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January 16

January 16, 2011 – Toy Story 3 Wins Best Animated Feature Golden Globe

“Were you two even born when the first Toy Story came out?” – Director Lee Unkrich

On January 16, 2011, the 68th Golden Globes were held at the The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. Pixar’s 11th animated feature Toy Story 3 was the winner of the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, winning against Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me, DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon, Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist, and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Tangled. Toy Story 3 would go on to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

February 26

February 26, 1953 – Walt Disney is Awarded the Cecil B. deMille Award

“In 1928 [Walt Disney] created ‘Steamboat Willie’ introducing Mickey Mouse, and from that point there was no stopping the king of family entertainment in the U.S.”

On February 26, 1953, the 10th Annual Golden Globes were held at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California. At this ceremony, Walt Disney was awarded the Cecil B. deMille award for his numerous contributions to the film industry, becoming the second recipient of this award after Cecil B. deMille himself. The award acknowledges the “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment” made by the individual.

February 8

February 8, 1965 – Julie Andrews Wins Golden Globe for Mary Poppins Performance

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“Finally, my thanks to a man who made a wonderful movie, and who made all this possible in the first place: Mr. Jack Warner.”

On February 8, 1965, the 22nd Golden Globes were held. The talk of the night was the race between Warner Brothers’ My Fair Lady and Walt Disney Pictures’ Mary Poppins, particularly because of Julie Andrews, as she had originated the lead of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady on Broadway, but was not cast in Mary Poppins as Jack Warner believed Andrews lacked the name recognition that Audrey Hepburn had. Julie Andrews would, that night, win the Golden Globe for her performance as the titular character in Disney’s film, thanking Jack Warner in a tongue-in-cheek manner as she accepted her award. Of the four Golden Globe nominations Mary Poppins received, Andrews’ award was the only one that the film won.

January 12

January 12, 2014 – Frozen Wins Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature

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“This is a first for Disney Animation, so we might have a toast tomorrow that might go all day.”

On January 12, 2014, the 71st Golden Globes were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Nominated for two awards, the Disney animated feature film Frozen walked away with the award for Best Animated Feature, beating out fellow nominees The Croods and Despicable Me 2. Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee accepted the award on behalf of all those who worked on the film.

January 21

January 21, 1995 – The Lion King is Awarded Best Musical or Comedy Film at the Golden Globes

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“You cannot be in this position with a song unless you have a great film, and The Lion King was a great film made great by everybody at Disney past and present…” – Sir Tim Rice

On January 21, 1995, the 52nd Golden Globe Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Honored with four nominations, including two in the same category for Best Original Song, the animated feature film The Lion King won three awards, including the award for the Best Picture – Musical or Comedy, beating out The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; Ed Wood; Four Weddings and a Funeral; and Prêt-à-Porter. Hans Zimmer wn for his score for the film, while Elton John and Tim Rice managed to take home the honor of Best Original Song with “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.”

January 17

January 17, 2010 – Up Wins Two Golden Globe Awards

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“That’s the way we look at these films: not as Academy Award potential, we just look at them as regular films.” – Director Pete Docter

On January 17, 2010, the Golden Globe Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Disney Pixar’s 10th Animated Feature, won two Golden Globes: Best Animated Features, and Best Original Score. Up was the winner against animated features Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Disney’s own The Princess and the Frog. The score, composed by Michael Giacchino, was Giacchino’s third composition for the studio, and his first Golden Globe win. Director and writer Pete Docter was on hand to accept the award for Best Animated Feature.

September 28

September 28, 2006 – The Comedy Series Ugly Betty Premieres on ABC

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“This is what you wanted, isn’t it: to humiliate me and make me quit? God forbid you had to work with the ugly girl your dad forced you to hire.”

On September 28, 2006, the comedy series Ugly Betty premiered on ABC. It was based on a telenova called Yo soy Betty, la fea, created by Fernando Gaitan. The first three seasons of the show were a hit for ABC, but loss of viewership and lack of a stable timeslot lead to the shows cancellation at the end of its fourth season, with 85 episodes in total. The series overall was awarded with 62 awards, including 3 Emmys and 2 Golden Globes. Ugly Betty was developed by Silvio Horta, and starred America Ferrera as Betty Suarez, Eric Mabius as Daniel Meade, Vanessa L. Williams as Wilhelmina Slater, Michael Urie as Marc St. James, Tonly Plana as Ignacio Suarez, Ana Ortiz as Hilda Suarez, Becki Newton as Amanda Tanen, and Mark Indelicato as Justin Suarez.

