Seeing Stars: Hollywood Award Ceremonies

 
held annually at the Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA.
(310) 657-1731 (Hollywood Foreign Press Association)


 To see a complete list of the 2015 nominees, click here.


The 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented on Sunday, January 11, 2015, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The hosts again will be comedy stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

(Nominees for 2015 were announced on December 11, 2014.)

Last year, they were held on Sunday, Jamuary 12m 2014.  TIna & Amy were the hosts.    Click here for a full list of the 2014 nominees & winners.

Presenters included Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Reese Witherspoon , Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Bacon, Mila Kunis, Colin Farrell, Emma Watson,  Uma Thurman,  Julie Bowen, Laura Dern, Jimmy Fallon, Naomi Watts,  Chris Hemsworth, Melissa McCarthy, Seth Meyers, Liam Neeson, Kyra Sedgwick and Olivia Wilde, among others.


In 2013, the awards show was held on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, when Tina & Amy hosted for the first time. 
Click here for a full list of the 2013 nominees & winners.

Presenters in 2013 included George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Robert Pattinson, Halle Berry, Jennifer Garner, Christian Bale, Debra Messing, Kiefer Sutherland,  Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion,  Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Foxx, Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Lea Michele, Dennis Quaid, Jonah Hill, Amanda Seyfried and Will Ferrell, among others.

For 2012, the host was comic Ricky Gervais again (who had also hosted the show in 2011).

Presenters included George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Madonna, Nicole Kidman, Harrison Ford, Natalie Portman, Johnny Depp, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey Jr, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ashton Kutcher, Reese Witherspoon, Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Jane Fonda, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Colin Firth.

Presenters in 2011 included Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Lopez, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Matt Damon, Kevin Spacey, Tina Fey, Kevin Bacon, Helen Mirren, Vanessa Williams, Jimmy Fallon, LL Cool J and Bruce Willis

Ricky Gervais was the host the previous year, too. Presenters for the 2010 show included Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Nicole Kidman, Paul McCartney, Harrison Ford, Halle Berry, Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Mel Gibson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, Jodie Foster, Samuel L. Jackson, Sophia Loren, Sam Worthington, Amy Adams, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston, Cher, Christina Aguilera, Kate Hudson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jennifer Garner, Lauren  Graham, Felicity Huffman, Neil Patrick Harris, Keifer Sutherland, Zachary Levi, Jim Parsons, Kristin Bell and Mickey Rourke.

(Click here for last year's winners.)

The Golden Globes are given out each year by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The awards are sort of a cross between the Oscars and the Emmys, with awards honoring accomplishments in both motion pictures and television.

In the past, the Golden Globes award shows had taken place at various locations around town (including the Hollywood Palladium), but in recent years they seem to have settled down permanently at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills (a hotel originally owned by the late showman Merv Griffin, creator of "Jeopardy" and "Wheel of Fortune.")

The Golden Globe nominations are usually announced just before Christmas (providing extra publicity for the studio's important holiday movie-going season), and the awards themselves are usually given out a month later, on a weekend in mid-January.

2007 presenters included Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tim Allen, Hilary Swank, Salma Hayak, Steven Spielberg, Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sharon Stone, Geena Davis, Courtney Cox, James Wood, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Vanessa Williams, Terrence Howard, Felicity Huffman and John Stamos.

The 2005 show was also at the Beverly Hilton. Presenters included Halle Berry, Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, Samuel L. Jackson, Renee Zellweger, Charlize Theron, Diane Keaton, Patricia Arquette, Megan Mullally, Will Ferrell, Tim Robbins and Naomi Watts.

In 2004, presenters included Jim Carrey, Jennifer Lopez, Jack Nicholson, Nicole Kidman, Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Aniston, Elijah Wood, Meryl Streep, Antonio Banderas, Renee Zellweger, Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Ashton Kutcher, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Gwen Stefani, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jim Belushi.

