Your Guide To The 72nd Golden Globes (The Nominees, Honorees, Miss Golden Globe & Trivia)

Guide To The 72nd Golden Globes

Now that the nominees have been announced, here’s all you need to know before tuning into the 2015 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards. All the nominees, the number of nominees broken down by each Movie, Movie Distributors, and Networks, Miss Golden Globe, the honoree for the Cecil B. DeMille Award and some fun trivia.

Guide To The 72nd Golden Globes

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Once again, the hilarious duo of actress/comediennes Tina Fay and Amy Poehler will be hosting.

• Four out of the five movies to earn Golden Globe best picture nominations this year are based on true stories— Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything and Selma. The odd man out is Boyhood, Richard Linklater’s story of a boy growing up, filmed over 12 years.

• The movies’ four actors, Steve Carell, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Oyolo and Eddie Redmayne will vie for the best dramatic actor Golden Globe, along with the odd man out, Jake Gyllenhaal, who was nominated for for Nightcrawler.

• Actresses nominated in the best drama category are Jennifer Aniston (Cake), Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Julianne Moore (Still Alice) Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Reese Withersponn (Wild)

• The nominations were announced by Underworld star Kate Beckinsale, two-time Golden Globe Award-nominee Peter Krause, Paula Patton and Golden Globe winner and five-time nominee Jeremy Piven.

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Below: Executive producer Barry Adelman, Greer Grammer, Miss Golden Globe 2015, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Paula Patton, Peter Krause and HFPA President Theo Kingma at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards nominations on Thursday December 11, 2014 from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.
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They were introduced by Hollywood Foreign Press Association president, Theo Kingma (shown below), who welcomed everyone to “the most anticipated buffet in town.” He was joined by dick clark productions’ executive producer Barry Adelman and Miss Golden Globe, Greer Grammer.

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The full List of Nominees for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards:

1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a BOYHOOD – IFC Productions and Detour Filmproduction; IFC Films
b FOXCATCHER — Annapurna Pictures; Sony Pictures Classic
c THE IMITATION GAME – Black Bear Pictures; The Weinstein Company
d SELMA – Paramount Pictures and Pathé; Paramount Pictures
e THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING – Working Title Films; Focus Features

2. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a JENNIFER ANISTON – CAKE
b FELICITY JONES – THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
c JULIANNE MOORE – STILL ALICE
d ROSAMUND PIKE – GONE GIRL
e REESE WITHERSPOON – WILD

3. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a STEVE CARELL – FOXCATCHER
b BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH – THE IMITATION GAME
c JAKE GYLLENHAAL – NIGHTCRAWLER
d DAVID OYELOWO – SELMA
e EDDIE REDMAYNE – THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

4. BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a BIRDMAN (Regency Enterprises and M Productions and Le Grisbi Productions; Fox Searchlight Pictures)
b THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (American Empirical Picture; Fox Searchlight Pictures)
c INTO THE WOODS (Disney; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
d PRIDE (Pathé Productions Limited, British Broadcasting Corporation, The British Film Institute and Calamity Films; CBS Films Inc.)
e ST. VINCENT (Chernin Entertainment; The Weinstein Company)

5. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a AMY ADAM – BIG EYES
b EMILY BLUNT – INTO THE WOODS
c HELEN MIRREN – THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY
d JULIANNE MOORE – MAPS TO THE STARS
e QUVENZHANÉ – WALLIS ANNIE

6. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a RALPH FIENNES – THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
b MICHAEL KEATON – BIRDMAN
c BILL MURRAY – ST. VINCENT
d JOAQUIN PHOENIX – INHERENT VICE
e CHRISTOPH WALTZ BIG EYES

7. BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
a BIG HERO 6 (Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
b THE BOOK OF LIFE (Twentieth Century Fox and Reel FX Animation Studios; Twentieth Century Fox)
c THE BOXTROLLS (Laika; Focus Features)
d HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (DreamWorks Animation LLC; Twentieth Century Fox)
e THE LEGO MOVIE (Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures / RatPac-Dune Entertainment / Lego System A/S / Vertigo Entertainment/Lin Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures)

8. BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
a FORCE MAJEURE TURIST (SWEDEN), Coproduction Office; Magnolia Pictures
b GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM GETT (ISRAEL), Arte France Cinéma; Music Box Films
c IDA (POLAND/DENMARK), Phoenix film investments; Music Box Films
d LEVIATHAN (RUSSIA) (Левиафан) Non-Stop Production, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation of the Cinema Funds, RuArts, Foundation; Sony Pictures Classics
e TANGERINES MANDARIINID (ESTONIA) Allfilm

9. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
a PATRICIA ARQUETTE – BOYHOOD
b JESSICA CHASTAIN – A MOST VIOLENT YEAR
c KEIRA KNIGHTLEY – THE IMITATION GAME
d EMMA STONE – BIRDMAN
e MERYL STREEP – INTO THE WOODS

10. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
a ROBERT DUVALL – THE JUDGE
b ETHAN HAWKE – BOYHOOD
c EDWARD NORTON – BIRDMAN
d MARK RUFFALO – FOXCATCHER
e J.K. SIMMONS – WHIPLASH

11. BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
a WES ANDERSON – THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
b AVA DUVERNAY – SELMA
c DAVID FINCHER – GONE GIRL
d ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU – BIRDMAN
e RICHARD LINKLATER – BOYHOOD

12. BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
a WES ANDERSON – THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
b GILLIAN FLYNN – GONE GIRL
c LEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ, IÑÁRRITU, NICOLÁS GIACOBONE, ALEXANDER DINELARIS, ARMANDO BO – BIRDMAN
d RICHARD LINKLATER – BOYHOOD
e GRAHAM MOORE – THE IMITATION GAME

13. BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
a ALEXANDRE DESPLAT – THE IMITATION GAME
b JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON – THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
c TRENT REZNOR, AT TICUS ROSS – GONE GIRL
d ANTONIO SANCHEZ – BIRDMAN
e HANS ZIMMER – INTERSTELLAR

14. BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
a “BIG EYES” — BIG EYES Music by: Lana Del Rey, Lyrics by: Lana Del Rey
b “GLORY” — SELMA Music by: John Legend, Commo, Lyrics by: John Legend, Common
c “MERCY IS” — NOAH Music by: Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Lyrics by: Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye
d “OPPORTUNITY” — ANNIE Music by: Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck, Lyrics by: Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck
e “YELLOW FLICKER BEAT” — THE HUNGER GAMES: Music by: Lorde MOCKINGJAY – PART 1, Lyrics by: Lorde

15. BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
a THE AFFAIR SHOWTIME (SHOWTIME Presents, SHELEG, HIGLEWATER)
b DOWNTON ABBEY PBS (A Carnival Films/Masterpiece Co-Production in association with NBCUniversal)
c GAME OF THRONES HBO (HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions)
d THE GOOD WIFE CBS (CBS Television Studios with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions)
e HOUSE OF CARDS NETFLIX (Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix)

16. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
a CLAIRE DANES – HOMELAND
b VIOLA DAVIS – HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
c JULIANNA MARGULIES -THE GOOD WIFE
d RUTH WILSON – THE AFFAIR
e ROBIN WRIGHT – HOUSE OF CARDS

17. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
a CLIVE OWEN – THE KNICK
b LIEV SCHREIBER – RAY DONOVAN
c KEVIN SPACEY – HOUSE OF CARDS
d JAMES SPADER – THE BLACKLIST
e DOMINIC WEST – THE AFFAIR

18. BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a GIRLS, HBO (HBO Entertainment in association with Apatow Productions and I Am Jenni Konner Productions)
b JANE THE VIRGIN, THE CW (CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television in association with Electus)
c ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, NETFLIX (Lionsgate Television for Netflix)
d SILICON VALLEY, HBO (HBO Entertainment in association with Judgemental Films, Alec Berg, Altschuler Krinsky works, and 3 Arts Entertainment)
e TRANSPARENT, AMAZON (Amazon Studios INSTANT VIDEO)

19. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a ENA DUNHAM – GIRLS
b EDIE FALCO – NURSE JACKIE
c JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS – VEEP
d GINA RODRIGUEZ – JANE THE VIRGIN
e TAYLOR SCHILLING – ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

20. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a LOUIS C. K. – LOUIE
b DON CHEADLE – HOUSE OF LIES
c RICKY GERVAIS – DEREK
d WILLIAM H. MACY – SHAMELESS
e JEFFREY TAMBOR – TRANSPARENT

21. BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
a FARGO x FX Productions & MGM Television
b THE MISSING (STARZ New Pictures, Company Pictures, Two Brothers Pictures, Playground Entertainment, BBC)
c THE NORMAL HEART (HBO HBO Films in association with Plan B Entertainment, Blumhouse and Ryan Murphy Productions
d OLIVE KITTERIDGE (HBO HBO Miniseries in association with Playtone
e TRUE DETECTIVE (HBO HBO Entertainment in association with Neon Black, Anonymous Content, Parliament of Owls and Passenger

22. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
a MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL – THE HONORABLE WOMAN
b JESSICA LANGE – AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW
c FRANCES MCDORMAND – OLIVE KITTERIDGE
d FRANCES O’CONNOR – THE MISSING
e ALLISON TOLMAN – FARGO

23. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
a MARTIN FREEMAN – FARGO
b WOODY HARRELSON – TRUE DETECTIVE
c MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY – TRUE DETECTIVE
d MARK RUFFALO – THE NORMAL HEART
e BILLY BOB THORNTON – FARGO

24. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
a UZO ADUBA – ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
b KATHY BATES – AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW
c JOANNE FROGGATT – DOWNTON ABBEY
d ALLISON – JANNEY MOM
e MICHELLE MONAGHAN – TRUE DETECTIVE

25. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
a MATT BOMER – THE NORMAL HEART
b ALAN CUMMING – THE GOOD WIFE
c COLIN HANKS – FARGO
d BILL MURRAY – OLIVE KITTERIDGE
e JON VOIGHT – RAY DONOVAN

NOMINATIONS BY MOTION PICTURE DISTRIBUTOR AND TELEVISION NETWORK

Number of nominations by MOTION PICTURE DISTRIBUTOR:
FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES – 12
THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY – 10
SONY PICTURES CLASSICS – 6
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX – 6
FOCUS FEATURES – 5
IFC FILMS – 5
PARAMOUNT PICTURES – 5
WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES – 4
WARNER BROS. PICTURES – 4
MUSIC BOX FILMS – 2
SONY PICTURES RELEASING – 2
A24 – 1
CBS FILMS INC. – 1
CINELOU FILMS – 1
ENTERTAINMENT ONE – 1
FOCUS WORLD – 1
LIONSGATE – 1
MAGNOLIA PICTURES – 1
OPEN ROAD FILMS – 1
TOUCHSTONE PICTURES – 1

Number of nominations by TELEVISION NETWORK:
HBO – 15
SHOWTIME – 9
FX – 8
NETFLIX – 7
CBS – 4
AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO – 2
PBS – 2
STARZ – 2
THE CW – 2
ABC – 1
CINEMAX – 1
NBC – 1
SUNDANCETV – 1

Number of Nominations by Movie/ MOTION PICTURE:
BIRDMAN: 7
BOYHOOD: 5
THE IMITATION GAME: 5
GONE GIRL: 4
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: 4
SELMA: 4
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING; 4
BIG EYES: 3
FOXCATCHER: 3
INTO THE WOODS: 3
ANNIE: 2
ST. VINCENT: 2
A MOST VOILENT YEAR: 1
BIG HERO 6: 1
THE BOOK OF LIFE: 1
THE BOXTROLLS: 1
CAKE: 1
FORCE MAJEURE TURIST: 1
GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM: 1
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2: 1
THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY: 1
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1: 1
IDA: 1
INHERENT VICE: 1
INTERSTELLAR: 1
THE JUDGE: 1
THE LEGO MOVIE: 1
LEVIATHAN: 1
MAPS TO THE STARS: 1
NIGHTCRAWLER: 1
NOAH: 1
PRIDE: 1
STILL ALICE: 1
TANGERINES MANDARIINID: 1
WHIPLASH: 1
WILD: 1

