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It wasn't even six months ago that Ryan Murphy dramatized the Trial of the Century with FX's scintillating The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Espn's 10-hour, five-night O.J.: Made in America is just as extraordinary - if Story was one socko chapter in an important narrative, this documentary is the book, unabridged. Made in America covers the whole O.J. Simpson spectrum, starting with a history of L.A. race relations and ending with the onetime football star a felon, convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping, and moldering in prison. "Deep in my heart, I done what I »
- Tom Gliatto, @gliattoT
For a night known as Hollywood's most notorious open-bar gala, the Golden Globes ceremony remains shrouded in mystery.
Most viewers probably don't even know who presents it (the Hollywood Foreign Press Association), how many voting members it has (only about 90), or what qualifies them to pass judgment on movies and television. Yet movie fans and awards mavens continue to take the Globes seriously as a precursor to the Academy Awards, since some of the Globe honorees will indeed go on to win Oscars. With Ricky Gervais set to reprise his hosting duties this weekend, here are 25 things you need to know about the Globes.
1. Founded in October 1943 by eight foreign-market journalists, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (then called the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association) held its first awards ceremony the following spring, as a luncheon at 20th Century Fox. Instead of trophies, the winners took home scrolls.
2. The next year, the »
- Moviefone Staff
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