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Golden Globe Award
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(Redirected from Golden Globe Awards)The
Golden Globe Awards
are presentedannually by the Hollywood Foreign PressAssociation (HFPA) to recognize outstandingachievements in the entertainment industry,both domestic and foreign, and to focus widepublic attention upon the best in motion picturesand television. The formal ceremony and dinnerat which the awards are presented is a majorpart of the film industry's awards season, whichculminates each year with the AcademyAwards.
[1]
 The 1st Golden Globe Awards were held inJanuary 1944 at the 20th Century Fox studios inLos Angeles. The 66th Golden Globe Awards,honoring the best in film and television for2008, were presented on January 11, 2009 at theBeverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills,California.
Rules
The Golden Globes are awarded every January, based on votes from around ninety (as of 2008)international journalists living in Hollywood and affiliated with media outside of the United States.
Contents
1 Rules
2 Ceremony
3 History
3.1 2008 disruption
4 Award categories
4.1 Motion picture awards
4.2 Television awards
4.3 Retired awards
5 Performers with the most Golden Globes
6 Posthumous awards and nominations
7 Controversy
8 Ratings
9 See also
10 References
11 External links
Golden Globe Award
 
Signs for the Golden Globe Awards
Awarded for
Best in film and television
Presented by
Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Country
United States
First awarded
1944
Official website
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A motion picture is eligible if:
[2]
1.it was released for a seven-day run in the greater Los Angeles area, betweenJanuary 1 and December 31,2.it was screened for the active membership (need not be exclusive to themembers),3.the active members were invited to the screening by mail by the film'sdistributor,4.it cleared one official screening with the MPAA, and5.an entry form is received within ten days of the screening.The Best Foreign Language film category has slightly different qualification rules:
[3]
 1.It is a feature length film with at least fifty one percent non-English languagedialogue,2.it originated outside the United States, and3.it was first released in its country of origin during the fourteen months between November 1 andDecember 31.A television program is eligible if:
[4]
 1.seven original episodes were broadcast in the United States during the calendar year,2.the episodes were broadcast during prime time, and3.it was made in the United States or is a co-production financially and creatively between a UnitedStates and a foreign production company.A Made-for-TV motion picture, and mini-series is eligible if:
[4]
 1.broadcast in the United States during the calendar year,2.it was broadcast before any theatrical release (a film festival showing does not disqualify),3.it was made in the United States or is a co-production financially and creatively between a UnitedStates and a foreign production company.Television actors must appear in a minimum of seven episode in a calendar year to be eligible.
[4]
 A nomination ballot is submitted on to the membership with all eligible entries listed. Each membervotes for five nominees in each category.A final ballot is Emailed to the membership containing the five nominees for each category. Eachmember chooses one nominee from each category.
Ceremony
The broadcast of the Golden Globe Awards, telecast to more than 150 countries worldwide, generallyranks as the third most-watched awards show each year, behind only the Oscars and the GrammyAwards. Unlike the Oscars, the Grammys and the Emmy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards is one of two major Hollywood awards ceremonies, the other being the Screen Actors Guild Awards, that doesPage 2of 6Golden Globe Award - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia1/26/2009http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Globe_Awards
 
not have a regular host; there is a different presenter every year, whointroduces the ceremony at thebeginning of the broadcast.
History
The first Golden Globe Awards were held in 1944, at the 20th Century Fox studios. It has since beenheld annually, at various locations. Throughout the next decade, it was held at the the Beverly HillsHotel, and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.in 1950 the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made the decision to establish a special award thatrecognizes outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry. To give importance to the award andrecognize its subject as an international figure in the entertainment industry, the initial award waspresented to director and producer Cecil B. DeMille. The official name of the award thus became theCecil B. DeMille Award.In 1963 the Miss Golden Globe concept was introduced. In its inaugural year there were two MissGolden Globes, one for film and one for television. They were respectively, Eva Six of Beach Party andOperation Bikini, and Donna Douglas.In 1964, national telecast was distributed through a special segment on
The Andy Williams Show
.Recognizing the impact that animated films have had on the industry, in 2006, the Hollywood ForeignPress Association announced that a Golden Globe would be awarded for the Best Animated Feature atthe 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
[5]
 The awards show income has enabled the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to donate millions of dollars to entertainment-related charities, as well as funding scholarships and other programs for futurefilm and television professionals.
2008 disruption
On January 7, 2008, it was announced that due to the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, the65th Golden Globe Awards would not betelecast live. The ceremony was faced with a threat by strikingwriters to picket the event and by actors, threatening to boycott the ceremony, rather than cross picketlines. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association was forced to adopt another approach for the broadcast.NBC originally had exclusive broadcast rights to the ceremonies, but on January 11, HFPA PresidentJorge Camara announced there would be no restrictions placed onmedia outlets covering the January 13press conference, announcing the winners at 6:00pm PST.
[6]
As a result, E!, CNN, the TV GuideNetwork and KNBC-TV, the network's Los Angeles affiliate, aired the 31-minute event, emanating fromthe Grand Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel live, leaving NBC to fill the hour from 9:00–10:00pmET with announcements, made after-the-fact by
 Access Hollywood 
hosts Billy Bush and Nancy O'Dell.
[7]
The remaining hours of programming, set aside for the ceremonies by the network, were filled with aspecial two-hour edition of 
 Dateline
, hosted by Matt Lauer, that included film clips, interviews withsome of the nominees and commentary from comedienne Kathy Griffin and the panelists from
Football Night in America
.
Award categories
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