Which celebrity has been nominated for 25 awards? And who turned theirs down? Brush up on your trivia here!
The Golden Globes are due to kick off this year’s annual award season this coming weekend, with comedian Seth Meyers hosting the star studded event. Seth is following the footsteps of fellow NBC late night entertainment host, Jimmy Fallon, who hosted the Golden Globes 2017 last year. However, this isn’t Seth’s first rodeo, as the comedian has previously hosted the Emmys back in 2014.
With the Golden Globes 2018 nominations already out, there really isn’t long to go before the big day and we’re questioning everything. Will our favourite A-listers be eating the same menu as last year’s Awards? Who will be the best dressed on the red carpet? Will there be any more subtle dress details, such as that in Emma Stone’s dress? What hair and beauty trends will the Golden Globes 2018 bring? We’ll just have to wait and see!
But, how well do you really know the history of the Golden Globes? Who was the youngest winner? Who was the oldest? Has anyone turned a Golden Globe down? And who has won the most awards ever?
Test your trivia as we look back at some of the most iconic Golden Globe milestones.
The Golden Globes date back to 1943, when they were set up by eight foreign journalists, who held a modest luncheon at 20th Century Fox to distribute the five awards. The prestigious show has grown somewhat since then, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returning to host the show this year, in front of 1,300 glamorous guests, 1,200 of the world’s media and a worldwide audience of 250 million.
This year’s ceremony will be held in the International Ballroom at Los Angeles’ luxurious Beverly Hilton, where it has taken place almost every year since it began.
They may usually hide away in VIP enclosures, but there’s no special treatment for the A-list at this Hollywood ceremony. Celebrities, journalists and guests are free to mingle during the ceremony with no designated seating plan or ‘seat-fillers’. The result? The awards feel like one giant party, which is then broadcast to 250 million people worldwide. Phew.
American treasure Meryl Streep is the biggest single recipient of prestigious Golden Globes to date, collecting a whopping eight awards during her career. Her first, back in 1979, was for famous film The Deer Hunter, while her latest was for her turn as Maggie Thatcher in The Iron Lady in 2012. But will she make it nine this year?
The oldest person to win an Oscar was Jessica Tandy in 1990. Aged (a seriously impressive!) 81, the elegant actress graced the stage to collect the Best Actress Award, for her part in Driving Miss Daisy. The second? Henry Fonda at 76-years-old won Best Actor for On Golden Pond in 1982.
Only two actors in Golden Globe history have ever refused to accept their glittering award The producers of Z declined the Best Foreign Language Film accolade in 1970, after wanting the film included in the main Best Motion Picture category, while in 1973, Marlon Brando refused his Best Actor prize for The Godfather to protest against American ‘imperialism and racism’. The star refused an Oscar the very same year.
The youngest winner of a globe was Ricky Schroder. He was just nine years old when he won Best New Star of the Year in 1980 for The Champ.
Only four lucky stars have won two Golden Globes in one year – the last being British beauty Kate Winslet who won Best Actress for Revolutionary Road and Best Supporting Actress for The Reader in 2009. Sigourney Weaver won Best Actress for Gorillas in the Mist and Best Supporting Actress for Working Girl in 1989, while Joan Plowright won Best Supporting Actress twice for Enchanted April and Stalin in 1993, and Helen Mirren won Best Actress of The Queen and Best Actress in a TV Film for Elizabeth I in 2007. Wow.
Surprise, surprise, Hollywood matriarch Meryl Streep has made the Golden Globe hall of fame once again. Meryl also takes the title for most individual nominations of all time, notching up an impressive 30, this year for her role as Florence Foster-Jenkins. She has won eight Golden Globes and this year she has been named the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her services to the entertainment industry.