UPDATED: 2012 Golden Globes Red Carpet and After Parties

The awards season is upon us! Last week we had the People’s Choice Awards and The Critics’ Choice Awards. And today it’s time for the Golden Globes.

Here are the arrivals. We’re updating the pictures as they come in. Take a look:

And the after parties

The opening of the show was a must-watch this year as Ricky Gervais is back to host, despite causing a storm of controversy last year with his acid-wit. He left no celebrity stone unturned in his opening monologue and ruffled a few feathers. Here’s the 2012 (latest) monologue fresh off the upload:

And in case you missed any of our other galleries from the People’s Choice Awards and the Critics’ Choice Awards, here’s a bumper gallery. We’ll keep adding to it as the awards season rolls on.

Some of the nominees:

Best film, drama: The Descendants, The Help, Hugo, The Ides of March, Moneyball, War Horse.
Best film, comedy or musical: 50/50, The Artist, Bridesmaids, Carnage, Midnight in Paris, My Week With Marilyn.
Best actor, drama:
George Clooney in The Descendants, Brad Pitt in Moneyball, Ryan Gosling in The Ides of March, Michael Fassbender in Shame, Leonardo DiCaprio in J. Edgar.
Best actress, drama:
Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs, Viola Davis in The Help,  Rooney Mara in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady, Tilda Swinton in We Need to Talk About Kevin.
Best director: Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris, George Clooney for The Ides of March, Michael Hazavicius for The Artist, Alexander Payne for The Descendants, Martin Scorsese for Hugo.

And so many more…

Zoe Foster will be live-tweeting the red carpet. You can read the tweets here if you’re not on Twitter: