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Grab a glass and stumble into our Golden Globes drinking game

And the award for most shots goes to...


Rae Votta


Posted on Jan 11, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 7:20 pm CDT

While the Golden Globes is Hollywood’s most notoriously boozy awards show, we feel like you should match that revelry at home in your PJs as you yell at the television when Matt Bomer doesn’t win. (Seriously, he’s been shut out for The Normal Heart way too many times.) 

To help, we’ve crafted yet another fool-proof drinking game that will have you tipsy before they get to the In Memoriam segment.

The rules: Whenever the below happens, you drink as much as we say. (Or, heck, as much as you want. It’s your night.)

What you need: A television with cable, Slingbox, or a hookup to your parents’ cable, plus alcohol and (hopefully) friends. 

Do a shot

When a guy finally wears something that’s not a boring black tux. Double shots for anyone in a kilt.

Take the smallest sip

For every celebrity who can’t remember who designed his or her outfit.

When someone says they picked out their outfit just a few minutes before they got in the limo. They are a liar.

When anyone utters the phrase, “It’s an honor just to be nominated.”

Jennifer Lawrence

Reluctantly take a drink

Whenever they make a Boyhood joke. There will be so many Boyhood jokes.

When Tina Fey or Amy Poehler note the fact that Parks and Recreation got no nomination, and that sucks.

Amy Poehler

Take a medium sip

When you pretend you’ve seen all the foreign language films and have an opinion on who should win. “Ida was clearly superior to Tangerines…”

Take a giant gulp

At the inevitable Into the Woods musical moment.

Chris Pine

Finish your glass

Every time someone mispronounces Quvenzhané.

Quvenzhané Wallis

Drink and then lay facedown in shame

When someone makes a racist or sexist faux pas.

Shotgun a beer

If a group of nominees do a planned bit while their category is being read by the presenters.

Kristen Wiig

Cheers your champagne

When someone who really deserves it wins big.

Chris Colfer

Do a beer-and-liquor-bomb of your choice

If someone gets caught shit-talking on camera, or whispering things like, “Who’s that?”

Katy Perry

Put a straw in your glass and just keep it coming

When the boring categories (screenplay, composing) start.

Take a big swig

When Meryl Streep is on screen. You do this to honor her genius.

Meryl Streep

If you did all this, you are very drunk. Go celebrate with an entire pizza, because real winners get pizza. 

Illustration by Max Fleishman

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*First Published: Jan 11, 2015, 4:37 pm CST