The first Golden Globe awards ceremony was held in 1946.
'Going My Way' won best picture and Ingrid Bergman and Alexander Knox won best actress and best actor.
- The Golden Globe Award came about in 1946, when the association president, Marina Cisternas, came up with the idea of using a statuette of a "golden globe" with a filmstrip circling it.
- The Golden Globes started handing out awards for television in 1955. TV shows honored that year included Lucy & Desi and Davy Crockett.
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is the only film to win the Globe in all five major categories (Best Motion Picture, Actor, Actress, Director, Screenplay).
- Meryl Streep has won the most with eight, followed by six for Jack Nicholson, who also won a special award. Marlon Brando refused his best actor Globe for The Godfather in 1973 to protest US "imperialism and racism."