Award season is well underway in Tinsletown as the Golden Globe Award ceremony is taking place at the Beverley Hilton Hotel in California tonight (Jan 5th 2020.)
Thoughts always turn to Marilyn and her peers whenever the annual celebrations of awarding the entertainments finest takes place. You remember all the talented individuals and classic Old Hollywood films that made their mark and took home the industries most coveted accolades.
Marilyn herself was nominated three times for a Golden Globe Award in her lifetime, taking home two out of the three nominations.
Golden Globes Won:
* 1962 Henrietta Award For World Film Favourite.
* 1960 Actress In A Leading Role Or Comedy (Some Like It Hot.)
*1957 Actress In A Leading Role – Musical Or Comedy (Bus Stop.)
In addition to that, many of the films that Marilyn Monroe starred or featured in, were Golden Globe Award winners in their own right:
Golden Globe Winners and Nominees:
‘All About Eve’
* 1951 Best Screenplay – Motion Picture – Joseph L. Mankiewicz (WINNER)
* 1951 Best Director – Joseph L. Mankiewicz (NOMINEE)
* 1951 Best Preformance By An Actress In A Supporting Role – Thelma Ritter (NOMINEE)
*1951 Best Preformance By An Actor In A Supporting Role – George Sanders (NOMINEE)
* 1951 Best Preformance By An Actress In A Leading Role – Bette Davis (NOMINEE)
THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH
*1956 Best Actor In A Leading Role – Tom Ewell (WINNER)
*1957 Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy (NOMINEE)
* 1957 Best Actress In A Leading Role – Marilyn Monroe (NOMINEE)
SOME LIKE IT HOT
*1960 Best Motion Picture – Comedy (WINNER)
*1960 Best Actress In A Leading Role Musical Or Comedy – Marilyn Monroe (WINNER)
*1960 Best Actor In A Leading Role Musical Or Comedy – Jack Lemmon (WINNER)
LET’S MAKE LOVE
*1961 Best Picture – Musical (NOMINEE)
Marilyn attended the 17th Golden Globe Awards held on Tuesday, March 8th at the Cocoanut Grove, Ambassador Hotel, when she won as Best Actress for the comedy Some Like It Hot. Looking every inch the movie star, photographs show just how elated she was that night, as if she were on top of the world.
A year later she returned on March 5th 1962 on the arm of Jose Bolanos, but some of the most iconic pictures of her that night saw her with friend and fellow actor Rock Hudson. She wore a shimmering green evening gown with earrings given to her by Frank Sinatra. The gown was one of the many items auctioned off at the famous Christie’s 1999 auction, fetching $96,000. Most recently, her 1961 World Film Favourite Golden Globe was auctioned off for a staggering and record breaking $250,000.
For more information on the Golden Globes, head to their website: https://www.goldenglobes.com/