The pilot episode begins with Betty Suarez at an interview at Meade Publications, but based on her look, she is rejected before she can even enter. She follows the interviewer, trying to convince him, unaware that she’s being watched. At home, she takes care of her family, and lies to them about her interview, but her sister Hilda sees straight through her and tells her she might want to start looking at other options. Her father Ignacio supports Betty wholeheartedly, wanting her to chase after her dreams. Hilda then tells her that her boyfriend Walter wants to marry her, which surprises her. Walter soon stops by, and the two head outside. Hilda’s son Justin turns on the fashion channel, to find that the editor-in-chief of fashion magazine Mode, Fey Sommers, has passed away, and the son of the head of Meade Publications has been named as the new editor-in-chief. At Meade, Daniel Meade is seen doing more womanizing than running the publication, a fact not unnoticed by his father Bradford.

Just as things couldn't get worse for Betty, her boyfriend Walter breaks up with her

Just as things couldn’t get worse for Betty, her boyfriend Walter breaks up with her

Unfortunately for Betty, Walter is breaking up with her, as he has fallen for someone else. He leaves and she heads home, drowning her sorrows in flan. Suddenly, the phone rings, and Meade Publications is asking for her. She is given a job as the assistant to the editor-in-chief at Mode, and will be there first thing in the more. Justin asks her to dress fashionably, which the unfashionable Betty interprets as wearing a poncho she got from Guadalajara. When Betty tries to enter the meeting room for the staff meeting, she runs into a glass door, making an impression of the worst kind. Also making a late entrance is Wilhelmina Slater, the creative director who was passed over for editor-in-chief. Wilhelmina makes a scene, and ruins the meeting out of spite. Afterwards, Betty introduces herself to Daniel, who is shocked to find that she will be his new assistant. Betty starts her new assignment, researching Fabia Cosmetics, and Amanda assists Betty with gathering information, more on the office gossip side. Daniel reveals to his photographer friend Phillippe Michel that his father made him hire Betty, and Phillippe tells him that he needs to hire someone with a better image, and tells Daniel to make sure Betty quits within a week.

Betty’s first day doesn’t go very well, but she does make a friend named Christina, who works as a seamstress and manages the clothing owned by the magazine. Meanwhile, Bradford is feeding pigeons in the park, and is worried that Fey Sommers isn’t actually dead. Throughout the week, Daniel tortures Betty, making her do almost impossible tasks. Thanks to this, she misses her father’s birthday, and is unaware that Amanda is angling for her position by sleeping with Daniel. Late one night, she finally makes it home, and passes by Walter with his new girlfriend, further upsetting her. However, she channels her frustrations into a new idea for work. She tries to broach it with Daniel, but he ignores her. He sends her to “The Closet” to get one of the forgotten outfits for the shoot. While there, Betty admits to Christina that she doesn’t like her job, and Christina admits that Betty was hired to stop Daniel from sleeping with his assistants. Betty is heartbroken, but takes the outfit and heads to the shoot, accidentally leaving her idea behind.

Betty decides to help Daniel by stepping in for the photo shoot, knowing full well the only reason she was hired

Betty decides to help Daniel by stepping in for the photo shoot, knowing full well the only reason she was hired

Betty arrives at the photo shoot, and Phillippe gets the idea to have her stand in for the test shots, which he thinks will speed up the process of Betty quitting. Daniel asks her, and Betty reluctantly agrees, much to the surprise of everyone. Everyone laughs at Betty, and Daniel finally defends her, telling Phillippe to stop. Betty grabs her bag and vacates, and when Daniel rushes after her, she tells him that she knows why she was hired before quitting, giving him what he wanted. The next day, Betty is home, drinking tea with her nephew, and finds out that her sister doesn’t believe in her. Meanwhile, Daniel presents the photo campaign for Fabia, who hates it. It turns out everyone was working against Daniel as they support Wilhelmina, but Bradford reluctantly gives Daniel one more chance to prove himself. Walter comes crawling back to Betty at the same time that Daniel stops by. Walter leaves, and Daniel apologizes to her, but she won’t hear it, as she feels his problems are never going to be as complicated as hers. Daniel admits that his brother passed away, and he couldn’t compare to his brother. He then says that he saw the layout she made, and wants to take her idea to Fabia and make her his assistant again. He gives her the night to think about it.

