Golden Globes

The Golden Globes are here this Sunday, January 15 !!!  Tune in to NBC at 5PM Pacific or 8PM Eastern Standard Time.

It’s always fun to watch these awards shows with some friends. So, if you are up for it, throw a Golden Globes party.

If you really want to get into it, put out a red carpet for your guests to walk on as they enter your place.  Have everyone fill out a ballot so they can pick their choices for winners.  Here’s one you can use:

Golden Globes Ballot 2012

A fun prize to give for the most correct picks are little trophies to keep in the spirit of the evening.

Don’t forget to serve finger foods that can be eaten in front of the TV.   Lots of appetizers, mini sandwiches, small desserts-that kind of thing. No one wants to miss the awards or the boring acceptance speeches, so stay away from serving any kind of sit down dinner.


In case you missed it, check out our post on New Year’s Day entitled “Movie Group”.  Lots of good ideas there for watching a movie with friends!!!

Did you know that there are only about 90 + members in the Hollywood Foreign Press?  Those members are the ones that vote and decide on the nominees and winners for the Golden Globes.

Here’s some more fun Golden Globe Trivia for you:

  • The first telecasts of the Globes were from 1958-1963 but were only aired locally in L.A.
  • The first national telecasts of the awards were during a special segment on “The Andy Williams Show” in 1964 and 1965.
  • Most Globes won by a film: five, 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 records: “Doctor Zhivago”, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, and “A Star is Born” all received five nominations and won five Globes.
  • “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 shutouts: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1967) and “The Godfather, Part III” (1991) each received seven nominations but no Globes.
  • Most individual Globes: seven went to Meryl Streep, followed by six to Jack Nicholson, five each to Francis Ford Coppola, Shirley MacLaine, Rosalind Russell, and Oliver Stone.
  • Most individual nominations: Meryl Streep 25, Jack Lemmon 22.
  • Most nominations in one year: Jamie Foxx, 2005. Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, “Ray”; Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Drama, “Collateral”; Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, “Redemption”.
  • Youngest winner: Ricky Schroeder was nine years old when he won the Globe for Best New Star of the Year in 1980 for “The Champ”.
  • Oldest winners: 80-year-old Jessica Tandy won Best Actress for “Driving Miss Daisy” in 1990, and 76-year-old Henry Fonda won Best Actor for “On Golden Pond” in 1982.


About Karen and Susanne

Susanne and Karen are friends who share a passion for FunFinds that might be gizmos, gadgets, gimmicks or factoids. As a result we decided to start a blog that would communicate information and/or our opinions on these types of items. We hope that you will find our postings fun and interesting. Please feel free to share with us.
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