This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards’ Ceremony, and what started as a small luncheon honoring Hollywood’s film industry has evolved into an event that commands an audience upward of 250 million worldwide.
Since its inception, the Golden Globes have gone through a multitude of changes, from the Rat Pack’s storming the stage in 1958 and taking over the show — marking the year that celebrities began handing out the Golden Globes, not the journalists in the Motion Picture Association — to the variety of locations at which it has been held.
To date, the highest number of Golden Globes awarded to a single motion picture is five, and includes five films: Doctor Zhivago, Love Story, The Godfather, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and A Star is Born. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Godfather, Part III hold the record for the biggest shutouts, with each receiving seven nominations, but alas, no Globes. And Sigourney Weaver reigns supreme as the only winner to receive two acting Globes in the same year: Best Actress for Gorillas in the Mist, and Best Supporting Actress for her role in Working Girl.
Tune in to this year’s 60th Annual Golden Globes on Sunday, January 19, live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. And you never know, you might witness a new record being made or a repeat performance of Jack Nicholson mooning the audience.