TV Tuesday: 17th Golden Globe Awards 1960

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Sixty years ago, today, the 17th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony was held and aired on KTTV in Los Angeles (an independent station in 1960). The Globes are given by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the first gathering in 1944. Recognition is for excellence in film (American and International) and television (American). The 1960 ceremony was honoring work done in 1959.

Held at the Ambassador Hotel Cocoanut Grove nightclub, Co-hosts were Dick Powell, Vincent Price & Tony Randall.

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♥ Best Drama Film: Ben Hur
♥ Best Comedy Film: Some Like It Hot
♥ Best Musical Film: Porgy & Bess
♥ Best International (Understanding) Film: The Diary of Anne Frank
♥ Best Drama Actor: Anthony Franciosa
♥ Best Drama Actress: Elizabeth Taylor
♥ Best (Comedy/Musical) Actor: Jack Lemmon
♥ Best (Comedy/Musical) Actress: Marilyn Monroe
♥ Best Supporting Actor: Stephen Boyd
♥ Best Supporting Actress: Susan Kohner
♥ Best Director: William Wyler
♥ Best Original Score: Ernest Gold
Cecil B.deMille Award: Bing Crosby
♥ Television Achievement: Edward R. Murrow
♥ Henrietta Awards (World Film Favorite): Doris Day & Rock Hudson

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♥ Samuel Goldwyn Award: Room at the Top
♥ Special Award (Silent Film Star): Ramon Novarro

There were 35 presenters, including Fred Astaire, Rod Steiger, Bob Hope, Jayne Mansfield, Ricardo Montalbán, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney, Joan Fontaine, Eva Gabor & Jean Simmons.

Trivia Bits:
♦ Two and a half years later, on August 4, 1962, Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her Los Angeles home.
♦ On June 5, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy was shot three times inside the Ambassador Hotel and died 26 hours later.

Additional Reading & Sources:
17th Golden Globe Awards (Wiki)
Winners & Nominees (Golden Globes site)
17th Annual Golden Globes (IMDb)
1960 Awards (IMDb)
Marilyn Monroe (Wiki)
Robert F. Kennedy (Wiki)

Video clips are few and rare. ~Vic

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4 thoughts on “TV Tuesday: 17th Golden Globe Awards 1960

    badfinger20 said:
    March 11, 2020 at 11:02 AM

    I would know more of these actors and actresses than I would at an award ceremony now.
    Odd seeing Shelley Winters that young and thin…

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      March 11, 2020 at 3:02 PM

      Yeah. I agree…on both notes.

      There are so many ways to see programming, now. Are they going to invent a Netflix award? A Hulu award? An Amazon Prime award? A CBSAllAccess award? Without subscriptions, a lot of this entertainment isn’t available to some of the public.

      Have you seen the list of entertainment awards? There is a LOT of back-patting amongst the celebutards.

        badfinger20 said:
        March 11, 2020 at 3:40 PM

        Like with music…everything is too spread out.

        I saw that Wiki page you sent a link to before…that is crazy with that many awards.

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          March 12, 2020 at 12:23 AM

          I agree.

          This was another comment that didn’t show up in my panel. Sheesh.

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