January 10, 2016
Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills
8:00 p.m. EST
Instituted by the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association. The first Golden Globe award ceremony was an informal one in 1944 where distinguished achievement in film industry was honored at 20th Century Fox. ‘The Song of Bernadette’ won two awards – one for Jennifer Jones as Best Actress and the other for Best Film. Best Actor award was won by Paul Lukas for ‘Watch on the Rhine’.
It was in 1945 that a formal event was held for Golden Globe awards. The same year Golden Globes Statuette was also introduced. In 1950, differences among the members led to the formation of two groups – the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association and Foreign Press Association of Hollywood. For some time, the organizations gave away separate awards, with one group giving Golden Globes while the other awarding Henriettas, named after their president Henry Gris.
The association separated the motion picture category into two categories – drama and musical or comedy and decided to give awards for best film, best actor and best actress in these two categories to honor the acting skills in both genres.
The year 1955 witnessed the reunion of both the groups under the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. In the same year, the Golden Globes started honoring contributions in TV along with films. In 2007, the best animated feature film category was introduced in the Golden Globes. At present, Golden Globes give away awards in 25 categories – 14 in motion pictures and 11 in TV.
Golden Globe gives away the Cecil B. DeMille Award, instituted in 1952, for outstanding contribution to the entertainment field. It gives away Best Motion Picture – Drama and Musical or Comedy, Best Animated Feature Film, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Television Series – Drama and Musical or Comedy and Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for television.
Best Performance for an Actor and Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama and Musical or comedy, best performance by an actor and actress in a supporting role in a motion picture, best performance by an actor and actress in a television series – drama and musical or comedy, best performance by an actor and actress in a mini-series or motion picture made for television and best performance by an actor and actress in a supporting role in a mini-series or motion picture made TV are the awards which honor the contributions of actors and actresses to the film industry.
In motion picture category, there are awards for Best Director for a Motion Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best Original Song.
|Friday, October 30, 2015||Deadline for submission of Motion Picture and Television entry forms|
|Wednesday, November 25, 2015||Nomination ballots mailed to all HFPA members|
|Wednesday, December 7, 2015||Deadline of receiving nomination ballots|
|Thursday, December 10, 2015||Nominations announcement at 5:00 a.m. PST / 8:00 a.m. EST|
|Monday, December 21, 2015||Voting ballots mailed to all HFPA members|
|January 10, 2016||73rd Annual Golden Globes|
View complete list of Golden Globe awards 2016 nomination
View complete list of Golden Globe awards 2016 winners