Sure, the lawsuit might make things awkward behind the scenes at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards for the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. and Dick Clark Prods. (The former has sued the latter over rights issues.)
But litigation will likely take a back seat this week to the hard labor of pulling off the starry ceremony and the live NBC telecast.
The Beverly Hilton, of course, has a starring role in the production. It’s the host with the most — enough space (nine acres) to house not only the ceremony but also six pre- and post-show soirees. That makes heavy-duty partying very efficient for the more than 5,000 attendees.
Here’s a by-the-numbers look at what it takes to make the Global village tick:
• 30,000 square feet of red carpet to line the Hilton entryway
• 10,000 pieces of Royal Doulton silverware and plate settings
• 1,300 guests seated for dinner at the ceremony
• 800 hotel staffers, including 50 bartenders and 40 chefs
• 300 security personnel
• 160 countries where the kudocast will be seen
• $3,900 cost of a “Globes Package” suite, complete with a red carpet bleacher seat, at the Hilton for non-pros
Julie Bowen, Sandra Bullock, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Garrett Hedlund, Scarlett Johansson, LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez, Leighton Meester, Jada Pinkett Smith, Robert Pattinson, Bruce Willis