Less than a week to go until the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, which will air on NBC on Sunday, January 12. Held in the Beverly Hills Hilton, the award ceremony will be once again co-hosted by America’s sweethearts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, kicking off the American awards season. Each year the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominate their picks for the best in film and television. The list of presenters this year includes everyone’s favorite, Jennifer Lawrence, who is nominated for American Hustle. Other presenters include Robert Downey, Jr., Kevin Bacon, Jimmy Fallon, Laura Dern, Reese Witherspoon, Colin Farrell, and Uma Thurman, among others.
The Golden Globes are said to be a predictor of who will win the other highly-coveted awards in the film community, the Oscars. But really, it’s just plain fun to watch the show and see what everyone is wearing, and and be reminded of all the great movies and television shows from the past year. Well, you know what else is fun? Food. Food and movies. Food and television. They just go together. So I’ve gathered up some great recipes inspired by the Golden Globe nominations as a delicious way to honor some of the best entertainment from this year.
Recipes Inspired by Golden Globe Nominees 1 of 12
American Hustle: Gin Martini 2 of 12
American Hustle boasts a cast filled with some of Hollywood's hottest names — Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Jeremy Renner. Nominated for Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, it takes place in 1970s New Jersey and is based on an FBI sting set up to catch the corrupt mayor of Camden, Carmine Polito. The film is brilliantly styled — almost a love letter to '70s fashion and culture. Pour yourself a classic gin martini like you would have been sipping at a nightclub in 1970s NYC.
Get the recipe for a classic gin martini
The Wolf of Wall Street: Lobster and Heirloom Tomato Salad 3 of 12
Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street portrays the rise of Jordan Belfort (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) to become an over-the-top, richy rich NY stockbroker who scams the system. This movie is all about wealth and indulgence in every sense of the word. And well, frankly, I can't think of anything more indulgent than a lobster salad. Wolf is up for Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, and DiCaprio is up for Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.
Get the recipe for lobster and heirloom tomato salad
Saving Mr. Banks: Penguin Cupcakes 4 of 12
Emma Thompson brilliantly portrays Mary Poppins author P. L. Travers in the heartwarming Saving Mr. Banks, opposite Tom Hanks' Walt Disney. Travers hears something about dancing penguins in the film adaptation of her books and asks how Mr. Disney plans on teaching (actual) penguins how to dance. She makes adamant disdain for the animated sequence well-known, but is eventually won over by the charm of Mary Poppins. Emma Thompson is up for Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.
Get the recipe for penguin cupcakes
Labor Day: Peach Pie 5 of 12
Truth? I started craving summery peach pie in a big way when I watched the steamy pie-making scene in Labor Day. It's a hot, humid day when Frank (Josh Brolin) teaches Adele (Kate Winslet) a fabulously delicious way to use up all those juicy, ripe peaches. (Is it just me, or is it getting hot in here? Ahem.) Kate Winslet is a nominee for Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama. She won last year for her role in Mildred Pierce.
Get the recipe for lattice-top peach pie
The Wind Rises: Noodle Bowl 6 of 12
The latest film from acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki, The Wind Rises, is set in the early part of Japan's ShÅwa period during the 1920s, and tells a fictionalized story of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed the Mitsubishi A5M and the famous A6M Zeroes flown by Japanese pilots in World War II. As with all of Miyazaki's films, it's incredibly beautiful and visually captivating. It's nominated for Foreign Language Film. The characters can be seen eating steaming bowls of noodles throughout the film.
See 10 great ways to eat ramen for dinner
Frozen: Olaf Cupcakes 7 of 12
Disney's Frozen has received glowing reviews all around and is up for Animated Feature Film. Olaf, the comical snowman, keeps Anna and Kristoff company during their journey to find Elsa. He's definitely one of the movie's most beloved characters. These darling cupcakes would be a fun thing to make as you await the awards to be announced.
Get the recipe for these darling Olaf cupcakes
Downton Abbey: Roast Lamb with Mint Sauce 8 of 12
Downton, as we lovingly call it, just wrapped up its fourth season in the UK and is now being shown on PBS, much to the delight of its fans here in the U.S. The food plays its own supporting role in the beloved series from across the pond, and I often wonder what delight Mrs. Patmore and Daisy would make, when I'm coming up with my own menu plans. (Hint: It's probably not tacos!) This lamb and mint sauce is sophisticated enough to be served as the Granthams' second course, but will Downton win a Globe for TV Series, Drama for the second year in a row? Hmm...
Get the recipe for roast lamb and mint sauce
House of Cards: BBQ Ribs 9 of 12
The fictional Freddy's BBQ in House of Cards is frequented by Kevin Spacey's Rep. Frank Underwood. One thing is for sure, D.C. does know how to do BBQ, and you can make your own at home while you cross your fingers for at least one win. House of Cards is up for four awards, including Actor and Actress in a TV Drama, as well as Supporting Actor and Actress in a TV Drama. And for good reason, the story line is as juicy as these ribs.
Get the recipe for root beer braised ribs
Orange Is The New Black: Cake Jars 10 of 12
We get an inside view of Piper Chapman's fifteen-month sentence in federal prison as she pays her dues for transporting drug money ten years earlier in Orange Is the New Black. Watching the now law-abiding Piper don prison orange is a little painful, and we won't go into her initiation to prison life. Suffice it to say, the girl deserves some cake in a jar, am I right? Actress Taylor Schilling (Piper) is up for a Golden Globe for Actress in a Television Drama.
Get the recipe for orange and black cake jars
Breaking Bad: Awkward Guacamole 11 of 12
Remember that scene in Breaking Bad at GarduÃ±os? The one where the chipper waiter keeps interrupting with an offer to make tableside guacamole? And he doesn't quite realize that there's a pretty intense convo going on? Yeah. That was... awkward. Well, you too can make yourself some gu-awk-amole, coffee-tableside while you wait for the verdict of Breaking Bad's three nominations, including TV Series, Drama.
Get the recipe for simple chunky guacamole
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Pizza 12 of 12
The new series Brooklyn Nine-Nine premiered in September 2013 and was just picked up for a full season. Andy Samberg is nominated for Actor TV Series, Comedy for his role as Detective Jake Peralta from the fictional 99th precinct of the NYPD. In a recent episode, Sal's Pizza burnt down in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, causing a bit of a ruckus in the neighborhood. Luckily, you can make your own New York pizza at home!
Get the recipe for homemade pizza
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