Golden Globe Awards 2024: One of the main Hollywood awards for the entertainment business is the Golden Globe Awards, which are given out in January to honor excellence in American and foreign cinema and television. It is held on January 7 this year. Since 1944, actors, directors, cast members, and crew members have competed for this golden trophy and the associated prestige, even though these honors have recently faced significant challenges.
Golden Globe Awards History
To encourage the release of movies in markets outside of the United States, a group of international journalists based in Los Angeles established the Golden Globes. They were responsible for founding the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association in 1943. By that time, the Academy Awards had become well-known, and the group saw the need to hold an equivalent ceremony to recognize the achievements made by both American and foreign filmmakers.
The first Golden Globe Awards were hosted at the 20th Century Fox studios in January 1944, and there were no prizes given out—only scrolls. The following year, Marina Cisternas, the organization’s president, came up with the idea for the current trophy, which has a film strip encircling a golden globe. The group broke up after six years, then got back together five years later to form the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
By 1963, the Golden Globes included somebody other than the host or presenter to personally present the prizes. These women, who were first introduced as “Miss Golden Globe” before being renamed “Golden Globe Ambassador,” were frequently the daughters—and occasionally the sons—of well-known people. The awards have been televised live across all US time zones and in 167 countries worldwide over the years.
Even if voter fraud, claims of awards-for-attendance, and other issues have cast doubt on the legitimacy of these awards, the current generation’s love of all things entertainment has elevated the Golden Globe’s stature to even greater heights. This ceremony has continuously been one of the most watched events on television, based on TV ratings.
Following fresh legal challenges to the HFPA, they decided not to webcast the 2022 Oscars live, instead revealing the Golden Globe winners on their social media.
Awards and Golden Globe Activities
Throw a watching party of your own
Come as a star and enjoy a special viewing party with fine food and beverages as you celebrate the award season. On your television, you may watch Golden Globe Award ceremonies from the past or present.
Consider posing as the Golden Globe jury.
You can select your favorite categories (such as “Best Expressions on Screen” or “Pulled our Heartstrings”) and select the winners. All the celebration you need in January is a small pre-Golden Globe program to present your favorites and get your viewing party started.
Savor a little Golden Globes nostalgia
See the best moments from previous Golden Globe Awards online, including some incredible (and not so incredible) celebrity hosting performances, the funniest award speeches, and some of the most daring fashion choices made throughout the years. You may find a ton of nostalgic images and material on any online entertainment website, as well as on personal blogs.
Five Monumental Golden Globe Awards
The youngest Golden Globe winner
The first and youngest recipient of the ‘Best New Male Star of the Year’ Oscar was nine-year-old Rick Schroder, who took home the trophy in 1980.
One award, three winners
Jodie Foster, Shirley MacLaine, and Sigourney Weaver tied for the title of “Best Actress in a Motion Picture” at the 1989 Golden Globe Awards, marking the first and only time this has happened.
The greatest number of Golden Globes
Barbara Streisand and Meryl Streep lead in both the competitive and honorary categories with 11 and 7 victories, respectively, despite Streep having received 33 nominations overall.
Sandra Oh created history twice.
In addition to becoming the first Asian woman to host the award show, she made history in 2019 by becoming the only woman of Asian heritage to win two Golden Globes.
Making history once more
M.J. Rodriguez became the first transgender black woman to win Best Actress in a Drama Series at the 2022 Golden Globes.
Why Golden Globe Awards Are Special to Us
We enjoy stargazing together.
We love the Golden Globe Awards for everything about them—from what they dress to who they bring to the ceremonies to their acceptance speeches—and we would hate to miss even a single second of it.
Witnessing deserving celebrities
We take great pride in witnessing deserving celebrities who put their all into their work receive the respect they deserve, and we are here to help them achieve this.
It’s an opulent stand-up performance.
They now have hosts who enjoy showcasing their comedic skills, and acceptance speeches frequently have a humorous (and inspirational) bent.
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