The Award Season madness begins with the 73rd Annual Golden Globes on Sunday, January 10th. In the last several years, the nominations for independent films have increased tremendously. The shift from studio motion picture nominations to independent film nominations has generated a new era for the independent film industry. As we head into the 2016 Golden Globes, there are 21 independent films that have been nominated in various categories making up a total of 30 nominations, including Best Motion Picture Drama and Best Director. Here are a few interesting facts about the Golden Globes:
1. First Golden Globes show started in 1944, the first televised show was in 1958.
2. A documentary category appeared during the seventies, the last documentary award was presented in 1977. *Fun Facts- There were two winners in the Best Documentary category back in 1973. They were Elvis on Tour and Walls of Fire.
3. The first woman to receive the Cecil B. DeMille award was Judy Garland in 1962.
4. The only film to date to have won all five major categories is One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
5. Ava DuVernay made history last year for being the first African American woman to be nominated in the Best Director category.
6. Nashville (1975) received the most nominations for a single film; a total of nine.
7. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. changed the course of how the awards are presented. Since the start of the award show, journalists presented and handed out the awards to the winners. During the 15th annual Golden Globes, The Rat Pack stormed the stage, took over the show, and won the praise of the audience. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association asked them to return the following year and since then, celebrities have been presenting the awards.
With so many predictions about tomorrow’s show, what are you most excitied about?