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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Season of schmoozing and boozing kicks off

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Host Ricky Gervais attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Host Ricky Gervais attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

And they're off! More than 7,500 glasses of Moët were drained, 30,000 square feet of red carpet trampled on, and hundreds of designer frocks photographed during the course of the 73rd Golden Globes.

The winners and losers may be waking up with sore heads this afternoon but they will have to galvanise themselves for even more schmoozing and boozing as awards season continues apace.

The Globes act as a very glamorous starting pistol with runners and riders jumping on a PR carousel of photocalls, Champagne receptions, roundtables and TV interviews before the Oscars come calling. Make no mistake, surviving La-La Land's awards season takes plenty of stamina.

Here are the key dates for your awards season calendar:

January 14 - Oscar nominations announced

January 23 - Producer Guild Awards (PGA)

January 30 - Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards

January 31 - Art Directors Guild (ADG) Awards

February 6 - Directors Guild Awards (DGA)

February 13 - Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards

February 14 - Bafta Awards

February 15 - Grammy Awards

February 23 - Voting closes for Academy Awards

February 27 - Independent Spirit Awards

February 28 - 88th Academy Awards

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