The Golden Globes are over for another year, with the 75th ceremony seeing the likes of James Franco, Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman scoop the coveted gongs.
They’ve been a firm fixture of the awards season for nearly eight decades, kicking off the run of awards ceremonies including the BAFTAs, the SAG Awards and the Oscars.
But just why are the Golden Globes called the Golden Globes?
The first ever ceremony was in 1943 and was called the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association. It was founded by 21 foreign journalists.
There were only five winners in the following categories – Best Motion Picture, Best Actor and Actress and Best Supporting Actor and Actress – and they were given scrolls as a trophy.
According to the official website, the Golden Globe award got its name in 1946 after Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s then-president Marina Cisternas came up with the idea of having a ‘golden globe’ on a pedestal. And the trophy got the look that we know today.
Other trivia in case you’re interested:
- Meryl Streep has the most Golden Globes, eight, and the most nominations with 31.
- There has been only one three-way tie. Jodie Foster, Sigourney Weaver and Shirley MacLaine tied for the Best Actress Golden Globe in 1989.
- Jamie Foxx scored the most nominations ever in the same year in 2005. He got a Best Actor nod for Ray, Best Supporting Actor for Collateral and Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for Redemption.
- The youngest ever winner was Ricky Schroder, who was nine-years-old when he won Best New Star Of The Year for The Champ in 1980. The oldest winner was Jessica Tandy, who won Best Actress for Driving Miss Daisy in 1990.
- Marlon Brando refused his Best Actor Golden Globe in 1973 for The Godfather in protest of ‘imperialism and racism’
If you missed it, you can watch highlights from the Golden Globes show and live stream right here.
Golden Globes 2018 – the winners
Best television performance by an actress (Limited Series)
Nicole Kidman – Big Little Lies
Best Supporting Actor (Film)
Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best TV performance by an actress (comedy)
Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Best TV performance by an actress (drama)
Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale
Best TV performance by an actor (drama)
Sterling K Brown – This Is Us
Best TV drama series
The Handmaid’s tale
Best supporting actor (Television)
Alexander Skarsgaard – Big Little Lies
Best original score (Film)
Alexandre Desplat – The Shape Of Water
Best original song
This Is Me – The Greatest Showman
Best actor in a motion Picture (Musical or comedy)
James Franco – The Disaster Artist
Best Animated Movie
Best Supporting Actress (Film)
Allison Janney – I, Tonya
Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best foreign film
In The Fade
Best actor (limited series or TV movie)
Ewan McGregor – Fargo
Best TV series (comedy)
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Guillermo del Toro – The Shape Of Water
Best TV limited series or TV movie
Big Little Lies
Best actress in a motion picture (musical or comedy)
Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird
Best motion picture (musical or comedy)
Best actor in a motion picture (drama)
Gary Oldman -The Darkest Hour
Best actress in a motion picture (drama)
Frances McDorman – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best motion picture (drama)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Cecil B DeMille Award
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