Golden Globe Fun Facts

Here are some fun facts about the Golden Globes that will air  live this Sunday, January 11th, at 8pm ET

1. There will be a total number of 25 awards handed out this Sunday: 14 film, 11 television.

2. The first telecast of the Globes was in 1958, and until 1963 it was only aired locally in L.A.

3. The first time it was broadcast nationally was during a special segment on The Andy Williams Show in 1964. (Same deal for 1965.)

4. It’s been 54 years since celebrities began hosting the Golden Globes after Rat Pack-ers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. stormed the stage with whiskeys and cigarettes and took over the show.

5. The show had no host for 14 years. The 1995 telecast was hosted by John Larroquette and Janine Turner, and it was a free-for-all until 2010, when Ricky Gervais hosted.

6. The 2015 Golden Globe Awards marks the third year that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting together.

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7. The Globes have been held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel since 1961.

8. Jamie Foxx was 37 when he became the first person ever to be nominated for three Globes in a single year.

9. Helen Mirren was 61 when she, too, became a triple threat two years later.

10. The statuette is 10.75 inches tall, 3.5 inches wide, and weighs 5.5 pounds — perfect for lifting weights!

11. The award was modified after 2008. It was renewed with a new mold and face-lift to the metal top, and it got a new marble custom presentation box.

12. 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).

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13. The title for most Globes won by a film is 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).

14. Doctor Zhivago, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and A Star Is Born all received five nominations and won five Globes.

15. There’s a 71-year age gap between the Globes’ oldest and youngest winners: 80-year-old Jessica Tandy for Driving Miss Daisy in 1990 and 9-year-old Ricky Schroder in 1980 for The Champ.

16. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1967) and The Godfather, Part III (1991) each received seven nominations, but lost in every category and went home empty-handed.

17. There’s only been one three-way tie in the history of the Globes: Jodie Foster (The Accused), Shirley MacLaine (Madame Sousatzka), and Sigourney Weaver (Gorillas in the Mist)for Best Actress in 1989.

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18. The tally for most individual Globes is eight to Meryl Streep, six to Jack Nicholson, and five each to Francis Ford Coppola, Shirley MacLaine, Rosalind Russell, and Oliver Stone.

19. Meryl Streep wins the award for the most nominations by any single actor, with 27 nods.

20. There have been 24 nominees for Best Animated Feature since the category was added in 2006.

21. And Pixar has dominated that category since its inception, walking away with five wins.

22. Only three winners have received 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, and Kate Winslet won Best Actress for Revolutionary Road and Best Supporting Actress for The Readerin 2009.

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23. 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.

24. 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.

25. 1975′s Nashville had most nominations for one film in a single year — nine — but the film took home only one statuette, which was for Best Song.

26. Rosalind Russell won all five Golden Globes she was nominated for but never won an Oscar.

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27. Attendees will be drinking magnums of Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Blanc 2004 paired with Moet & Chandon Rose Imperial all night.

28. The honor of most nominations in one year goes to Jamie Foxx. In 2005 he was nominated for: Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Ray; Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Drama, Collateral; and Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, Redemption.

29. Barbra Streisand holds the record for winning the most Globes (including honorary awards) of any celebrity. The winning number: 9.

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