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January 23, 1994 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Steven Spielberg last night won the Golden Globe Award for best motion picture director for his powerful Holocaust drama, Schindler's List. Tom Hanks, who plays a lawyer with AIDS who sues his firm for firing him in Philadelphia, and Holly Hunter, the mute wife who has an illicit affair in colonial New Zealand in The Piano, received Golden Globes for the best dramatic performances. Rock idol Bruce Springsteen made a rare Hollywood appearance to claim the Golden Globe for best original song in a motion picture for his Streets of Philadelphia, written for Philadelphia.
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January 22, 2001 | by Ellen Gray, Daily News Television Critic
"Gladiator," Ridley Scott's sweeping epic of ancient Rome, won best motion picture drama at the 58th annual Golden Globe Awards last night. At least we're pretty sure it did. By the time a somewhat confused Elizabeth Taylor got around to announcing the winner shortly before 11 p.m., there was some question whether those famous violet eyes could focus on whatever had been placed inside the little gold envelope. Taylor, who appeared to have entered into - perhaps even bathed in - the spirit of what's traditionally been one of Hollywood's best parties, had first attempted to announce the winner before reading the nominees, only to be introduced to the TelePrompTer by backstage host Dick Clark, who strode to her rescue.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 1996 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
How to describe the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, those 85 scribes who award the Golden Globes? "Never met a meal they didn't like," says Studio Publicist A, speaking on condition of anonymity. "The best-fed freeloaders in the entertainment industry," offers Jack Mathews, film critic for Newsday. "People who would cross the Alps for a hot dog," in the estimation of a much-quoted (and necessarily publicity-shy) studio executive. Yet Hollywood mahoffs and celebs, those very people who make fun of the event, have helped transform the Golden Globes ceremony (to be broadcast live at 8 tonight on Channel 10)
NEWS
December 31, 1991 | by Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
The nominations for the 49th annual Golden Globe awards in film contained zero surprises. No out-of-left-field nods to the Pia Zadoras of the world, no grotesque overabundance of nominations for bad movies whose studios threw great parties for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Which is kind of a shame, really, as the goofball nominations were always the most interesting things about the Golden Globes, aside from their value as early indicators of how the Oscar race might shape up. The 1991 nominations, gleaned from a movie year that most everyone agrees was worse than usual, should not only be in tune with most members of the academy's tastes, but are unusually in step with the tougher critics' opinions this time around.
NEWS
December 31, 1991 | by Diana E. Lundin, Los Angeles Daily News
NBC led all networks for this year's Golden Globe Awards nominations with 20, one more than CBS and twice the amount collected by ABC. Fox and HBO each earned four nominations while TNT got one for the 49th annual Golden Globes, which were announced last week by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The awards will be presented Jan. 18 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The long-running series "Cheers" and "L.A. Law," both on NBC, received the most nominations at four each. "Cheers" was nominated for best comedy series, along with newcomer "Brooklyn Bridge" on CBS, "Evening Shade" on CBS, "The Golden Girls" on NBC and "Murphy Brown," also on CBS. "L.A.
NEWS
January 24, 1993 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Actor-director Clint Eastwood, celebrated for his sullen performances in a series of "spaghetti westerns" and police thrillers, last night won the Golden Globe award for best director for his dark gunslinger saga Unforgiven. Eastwood also starred in the film, a bleak story about the recovery and return to glory of an alcoholic gunfighter in the American West. The winners of the 50th annual Golden Globes were selected by the 90 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
WATCHING THE Golden Globes to see who won is like reading Playboy for the articles. You can do it if you want, but you're probably missing the point. We watch, if we watch, for the party, for the spectacle of famous people, some of whom haven't eaten in a day or two, becoming gradually more inebriated and saying and doing unexpected things. Or for the moment when the wrong thing comes up on the teleprompter and presenters have to scramble. And, of course, last night for Amy Poehler and Upper Darby's Tina Fey, who hosted the show for the second year and acquitted themselves with loopy aplomb, like the cool designated drivers for all of Hollywood.
NEWS
January 15, 2008 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
What if they gave an awards show without statuettes or recipients? That would be NBC's bizarro Golden Globes "Winners Special" Sunday night, which will go down in infamy as the pyrite rite, where the ceremony was as worthless as fool's gold. The "Winners Special" is what TV looks like when it's naked, without writers to give it snap and crackle. Winners - Javier Bardem, Julie Christie and Daniel Day-Lewis among them - were announced by the clueless, charmless and visibly unmoored Billy Bush and Nancy O'Dell, anchors of NBC's Access Hollywood.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2013 | By Sandy Cohen, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are ready to crack each other up at the Golden Globe Awards. The two multi-hyphenate talents offered a taste of their quick-witted banter on a conference call with reporters Wednesday, during which Fey promised, "We're going to sing the whole show. " "The whole show is going to be sung front to back and Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine have written it," Fey deadpanned. "We just called up Sondy," Poehler said. "He just said, 'Jackpot.' " Fey, 42, and Poehler, 41, take over for three-time Globes host Ricky Gervais, who sometimes created a prickly atmosphere with his pointed barbs at individual stars and films.
