As wonderful and important as the Oscars always are, the Golden Globes are my favorite awards show. I love that it celebrates TV and movies, I love that the celebrities in attendance don’t seem to take themselves too seriously (and that they get rip-roaring drunk, of course), and I love that they had Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host for three years in a row. You know what else I love? The fact that, every year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association crowns someone Mr. or Miss Golden Globe. Earlier today I found myself asking, “How does one become Miss Golden Globe, and is it a legitimate profession?” The answers to those questions are these: You just need to be marginally connected to some famous person, and no, there’s no money in it. So, you know, I’m thoroughly ruled out.
This year’s honoree is Corinne Foxx, daughter of Jamie Foxx, and I can only assume she’ll be using her platform to boost her career in the same way that many Mr. and Miss Golden Globe’s before her did. Because, ICYMI, she has some pretty notable (and kind of hilarious) predecessors. Here are my favorites:
1. Freddie Prinze, Jr., 1996
This is probably the funniest one, in my opinion. Freddie Prinze, Jr. was such a ’90s hunksicle, I can only imagine how cute he looked in his little tuxedo handing out awards at the ’96 globes.
2. Laura Dern, 1982
It’s kind of hard to believe that someone as successful as Laura Dern was little more than an awards show pageant queen, but alas, the ’80s were a weird time for everyone (or so I’ve heard).
3. Greer Grammer, 2015
Greer’s notable for two reasons: 1) She’s Kelsey Grammer‘s daughter; 2) She was in a movie that came out called Life Partners, and you probably didn’t see it, which is a damn shame. Seriously, that movie was so good—it’s on Netflix now, and the cast list includes Leighton Meester, Adam Brody, Gillian Jacobs, Gabourey Sidibe, and Kate McKinnon. Just watch it, okay?
4. Melanie Griffith, 1975
Well, if it were just Melanie on the list, it might not be as notable. But…
5. Dakota Johnson, 2006
…Melanie Griffith’s daughter, Dakota Johnson, was Miss Golden Globe as well! This was pre-50 Shades of Grey of course, so I understand if you don’t remember.
6. Rumer Willis, 2009
And here’s Rumer Willis, before she realized that competing on Dancing with the Stars would be her only claim to relevance ever again. The end.
The 73rd Golden Globe Awards are airing tonight at 8 p.m. EST on NBC!
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