The Golden Globe Awards are an annual awards ceremony telecast to more than 150 countries world-wide to recognise outstanding achievements in the entertainment industry, both American and foreign, and to focus wide public attention upon the best in motion pictures and television.
The Golden Globes are traditionally broadcast in South Africa live on DStv's M-Net Movies channel (typically at around 03h00), with a rebroadcast later that night on M-Net.
The 67th Golden Globe Awards took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday 17 January, 2010.
The awards were broadcast on M-Net on Monday 18 January 2010, at 20h30. The special was three hours long.
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards
John Krasinski, Diane Kruger and Justin Timberlake joined Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Philip Berk to announce the nominations for The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Tuesday morning, December 15, 2009 at The Beverly Hilton.
Nominations were announced in 25 categories.
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais, were broadcast live in the USA on Sunday, January 17 from The Beverly Hilton.
The awards are seen in more than 160 countries worldwide and is one of the few awards ceremonies that span both television and motion picture achievements. The special was produced by dick clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Philip Berk is President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Orly Adelson, president of dick clark productions, and Barry Adelman executive produced the special.
Chris Donovan was the director and dick clark productions’ Bob Bardo the executive in charge of production.
Best Motion Picture, DramaAvatar
The Hurt Locker
Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire
Up in the AirBest Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
500 Days of SummerThe Hangover
Julie & Julia
NineBest Director in a Motion Picture
Kathryn Bigelow - The Hurt LockerJames Cameron - Avatar
Clint Eastwood - Invictus
Jason Reitman - Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino - Inglourious BasterdsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, DramaJeff Bridges - Crazy Heart
George Clooney - Up in the Air
Colin Firth - A Single Man
Morgan Freeman - Invictus
Tobey Maguire - BrothersBest Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Emily Blunt - The Young VictoriaSandra Bullock - The Blind Side
Helen Mirren - The Last Station
Carey Mulligan - An Education
Gabourey Sidibe - Precious: Based On The Novel Push By SapphireBest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Matt Damon - Invictus
Woody Harrelson - The Messenger
Christopher Plummer - The Last Station
Stanley Tucci - The Lovely BonesChristoph Waltz - Inglourious BasterdsBest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Penelope Cruz - Nine
Vera Farmiga - Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick - Up in the AirMoNique - Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire
Julianne Moore - A Single ManBest Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy
Matt Damon - The Informant!
Daniel Day-Lewis - NineRobert Downey, Jr. - Sherlock Holmes
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - (500) Days of Summer
Michael Stuhlbarg - A Serious ManBest Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy
Sandra Bullock - The Proposal
Marion Cotillard - Nine
Julia Roberts - Duplicity
Meryl Streep - Its ComplicatedMeryl Streep - Julie and JuliaBest Screenplay - Motion Picture
The Hurt Locker - Mark Boal
District 9 - Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
Inglourious Basterds - Quentin Tarantino
Its Complicated - Nancy MeyersUp in the Air - Jason Reitman, Sheldon TurnerBest Animated Feature Film
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
The Princess and the FrogUpBest Foreign Language Film
A ProphetThe White Ribbon
Best Television Series, Drama
True BloodBest Televison Series, Comedy or Musical
The OfficeBest Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Simon Baker - The MentalistMichael C. Hall - Dexter
Jon Hamm - Mad Men
Hugh Laurie - House
Bill Paxton - Big LoveBest Actress in a Television Series, DramaJulianna Margulies - The Good Wife
Glenn Close - Damages
January Jones - Mad Men
Anna Paquin - True Blood
Kyra Sedgwick - The CloserBest Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or MusicalAlec Baldwin - 30 Rock
Steve Carell - The Office
Thomas Jane - Hung
David Duchovny - Californication
Matthew Morrison - GleeBest Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or MusicalToni Collette - United States of Tara
Courteney Cox - Cougar Town
Tina Fey - 30 Rock
Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie
Lea Michele - GleeBest Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionGrey Gardens
Into the Storm
Georgia O'KeeffeBest Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionKevin Bacon - Taking Chance
Kenneth Branagh - Wallander: One Step Behind
Chiwetel Ejiofor - Endgame
Brendan Gleeson - Into the Storm
Jeremy Irons - Georgia O'KeeffeBest Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Joan Allen - Georgia O'KeeffeDrew Barrymore - Grey Gardens
Jessica Lange - Grey Gardens
Anna Paquin - The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
Sigourney Weaver - Prayers for BobbyBest Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Neil Patrick Harris - How I Met Your Mother
Michael Emerson - Lost
Jeremy Piven - Entourage
William Hurt - DamagesJohn Lithgow - DexterBest Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jane Adams - Hung
Rose Byrne - Damages
Jane Lynch - Glee
Janet McTeer - Into the StormChloë Sevigny - Big LoveAbout the Globes
The first Golden Globe Awards were held in 1940, at the 20th Century Fox studios. It has since been held annually, at various locations throughout the next decade, notably the Beverly Hills Hotel, "? Club" and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
The event was founded by eight Los Angeles based journalists working for overseas publications, who came together to create the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
The awards were initially handed out by the journalists themselves until 1958, when Rat Packers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr. stormed the stage, with whiskeys and cigarettes in tow, and took over the show, to the delight of the audience.
They repeated their performance the next year (this time at the request of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association) and since then, the stars have hosted the show.
Each year someone is honoured with the Cecil B. DeMille award which recognises outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. The award was introduced in 1952 and filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille was the first person to receive it.
Indicating the impact that animated films have had on the industry, in early 2006 the Hollywood Foreign Press announced that a Golden Globe would be awarded for the Best Animated Feature starting in 2006 at the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards. It has been awarded ever since.Award CategoriesMotion Pictures
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Best Director - Motion Picture
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
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Animated Feature Film (2006-present)
Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement in Motion PicturesTelevision(Awarded since 1956)
Best Musical or Comedy
Best Actor in a Television Drama Series
Best Actor in a Television Musical or Comedy
Best Actress in a Television Drama Series
Best Actress in a Television Musical or Comedy
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
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television