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The 2023 Golden Globe Awards were announced last month, and we have a lot of fan favorites on the list. ABC’s Abbott Elementary, Searchlight’s Banshees of Inisherin, and Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever joined several notable TV shows and films that were nominated.

While we saw some repeat nominees, there appeared to be many more first-timers this year, 41 to be precise. Amongst them are the likes of Jenna Ortega from the series Wednesday, Ryan Coogler from Marvel’s Black Panther, Selena Gomez from Only Murders In The Building series, Nigerian Artist Tems from Marvel’s Black Panther and Zendaya from Euphoria to name a few.

As we look forward to the actual award event with bated breaths, let’s take a walk down memory lane and recall some notable moments in the past that had us rolling in our seats and staring at our tv screens in shock. Here are six fun facts about the Golden Globe Awards that you shouldn’t forget.

The Globe wasn’t always a globe:

The award was modified in the past years to be the Golden Globe we know today. However, in 1944, the awards handed out were scrolls. The first globe was presented in 1945, and then its look was remodeled in 2019.

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Sigourney Weaver, Jodie Foster & Shirley MacLaine

It’s first ever three-way tie:

Only once in the history of the Golden Globe Awards has this happened. In 1989, Jodie Foster from The Accused, Shirley MacLaine from Madam Sousatzka, and Sigourney Weaver from Gorillas in the Mist all went home with the title Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama.

The Youngest Star:

In 1980, a golden globe award was awarded to Ricky Schroder who was at the time nine years old. He’s the youngest person ever to receive a golden globe award. He was named the New Star of The Year for his role as TJ in the 1979’s movie The Champ.

Films Making History:

Before La La Land broke records in 2017, One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest had made history, being the first and only film back in days to win Globes in all major categories. La La Land took the spotlight with seven wins in 2017, earning the best motion picture, actor actress, director, screenplay, best original song, and best original score.

An all-time favorite Star:

You should have seen this coming. Meryl Steep is considered an all-time favorite as she’s bagged the most nominations of all time. She also has almost ten awards to show for it. She’s the most nominated and holds a spot in the most awarded as well.

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Shocking Refusals:

Everyone loves a good award moment, and though you might find it surprising that anyone would want to reject their Golden Globes, it’s happened twice! In 1970, the producers of “Z” refused the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film because the film wasn’t included in the main Best Motion Picture category. Meanwhile, in 1973, Marlon Brando won and refused his award in The Godfather to protest against U.S. imperialism and racism.

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About Irene Michaels

Over the past 25 years I have taken on the roles of a producer, publisher, insider journalist and fundraiser. My artistic interests began early in my teens working as a model and a dancer throughout the U.S. I formed my first modeling agency before I was twenty. While modeling I secured a re-occurring role in the popular daytime TV series General Hospital. Read more...