GOLDEN GLOBES CEREMONY
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
What was the world's first Golden Globes ceremony?
The Golden Globes is a ceremony
that is one of the first held during awards season (January through late
February or early March) and one of the biggest. Its roots stem back to the
early 1940s, when the world was in the throes of World War II and soldiers and
civilians both were desperate for an escape from the everyday dreariness of war.
As people were taking to film, journalists from different countries joined
together in an effort to keep each other informed and to exchange information.
In 1943, the representative from Britain’s Daily Mail largely helped form the
Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association to recognize this group of
journalists and to officially work together. They weren’t recognized by many due
to the fact that film was not yet considered to be a commodity for the foreign
This group designated themselves responsible for
offering their opinions on Hollywood’s finest films and they used an outlet, now
known as the Golden Globes, to do so. It was here that they divided up films
into certain categories and handed out awards to a winner from each category.
The very first ceremony was nothing like the glitz, glamour, and red-carpet
behavior that you see now every January when it’s time for the annual event.
The first Golden Globes ceremony was a very
informal event held in early January at 20th Century Fox. The award was also not
the globe surrounded by a strip of film and supported on a pedestal that is
handed out today but instead, awards were handed out in the form of scrolls.
There were also not the astounding 25 categories that compete in the Golden
Globes today but instead, there were only 6 categories in all. Here are the
winners at the very first Golden Globes ceremony:
Best Motion Picture Drama: The
Song of Bernadette
Best Motion Picture Actor:
Paul Lukas for his role in Watch on the Rhine
Best Motion Picture Actress:
Jennifer Jones for her role in The Song of Bernadette
Best Supporting Actor: Akim
Tamiroff for his role in For Whom the Bell Tolls
Best Supporting Actress:
Katina Paxinou for her role in For Whom the Bell Tolls
Best Director: Henry King for
The Song of Bernadette
The Golden Globe
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