January 23, 1994 |
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.
January 22, 2001 |
"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.
January 21, 1996 |
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)
December 31, 1991 |
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.
December 31, 1991 |
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.
January 24, 1993 |
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.
January 14, 2014 |
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.
January 15, 2008 |
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.
January 12, 2013 |
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.
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.