup, the HFPA will go for it more often than not, even when there's nothing comedic about it, like in Les Miz's case. Opinions may differ on the divisive Tom Hooper adaptation, but the film ought to benefit from its risky live-singing efforts and voters' familiarity with the beloved source material.
    Watch out for: Silver Linings Playbook
    The high-wire rom-com brings the heart and the laughs.
    Predictions for acting categories can be found here.
    Check out video coverage of the Golden Globes
    TELEVISION
    Drama Series
    Will win: Homeland
    Many had problems with Season 2 of the Showtime hit, but the defending champ remains the hottest, most talked-about series, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is all about the cool factor. Its seminal "Q&A" episode alone is enough to warrant a second trophy.
    Watch out for: Downton Abbey
    This is Downton Abbey's first series nomination at the Globes (it won miniseries/TV movie last year), and the aristocratic throwback ought to appeal to the foreign press. Also keep an eye on The Newsroom. The Globes love to be the first to coronate a new show and the HBO drama is the only newbie in the lineup, making it in over three-time champ Mad Men.
    Page 2 of 2 - Comedy/Musical Series
    Will win: Girls
    It took the Globes three years to acknowledge Modern Family, so while a repeat win wouldn't be unexpected, we're not banking on it. Of the rest, Girls has the most working in its favor: a hip, new critical favorite with a refreshing voice from Lena Dunham.
    Watch out for: Smash
    We would not put it past the Globes to actually award Smash.
    Predictions for acting categories can be found here.
    THE FASHIONS
    When the Golden Globe Award winners are announced on Sunday, Jan. 13, movie and TV fans around the world will tune in to see which stars take home trophies. But many of us will also be watching to see which celebs win a spot on the best-dressed list.
    BEHIND THE SCENES
    Glamour goes behind-the-scenes to show you what really goes on inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
    THE HOSTS
    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, former "Saturday Night Live" castmates, reunite to host the Golden Globes.
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