The next morning, Daniel is late to the meeting with Fabia, and Wilhelmina tries to take over the meeting before Daniel and Betty arrive. They show the rough version of Betty’s idea, a concept involving mothers and daughters. Betty has done her research, and  after giving statistics to convince Fabia, Daniel is given free reign over the campaign. Daniel tries to give Betty credit in front of Bradford, but Betty makes it look like it was Daniel’s. Afterwards, Betty meets with Daniel, and she is back at work. The episode ends with the beginning of a beautiful working relationship between the two.

September 27

September 27, 2005 – The drama series Commander-in-Chief Premieres on ABC

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“Wife. Mother. Leader of the Free World.”

On September 27, 2005, the drama series Commander-in-Chief premiered on ABC. The series focuses on the character of Vice President Mackenzie Allen, who becomes the President of the United States after the President died from a cerebral aneurysm. The show was highly successful on its premiere, but soon after, ratings began to steadily decline, leading to the show’s cancellation after its first season, with 18 episodes in total. Geena Davis, however, won a Golden Globe for Best Actress – Television Series Drama for her work as Mackenzie. The series was created by Rod Lurie, and starred Geena Davis as Mackenzie Allen, Kyle Secor as Rod Calloway, Donald Sutherland as Nathan Templeton, Harry Lennix as Jim Gardner, Ever Carradine as Kelly Ludlow, Matt Lanter as Horace Calloway, Caitlin Wachs as Rebecca Calloway, and Jasmine Jessica Anthony as Amy Calloway.

The pilot episode begins in Paris, where Vice President Mackenzie “Mac” Allen is pulled out of an event by the White House Chief of Staff Jim Gardner, and is informed that the President of the United States suffered a massive stroke due to a cerebral aneurysm. He is in surgery, and it might be months before he is able to be back in office. While Mac is willing to step forward and assume the presidency, she is told by Gardner and U.S. Attorney General Melanie Blackston that she needs to resign so Speaker of the House Nathan Templeton will move into office. The President and his advisors doesn’t want to bring Mac into office as she’s an Independent, and a woman. Mac soon heads back to Washington, but wishes to speak to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Back in the states, her kids are pulled from school and taken back home, although they are not told why. Back on Air Force II, Mac talks to the Chairman, and starts making her move, putting the Navy on high alert and placing several forces in place. Gardner warns Rod Calloway, Mac’s vice presidential chief of staff and husband, about Mac’s taking control, but Calloway won’t hear of it.

At home, Mac tells her kids the news, and her daughter Becca tells Mac that if she can’t deliver the previous President’s promises, then she should step aside. She heads back to work, and works on focusing on Nigeria, as they have a woman hostage. Calloway gets a call that the President is awake and wants to see her, so she heads to the hospital. President Bridges isn’t going very well, as he’s going to need at least a year of rehab to recover. He then tells her that he needs her to resign, we they share different views on the country, and he will not resign until she does. Afterwards, she goes to pick up Kelly Ludlow, her head of communications, who needs to write a resignation speech for Mac. Mac isn’t happy about doing this, but is only resigning because Bridges asked her. Later that evening, Bridges passes away from complications due to his stroke. When Mac is delivered the news, Nathan Templeton also stops by. Technically, Mac is now the President, and Templeton is lying in wait to take the role of the President.

