Think Golden Globes and exquisite red carpet style, tear-jerking winners' speeches and genuinely entertaining on-stage antics will spring to mind.
The ceremony is one of the glitziest events of the year, with the added bonus of being more laid-back than the Oscars (word has it the booze is free-flowing at the Globes).
But thanks to an interview from Best Actress nominee Cate Blanchett, we've learned it's not quite the glamorous affair we'd always thought it was.
Ahead of the big night Cate spoke to Jimmy Kimmel about the ceremony and revealed some surprising truths about what goes on behind the scenes.
Hoping to glean some insider details about the ceremony, Jimmy Kimmel suggested: "They say it's more fun because people drink and get to talk during these shows."
But with no holds barred, the Carol actress confessed: "Well no, it's like a mosh pit, actually. It gets very sweaty down there with those tables. It's like, if there's not enough ketchup on your table you literally lean and get DiCaprio's ketchup from the table behind. You're all very tightly packed. It's quite sweaty."
Well, that's crushed our Globes fantasies.
Firstly: we're pretty surprised the A-list put something as mundane as ketchup on their gourmet awards' dinner. And secondly: concealing sweat marks on those couture gowns sounds very stressful.
Blanchett also went on to reveal why the champagne isn't as free-flowing as we thought. "Normally you're so stitched into those dresses that if you have to pee it's a disaster," she joked.
Perhaps watching along at home really is the better option.