Expect 16 perspectives on stars at Golden Globes
FILE - This undated publicity photo provided by DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox shows Daniel Day-Lewis, center, as Abraham Lincoln in a scene from the film "Lincoln." The film was nominated Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 for 12 Academy Awards, including best picture, director for Steven Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. (AP Photo/DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, David James, File)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — It's a few days before the Golden Globes, and the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom is having a little work done.
Crystal chandeliers are being hung from the ceiling, where they'll illuminate stars including Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Dustin Hoffman and dozens more Sunday night. Workers on cranes are rigging up the 16 cameras that will capture the action inside the ballroom for worldwide TV audiences, and seating charts are being meticulously planned for maximum celebrity interaction.
But by showtime, the ballroom will be beautiful, and veteran live-TV producer Barry Adelman and director Louis Horvitz say they'll be ready for whatever the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards may bring.
"Because of Tina and Amy, we immediately have a fresh start," said Adelman, executive producer of the show.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — both Golden Globe nominees for lead actress in a TV comedy — are hosting the show. Producers gave the pair free reign to put their comedy touch on the ceremony.
"They've been here, so they didn't need a lot of guidelines," Adelman said. "The hardest part is to find the time within everything that's going on to allow them to shine, which we have found and they will shine."
"They do television, so their sensibilities are really great for what's going to play well, not only for the room but especially for the viewers at home," Horvitz added, though neither man saw the duo's material until Thursday afternoon.
The hosts said in an interview that they're hoping for some spontaneous moments to riff about onstage.
"That would be really great, so we're trying to plan that," Poehler said.
FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2012 file photo, Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler arrive at the 2012 Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globe After Party at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are ready to crack each other up at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. The two multi-hyphenate talents offered a taste of their quick-witted banter during a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Jan. 9, during which Fey promised, “We're going to sing the whole show.” (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
"We have a lot of spontaneous things planned," Fey added.
Adelman said something unexpected is guaranteed to happen during the three-hour show.
"It's the globes, so something's going to go wrong," he said. "It just means anything can happen — and always does."