Number of Nominations by TELEVISION SERIES OR PROGRAM:
FARGO: 5
TRUE DETECTIVE: 4
THE AFFAIR: 3
THE GOOD WIFE: 3
HOUSE OF CARDS: 3
THE NORMAL HEART: 3
OLIVE KITTERIDGE: 3
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK: 3
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW: 2
DOWNTON ABBEY: 2
GIRLS: 2
JANE THE VIRGIN: 2
THE MISSING: 2
RAY DONOVAN: 2
TRANSPARENT: 2
THE BLACKLIST: 1
DEREK: 1
GAME OF THRONES: 1
HOMELAND: 1
THE HONORABLE WOMAN: 1
HOUSE OF LIES: 1
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER: 1
THE KNICK: 1
LOUIE: 1
MOM: 1
NURSE JACKIE: 1
SHAMELESS: 1
SILICON VALLEY: 1
VEEP: 1

Miss 2015 Golden Globe:

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Following tradition where a daughter or son of one of Hollywood’s most respected actors is selected to assist at the Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association named Greer Grammer Miss Golden Globe 2015.

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About Greer Grammer:
Greer Grammer is the 22-year-old daughter of three-time Golden Globe winner Kelsey Grammer. Greer, one of the stars of the MTV series Awkward, takes over from Sosie Bacon, the daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. Her selection was kept a secret until she was announced at the star-studded Miss Golden Globe party at the Fig and Olive Restaurant in West Hollywood. HFPA President Theo Kingma made the announcement at the party, the first of the 2015 Golden Globe Awards Season, hosted by the HFPA and InStyle.

Greer, who was named after the actress Greer Garson, has already carved a considerable niche for herself in show business, having known since the age of five that she wanted to be an actress.

She entered her first beauty pageant in 2008, winning the Miss Teen Malibu title and went on to reach the top ten of the Miss California Teen competition for four successive years.

She acquired an agent when she was 16, after convincing her parents she wanted to act for the love of it, not merely to be famous, and quickly landed a role on iCarly. She had her first movie role in 2010 in Almost Kings, then went on to appear in Chastity Bites and Life Partners.

She graduated from USC in June as a theater major. Her latest film, An Evergreen Christmas, has just been released

Greer is in for a busy year ahead, juggling Miss Golden Globe duties with her role as Lissa in the fifth season of Awkward and a recurring role in the new series Melissa and Joy, which starts filming in the New Year.

“It’s all great because I love being busy,” says Greer. “I’m so looking forward to being Miss Golden Globe for a year.”

Previous Miss Golden Globes:
Grammer follows Sosie Bacon, daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, who was Miss Golden Globe last year. Previous honorees include Francesca Eastwood, daughter of Clint Eastwood and Frances Fisher; Sam Fox, son of Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan; Rainey Qualley, daughter of Andie McDowell; Gia Mantegna, daughter of Joe Mantegna; Rumer Willis, daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis; Laura Dern, daughter of Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern; Joely Fisher, daughter of Connie Stevens and Eddie Fisher; Melanie Griffith, daughter of Tippi Hedren; Freddie Prinze, Jr., son of Freddie Prinze; and Mavis Spencer, daughter of Alfre Woodard.

In Memorium
The In Memorium tribute will include such notables we lost in 2014 as Mike Nichols, Richard Attenborough, Lauren Bacall, Robin Williams, James Garner, Eli Wallach, Bob Hoskins, Mickey Rooney and Shirley Temple.

The 2015 Cecil B. DeMille Honoree is George Clooney

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He has won four Golden Globes during his career and now George Clooney will be honored with the 2015 Cecil B. DeMille Award.

