Golden Globe Moments

The Golden Globes, held in January, are often thought of as the appetizer to the main event – March's Oscars. But that doesn't mean the first big player in Hollywood's awards show season isn't just as scrumptious when it comes to head-turning moments. Whether it's Hilary Swank besting veterans like Meryl Streep, or Jodie Foster turning up with Russell Crowe on her arm, the stars always make the Golden Globes a memorable event.

  • OPENING DOORS photo | Tom Hanks

Credit: Michael Ferguson/Globe

Updated: Monday Apr 05, 2004 | 01:00 AM EDT By: By Lucy Maher


In 1994, Tom Hanks got a standing ovation after winning the best actor award for Philadelphia. The film explored the personal and professional journey of a gay man with AIDS, at the time still very much a taboo subject. Hanks's win "forced the studios to stop saying this material was simply uncommercial," In & Out screenwriter Paul Rudnick told Entertainment Weekly in 1999.

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