Over time, the Golden Globe Awards have evolved to recognise both TV and screen achievement, now with fourteen film categories, eleven television categories, and an honorary award named after Cecil DeMille, the first recipient. The Golden Globes also split their best picture, actor, and actress categories into Drama and Musical or Comedy since 1951, ensuring that films and actors of diverse genres will all have the ability to earn their much-deserved acclaim. In 1955, the awards have started to include television honors, separating their divisions by genre just as with the film honors. A award for Best Animated Feature film was introduced by the Golden Globes in 2007. If you would like to learn more about this, visit their website about -TV and films recognized by Golden Globes.
During the history of the Golden Globes, numerous special prizes have also been added, including:
• The retired Male Film Favorite and Female Film Favorite Henrietta Awards, which were retired after 1983. By polling over 900 newspapers, magazines, and radio stations around the world, they were able to decide which stars were widely respected and deserved the title of World Favorite. Marilyn Monroe, Meryl Streep, Sophia Loren, Julie Andrews, John Travolta, Marlon Brando, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, and Sidney Poitier were among the winners. (New Star of the Year, Best English-Language Foreign Film, Best Feature Picture, and Best Film Supporting International Understanding are other retired special awards.
In recognition of an exceptional and important contribution to the film industry, the Cecil De Mille Award for Lifetime Achievement in Motion Pictures was added in 1952 and named after the first recipient. Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Alfred Hitchcock, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Sidney Poitier, Audrey Hepburn, Jack Lemmon, Dustin Hoffman, and Dustin Hoffman were among the following recipients
Miss and Mr. Golden Globe, added in 1963, is presented to a well recognized celebrity’s daughter or sibling, selected to assist with the ceremony of the year.
The awards were distributed by journalists until 1958. But when the Rat Pack took over the stage and ran the show that year, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, the result was such a spectacular awards ceremony that they were asked to return in 1959 to host the show, which has been hosted after their surprising performance.
Meryl Streep, with seven awards, for her appearances in Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie’s Choice, The French Lieutenant’s Gal, Adaptation, The Devil Wears Prada, Angels in America, and most recently, Julie & Julia, is the individual winner of the most Golden Globe awards to date (not counting honorary or special awards such as the Cecil B. DeMille or Henrietta Awards) She still holds the record for the most nominations for the Golden Globe Award – twenty-five over the course of her career so far. With six Golden Globe Awards each, Jack Nicholson, Angela Lansbury, and Alan Alda are closely tied behind her for the awards she won. But Streep will still be called the queen of acting awards, of course, as she shows no signs of her series of crystal awards slowing down.