DATE SET FOR 2016 GOLDEN GLOBES

The date for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards has been announced as Sunday, January 10 2016. golden globe

The ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills and will be telecast live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. PT coast-to-coast.

“We look forward to follow this year’s successful Golden Globe Awards by celebrating what looks like another exceptional year in both film and television” said Theo Kingma, president of the HFPA.

The Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 160 countries worldwide and are among the few awards shows to include both motion picture and television achievements.

A LINE-UP OF STARS

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Amy Adams….a nominee

Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Theo Kingma and his team have assembled a star-studded line-up of former Golden Globe winners and nominees to present the awards at this year’s ceremony on Sunday.

So far they include Amy Adams (Golden Globe Award winner; Five-time Golden Globe Award nominee, including this year for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy),  Adrien Brody (Golden Globe Award nominee), Robert Downey, Jr. (Three-time Golden Globe Award winner; Two-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Anna Faris, Ricky Gervais (Golden Globe Award winner; Three-time Golden Globe Award nominee, including this year for Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy), Kevin Hart, Salma Hayek (Golden Globe nominee), Kate Hudson (Golden Globe Award winner), Gwyneth Paltrow (Golden Globe Award winner), Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Lily Tomlin (Golden Globe Award winner; Four-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Kristen Wiig (Golden Globe Award nominee), Owen Wilson (Golden Globe Award nominee), and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Two-time Golden Globe Award nominee).ricky

 

  The list goes on:

Jennifer Aniston (Golden Globe Award winner, and Two-time Golden Globe Award nominee; including 2015 Golden Globe Nominee for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama) Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston (Golden Globe Award winner, and Four-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Jamie Dornan, Colin Firth (Golden Globe Award winner), Jane Fonda (Seven-time Golden Globe Award winner; Seven-time Golden Globe Award nominee), HarrisActress in a Motion Picture), Lily Tomlin (Golden Globe Award winner; Four-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Vince Vaughn, and Kerry Washington (Golden Globe Award nominee)on Ford (2002 Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient, Golden Globe Award winner, and Four-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Bill Hader, Katherine Heigl (Two- time Golden Globe Award nominee), Dakota Johnson (Miss Golden Globe 2006), Adam Levine, Jennifer Lopez (Golden Globe Award nominee), Matthew McConaughey (Golden Globe Award winner; 2015 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television), Seth Meyers, Lupita Nyong’o (Golden Globe Award nominee), Jeremy Renner (Golden Globe Award nominee), Meryl Streep (Eight-time Golden Globe Award winner, and Twenty-nine time Golden Globe Award nominee; including 2015 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Supporting Actress).

AND ON……

Jack Black (Two-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Don Cheadle (Two-time Golden Globe Award winner, and Three-time Golden Globe Award nominee; including 2015 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Actor In A TV Series, Musical or Comedy), Benedict Cumberbatch (Two-time Golden Globe Award nominee; including 2015 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Actor In A Motion Picture, Drama), David Duchovny (Two-time Golden Globe Award winner, and Six-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Colin Farrell (Golden Globe Award winner), Katie Holmes, Jared Leto (Golden Globe Award winner), Julianna Margulies, who will present the Cecil B. DeMille Award to George Clooney (Golden Globe Award winner, and Eleven-time Golden Globe Award nominee; including 2015 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Actress In A TV Series, Drama), Melissa McCarthy, Sienna Miller (Golden Globe Award nominee), Clive Owen (Golden Globe Award winner, and Two-time Golden Globe Award nominee; including 2015 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Actor In A TV Series, Drama), Paul Rudd, Naomi Watts (Golden Globe Award nominee) and Oprah Winfrey (Golden Globe Award nominee),

 The show,  hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the third year in a row,  will air on Sunday LIVE coast-to-coast on NBC with the pre-show from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (PST)/7:00-8:00 p.m. (EST), and main telecast from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST) from the Beverly Hilton. The telecast will be seen in more than 190 countries and is produced by dick clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

 

TINA FEY: WHY WE’RE HOSTING THE GLOBES AGAIN

tina fey tk  Tina Fey has revealed it was Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels who suggested she and Amy Poehler should sign on to host the Golden Globes for two more years.

And she has given an insight into how she and Amy plan their remarks and jokes.

“After the first time, Amy and I were saying, ‘Oh we had so much fun, would it be a bad idea to try to do it again?’ ” she said. “And Lorne said, ‘You should do it for two more years because when you do it the second time it won’t be up in the air as to whether you get invited back. Then you come back one more time as a good bye and then you are done.’