NEWS
January 12, 2016
His famous alter-ego has a statue in Philadelphia and now Sylvester Stallone has a Golden Globe for playing an aging Rocky Balboa. The 69-year-old actor received a standing ovation Sunday as he accepted a supporting actor award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for his performance in the Philadelphia-filmed Creed , 39 years after last being nominated (and not winning) for the original Rocky . "I'd like to thank my imaginary friend Rocky Balboa for being the best friend I ever had," said Stallone, in what was probably the best unbleeped line of the night.
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January 12, 2016
His famous alter-ego has a statue in Philadelphia and now Sylvester Stallone has a Golden Globe for playing an aging Rocky Balboa. The 69-year-old actor received a standing ovation Sunday as he accepted a supporting actor award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for his performance in the Philadelphia-filmed Creed , 39 years after last being nominated (and not winning) for the original Rocky . "I'd like to thank my imaginary friend Rocky Balboa for being the best friend I ever had," said Stallone, in what was probably the best unbleeped line of the night.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2016 | Molly Eichel, Steven Rea, Staff Writers
The Golden Globes - airing at 8 p.m. Sunday on NBC10 - don't matter. They're trivial, kind of stupid, and have little bearing on the entertainment industry. But that's what makes them so great. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) - a shady group of individuals who don't actually seem to be a part of the foreign press - throw the best party of the year. Because it doesn't really matter. It's like Whose Line Is It Anyway? in that points are given out, but none counts.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
WATCHING THE Golden Globes to see who won is like reading Playboy for the articles. You can do it if you want, but you're probably missing the point. We watch, if we watch, for the party, for the spectacle of famous people, some of whom haven't eaten in a day or two, becoming gradually more inebriated and saying and doing unexpected things. Or for the moment when the wrong thing comes up on the teleprompter and presenters have to scramble. And, of course, last night for Amy Poehler and Upper Darby's Tina Fey, who hosted the show for the second year and acquitted themselves with loopy aplomb, like the cool designated drivers for all of Hollywood.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
UPPER DARBY'S Tina Fey and somewhere-outside-of-our-region's Amy Poehler have signed on as hosts for the Golden Globes for the next two years. NBC, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and producers of the Globes announced the unusual two-year commitment yesterday, as Ricky Gervais sighed with relief. Next year's Golden Globes will be held in Beverly Hills on Jan. 12. Allen Shapiro , CEO of Dick Clark Productions, said the longtime BFFs and former "Saturday Night Live" colleagues have "a truly unique chemistry, making them one of the most talented and captivating pairings of all time.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2013 | By Sandy Cohen, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are ready to crack each other up at the Golden Globe Awards. The two multi-hyphenate talents offered a taste of their quick-witted banter on a conference call with reporters Wednesday, during which Fey promised, "We're going to sing the whole show. " "The whole show is going to be sung front to back and Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine have written it," Fey deadpanned. "We just called up Sondy," Poehler said. "He just said, 'Jackpot.' " Fey, 42, and Poehler, 41, take over for three-time Globes host Ricky Gervais, who sometimes created a prickly atmosphere with his pointed barbs at individual stars and films.
NEWS
January 18, 2011 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
There's tarnish on them thar Globes. In the run-up to the show, a lawsuit filed by two disgruntled employees alleged that the group awarding the Golden Globes had received kickbacks from broadcast advertisers. Then, at its 68th annual awards ceremony Sunday night, Ricky Gervais, snarkmaster of ceremonies, joked that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, those 82 journalists of questionable repute who confer the honors, accept bribes in exchange for nominations. Is this just the latest embarrassment for the much-maligned outfit?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2011 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
'I know what you're thinking," Ricky Gervais has been saying in those NBC promos for Sunday's telecast of the Golden Globes. "Why should we sit through three hours of overprivileged, needy celebrities being handed awards all night? Who cares, right? "Well" - and here Gervais takes a mock-thoughtful pause - "good point. " The British comic, who hosted last year's ceremonies and fired lots of boozy shots at the glamorous A-listers circled around their Beverly Hilton banquet tables, goes on to say, "I'll be there.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 2009 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
If the Academy Awards is Hollywood's Super Bowl, then tonight's Golden Globes is its Wing Bowl - a promotional event often more entertaining than the tribal rite it burlesques. Some stats: 5,800 movie-industry professionals vote for the Oscars; 87 world-class sycophants for the Globes, which honor both films and television. Sycophants? Globe members - officially, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association - are known from Cairo to Copenhagen as freeloaders who "would go to the opening of an envelope," says Len Klady, who follows the industry for moviecitynews.
NEWS
January 15, 2008 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
What if they gave an awards show without statuettes or recipients? That would be NBC's bizarro Golden Globes "Winners Special" Sunday night, which will go down in infamy as the pyrite rite, where the ceremony was as worthless as fool's gold. The "Winners Special" is what TV looks like when it's naked, without writers to give it snap and crackle. Winners - Javier Bardem, Julie Christie and Daniel Day-Lewis among them - were announced by the clueless, charmless and visibly unmoored Billy Bush and Nancy O'Dell, anchors of NBC's Access Hollywood.
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