Two announcements today make it clear that movie award season is upon us. First, British actor and comedian Ricky Gervais, most recently the star of The Invention of Lying, will host the Golden Globe Awards on January 17. Gervais is the first host of the show since 1995. His presenting skills at both the Emmys and last year's Golden Globes (watch him below) were a cut above all the rest. Second, The Hollywood Reporter, announced the return today of its yearly Awards Watch, both online and in print. It's not the only publication covering entertainment with an informed look at films – my friend Tom O'Neil does a masterful job at his Goldderby.com (take a look at his 12 front-runners now). Bookmark both if you're awards obsessed.