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LEO'S BIG SNUB
Inception is not only a contender for best picture, but also best director, with a nod going to Christopher Nolan. Yet the film’s star, – who has been up seven times for a Golden Globe, winning once in 2004 for The Aviator – is absent from the list. PEOPLE.com readers were outraged, with 47 percent of you voting that DiCaprio deserved a nomination.
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THE THREE-WAY TIE
Only one time in Globes history was there ever a three-way tie: In 1989, when Jodie Foster (The Accused), Shirley MacLaine (Madame Sousatzka; not pictured) and Sigourney Weaver (Gorillas in the Mist) all took home the best actress trophy.
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The same year that newcomer Pia Zadora won star of the year, the Butterfly actress also took home a Razzie for the same role. So how did a widely panned film about father-daughter incest spawn a “star”? Some claimed a little favoritism went a long way: Before the 1982 ceremony, Zadora’s husband, Meshulam Riklis, paid for a pricey public relations blitz around the film, flying members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to Las Vegas. As for the award, it was discontinued after 1983.
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NASHVILLE NEARLY SHUT OUT
The 1975 comedy about Nashville’s country music scene holds the record for being the most-nominated film ever at the Golden Globes. But out of a record nine nods, Nashville scored in only one category, when Keith Carradine nabbed best song for “I’m Easy.”
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devious turn as murderous journalist wannabe Suzanne in 1995’s To Die For was arguably her star-making role, helping her transition from supporting actress to lead star. The Golden Globes thought so – Kidman won the best actress for her deliciously naughty role. But the Globes aren’t always an indication of what Oscar thinks; Kidman wasn’t even nominated at that year’s Academy Awards.
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VING GIVES AWAY HIS AWARD
During his tearful 1998 best actor win for Don King: Only in America, Ving Rhames surprised the crowd when he asked Jack Lemmon (nominated for 12 Angry Men) to approach the stage, where Rhames presented him with the award. “I feel that being an artist is about giving,” Rhames said, “and I’d like to give this to you, Mr. Jack Lemmon.” While Jack Nicholson mouthed, “Give it to me next,” from the crowd, Lemmon accepted it graciously, before telling Rhames, “That is one of the nicest, sweetest moments I’ve ever known in my life.”
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JAMIE BREAKS RECORDS
The first year he was up for a Globe, Jamie Foxx made history as the actor to receive the most nominations in one year. Foxx competed in three categories in 2005: best supporting actor in a drama for Collateral, best actor in a miniseries or TV movie for Redemption and, finally, best actor in a musical or comedy for Ray, which he won.
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HALLE LOSES BEST ACTRESS
In 2002, all the buzz was about , whose raw turn in Monster’s Ball won favor with fans and critics – yet not the Hollywood Foreign Press. She lost the Golden Globe that year to In the Bedroom’s Sissy Spacek, but went on to win the Best Actress Oscar.