10 things about the Golden Globes you probably didn't know!

2015-01-10 10:00
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Cape Town - The annual Golden Globes awards presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association are one of the many ways that are in place to celebrate excellence in the entertainment industry.

And as it has been tradition every year since 1944, this year's addition of the Golden Globes event is upon us, and to get you all excited here are 10 facts about the Golden Globes you probably did not know.

1. Since 1961 The Golden Globes spectacular star studded event has been held at the very posh Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, every year.

(At the Beverly Hilton hotel rolling out the red carpet for the Golden Globes. Getty Images)

2. The original
Golden Globe statuette got a facelift in 2008 when it was modified with a new mold, a little touch up to the metal top and a whole new marble custom presentation box.

3. The oldest person to ever win a Golden Globe was
Jessica Tandy for the film Driving Miss Daisy aged 80 years old, and the youngest was a 9-year-old boy named Ricky Schroder in 1980 for the film The Champ, a fact that presents a 71 year age difference between the youngest and oldest person to ever waltz away with the award.

4. The show was first aired nationally on television in a special segment during the
The Andy Williams Show in 1964.

5. The only film to ever win all five major category's at the Globes is, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s, which won Best Motion Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Screenplay in 1976.

6. The person who still holds the tittle for most Golden Globe nominations is Meryl Streep with a whopping 27 nods, Streep won 8 out of the 27, followed by Jack Nicholson who has 5 statuettes on his cabinet.

7. 24 statuettes will be handed out to the lucky winners during this year's awards ceremony, 14 will be for film and 11 in the television category.

8. In a brave bid to protest against “imperialism and racism” in the US the actor, Marlon Brando refused to accept his Golden Globe award which he won in the category best actor for his role in the film The Godfather in 1973.

9. Jamie Foxx is the only person to ever be nominated 3 times in one year for the Globes 2005 for which he only walked away with 1 win.

(Jamie Foxx wins the Golden Globe for best actor in a Leading Role. Getty Images)

10. The show had no official host for 14 years since its inception until 1958 when Rat Pack-ers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr unofficially took over the show. which gave birth to the subsequent tradition of celebs hosting the live show.

Source: Buzzfeed.

This year's Golden Globes live show will air in South Africa on 12 January at 03:00 on channel 103 and you can catch the repeat on channel 101 at 21:30. Follow all the updates on Channel24.

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