75th Golden Globe Awards

Movie posters from "The Apartment" and "Song Without End"
Philip BerkNovember 8, 2017

1961’s Golden Globe winner for Best Comedy, The Apartment, was by general consensus the year’s best film. It was also the New York Critics’ and...

Spartacus movie poster
Silvia BizioNovember 8, 2017

Spartacus was one of only three films to win Best Picture Drama at the Golden Globes and not receive a Best Picture nomination from the Academy...

Ben-Hur movie poster
Silvia BizioNovember 7, 2017

The mother of all sword-and-sandals epic movies, Ben-Hur, was fêted grandly at the Golden Globe awards ceremony on March 10, 1960. William Wyler’s...

Movie posters: "Some Like It Hot" and "Porgy and Bess"
Philip BerkNovember 7, 2017

A half-century before the Billy Wilder comedy was acclaimed the best comedy of all time (American Film Institute, BBC poll), the Hollywood Foreign...

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...

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...