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Golden Globe Awards Fast Facts

By CNN Library
updated 11:33 AM EDT, Mon October 20, 2014
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the 71st Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday, January 12. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual event is often looked at as an Academy Awards predictor. It also honors the best in television. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the 71st Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday, January 12. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual event is often looked at as an Academy Awards predictor. It also honors the best in television.
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2014 Golden Globes: The show
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2014 Golden Globes: The show
2014 Golden Globes: The show
2014 Golden Globes: The show
2014 Golden Globes: The show
2014 Golden Globes: The show
2014 Golden Globes: The show
2014 Golden Globes: The show
2014 Golden Globes: The show
2014 Golden Globes: The show
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(CNN) -- Here is some background information about the Golden Globe Awards, which are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

January 12, 2014 - The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards air with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting.

December 12, 2013 - The nominations for the 71st Golden Globe Awards are announced by Aziz Ansari, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde.

Other Facts:
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), a group that represents journalists from 55 countries, presents the awards.

The awards are presented in the fields of both television and motion pictures.

The motion picture awards were first presented in 1944.

Awards for television were first presented in 1955.

The Golden Globes were not regularly broadcast on TV until the early 1980s.

On January 7, 2008, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the cancellation of the traditional Golden Globes ceremony due to the ongoing Writers Guild strike. The winners were announced during an hour-long press conference on January 13.

As of January 2014, Meryl Streep is the actress with the most nominations - 28. She has 8 wins, also a record.

2014 Winners (selected):
Best Motion Picture - Drama
"12 Years a Slave"

Best Actress In A Motion Picture - Drama
Cate Blanchett - "Blue Jasmine"

Best Actor In A Motion Picture - Drama
Matthew McConaughey - "Dallas Buyers Club"

Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
"American Hustle"

Best Actress In A Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Amy Adams - "American Hustle"

Best Actor In A Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Leonardo DiCaprio - "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Best Director - Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuaron - "Gravity"

Best Television Series - Drama
"Breaking Bad"

Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical
"Brooklyn 99"

Woody Allen receives the Cecil B. DeMille award and Sosie Bacon, the daughter of Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, is Miss Golden Globe 2014.

Full list of winners

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