Five Facts from the Golden Globes You Might Not Know

By John Focht

The 71st annual Golden Globes Awards will take place on Sunday, January 12. There’s a great deal of history behind the Globes, and with history comes a great deal of facts and trivia.

Did you know the Golden Globes was originally called the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association? Or that the Godfather Part III received seven Globe nominations, but did not win any? Or how about that Jessica Tandy was the oldest winner of a Globe (80-years-old) as Best Actress in “Driving Miss Daisy”?

So, before you settle in Sunday night for the 2014 Golden Globes, here are some facts and trivia you may not have been aware.

First Broadcasted Golden Globes Award Show

While the first Golden Globes took place in January 1944 in Los Angeles, it wasn’t until 1964 that the Globes were actually telecast nationally, according to Extra .  The first national telecasts of the awards was originally aired as part of “The Andy Williams Show” in January 1964

What is the only film to win all five major Categories?

Many films over the years have held the honor of winning multiple categories – Best Motion Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. According to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association , only “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” ever brought home all five major categories at a Globes Award.  Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher brought home the best actor and actress in January 1976 for this movie classic.

Who was the youngest winner at the Globes?

In 1980, a young newcomer broke onto the scene and was awarded the Globe for Best New Star of the Year for his role in “The Champ”.

Ricky Schroeder maybe remembered by many for his breakout TV show “Silver Spoons” in the 1980’s, but according to Awards and Shows , young Ricky not only took home the Globe in 1980, he was also the youngest winner at the Globes.

Top Awards

Of course there have been many top films, actors, and actresses over the 70 year history of the Globes. While “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is the only film to win Globes in the five major categories, they share the distinction with four other films for the most Globes won by a film with five.

The other four films that have won five Globes are: “Doctor Zhivago”, “Love Story”, “The Godfather”, and “A Star is Born”, according to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association .

Top Actor and Actress

So, we know the top films, how about the top actors and actresses at the Globes? Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson sit atop the Globes Awards received with eight and six received respectfully.

This article was originally published January 10, 2014 on the Yahoo Voices Network!


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