About The Golden Globes

By | Jan 11, 2009

The Golden Globes was founded in 1944 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). The HFPA is an association of reporters from non-US countries who report on the entertainment industry in America, especially Hollywood, in magazines in their home countries.

The Golden Globes Awards are given out during a formal dinner for outstanding motion pictures and television programs based on votes by journalist living in Hollywood and affiliated with media outside of the United States

It the early 1950’s the HPFA decided the give a special award to recognizes outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry.  The first of this award was given to Cecil B. DeMille in 1952.  Since that time it has been known as the Cecil B. DeMille award.

Prior to 1956, the awards were only for Motion Pictures. Beginning in 1956 Television awards were also given.

In the year 2006 the non-profit group HFPA donated more than 1 million dollars to entertainment related charities and scholarships.

In 2007 a new award for Best Animated feature was introduced. It was decided that since animated films has had a big impact on the industry it was time to award them. During the course of the awards two award categories have been retired, Best Documentary Film (last given in 1977) and Best Picture-Foreign (renamed Best Foreign language Film).

And the 2009 Winners were:
Best Picture – Drama
‘Slumdog Millionaire’

Best Director
Danny Boyle – ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

Best Actor – Drama
Mickey Rourke – ‘The Wrestler’

Best Actress – Drama
Kate Winslet – ‘Revolutionary Road’

Best Picture – Musical/Comedy
‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’

Best Actor – Musical/Comedy
Colin Farrell – ‘In Bruges’

Best Actress – Musical/Comedy
Rebecca Hall – ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’

Best Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger – ‘The Dark Knight’

Best Supporting Actress
Kate Winslet – ‘The Reader’

Best Animated Feature Film

Best Foreign Language Film
‘Waltz with Bashir’ (Israel)

Best Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy – ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

Best Original Score
‘Slumdog Millionaire’

Best Original Song
‘The Wrestler’ – ‘The Wrestler’

Best Television Drama
‘Mad Men’

Best Actor – Television Drama
Gabriel Byrne – ‘In Treatment’

Best Actress – Television Drama
Anna Paquin – ‘True Blood’

Best Television Musical/Comedy
’30 Rock’

Best Actor – Television Musical/Comedy
Alec Baldwin – ’30 Rock’

Best Actress – Television Musical/Comedy
Tina Fey – ’30 Rock’

Best Mini-Series – Television
‘John Adams’

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture – Television
Paul Giamatti – ‘John Adams’

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture – Television
Laura Linney – ‘John Adams’

Best Supporting Actor – Television
Tom Wilkinson – ‘John Adams’

Best Supporting Actress – Television
Laura Dern – ‘Recount’


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