The Golden Globes has never been seen as an upstanding awards show, but at least there were seats. Well, until this year.

According to a report from Vulture, ceremony organizers are having difficulty seating all the stars that plan on attending the Sunday night soiree. "It's a nightmare every year," an anonymous studio publicity chief told Vulture, "But this year is worse than ever, because this year, there are so many ensembles nominated."

While the nominated films and television shows are partially to blame -- films like "The Help" and "Bridesmaids" are loaded ensembles that run almost ten deep -- so, too, is the tiny venue. The Globes are held in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hill Hilton, a far cry from the Kodak Theater where the Oscars take place.

In an email to Vulture, a Hollywood Foreign Press Association representative explained the seating crunch:

The Globes are an intimate event and in keeping with that, we sometimes have limited tickets, especially in years like this when there are indeed a number of ensemble casts. It is always our goal to accommodate as many people associated with the nominations in the room but we do have a finite number of seats. We are not always able to accommodate significant others, co-producers and such. As much as we would love to have everyone associated with these accomplished films and television shows in the room, we just don't have the seating for everyone involved.

Those limitations could be a problem. Judd Apatow is going to the Globes on Sunday night, but was reportedly unhappy that the "Bridesmaids" producer team couldn't all get seats. Of course, things could be worse for Apatow: Anna Kendrick -- the female lead in the multi-nominated comedy "50/50" -- will apparently not be able to go at all. At least she won't get mocked by Ricky Gervais?

For more on the pending seating crisis at the Golden Globes, head over to Vulture. Check back to Moviefone on Sunday for wall-to-wall Globes coverage.
categories Movies