The Golden Globes are awards given to the best in film and television both domestically and foreign. They are determined by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). They were first held in January 1944 and are now held annually at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The award honors those that have made an outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry.
Originally, the award was only presented to male actors and directors in film and Television. In 1963 the Miss Golden Globe award was added so that female performers could be recognized for their work. Later an award was added for animated works. The income from the awards show is donated to entertainment-related charities and also funds various scholarships for future entertainment professionals.
Which Actor/Actress has the most Golden Globes?
Meryl Streep has won the most Golden globes in her career with a total of seven awards being presented to her. She also holds the records for having the most nominations having been nominated an amazing 25 times for her work in the film industry. If you take into account other special awards that are presented as part of the Golden Globe ceremony, Barbara Streisand has won 11 awards in total for her work in the entertainment industry. Jack Nicholson and Alan Alda both have 6 awards each and are the leading male actors.
Which Director has won the Most Golden Globes?
The director with the most golden Globes is Elia Kazan with a total of 4 Golden Globes. He has also won two Academy awards for directing and has been nominated 5 times for best director. Elia Kazan is well known for his ability to get the best performances out of his actors and has been recognized with an Academy Honorary Awards for lifetime achievement.