Clooney, an actor, writer, director and producer, who is also known for his humanitarian deeds, will receive the award at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards on January 11.

“The HFPA is honored to bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to George Clooney to celebrate his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera,” said HFPA president Theo Kingma.

The Cecil B. DeMille Award is given annually to those who have made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment. Recent recipients include Woody Allen (2014), Jodie Foster (2013), Morgan Freeman, (2012), Robert De Niro (2011), Martin Scorsese (2010), Steven Spielberg (2009), Warren Beatty (2007), Anthony Hopkins (2006), Robin Williams (2005), Michael Douglas (2004), Gene Hackman (2003) and Harrison Ford (2002).

Clooney last year appeared in Gravity and through his Smokehouse production company he most recently produced, directed and starred in The Monuments Men . He will soon be seen starring in the upcoming sci-fi film Tomorrowland for Disney.

Clooney’s achievements as a performer and a filmmaker have earned him four Golden Globes, two Academy Awards, four SAG Awards, one BAFTA award, two Critics’ Choice Awards, an Emmy and four National Board of Review Awards.

He is recognized as much for his global humanitarian efforts as he is for his accomplishments in the entertainment industry. In 2006, Clooney and his father, Nick, went to drought-stricken Darfur, Africa, to George Clooney press conference for “The Ides of March”. The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, Mexico. July 12, 2011.film the documentary Journey to Darfur and the following year Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Jerry Weintraub founded Not On Our Watch, an organization whose mission is to focus global attention and resources to stop and prevent mass atrocities in Darfur. Among the many honors received as a result of his humanitarian efforts in Darfur, was the 2007 Peace Summit Award, given at the eighth World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates.

In 2008, Clooney was designated a U.N. Messenger of Peace, one of eight individuals chosen to advocate on behalf of the U.N. and its peacekeeping efforts. Two years later, Clooney, along with Joel Gallen and Tenth Planet Productions, produced the Hope for Haiti Now! telethon, raising more than $66 million. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Clooney with the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award and later that year, Clooney received the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award for his dedication to humanitarian efforts in Sudan and Haiti.

The Cecil B. DeMille award winners are chosen by the HFPA board of directors and presented each year (except for 1976). Last year’s recipient was Woody Allen.

About the Cecil B. DeMille award:
When the Hollywood Foreign Press Association decided to establish a special,prestigious award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment, the members wanted it to bear an internationally recognized and respected name. So they turned to a born showman, Cecil B. DeMille, who accepted the idea graciously,and the first Cecil B. DeMille award went to him in 1952, the year his penultimate film, The Greatest Show on Earth, premiered.

The following year, 1953, at the Tenth Annual Golden Globe Awards gala,Walt Disney received the DeMille award; the winning pictures were The Greatest Show on Earth and With a Song in My Heart while Gary Cooper, Shirley Booth, Donald O’Connor and Susan Hayward took the top acting awards (and Richard Burton was pronounced Most Promising Newcomer).

Such notables (including several future DeMille awardees) as Joan Crawford,Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Stanley Kramer, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Doris Day, Samuel Fuller, Alan Ladd and others wrote warm congratulatory letters to the Association on this anniversary.

The first woman to receive the award was Judy Garland in 1962 (following Fred Astaire, something which delighted her to no end); the next was Joan Crawford in 1970. The list of winners provides a spectrum of talented human beings who have had a definite impact on the world of entertainment, be it Alfred Hitchcock, Lucille Ball, Sidney Poitier, Sophia Loren, Sean Connery, Barbra Streisand or any one of those thoughtfully selected for the honor.

Golden Globes Trivia

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The Golden Globes is the only awards show today that combines the intimacy and spontaneity of a party for several hundred of film and TV’s finest with the drama and anticipation of a live, worldwide-televised event.

Stars, journalists and guests freely mingle during the telecast with no designated ‘seat-fillers,’ lending the show an air of informality and casual elegance where anything can happen — and most often does. Winners good-naturedly moon the crowd (Jack Nicholson in 1999), have to be rousted out of the bathroom (Christine Lahti in 1998), or give their award away (Ving Rhames giving his statuette to his idol Jack Lemmon in 1998). But amid all the frivolity and good times, the awards have steadily grown in stature from their humble inception, today commanding a worldwide television audience of 250.000.000.

