The award ceremony became more glamorous as time went on. By the 20th Golden Globes, the stage looked more like the one we see today.
This year, the Golden Globes will be held on January 9, 2022, and won’t have a host due to boycotts from stars, TV networks, and hosts alike.
All of Hollywood’s best and brightest of the time attend the awards, such as Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay in 1958.
These two have a famous daughter of their own, Mariska Hargitay, aka Olivia Benson of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
Even future royalty appeared, like Grace Kelly.
Kelly won the now-discontinued award for World Film Favorite (Female) in 1956.
She retired from acting that same year when she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco and became the Princess consort of Monaco.
Even though fashion has changed quite a bit over the award show’s history, these names will live on forever.
Williams won his first of six Golden Globes in 1979 — he was nominated for 12 in total — and rocked a classic ’70s haircut.
Marilyn Monroe looked every bit the ’60s starlet at the 1962 awards.
That same year, she won her fourth and final Golden Globe, for World Film Favorite (Female). Previously, Monroe won the Best Young Box Office Personality in 1951 and the World Film Favorite (Female) in 1953.
She tragically died just five months later, in August 1962.
Barbara Stanwyck attended the 1952 Golden Globes and chatted with fellow screen icon Gilbert Roland.
Roland was nominated the following year for his part in “The Bad and The Beautiful.”
Stanwyck wouldn’t receive a Golden Globe nomination until 1966, and she was given the Cecil B. DeMille Award, a lifetime achievement award, in 1986.
Shirley MacLaine embodied old Hollywood glamour at the 1955 awards.
MacLaine is part of a Hollywood dynasty — her brother is Warren Beatty.
The Golden Globes’ lifetime achievement award is called the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Below is the man himself talking to French actress Corinne Calvet in 1952, the first year the honor was awarded.
DeMille is known for directing and producing some of the most famous films of all time, including “The Ten Commandments,” “Cleopatra,” and “The Greatest Show on Earth.”
Elizabeth Taylor, her third husband Mike Todd, and her future fourth husband Eddie Fisher rubbed elbows at the 1958 awards.
The 1958 awards were held in February. Todd died one month later in a plane crash.
While grieving, Taylor and Fisher, one of Todd’s best friends, began an affair, leading to the divorce of Hollywood golden couple Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.
Here’s John Travolta at his very first Golden Globes in 1978.
Travolta was nominated for his role in “Saturday Night Fever” but lost. He would be nominated multiple times and scored a win in 1996 for “Get Shorty.”
The Golden Globes are known as the “fun” awards show because alcohol is famously served at every table.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, over 7,500 glasses of champagne are normally consumed over the course of the night.
And since the attendees are seated at tables, not in rows, there are more opportunities for mingling.
It leads to iconic table-mates like Judy Garland and Marlon Brando, who sat next to each other at the 1955 awards.
They both took home statues that night: she for Best Actress in “A Star is Born” and he for Best Actor in “On the Waterfront.”
You never know which celebrities might end up sitting together.
In 2022, this could be the equivalent of Perez Hilton sitting with George and Amal Clooney …
It’s also a big night for couples. Just ask Mark Hamill and his wife Marilou York.
The “Star Wars” star and his wife celebrated 43 years of marriage in 2021.
Or Sonny and Cher.
The duo’s show, “The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour,” was nominated for Best Television Series Musical or Comedy in both 1973 and 1974.
Not all iconic Hollywood duos are couples, though. There are adorable buds, too, like Natalie Wood and Robert Redford.
Wood and Redford met in high school and starred in a few movies together such as 1966’s “This Property Is Condemned.”
Some celebs take their parents. It helps if your dad is a living legend like Henry Fonda, seen here with his daughter, Jane.
This father-daughter duo would team up two years later to film Henry’s last on-screen role, 1981’s “On Golden Pond.”
Jane was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2021.
Another iconic old Hollywood duo was Dean Martin and John Wayne, seen here.
Wayne held Martin’s drink as the singer/actor presented a Golden Globe during the show.
According to Getty, Dean quickly got back his drink after making the presentation.
The Golden Globes can be kid-friendly, too. Here’s a 15-year-old Michael Jackson with his father.
The Jackson 5’s album “Skywriter” was released in 1973.
Julie Andrews is a Golden Globes queen. One of the most iconic moments in award show history was when she famously shaded Jack Warner, the man who didn’t cast her in “My Fair Lady.”
This was one of the biggest conflicts in Hollywood history. When the stage musical “My Fair Lady” was made into a movie, Jack Warner, head of Warner Bros. studios, decided to cast Audrey Hepburn as the lead, even though Andrews had played the role on Broadway and in London.
This snub proved to be a blessing, as it freed up Andrews for what might be her most iconic role of all time: Mary Poppins. When Andrews won her Golden Globe, she thanked “the man who made all this possible in the first place, Mr. Jack Warner.”
The following year, Barbra Streisand won her first Golden Globe for her performance in “Funny Girl.”
At 27 years old, it was her first Golden Globe nomination and win.
Now, Streisand is one of a few people to have received an EGOT — an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award — though not all of them were competitive awards.