Golden Globes Facts

Golden Globes Facts
The Golden Globe Awards are awards that have been given for excellence in film and television by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association since 1944. Awards are given for film and television domestically and internationally created. Awards are bestowed at the beginning of each year for works created the previous year from January 1st to December 31st. The first Golden Globes ceremony was held on January 20, 1944, at 20th Century Fox studios. Money raised from the ceremony allows for large donations to charities related to entertainment and scholarships and programs for those pursuing film and television as career options.
Interesting Golden Globes Facts:
The Golden Globes Awards ceremony first aired on TV in 1958 and only in Los Angeles. After 1963 it aired nationally.
In 1952 an award was given to Cecil B. DeMille for his contribution to entertainment - the first one granted this award. Since then the award has been called the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Since 1961 the Golden Globes have been held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Jamie Fox was nominated for three Golden Globes in a single year when he was 37 years old. It was the first time this had occurred for anyone.
At the age of 61 Helen Mirren was nominated for three Golden Globes in a single year. This was two years after Jamie Fox had the honor.
The Golden Globe Award is a statuette that stands 10.75 inches in height. It weighs 5.5 pounds. It costs $800 to make and is plated in 24-karat gold.
The first film to win Golden Globes in all five major categories was One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. It won for Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, and Best Motion Picture. Brad Dourif also won that year for New Star of the Year.
In 2016 La La Land won seven Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Director, Best Actor (Musical or Comedy), Best Actress (Musical or Comedy), Best Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song.
The Film titles Nashville received nine nominations which is the highest number by any one film.
The TV series Will & Grace had earned 29 Golden Globe nominations by the 75th annual awards but never won.
The youngest person to win a Golden Globe was 9 year old Ricky Schroder in 1980.
The oldest person to win a Golden Globe was 87 year old Ennio Morricone, who won for Best Original Score for the movie The Hateful Eight.
Meryl Streep has been nominated for 30 Golden Globe Awards and won 8 in total to date.
Jack Nicholson has been nominated for 17 Golden Globe Awards and won 6 in total to date.
Two movies have been nominated for seven Golden Globes but won zero awards. These movies include The Godfather, Part III, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
In 2006 the category Best Animated Feature was added to the Golden Globes.
In 1973 Marlon Brando won but refused his Golden Globe for Best Actor in the Godfather and his Oscar to protest U.S. imperialism and racism.


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