73rd Annual Golden Globes: Party trivia for annual Hollywood event

Host Ricky Gervais to host; Corrine Fox to be Miss Golden Globe for the 73rd Annual Foreign Journalist award event.


WASHINGTON, January 10, 2016 –  The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards hits the airwaves tonight, hosted by British comedian Ricky Gervais, which, in this writer’s humble opinion, means a gloves-off host who, with noted acerbic wit, can give the self-important among the audience the mini-roasts they deserve.

Because what is more fun that a roomful of celebrities hoping for at the least, a broadcast moment or at best an award, putting on their best to parade for their, and our, enjoyment?

The Golden Globes are put on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The annual awards show is seen as a precursor to the Oscars — sometimes predicting who will take home the gold statue, other times being seen as the “you won’t win the Oscar, so here’s the Golden Globe award.”

The Golden Globes were founded in 1943 by 21 foreign journalists. The first ceremony, consisting of five categories – Best Motion Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress – was more of a studio, than fan, event.

That lovely Golden Globe award that winners take home was created for the 1946 awards when Marina Cisternas, former Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s president, suggested creating statuettes that resembled an actual gold globe on a pedestal. The awards are packaged in a red-velvet-lined, leather-bound chest with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s logo stamped in gold.

Award Trivia:

  1. Meryl Streep holds the record for most Golden Globe nominations, with 29. She’s also taken home the award eight times, which is also a record.
  2. The youngest person ever to win the prestigious award was Ricky Schroder.  At 9 years old, he won the award for Best New Star of the Year for his role in the 1980 movie “The Champ.”
  3. In 2008 the ceremony was canceled due to a Writer’s Guild strike. Celebrities refused to show up to the show, so instead winners were announced Jan. 13 of that year during an hourlong press conference.
  4. In 1973, Marlon Brando refused to accept his Golden Globe for Best Actor for his role in “The Godfather” because he was protesting U.S. “imperialism and racism.”

According to People magazine, the nearly 1,300 guests will be served a lavish a four-course meal that includes eggplant, bok choy, lotus and mustard greens, with ginger dressing and a filet of beef with marinara crust and slow-roasted black-garlic steelhead trout.

Vegetarians can dine on salt-baked heirloom sweet potatoes with creamed-corn glaze. There will also be a number of desserts, including executive pastry chef Thomas Henzi’s California Almond Cake.

Award presenters for the 73rd Golden Globes

Always fun to watch is Miss Golden Globes with tonight’s honor going to Jamie Foxx’s daughter Corrine.

It is a three-hour showcase for the young lady, who most often has a connection to, or is trying to break into, showbiz.

Ricky Gervais promises to roast awards presenters with his Brit wit giving his best to awards presenters like Orlando Blood, Jim Carrey, Lady Gaga and Mel Gibson, as well as the guests in the audience and nominees.

But the reason we watch is to see if our favorites shows, movies and actors take home a Golden Globe.  And the nominees are:

Motion picture, drama

“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Revenant”

Motion picture, comedy

“The Big Short”
“The Martian”

Actress in a motion picture, drama

Cate Blanchett, “Carol”
Brie Larson, “Room”
Rooney Mara, “Carol”
Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”
Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”

Actress in a motion picture, comedy

Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”
Melissa McCarthy, “Spy”
Amy Schumer, “Trainwreck”
Maggie Smith, “The Lady in the Van”
Lily Tomlin, “Grandma”

Actor in a motion picture, drama

Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”
Will Smith, “Concussion”

Actor in a motion picture, comedy

Christian Bale, “The Big Short”
Steve Carell, “The Big Short”
Matt Damon, “The Martian”
Al Pacino, “Danny Collins”
Mark Ruffalo, “Infinitely Polar Bear”

TV series, drama

“Game of Thrones”
“Mr. Robot”

TV series, comedy

“Mozart in the Jungle”
“Orange Is the New Black”
“Silicon Valley”

