(CNN)Here is some background information about the Golden Globe Awards, which are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
January 10, 2016 - The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards are presented at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, and are telecast live on NBC with Ricky Gervais as host.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), a group representing 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 2016, Meryl Streep is the actress with the most nominations - 29. She has 8 wins, also a record.
2016 Winners (selected)
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Brie Larson ("Room")
Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Revenant")
Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Jennifer Lawrence ("Joy")
Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Matt Damon ("The Martian")
Best Director - Motion Picture
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ("The Revenant")
Best Television Series - Drama
Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical
"Mozart in the Jungle"