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A Historical Decade of The Golden Globe Awards

A few of the many highlights in a decade of the annual film lovers' awards ceremony


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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)’s Golden Globes have successfully become one of the three most-watched awards shows on television to date – coming in behind The Academy Awards and Grammy Awards. With HFPA’s initial aim to recognize and focus public attention on both domestic and foreign achievements in motion pictures and television, the last decade for the Globes had its ups and downs, laughter and tears, all in attempt to stay true to their belief of inclusion to creating a better future for film.


In the early decade of 2010, Ricky Gervais’ memorable hosting or more accurately, roasting of the guests created so much buzz that the HFPA had him host three more times in the last decade before returning for the fifth time in 2020. Four years later in 2014, HFPA celebrated its 70th awards ceremony since its inception in 1944, which further proves Golden Globes’ prestigious recognition and success globally. Fast-forward to 2019, Meryl Streep’s nomination for her portrayal of Mary Louise Wright on HBO’s Big Little Lies broke her previous held record for the most Golden Globe nominations and increased her tally for her 34th nomination.


This year for the 77th Golden Globe Awards which took place in early January, HFPA gave recognition to achievements in 25 categories; 14 in motion pictures and 11 in television. One of the definite highlights of the night was Awkwafina’s historical moment to become the first Asian woman to win the award for lead actress in a film category. As the awards wrapped up another decade, the first grand ceremony of 2020 marked the beginning of a brand new decade for filmmaking and award seasons to come.


History of the Golden Globes