The Golden Globe Awards, for the first time ever, will be broadcast live nationwide. Commemorating such a momentous occasion, the powers that be have arranged for the perfect online companion to watching the event on your HDTV:
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), NBC and dick clark productions (dcp) have developed “Golden Globes Week”; an online experience featuring exclusive preview content in support of the upcoming “67th Annual Golden Globe Awards” airing live in all time zones on NBC, January 17, 2010 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. The “Golden Globes Week” series will stream on NBC.com, Facebook.com/Celebs, Ustream and other partner sites through the official widget. The full week of previews will kickoff “Golden Globe Week” beginning Monday, January 11th.
Ustream handles the task of streaming the event live on
Social Stream, also available at the Dick Clark site, will allow you to chat about who’s wearing what. After all, that’s why you watch the Red Carpet and not for the witty banter, right?
Well, TV Guide is hip to that so they’ve spiced things up a bit on their webcast with 3D!
The revolutionary 3-D tool will generate virtual, three-dimensional images of celebrities as they are being interviewed on the red carpet by the Network’s Carrie Ann Inaba and Chris Harrison to display the stars’ current looks and their previous red carpet fashion statements.
"A truly interactive award show is a great way to involve our fan base and enhance the celebration of entertainment and fandom that is TV Guide Network’s trademark," said Matthew Singerman, Senior Vice President, Programming and Production, TV Guide Network, "and we believe that the ‘Hologram Glam Cam’ will do for award season what 3-D technology has done for movies and what HD has done for sports."
The Hologram Glam Cam will be used throughout the 2010 award season on TV Guide Network.
TVGuide.com will simultaneously stream Fashion Cam coverage of stars’ arrivals, and fans will be able to discuss their favorite looks via social-networking features.
Perhaps TV Guide is preying on all the 3D hoopla from just completed CES, but if you watch Red Carpet events, you will certainly appreciate images of last year’s wears, right next to this year.
One of the reasons cited for going to a full nationwide live show was internet spoilers. After all, anyone could just look online and see what bloggers, tweeters, and their Facebook friends were updating, whether they intended to or not. To prevent the live stream from stealing the thunder of the NBC broadcast, the official webcast will go to an exclusive behind the scenes All-Access show. Happy viewing!