Tonight´s the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony. We are getting ready to watch the Golden Globe Awards telecast; so here´s some trivia about the Golden Globe Awards to check out.
- 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: six went to Jack Nicholson, followed by 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: Jack Lemmon 22, Meryl Streep 19.
- 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.
- 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.
Well, did oyu know all this about the Golden Globe Awards?