Golden Globe Awards Show

Join PRIME for coverage of the 2007 GOLDEN GLOBES AWARDS.

The Golden Globes is the only awards show today that combines the intimacy and spontaneity of a party for several hundred of film and TV’s finest with the drama and anticipation of a live, worldwide-televised event.

Stars, journalists and guests freely mingle during the telecast with no designated ‘seat-fillers,’ lending the show an air of informality and casual elegance where anything can happen — and most often does.

Winners good-naturedly moon the crowd (Jack Nicholson in 1999), have to be rousted out of the bathroom (Christine Lahti in 1998), or give their award away (Ving Rhames giving his statuette to his idol Jack Lemmon in 1998). But amid all the frivolity and good times, the awards have steadily grown in stature from their humble inception, today commanding a worldwide television audience of 250.000.000.

Founded in October 1943 by eight foreign journalists, the organization was originally called the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association. The first awards ceremony was held during a luncheon at 20th Century Fox, where the winners in five categories—Best Motion Picture, Best Actor and Actress, and Best supporting Actor and Actress—received scrolls, with “The Song of Bernadette” winning the top prize.

The next year the ceremony was held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, but the fledgling group’s funds were so tight that Joan Bennett’s gardener was tapped to supply the flowers for the tables. The actual Golden Globe award came about in 1946, when association president Marina Cisternas came up with the idea of using a statuette of a “golden globe” with a filmstrip circling it. The rest is history.

This year’s nominations include:

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

  • BABEL
  • BOBBY
  • THE DEPARTED
  • LITTLE CHILDREN
  • THE QUEEN

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

  • PENELOPE CRUZ — VOLVER
  • JUDI DENCH – NOTES ON A SCANDAL
  • MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL – SHERRYBABY
  • HELEN MIRREN – THE QUEEN
  • KATE WINSLET – LITTLE CHILDREN

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

  • LEONARDO DICAPRIO — BLOOD DIAMOND
  • LEONARDO DICAPRIO – THE DEPARTED
  • PETER O’TOOLE – VENUS
  • WILL SMITH – THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
  • FOREST WHITTAKER – THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND

    BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

  • 24
  • BIG LOVE
  • GREY’S ANATOMY
  • HEROES
  • LOST

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

  • PATRICIA ARQUETTE — MEDIUM
  • EDIE FALCO – THE SOPRANOS
  • EVANGELINE LILLY – LOST
  • ELLEN POMPEO – GREY’S ANATOMY
  • KYRA SEDGWICK – THE CLOSER

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

  • PATRICK DEMPSEY — GREY’S ANATOMY
  • MICHAEL C. HALL – DEXTER
  • HUGH LAURIE – HOUSE
  • BILL PAXTON – BIG LOVE
  • KIEFER SUTHERLUND – 24

    BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
  • ENTOURAGE
  • THE OFFICE
  • UGLY BETTY
  • WEEDS

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES -COMEDY

  • MARCIA CROSS — DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
  • AMERICA FERRERA – UGLY BETTY
  • FELICITY HUFFMAN – DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
  • JULIA LOUIS DREYFUS – THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE
  • MARY-LOUISE PARKER – WEEDS

    Who will win? Pull up a comfy chair and some popcorn and see…

    Tuesday 16 January at 9.30pm on PRIME.

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