1950s

The Defiant Ones movie poster
Silvia BizioNovember 6, 2017

It was a spectacular night, that March 5, 1959, at the Ambassador Hotel's Coconut Grove, for the Golden Globe Awards. The Defiant Ones defied...

Movie poster for "Gigi" and "Auntie Mame"
Philip BerkNovember 6, 2017

1959 was a watershed year for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. That’s the year they decided to split the music/comedy award, giving two...

Les Girls movie poster
Philip BerkNovember 6, 2017

Les Girls had all the hallmarks of a great MGM musical. The screenplay was written by John Patrick, who had won the Pulitzer Prize for Teahouse of...

The Bridge on the River Kwai movie poster
Silvia BizioNovember 6, 2017

This epic war drama – Golden Globe for Best Picture Drama of the year in 1958 – became the first Golden Globe Award for British director David...

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The Kind and I movie poster
Philip BerkNovember 6, 2017

This is the year in which the HFPA started announcing the nominations in advance of the awards.Of the contenders, four were comedies and only one...

Around the World in 80 days movie poster
Silvia BizioNovember 6, 2017

At the turn of the (last) century, a Victorian Englishman, Phileas Fogg (David Niven), makes a bet with his gentleman's club (the London Reform...

Guys and Dolls movie poster
Philip BerkNovember 6, 2017

Guys and Dolls was the movie no one loved except the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who gave it its best comedy or musical Golden Globe that...

East of Eden movie poster
Silvia BizioNovember 6, 2017

East of Eden, one of the first films to be shot in Color Cinemascope, was awarded Best Motion Picture - Drama at the 1956 Golden Globes. Sadly,...

On the Waterfront movie poster
Silvia BizioNovember 4, 2017

Who can forget Marlon Brando at his method-acting best? “I could have been a contender ... but let's face it, I'm just a bum...” - that became one...

Carmen Jones movie poster
Philip BerkNovember 4, 2017

1955 - what a great year for musicals! In those days the Hollywood Foreign Press offered no nominations but they certainly had an impressive list...