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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.
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