Every year, sometime in January, Hollywood personalities get together for a celebrated black tie affair known as the Golden Globe Awards. The Golden Globe Awards were first awarded in 1944, at the 20th Century Fox studios. It is presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) to recognize the outstanding achievements in the entertainment industry internationally without discrimination of religion or race. Founded in October 1943 by eight foreign journalists, the organization was originally called the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association. The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California has been fixed as the venue since 1961 and it deals with the best in motion pictures and television.
The Golden Globes ranks as the third most watched award show, right on the tail of The Academy Awards and The Grammys. At the initial Awards ceremony only five categories-Best Motion Picture, Best Actor and Actress, and Best Supporting Actor and Actress were awarded and they received a scroll instead of a Golden Globe. These awards are given out for outstanding performance in motion pictures and for roles in the television industry.
Current categories for motion pictures include Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Director, Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama, Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture. The record for highest number of Golden Globes bagged by a single person goes to Meryl Streep with seven awards. Jack Nicholson comes in a close second with six. In the television category the awards include, Best Drama Series, Best Comedy Series, Best Actor in a Television Drama Series, Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series, Best Actress in a Television Drama Series, Best Actress in a Television Comedy Series, Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television, Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television, Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television.