Highlights of the 2003/2004 Golden Globes: "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King'' was honored as best drama, "Lost in Translation" won as best movie musical or comedy. Charlize Theron won for best actress in a drama (for "Monster') and Sean Penn as best actor in a drama (for "Mystic River"). Diane Keaton won as best actress in a musical or comedy (for "Something's Gotta Give") and Bill Murray won as best actor (for "Lost in Translation"). The Best Director award went to Peter Jackson for "Return of the King".

Presenters at the 2002/2003 show included Brad Pitt, Halle Berry, Elton John, Pierce Brosnan, Robin Williams, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sigourney Weaver, Sharon Stone, Kiefer Sutherland, Colin Farrell, Carol Burnett, Josh Brolin, Kristin Davis and Jennifer Connelly.

Highlights of the 2002/2003 Golden Globes: "The Hours'' was honored as best drama, "Chicago" won as best movie musical or comedy. Nicole Kidman won for best actress in a drama (for "The Hours') and Jack Nicholson as best actor in a drama (for "About Schmidt.") Renee Zellweger won as best actress in a musical or comedy and Richard Gere won as best actor (both for "Chicago"). The Best Director award went to Martin Scorsese for "Gangs of New York".

In the TV categories. "The Shield" won as best TV drama. Michael Chiklis ("The Shield") and Edie Falco ("The Sopranos") won as best actor & actress in a TV drama. "Curb Your Enthusiasm'' won as best TV comedy. Jennifer Aniston ("Friends") and Tony Shalhoub ("Monk") won awards for best actor & actress in a TV comedy.

The presenters in 2001/2002 included Tom Hanks, Cameron Diaz, Mel Gibson, Renee Zellweger, Kelsey Grammer, Mike Myers, Josh Hartnett, Kate Hudson, Martin Sheen, Benjamin Bratt and Sela Ward. Harrison Ford will be presented with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. The list of 2002 winners & nominees can be found here.

Highlights: "A Beautiful Mind'' was honored as best drama, "Moulin Rouge" won as best movie musical or comedy. Sissy Spacek won for best actress in a drama (for "In The Bedroom'') and Russell Crowe as best actor in a drama (for "A Beautiful Mind.") Nicole Kidman won as best actress in a musical or comedy (for "Moulin Rouge") and Gene Hackman won as best actor (for "The Royal Tenenbaums").

In the 2001/2002 TV categories. "Six Feet Under" won as best TV drama. Kiefer Sutherland ("24") and Jennifer Garner ("Alias") won as best actor & actress in a TV drama. "Sex and the City'' won as best TV comedy. Sara Jessica Parker ("Sex and the City") and Charlie Sheen ("Spin City") won awards for best actor & actress in a TV comedy.

There are 24 different categories, but unlike the Oscars, the Golden Globes give separate movie awards for "Best Drama" and "Best Musical or Comedy." The awards show is televised live around the world on NBC.

Since they are the first of the major movie awards to be given out, the Golden Globes are seen by many as a bellwether for the Oscars. As a result, many of Hollywood's biggest stars show up at the Beverly Hilton for the awards ceremony. And many celebs seems to enjoy the Golden Globes show more than the Oscars; perhaps because the pressure isn't quite as great, perhaps because the show includes dinner - but they say it's just more fun.

There are a limited number of bleacher seats set up in front of the Beverly Hilton Hotel for fans who want to catch a good glimpse of their favorite stars arriving on the red carpet before the show. However, there's a big catch. Unlike the Oscars, this seating isn't free. And they only sell bleacher tickets to hotel guests, as part of a hotel room/tickets package priced from $1,800 to $2,600 (with the $2,600 getting you seats in the front row of the bleachers). Apparently, there is no place (other than the bleachers) where people can just stand for free and watch the arrivals. So, your only option is to book a room at the Hilton - or forget about it.

But believe it or not, in early September, the Hilton said they were already completely sold out, and they were taking names for a waiting list. So next time around contact them early - before August, and make reservations. Or else get your name on the waiting list and say a prayer.

The stars start arriving at around 3:30 p.m,.

