Be­hind the scenes at the Golden Globes.

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The Golden Globes, the Hol­ly­wood For­eign Press As­so­ci­a­tion’s an­nual awards cer­e­mony, is fa­mous for be­ing Hol­ly­wood’s party of the year. Jenny Cooney Car­rillo, a long-time mem­ber of the HFPA and the per­son re­spon­si­ble for the seat­ing ar­range­ments on the big night, shares some mem­o­rable mo­ments from past awards.

Three-way Golden Globe tie

In 1989, for the only time in Globes’ his­tory, there was a three-way tie with Jodie Fos­ter (The Ac­cused), Shirley MacLaine (Madame Sousatzka) and Sigour­ney Weaver (Go­ril­las In The Mist) all tak­ing home the Best Ac­tress In A Drama tro­phy. What’s even more sur­pris­ing is that one of the two los­ing ac­tresses was Meryl Streep, for her role as Lindy Cham­ber­lain in Evil An­gels. (The other was Christina Lahti for Run­ning On Empty.)

Ni­cole Kid­man wins Globe but snubbed by Os­cars

Ni­cole Kid­man earned her first sur­prise Golden Globe nom­i­na­tion op­po­site Dustin Hoff­man in the 1991 drama Billy Bath­gate and four years later won the tro­phy for To Die For (1995). She was not even nom­i­nated for an Os­car in the cat­e­gory for which she won her Globe.

The Mar­tian wins best com­edy

Even the film’s di­rec­tor, Ri­d­ley Scott, ex­pressed dis­be­lief that he’d made a com­edy when he ac­cepted the Golden Globe award for Best Pic­ture – Mu­si­cal or Com­edy in 2016. It turns out the Hol­ly­wood For­eign Press As­so­ci­a­tion, which judges the Globes, al­lows stu­dios to sub­mit the cat­e­gory them­selves and even though they had ini­tially baulked at the de­ci­sion to enter the film as a com­edy, they were over­ruled on ap­peal.

Party Of Five won’t in­clude cops and doc­tors

One of the ma­jor up­sets of the 1996 cer­e­mony was the fam­ily com­ing-of-age drama Party Of Five beat­ing two of the most talked-about shows in TV his­tory – ER and NYPD Blue. An­thony Ed­wards was the only ac­tor from ER to win a Globe on the show although Ge­orge Clooney and Ju­liana Mar­gulies were among the cast who re­ceived mul­ti­ple act­ing nom­i­na­tions.

Gina Ro­driguez no longer a Globes vir­gin

Gina Ro­driguez’ 2015 TV nom­i­na­tion was al­ready a sur­prise. The rel­a­tively un­known ac­tress in Jane The Vir­gin beat out fel­low nom­i­nees Lena Dun­ham, Edie Falco, Ju­lia Louis-Drey­fus and Tay­lor Schilling and gave au­di­ences the kind of Cin­derella story we all love.

The one where big com­edy hits never win

Two of the most pop­u­lar com­edy se­ries in TV his­tory never won a Golden Globe. Friends (1994-2004) was nom­i­nated for 10 Golden Globes, but Jen­nifer Anis­ton was the only win­ner, in 2003. Dur­ing the eight-sea­son run of Will & Grace, the show earned 27 Golden Globe nom­i­na­tions, but never won a sin­gle award for the show or its cast.

Fri­day Night Lights out

The drama se­ries (2006-11) star­ring Kyle Chan­dler and Connie Brit­ton was one of the most ac­claimed dra­mas on TV and racked up 13 Emmy nom­i­na­tions in­clud­ing a win for Chan­dler but never had a sin­gle Golden Globe nom­i­na­tion.

TV snubs

The HFPA has a rep­u­ta­tion for dis­cov­er­ing ground-break­ing TV, from The X-Files to Ally McBeal, but they dropped the ball on two ac­claimed shows. Nei­ther The Wire (2002-08) nor The Bob Ne­whart Show (1972-78) were nom­i­nated for Best Se­ries, although The Wire star Idris Elba went on to win one for Luther and co-star Do­minic West was nom­i­nated for The Af­fair. Ac­tors who have been fa­mously snubbed in­clude Cheers (1982-93) star Rhea Perl­man, who earned a record

six nom­i­na­tions in the Best Sup­port­ing cat­e­gory but never walked away with a tro­phy; Cindy Wil­liams, who was never nom­i­nated for Lav­erne & Shirley (1976-83) although her co-star Penny Marshall got two nods; and, more re­cently, Sam Heughan was snubbed for the se­ries Out­lander de­spite both the show and his co-star, Caitri­ona Balfe, be­ing nom­i­nated.

Sigour­ney Weaver and Jen­nifer Anis­ton

Matthew Fox and Neve Camp­bell from Party Of Five

Sam Heughan from Out­lander

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