Actress in a TV series, comedy

Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
Jamie Lee Curtis, “Scream Queens”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin”
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

Actress in a TV series, drama

Caitriona Balfe, “Outlander”
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder”
Eva Green, “Penny Dreadful”
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Actor in a TV series, drama

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”
Wagner Moura, “Narcos”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

Actor in a TV series, comedy

Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”
Gael García Bernal, “Mozart in the Jungle”
Rob Lowe, “The Grinder”
Patrick Stewart, “Blunt Talk”
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Actress in a supporting role in a motion picture

Jane Fonda, “Youth”
Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”
Helen Mirren, “Trumbo”
Alicia Vikander, “Ex Machina”
Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

Actor in a supporting role in a motion picture

Paul Dano, “Love & Mercy”
Idris Elba, “Beasts of No Nation”
Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”
Michael Shannon, “99 Homes”
Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”

TV movie or miniseries

“American Crime”
“American Horror Story: Hotel”
“Flesh and Bone”
“Wolf Hall”

Actress in a TV movie or limited series

Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo”
Queen Latifah, “Bessie”
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Sarah Hay, “Flesh and Bone”
Lady Gaga, “American Horror Story: Hotel”

Actor in a TV movie or limited series

Oscar Isaac, “Show Me a Hero”
Patrick Wilson, “Fargo”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
David Oyelowo, “Nightingale”
Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall”

Supporting actor in a TV series, limited series or TV movie

Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”
Damian Lewis, “Wolf Hall”
Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”
Tobias Menzies, “Outlander”
Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”

Supporting actress in a TV series, limited series or TV movie

Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the New Black”
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
Regina King, “American Crime”
Judith Light, “Transparent”
Maura Tierney, “The Affair”

Animated feature film

“The Good Dinosaur”
“Inside Out”
“The Peanuts Movie”
“Shaun the Sheep Movie”


Todd Haynes, “Carol”
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, “The Revenant”
Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”
George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Ridley Scott, “The Martian”


Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, “Spotlight”
Aaron Sorkin, “Steve Jobs”
Quentin Tarantino, “The Hateful Eight”
Emma Donoghue, “Room”
Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, “The Big Short”

Original song

“Love Me Like You Do” (“50 Shades of Grey”)
“One Kind of Love” (“Love and Mercy”)
“See You Again” (“Furious 7”)
“Simple Song #3” (“Youth”)
“Writing’s on the Wall” (“Spectre”)

Foreign language film

“The Brand New Testament” (Belgium/France/Luxembourg)
“The Club” (Chile)
“The Fencer” (Finland/Germany/Estonia)
“Mustang” (France)
“Son Of Saul” (Hungary)


Carter Burwell, “Carol”
Alexandre Desplat, “The Danish Girl”
Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight
Daniel Pemberton, “Steve Jobs”
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto, “The Revenant”


How to Watch:

The ceremony takes place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, airing live from coast to coast on NBC at 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. The glitzy festivities will kick off with a pre-show on NBC at 4 p.m. Pacific.

E!’s Golden Globes coverage starts Sunday at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT. E! Online’s livestream will begin at 5:55 p.m. ET / 2:55 p.m. PT. Plus, watch E! After Party: the 2016 Golden Globes at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT.

And don’t miss the Fashion Police Golden Globes special Monday at 8 p.m. only on E! Joan Rivers, you are missed.

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2016 Communities Digital News

• The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the editors or management of Communities Digital News.

This article is the copyrighted property of the writer and Communities Digital News, LLC. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.

Correspondingly, Communities Digital News, LLC uses its best efforts to operate in accordance with the Fair Use Doctrine under US Copyright Law and always tries to provide proper attribution. If you have reason to believe that any written material or image has been innocently infringed, please bring it to the immediate attention of CDN via the e-mail address or phone number listed on the Contact page so that it can be resolved expeditiously.