Founded in October 1943 by eight foreign journalists, the organization was originally called the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association. The first awards ceremony was held during a luncheon at 20th Century Fox, where the winners in five categories—Best Motion Picture, Best Actor and Actress, and Best supporting Actor and Actress—received scrolls, with “The Song of Bernadette” winning the top prize. The next year the ceremony was held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, but the fledgling group’s funds were so tight that Joan Bennett’s gardener was tapped to supply the flowers for the tables. The actual Golden Globe award came about in 1946, when association president Marina Cisternas came up with the idea of using a statuette of a “golden globe” with a filmstrip circling it.

The Golden Globes were always given out by journalists in the association up until 1958, when Rat Packers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr. stormed the stage, with whiskeys and cigarettes in tow, and took over the show, to the delight of the audience. They repeated their performance the next year (this time at the request of the HFPA) and since then, the stars have reigned supreme at the Globes.

The first telecasts of the Globes were from 1958-1963 but were only aired locally in L.A.
The first national telecasts of the awards were during a special segment on “The Andy Williams Show” in 1964 and 1965.
Most Globes won by a film: five, shared by five winners: “Doctor Zhivago”(1966), “Love Story” (1971), “The Godfather” (1973), “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1976), and “A Star is Born” (1977).
Perfect records: “Doctor Zhivago”, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, and “A Star is Born” all received five nominations and won five Globes.
“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is the only film to win the Globe in all five major categories (Best Motion Picture, Actor, Actress, Director, Screenplay).
Most nominations by a film: nine for “Nashville” (1976) — ironically the film only won one Globe, for the Best Song “I’m Easy” by Keith Carradine. Three other films — “Cabaret” (1973), “Bugsy” (1992), and “Titanic” (1998) — tied for second with eight nominations apiece. All won Best Motion Picture in their respective categories.
Biggest shutouts: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1967) and “The Godfather, Part III” (1991) each received seven nominations but no Globes.
Most individual Globes: eight went to Meryl Streep, followed by six to Jack Nicholson, five each to Francis Ford Coppola, Shirley MacLaine, Rosalind Russell, and Oliver Stone.
Rosalind Russell won all five Golden Globes she was nominated for but never won an Oscar.
Most individual nominations: Meryl Streep 28, Jack Lemmon 22.
Only three-way tie: Jodie Foster (“The Accused”), Shirley MacLaine (“Madame Sousatzka”), and Sigourney Weaver (“Gorillas in the Mist”) for Best Actress in 1989.
Only winners to receive two acting Globes in the same year: Sigourney Weaver won Best Actress for “Gorillas in the Mist” and Best Supporting Actress for “Working Girl” in 1989; Joan Plowright won Best Supporting Actress for “Enchanted April” and “Stalin” in 1993 and Kate Winslet won Best Actress for “Revolutionary Road” 2009 and Best Supporting Actress for “The Reader” in 2009.
Most nominations in one year: Jamie Foxx, 2005. Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, “Ray”; Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Drama, “Collateral”; Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, “Redemption”.
Youngest winner: Ricky Schroeder was nine years old when he won the Globe for Best New Star of the Year in 1980 for “The Champ”.
Oldest winners: 80-year-old Jessica Tandy won Best Actress for “Driving Miss Daisy” in 1990, and 76-year-old Henry Fonda won Best Actor for “On Golden Pond” in 1982.
Winners who refused the Globe: The producers of “Z” refused the Globe for Best Foreign Language Film in 1970 because they wanted the film included in the main Best Motion Picture category. Marlon Brando refused his Best Actor Globe for “The Godfather” in 1973 to protest U.S. “imperialism and racism”. He similarly didn’t accept his Oscar statuette.

The 2015 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards will air in January.

information and images courtesy of the HFPA and the Golden Globes

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