The Golden Globes Awards;

The Golden Globes Awards;

The Golden Globes (officially called the Golden Globe Awards) are American film and television awards bestowed each year since 1944 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). Each year, they award the best films, the best television fiction, and the best film and television professionals in the United States. They are the television equivalents of the Oscars (for cinema), the Grammy Awards (for music) and the Tony Awards (for theatre) and are, along with the Oscars of cinema, one of the leading film awards in the United States.

The first Golden Globes ceremony took place in 1944 in 20th Century Fox1 Studios. It has since been organized annually in various locations. Throughout the 2000s, they were held at the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Roosevelt Hotel. In 1950, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association decided to create a special award that recognizes outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry. The award was named Cecil B. DeMille Award, in honour of American director and producer Cecil B. DeMille. Recognizing the impact that animated films have had on the film industry, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced in 2006 the creation of the Golden Globe as the best animated film, for the first time awarded at the 64th ceremony
Revenues from the gala have enabled the HFPA to donate millions of dollars to entertainment-related charities, as well as to fund fundraising grants and various film and television promotion programs.On January 7, 2008, it was announced that because of the 2007-2008 strike by American screenwriters, the 65th Golden Globes ceremony would not be broadcast live. The ceremony was confronted with a threat from striking screenwriters to sabotage the event, as well as from actors, who threatened to boycott the ceremony. Finally, it was replaced by a press conference during which the winners were named.
The Golden Globes ceremony is broadcast in more than 150 countries around the world, and generally ranks third in the most viewed program of its kind each year, behind the Oscars and Grammy Awards;


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