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Les Mis' Golden Globes success

"Les Miserables" has won three awards, including best musical or comedy, at the Golden Globes. Ben Affleck was named the best director for Argo. British stars Daniel Day Lewis, Dame Maggie Smith and Damian Lewis all won awards - as did Adele.

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Golden Globes hall of fame began in the 1940s

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."

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