LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Golden Globe Awards, whose nominations were announced on Tuesday, are given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and have become an important indicator of which films will compete for the Academy Awards, the world’s top film awards.
Following are some facts about the Golden Globe awards.
* The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is based in Los Angeles and includes about 90 journalists who represent some 55 countries around the world.
* The HFPA was formed in 1943 as a way for international journalists to band together, exchange ideas and gain access to Hollywood stars.
* Golden Globe Awards are given out in both film and television categories, and the ceremony is broadcast annually to tens of millions of television viewers around the world.
* The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be handed out on January 16 in Beverly Hills.
* The Golden Globe Awards have a history of nominating many of the same movies that receive Oscar nominations. As a result, the Golden Globes are considered a leading indicator of movies that will compete for Oscars, which will be given out in February 2011 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Editing by Bob Tourtellotte