A list of Golden Globes Trivia from years past:
- The only Globe champ to win all of the top categories (picture, director, screenplay, actor and actress) was One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975).
- Three pix are the biggest undefeated Globe champs (5 Globes each): Doctor Zhivago (1965), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) and A Star Is Born (1976).
- Two films suffered the biggest Globe shut-outs despite reaping 7 noms each: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and The Godfather, Part III (1990).
- Oscars’ top champ, Katharine Hepburn (4), never won a Golden Globe, while the Globes’ top champ, Rosalind Russell (5), never won an Oscar — and never lost a Globe race.
- No two of the top 5 film kudos (Oscars, Globes and the L.A., N.Y. and national society film crix) agree on citing the greatest pix ever made — i.e., the five movies that won the most Golden Globes (Doctor Zhivago, The Godfather, Love Story, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and the 1976 version of A Star Is Born), for example, are not among the two pix tied as Oscar’s co-champs (Ben-Hur, Titanic). However, all of the kudos, strangely, agree on the greatest male actor: Jack Nicholson. He’s the biggest winner of awards from the New York Film Critics Circle (seven) and National Society of Film Critics (five). He has the most among male thesps at the Golden Globes (five, tied for the most with Rosalind Russell), Oscars (tied with Walter Brennan, one less than Katharine Hepburn) and the L.A. Film Critics Association (four, one less than Meryl Streep). He’s also the biggest winner of National Board of Review kudos (five). Technically, Shirley MacLaine is tied with Nicholson and Russell for having the most Globes, but one of them wasn’t for acting (Most Promising Female Newcomer of 1954).
- The only stars to sweep all the top kudos (Oscars, Golden Globes, New York Film Critics Circle, L.A. Film Critics Association and the National Society of Film Critics) were: Nicholas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas), Jane Fonda (Klute), Holly Hunter (The Piano), Martin Landau (Ed Wood), Jack Nicholson (Terms of Endearment), Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner’s Daughter), Meryl Streep (Sophie’s Choice), Emma Thompson (Howards End) and Dianne Wiest (Bullets Over Broadway).
- Stars Who Never Won Golden Globes:
Tallulah Bankhead, Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Humphrey Bogart, Kenneth Branagh, Jeff Bridges, Yul Brynner, James Cagney, Charlie Chaplin, Montgomery Clift, Claudette Colbert, Joan Crawford, Matt Damon, Bette Davis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Marlene Dietrich, Ralph Fiennes, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Mel Gibson, Cary Grant, Helen Hayes, Katharine Hepburn, William Holden, Anthony Hopkins, Anjelica Huston, Samuel L. Jackson, Vivien Leigh, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Karl Malden, John Malkovich, James Mason, Demi Moore, Eddie Murphy, Jason Robards, Susan Sarandon, Kevin Spacey, Jimmy Stewart, Christopher Walken, Orson Welles, Bruce Willis
- Directors Who Never Won Golden Globes:
Robert Altman, Michelango Antonioni, Ingmar Bergman, Peter Bogdanovich, Frank Borzage, Jane Campion, John Cassavetes, Brian DePalma, Blake Edwards, Federico Fellini, John Ford, Norman Jewison, James Ivory, Stanley Kubrick, Barry Levinson, David Lynch, George Lucas, Paul Mazursky, Sydney Pollack, Otto Preminger, Carol Reed, Jean Renoir, Tony Richardson, John Schlesinger, Martin Scorsese, George Stevens, Orson Welles, William Wellman, Robert Wise