“I thought that was very good advice—he might know what he’s doing in show business.”

She said she and Amy don’t start planning for the Globes until they see who the nominees are. “You can’t work on it too soon,” she said. “So we usually start a couple of weeks ahead of time when we rally all our friends to start writing jokes. The most time-consuming thing is to watch all the movies. We don’t get flown to junkets and stuff so we have to watch all the screeners. I thought last year was a particularly great fun year for movies and I can’t wait to see what presents itself this year as the big one.”

TWO EMMY NODS FOR GOLDEN GLOBES

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Our Emmy nominated hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

 

This year’s Golden Globes show, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, has earned two Emmy nominations.

Produced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in association with dick clark productions, it is the fourth consecutive year the Globes have been nominated in the Outstanding Special Class Program.

Adding to the honours this year is a nomination for outstanding writing to a team of writes headed by Barry Adelman, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, contributing special material.

HFPA president Theo Kingma said: “Congratulations to everyone involved, particularly Tina and Amy who did so much to make the show the wonderful success it was.  It is a great honor to be recognized for what was indeed an outstanding show and we intend to make next year’s even better.”

 

 

STARRY NIGHTS WITH THE GLOBES AT THE COCOANUT GROVE

VERA ANDERSON takes a trip down Memory Lane and looks back at the early days of the Golden Globes

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The Cocoanut Grove

Nearly three decades after it opened, the Cocoanut Grove at the Ambassador Hotel was still the hottest night spot in Southern California in 1950, attracting the biggest stars in an endless celebration of the Golden Age of Hollywood.  So naturally it was a perfect match for the 7th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony.  The still-fledging awards event, put on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, had already visited four venues in its brief history – from Fox Studios to the Beverly Hills, Hollywood Knickerbocker, and Hollywood Roosevelt hotels. But for the next two decades, with only four exceptions the Awards would make their home at the Cocoanut Grove.

In those days before the existence of personal publicists and the kind of media and press overload the entertainment industry experiences today, the very concept of marketing to the foreign market seemed somewhat elusive and inaccessible – which was the very reason this group of international journalists had come together to try as a collective to bridge that gap. As recent expats from their respective countries, some of the members seemed colorful and even exotic as they adapted to their new lives in Hollywood. Imagine the delicious visual of the mustachioed Unger twins, Bertil – wearing his monocle in his left eye, and Gustav, wearing his monocle in the right, and both corresponding for Scandinavian publications. At the 1954 Awards banquet, another set of twins, Amad and Aly Sadick, got into fisticuffs with the Ungers – an unfortunate bit of drama but one that guests seems to take in their  stride.

Marylin Monroe with the Golden Globe trophy

Marilyn Monroe with the Golden Globe trophy

The night of the Globes is always memorable but one standout at the Cocoanut Grove was in 1954 – the year the hottest star in the room, Marilyn Monroe, was upstaged when all eyes followed actress Vicki Dugan, whose dress left little to the imagination on the backside.  Not that it mattered to Marilyn, who still got plenty of love as she clutched her trophy for the World’s Favourite Actress, at that time called the Henrietta Award.  Marilyn, being Marilyn, knew how to work the press, and in the end she and her Globe were the most photographed couple of the night. Nothing was going to stop the flow of champagne and laughter at what was already considered the best party in town.

The first telecasts of the Globes were from 1958-1963 but were only aired locally in L.A. Then the Globes’ telecast went national  during a special segment on The Andy Williams Show beginning in 1964.

Phil Elwell, who was  a waiter at the Grove during those telecasts, has supplied the HFPA with the schedule and script of the telecast for the 1966 show, which now rest in the HFPA archives. The star guests then included Jerry Lewis, Barbara Stanwyck, Mia Farrow, Ben Gazzarra, Dean Martin, Joanne Woodward, Claudia Cardinale, Gene Kelly, Jill St. John, Dorothy Malone, Lorne Greene and Vince Edwards.

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Phil Elwell

The documents include the transcript of the welcoming remarks by then-president Bertil Unger, and the script for commercials for Kraft Cheez Whiz and Kraft Strawberry Preserves.

“It was a wonderful, star-studded night, recalls Phil Elwell, who went on to open the highly successful Olde King’s Head British pub in Santa Monica.  “I was present at one of the meetings at the Ambassador and I remember Bertil Unger telling the members: ‘This awards show will grow and grow and become as famous as that other awards show.’

“He was so right.”

 

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