In 2000/2001, presenters included Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington, Edie Falco & James Gandolfini (of "The Sopranos"). Kevin Spacey presented Al Pacino with the year's Cecil B. DeMille Award. The list of 2001 winners & nominees can be found here.

Highlights of the 2001 Golden Globes: "Gladiator'' was honored as best drama. "Almost Famous" won as best best movie musical or comedy. Renee Zellweger won as best actress in a musical or comedy (for "Nurse Betty") and George Clooney won as best actor (for "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"). Julia Roberts won for best actress in a drama (for "Erin Brockovich'') and Tom Hanks as best actor in a drama (for "Cast Away.")

In their TV categories. "The West Wing" won as best TV drama, and its star Martin Sheen won as best actor in a TV drama. "Sex and the City'' won as best TV comedy. Sara Jessica Parker ("Sex and the City'") and Kelsey Grammer ("Frasier") won awards for best actor and actress in a comedy.

      

Over the years, those waiting outside the Hilton got to see a parade of stars that included: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Jim Carrey, John Travolta, Jack Nicholson, Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny, Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Jodie Foster, Gwyneth Paltrow, Steven Spielberg, Calista Flockhart, Cameron Diaz, Robert Duvall, Sharon Stone, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Gregory Peck, Ed Harris, Mel Gibson, Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, Dustin Hoffman, "Titanic" stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet & Gloria Stuart, Jack Lemmon, Jerry Seinfeld, Helen Hunt, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman, Clint Eastwood, Sally Field, Melanie Griffith, Michael Douglas, Steve Martin, Laurence Fishburne, Emma Thompson, Kurt Russell & Goldie Hawn, Tim Allen, Samuel L. Jackson, George C. Scott, Michelle Pfeiffer, Madonna, Kevin Spacey, Ellen DeGeneres, Daniel Day-Lewis, Nick Nolte, John Lithgow, Kelsey Grammer, Kim Basinger, Warren Beatty, Keri Russell, Ben Stiller, Sean Connery, Patrick Stewart, Jane Seymour, Jenna Elfman, Michael J. Fox, Angelina Jolie, Faye Dunaway, Annette Bening, Christina Applegate, Brendan Fraser, Jeremy Irons, Tom Selleck, Anthony Edwards, Peter Fonda, Christine Lahti, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tim Robbins, Emiliy Watson, Susan Sarandon, Ian McKellen, Christina Ricci, Antonio Banderas, Lynn Redgrave, Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Judi Dench, Kathy Bates, Bill Murray, Roma Downey, Billy Bob Thornton, Donald Sutherland, Geoffrey Rush, Kim Delaney, Anthony Edwards, Julianna Margulies, Dylan McDermott, Jimmy Smits, Sarah Jessica Parker, Laura San Giacomo, George Segal, Ann-Margret, Laura Dern, Miranda Richardson, Bill Paxton, Peter Fonda, Sam Neill, David Spade, Kelly Preston, Noah Wyle, Jane Leeves, Freddie Prinze Jr., Holly Hunter, and Gregory Hines, Paul Reiser, Kirstie Alley, Cybill Shepherd, Gene Hackman, Della Reese, Burt Reynolds, Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Kline, Jon Voight, Jessica Lange, Anne Heche, Brooke Shields, Andie MacDowell, Pam Grier, Jason Alexander, Kristen Johnston, Andy Garcia, Lauren Bacall, Armand Assante, Ron Howard, Edward Norton, Minnie Driver, the cast of "Friends" and many more.

In 1998/1999, Ving Rhames won the Golden Globe as best actor in a TV movie, then shocked the audience by giving the award away to veteran Jack Lemmon. And Christine Lahti was in the restroom when her name was called as winner of the best actress award for "Chicago Hope."

Getting there: The Beverly Hilton hotel is located at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard. To reach the Beverly Hilton from Rodeo Drive, go south on Rodeo to Wilshire Boulevard. Turn right (west) on Wilshire, and go about a half mile west to Santa Monica Boulevard. The hotel will be on your left (south) side.

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