Tina Fey has a chance to secure her throne as the Queen of Television at Sunday's Golden Globes, but the title of king is still very much up for grabs.
Fey is competing for best actress in a comedy after an explosive 2008 in which she won an Emmy and became a household name, and even political player, with her pitch-perfect Sarah Palin impersonation. The rock of 30 Rock, nominated for three awards, she looks like a sure thing in her category.
Beyond that, it's anybody's Globes. HBO's In Treatment and John Adams lead the nominations at the Globes with five each, and Mad Men joins 30 Rock with three each. (Click here for photos, video, a full list of nominees, and more.)
Mad Men's Jon Hamm and In Treatment's Gabriel Byrne face off as the best actors in the men's drama category. The Emmy equivalent of the award went to Bryan Cranston, star of AMC's Breaking Bad.
The Globes will also give Oscar prognosticators a little more to think about, as Globe recipients often go on to win Academy Awards. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Doubt and Frost/Nixon lead with five nominations each.
The awards, from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, are voted on by fewer than 100 international journalists covering Hollywood.
Unlike the Emmys and Oscars, which reflect what predominantly American entertainment industry insiders most love about their business, the Golden Globes represent what foreign critics consider the best of the United States. That gives them an unpredictability — it's never easy to guess how others see you.
Presenters at this year's 66th annual awards include Simon Baker, Drew Barrymore, Glenn Close, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cameron Diaz, Aaron Eckhart, Laurence Fishburne, Ricky Gervais, Jake Gyllenhaal, Salma Hayek, the Jonas Brothers, Jessica Lange, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Hayden Panettiere, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Seth Rogen, and Martin Scorcese.
The show will be telecast live on NBC at 8 pm/ET.
What presenters are you most excited to see? Any predictions?
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