Twitter enlists stars to live-tweet the Golden Globes

By Natan Edelsburg 

We wrote about E!’s coverage of the Golden Globes. Now the stars themselves are covering the show – using social TV. This year, Twitter has enlisted actors and directors in attendance at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to live-tweet the awards ceremony and to share red carpet photos, backstage happenings, and for those celebrities unable to score an invite – thoughts from their couches.

With a more laid-back setting compared to other high-profile award shows, the Golden Globes is a perfect opportunity for celebrities to engage with fans before, during, and after the telecast. Twitter has even designed a hub for the “official live-tweeting cast”:.

The official hashtags are #goldenglobes and #globesparty, and here are the celebrities to follow tonight:

Julia Louis-Dreyfus @OfficialJLD – Nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series
David Spade – @DavidSpade
Sofia Vergara – @SofiaVergara  – Nominee for Modern Family
Hayden Panettiere – @haydenpanettier – Nominee for Nashville
Megan Hilty – @meganhilty – Star of nominee Smash
Audrina Patridge – @AudrinaPatridge
Nina Garcia – @NinaGarcia
Omar Epps –  @omarepps
Camila Alves – @iamcamilaalves
Marlon Wayons – @MARLONLWAYANS
Retta – @unfoRETTAble
Todd Barry – @ToddBarry
Krista Smith – @KristaSmith
Ra Ra Riot – @rarariot
Christos Decades @ChristosDecades
George Kotsiopoulos – @GeorgeKotsi
Maria Menounos – @mariamenounos
Tyler James Williams – @TylerJamesWill
Shanola Hampton – @ShanolaHampton
Katee Sackhoff –  @kateesackhoff