25 Fun Facts About the Golden Globes!

Did you know that Jamie Foxx holds the record for most Golden Globe nominations in one year? "Extra" has compiled a list of fun facts about the awards ceremony before the 2010 Golden Globes air Sunday, January 17 on NBC!

Fun Facts About the Golden Globes

L.A. Love

The first telecasts of the Globes were from 1958-1963 — but were only aired locally in Los Angeles.

Going National

The first national telecasts of the awards were during a special segment on “The Andy Williams Show” in 1964 and 1965.

Host with the Most

The annual telecast is put on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.


Founded in October 1943 by eight foreign journalists, the organization was originally called the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association. The associations current president is Philip Berk.

Rat Pack Rewind

Awards were handed out by journalists in the HFPA up until 1958, when Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. stormed the stage with whiskeys and cigarettes and took over the show. Since then, stars have ruled the show.

Five Favorites

The most Globes won by a film is five — and the honor has been 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).

Perfect Record

Three films — “Doctor Zhivago”, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, and “A Star is Born” — all received five nominations and won five Globes.

Awards Sweep

“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).

Biggest Shut-Outs

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1967) and “The Godfather, Part III” (1991) each received seven nominations — but no awards.

'Nashville' Nine

“Nashville” (1976) holds the record for most nominations ever for a film — but the film only won one the Best Song award for Keith Carradine’s “I’m Easy.”

Academy Snub

Actress Rosalind Russell won all five Golden Globes that she’s been nominated for, but never nabbed an Oscar for her achievements.

Jack on Top

Jack Nicholson holds the record for most individual Golden Globe wins — the actor has won six statuettes.

From 'The Office' to the Stage

Ricky Gervais will host the 2010 Globes, marking the first time in 15 years that the show has had a host.

First Timers

Carey Mulligan (Best Actress), Gabourey Sidibe (Best Actress), Colin Firth (Best Actor), Tobey Maguire (Best Actor), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Best Actor), Michael Stuhlbarg (Best Actor), Vera Farmiga (Best Supporting Actress), Anna Kendrick (Best Supporting Actress), Mo'Nique (Best Supporting Actress) and Christoph Waltz (Best Supporting Actor) all received their first nominations in 2010.

Nomination Domination

Jack Lemmon and Meryl Streep hold the record for most individual nominations — Lemmon has 22 and Streep has 19.


There has only been one three-way tie in a category at the Globes — in 1989, Jodie Foster (“The Accused”), Shirley MacLaine (“Madame Sousatzka”), and Sigourney Weaver (“Gorillas in the Mist”) all won for Best Actress.

Star of 2005

Jamie Foxx holds the record for most nominations in one year — in 2005, he was up 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.”

Youngest Recipient

Ricky Schroeder became the youngest award recipient ever when he won the Globe for Best New Star of the Year in 1980 for “The Champ” at age 9.

Unbeatable at 80

Jessica Tandy is the oldest award recipient ever, having won Best Actress at age 80 for “Driving Miss Daisy” (1990).

Star Protest

Marlon Brando refused his Best Actor Globe for “The Godfather” in 1973 to protest U.S. “imperialism and racism”. He also refused his Oscar statuette for the same role.

Giving Back

The HFPA has raised nearly eight million dollars for entertainment-related charities and scholarships.

Helping Haiti

In the wake of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the HFPA donated $100,000 to Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti relief efforts.

Cecil B. DeMille Award

The famous filmmaker was the first recipient of this award for a lifetime of achievements in motion pictures. Martin Scorcese will be honored with the 2010 Cecil B. DeMille award.

Miss Golden Globe

Mavis Spencer, the daughter of Golden Globe winner Alfre Woodard and writer/producer Roderick Spencer, was named Miss Golden Globe 2010.

Broadcast 2010

The 2010 Golden Globes will be broadcast LIVE Sunday, January 17 on NBC at 5 PM PST and 8 PM EST.