There will be some friendly rivalry among the hosts at the Globe ceremony, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Both were nominated for best actress in a TV comedy, Fey for ‘‘30 Rock’’ and Poehler for ‘‘Parks and Recreation.’’
The Sarah Palin drama ‘‘Game Change’’ leads TV contenders with five nominations: best movie or miniseries and acting honors for Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ed Harris and Sarah Paulson. ‘‘Homeland’’ was next with four: best drama series and acting nominations for Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin.
Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of about 90 reporters covering entertainment for overseas outlets, the Globes have a reputation as a loose gathering where stars share drinks and dinner — and sometimes cut loose a bit more than they might at the stately Oscars.
‘‘Everybody always says, and it’s absolutely true, it’s the most fun of the ceremonies,’’ said Field, a two-time Oscar winner who’s nominated for supporting actress as Mary Todd Lincoln in ‘‘Lincoln.’’ ‘'It becomes slightly irreverent in its way. The fact that it’s a dinner, and they make sure they ply you with as much alcohol as they can. Luckily, my category is one of the earliest ones up, so whatever happens, I'll be all right.’’
AP Entertainment Writers Sandy Cohen, Derrik Lang, Christy Lemire and Anthony McCartney contributed to this report.