Golden Globe Award Facts
Award presented for excellence in film and television
- The 1st Golden Globe Awards were held in January 1944 at the 20th Century Fox studios in Los Angeles.
- The awards are presented at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California since 1961.
- The awards are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
- The first award was presented to director and producer, Cecil B. DeMille.
- The Miss Golden Globe concept was introduced in 1963.
- Meryl Streep holds the record for the most competitive Golden Globe wins with eight.
- Only four people have won two acting awards in the same year.
- The first telecasts of the Globes were from 1958-1963 but were only aired locally in L.A.
- Most individual nominations for the awards are to Meryl Streep 25, Jack Lemmon 22.
- Ricky Schroeder was 9 years old when he won the Globe for Best New Star of the Year in 1980 for "The Champ". He is the youngest to win the award.
- 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. They are the oldest to win the awards.
- 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 70th Golden Globe Awards will be presented on January 13, 2013. The program will be co-host by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.