Golden Globes emergency

The 71st Golden Globes is under way in Los Angeles, but it has not gone smoothly.

Earlier a light bulb was blamed for setting off sprinklers, soaking a section of the red carpet.  Celebrities were forced to wait out front in their limousines.

Ryan Seacrest tweeted “the red carpet has become so saturated that it has begun lifting up off the concrete path”.


Channel Nine’s Richard Wilkins snuck past security, promising not to discuss the emergency, before revealing that officials were using vacuum cleaners to suck up the excess water.

Australian actress Cate Blanchett is in the running for a Golden Globe for her role in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.  Countryman Geoffrey Rush paid tribute and said “I think the American term is she hits it out of the ball park”.

Cate has just strolled down the red carpet in a black sequinned Armani gown.

Fellow Aussie Naomi Watts has walked in to the Beverly Hilton Hotel with husband Liev Schreiber, both sporting outfits by Tom Ford.

Blonde bombshell Margot Robbie appeared alongside Best Actor nominee Leonardo Di Caprio in Wolf of Wall Street and has walked the red carpet already.  The Australian was wearing a plunging white Gucci gown with silver trim with her hair pulled back in a tight knot.  Margot told an E reporter she “is single” but said “I don’t really want to date an Actor so this probably isn’t the night I’m going to find anyone”.

Actress Amy Adams has also made an appearance, wearing a revealing red dress with a sweeping back.

Nominee Jennifer Lawrence will be among those selected to hand out awards.

American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave have the most nominations this year, with seven nods each.

Comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will play host for the second year running.

Nominations for the Oscars will be announced next Thursday. The Academy Awards will be held on March 2.