April 29, 2010
NBC and the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced Wednesday that the British actor-writer-comic will make his encore appearance on the Jan. 16 live broadcast. Before Gervais, the Hollywood award show had gone more than a decade without a host. —Associated Press Jessica Seinfeld gets court's nod Jerry Seinfeld's wife did not copy a cookbook author when she released her own techniques for getting children to eat vegetables, a federal appeals court concluded Wednesday.
January 20, 1997 |
Film legend Lauren Bacall, who plays the possessive mother of Barbra Streisand in "The Mirror Has Two Faces," joined singer Madonna and actor Tom Cruise in winning Golden Globe awards for their film performances. Madonna, star of the film "Evita," received the Golden Globe Award for best actress in a musical or comedy motion picture, and Tom Cruise, star of the film "Jerry Maguire," received the Golden Globe Award for best actor in the same category.
January 22, 1995 |
"Forrest Gump," the saga of a simple country boy who does amazing things, collected top honors at the Golden Globe Awards on Saturday night, scoring in the dramatic film category for actor Tom Hanks, director Robert Zemeckis and as best dramatic picture. Jessica Lange was a surprise winner of the best dramatic actress award as the angry Army wife in "Blue Sky." The film had a limited release and even the star called it "a strange and peculiar little film."
January 26, 2004 |
Awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., a small and insular and somewhat mysterious group of variously credentialed journalists, the Golden Globes are awards of minimal intrinsic, though of obvious practical, value. A perfect example of the self-fulfilling glamorization that's at Hollywood's heart, the awards are by definition important because big stars show up to receive them, and because people tune in to watch them receive them.
January 24, 1994 |
"Now, I can breathe again," said Steven Spielberg, as he stepped off a backstage podium with his two Golden Globe Awards for "Schindler's List"--the first time he has actually won one of Hollywood's major film prizes. In the past, he had been nominated for Globes and Oscars but never took one home.
January 9, 2014 |
Here's a modest proposal for the Golden Globe Awards telecast Sunday night: Make the presenters wear tragic masks when reading the nominations in the drama categories and comic masks when reading the nominations in the musical/comedy categories. That way we'll have a better chance of keeping the knuckleheaded division straight this year. How else are we to remember that "Inside Llewyn Davis," a somewhat downbeat picaresque adventure from the Coen brothers, is competing as a comedy, while "Philomena," a real-life morality tale masquerading as a chuckling odd couple comedy, is contending as a drama?
December 28, 1990 |
Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather Part III," Kevin Costner's "Dances With Wolves" and such mass-appeal hits as "Dick Tracy," "Ghost" and "Pretty Woman" led the nominations for the annual Golden Globe Awards for motion pictures announced Thursday morning in Beverly Hills. Although the nominations were widely spread among 32 movies, it was "Godfather Part III," with nods in seven categories, that topped the list. On the television side, NBC's "L.A.
January 13, 2014 |
Leonardo DiCaprio drew attention for more than just his lead actor in a comedy or musical win at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. In coming to the stage to present lead actress in a drama, DiCaprio mispronounced Stephen Frears' “Philomena,” the Catholic-themed adoption story that was nominated for three Golden Globes, as "Philomania. " It's not clear when DiCaprio realized his slip of the tongue, but Golden Globe viewers caught on immediately. The word quickly became a top Twitter trend across the United States with the word “Philomania” even etched across a picture of the film's lead actress, Judi Dench, looking confused. Some asked questions about “Philomania's” release in theaters as a sequel.
December 26, 2013 |
"How are your kids, hon?" a woman asked Julia Roberts after stopping the actress on a Pacific Palisades sidewalk. She was a familiar neighborhood face to Roberts, and so the two caught up for a few minutes, hugged and parted ways. Here, in the tony enclave populated with Pilates studios and juice bars, this is how most people relate to Roberts - as a neighborhood mom. Someone who hides her makeup-less face behind Ray Bans while running errands; sets an alarm on her phone so she remembers to feed the meter; wears a neon-colored rubber band bracelet because her daughter made it for her. "The kind of energy I attract is very calm," said Roberts, 46, settling in for lunch at an empty local cafe.