Templeton doesn’t believe in her ability, saying that her role as Vice President was a publicity stunt. He lectures her on her work with rescuing a woman in Nigeria, revealing his heavy prejudices against several groups; this lecture only pushes her to take the office of the presidency, and she soon takes the oath. The next day, Mac is taken to the White House, and steps into her new office. In a private moment with Calloway, she admits that she’s afraid. She tries to keep several people from Bridges’ office with her, but many refuse, as they know Bridges wished for her to resign. Mac soon heads to her cabinet meeting, and closes it to everyone but the cabinet members. The Secretary of Labor has resigned, and she offers the chance for anyone else to resign now, or never. Calloway heads to his office as the First Gentleman with the head of the “First Lady’s” staff, only to find that the role is somewhat lacking. After the meeting, Mac asks that Gardner be her Chief of Staff, much to his surprise, but he accepts. Mac is soon greeted by Bridges’ widow, and she is happy that Mac agreed to be President rather than resign. Mac offers to let her stay in the White House as long as she needs. Soon after, the Nigerian Ambassador tries to stop Mac’s rescue attempt, but he soon hears the Generals’ plan to save the woman. She refuses to let a woman be stoned to death for having sex, and the Ambassador reluctantly accepts her decision.

Later, Calloway is angry that Mac doesn’t choose him as the Chief of Staff, but he decides to get over it for the sake of appearances. Becca refuses to go to her mother’s speech, as she doesn’t believe in her mother’s decision to be the President, but her brother Horace tells her that she needs to go to be there for her mother. Mac prepares for her speech, and Calloway tells her to “go win the country.” With confidence, Mac enters the room to give her address to Congress, but soon loses it when her teleprompter goes out, no doubt an act of malice by Templeton. However, she is able to continue her speech, and she promises to continue the legacy of a nation, not the legacy of a man. While she gives her speech, the American troops head in to rescue the woman from Nigeria, and successfully get her out.

March 14

March 14, 1948 – Actor, Writer, Producer, Comedian, Director, and Disney Legend Billy Crystal is Born

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“When we thought of Billy Crystal, we thought, this was going to be great. Of course, he just added his own unique spin to it.” – Pete Docter, Director of Monsters, Inc.

On March 14, 1948, William Edward Crystal was born in New York City. His father was a music promoter, and his uncle was Milton Gabler, a legendary music producer. Displaying a love of performing at an early age, Crystal and his older brothers would perform their own variety show for family members and at local events. After graduating from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1970, Crystal began his career in improv comedy, leading to a sketch on the first season of Saturday Night Live!. His breakout role was as Jodie Dallas on the sitcom Soap, which he played from 1977 through 1981. He rejoined Saturday Night Live! as a cast member during the 1984 – 1985 season, and then had an appearance in the series All in the Family, where he would meet actor and director Rob Reiner. Reiner hired Crystal for small parts in two films, This is Spinal Tap and The Princess Bride, which led to his being cast as the lead in When Harry Met Sally…. This film gave Crystal his first Golden Globe nomination for best actor.

Crystal was asked to be the voice of Buzz Lightyear in Pixar’s first full-length computer animated feature Toy Story, but he passed on the role, calling it one of the biggest regrets of his career. When he was offered the role of Mike Wazowski in Monsters, Inc., he jumped at the chance. He has since reprised the role in a short film, a cameo in Cars, and the prequel film Monsters University. Crystal also voiced the character Calcifer in the film Howl’s Moving Castle. Crystal continues to be active in entertainment, hosting the Academy Awards nine times, directing a made-for-television movie, and writing and starring in a one-man play called 700 Sundays. Crystal was named a Disney Legend in 2013.

January 18

January 18, 1992 – Beauty and the Beast Wins the Golden Globe for Best Picture – Musical or Comedy

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“We’d won the Bank of America award for Jeffrey [Katzenberg], and now the Golden Globe for the artists.” – Don Hahn, Producer.

On January 18, 1992, the 49th Golden Globe Awards were held. After scoring four nominations, the 30th Disney animated feature film Beauty and the Beast walked away with three Golden Globe Awards, including one for Best Picture – Musical or Comedy, beating out the likes of City Slickers, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Commitments, and The Fisher King. Beauty and the Beast was also awarded for Best Original Score for Alan Menken, which beat “At Play in the Fields of the Lord” by Zbigniew Preisner, “Bugsy” by Ennio Morricone, “Dead Again” by Patrick Doyle, “For the Boys” by Dave Grusin, and “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” by Michael Kamen. The other award was for Best Original Song, with the film awarded for “Beauty and the Beast,” winning against “Dreams to Dream” from An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, “Tears in Heaven” from Rush, and “Be Our Guest” also from Beauty and the Beast.