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Golden Globe Awards Fast Facts

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updated 11:27 AM EST, Fri December 12, 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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(CNN) -- Here is some background information about the Golden Globe Awards, which are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

January 11, 2015 - The 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards will take place with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting, for what Poehler says will be the duo's final time.

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

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.

2015 Nominees (selected):

Best Motion Picture - Drama
"Boyhood"

"Foxcatcher"

"The Imitation Game"

"Selma"

"The Theory of Everything"

Best Actress In A Motion Picture - Drama
Jennifer Aniston - "Cake"

Felicity Jones - "The Theory of Everything"

Julianne Moore - "Still Alice"

Rosamund Pike - "Gone Girl"

Reese Witherspoon - "Wild"

Best Actor In A Motion Picture - Drama
Steve Carell - "Foxcatcher"

Benedict Cumberbatch - "The Imitation Game"

Jake Gyllenhaal - "Nightcrawler"

David Oyelowo - "Selma"

Eddie Redmayne - "The Theory of Everything"

Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
"Birdman"

"The Grand Budapest Hotel"

"Into The Woods"

"Pride"

"St. Vincent"

Best Actress In A Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Amy Adams - "Big Eyes"

Emily Blunt - "Into The Woods"

Helen Mirren - "The Hundred Foot Journey"

Julianne Moore - "Maps To The Stars"

Quvenzhané Wallis - "Annie"

Best Actor In A Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Ralph Fiennes - "The Grand Budapest Hotel"

Michael Keaton - "Birdman"

Bill Murray - "St. Vincent"

Joaquin Phoenix - "Inherent Vice"

Christoph Waltz - "Big Eyes"

Best Director - Motion Picture
Wes Anderson - "The Grand Budapest Hotel"

Ava DuVernay - "Selma"

Alejandro González Iñárritu - "Birdman"

David Fincher - "Gone Girl"

Richard Linklater - "Boyhood"

Best Television Series - Drama
"The Affair"

"Downton Abbey"

"Game Of Thrones"

"The Good Wife"

"House of Cards"

Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical
"Girls"

"Jane The Virgin"

"Orange is the New Black"

"Silicon Valley"

"Transparent"

Complete list of nominees.

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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