ByVaria Fedko-Blake, writer at
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Varia Fedko-Blake

It's that time of year again — when all eyes flick over to Hollywood to observe a host of actors and actresses parading down various red carpets to pick up golden gongs for their efforts in the industry. And next up is the 74th Golden Globes, one of the most prestigious award ceremonies honoring the best in film and American television in 2016.

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Yet, how much do you actually know about the ? Familiarize yourself with some fun facts about the entertainment world's glamorous event below ahead of January 8, 2017.

1. The Golden Globes Were Founded In 1943

[Credit: Flickr]
[Credit: Flickr]

The award ceremony was started by 21 foreign journalists and had only five categories at first: Best Motion Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.

2. 'Deadpool' Is The First Live-Action Superhero Movie To Be Nominated

Yep, Ryan Reynolds earned his first Golden Globe nomination for the movie, which is the first superhero blockbuster to be competing for the Best Motion Picture category.

3. The Golden Globe Statuettes Are Worth $800

They're plated with 24-karat gold and everything.

4. 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' Is The Only Film To Win In All Five Major Categories

Released in 1975, the movie starred Jack Nicholson and to this day, is considered one of the greatest movies ever made.

5. There Was No Host Between 1995 And 2010

Then, in 2010, Ricky Gervais hosted, followed by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in 2014 and 2015. And this year, Jimmy Fallon will bear the privilege of stepping up to the hosting podium.

6. Meryl Streep Wore Her Wedding Dress To Her First Golden Globe

Since, she's gone on to receive the most nominations in the history of the award ceremony with a whopping 30. And it's safe to say she no longer waltzes in wearing her white, wedding gown.

7. Marlon Brando Refused His Award For 'The Godfather'

'The Godfather' [Credit: Paramount Pictures]
'The Godfather' [Credit: Paramount Pictures]

This was in 1973 and it was in protest against America's "imperialism and racism." He also didn't accept his Oscar for the same reason, sending Sacheen Littlefeather in his place to address the American Indian rights movement, who said:

"I'm representing Marlon Brando this evening and he has asked me to tell you ... that he very regretfully cannot accept this very generous award. And the reasons for this being are the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry —"

8. There Was Once A Three-Way Tie

[Credit: Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures]
[Credit: Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures]

In 1989, the Best Actress award went to all three: Jodie Foster for The Accused, Shirley MacLaine for Madame Sousatzka and Sigourney Weaver for Gorillas in the Mist.

9. The Menu This Year Looks Tasty AF

Apparently, this year attendees will munch on Chilean sea bass, filet mignon and mushroom risotto. All washed down with bucketfuls of Dom Perignon, of course.

10. Ricky Shroder Was The Youngest Winner

He was just 9-years-old and won a Golden Globe for Best New Star of the Year with 1980s movie The Champ. On the other end of the spectrum, 80-year-old Jessica Tandy won in 1990 for Driving Miss Daisy.

11. And The Person With The Most Golden Globe Wins Is... Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand in 1962 [Credit: WikiCommons]
Barbra Streisand in 1962 [Credit: WikiCommons]

She's the proud bearer of a solid 9.

Who do you think should win at the Golden Globes?

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