The first Golden Globes were held in 1944.

It was hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's predecessor, the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association, and saw its "Best Film" title go to The Song of Bernadette.Nigel Dobinson - Getty Images

Attendees get a full meal.

Beverly Hills Hilton chefs prepare a three-course meal for the attendees, though they're done eating by the time the live show starts. That's one reason to hit the red carpet early!Bettmann - Getty Images

And plenty to drink, too.

The drinks keep flowing throughout the show, and there's no shortage of champagne. A few years back, it was reported that there were 400 bottles of Moët & Chandon on hand to keep guests' glasses filled while at their tables.Michael Kovac - Getty Images

That red carpet is even longer than you think.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association rolls out 30,000 square feet of red carpet for each Golden Globes ceremony.NBC - Getty Images

The first winner of the Cecil B. DeMille Award was Cecil B. DeMille.

The award, named after the established director, was created in 1952 to celebrate “outstanding contribution to the entertainment field,” and has since been awarded to stars including Steven Spielberg, Judy Garland and Oprah Winfrey.Michael Ochs Archives - Getty Images

The awards were once only televised in Los Angeles.

From 1958 until 1963, The Golden Globes were only locally televised, and the rest of the country missed out on winners such as Tony Curtis, The Defiant Ones, and Jayne Mansfield.Archive Photos - Getty Images

The Rat Pack started one of the show's biggest traditions.

Originally, members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association were tasked with handing out the awards. That changed in 1958 when Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin invited themselves on stage to take over hosting duties, and the ritual of stars announcing each award stuck.Bettmann - Getty Images

There used to be a "Best Documentary" category.

Elvis on Tour and Walls of Fire were among the winners of the short-lived award, which existed for a short period from 1973 to 1977.Steve Morley - Getty Images

A nine-year-old once won a Globe.

Ricky Schroder became the youngest Golden Globe winner when he was named "New Star of the Year" for his role as T.J. in 1979's The Champ. Schroder was nominated again, but did not win in 1990.Maureen Donaldson - Getty Images

There was a three-way tie in 1989.

Sigourney Weaver, Jodie Foster, and Shirley MacLaine all shared the title of "Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama," even though they starred in three separate films.Ron Galella, Ltd. - Getty Images

A Golden Globe statuette weighs 5.5 lbs.

No wonder Hollywood stars are in such good shape! The mounted globes measure 10.75 inches tall and 3.5 inches wide.Fotos International - Getty Images

The statuette is made with real gold.

And they're estimated to cost around $800 to make. No wonder the winners are so happy! The awards are getting a slight makeover for the 2019 show - the original square, marble base will now be round and made of brass and bronze.HAL GARB - Getty Images

The oldest person to win a Golden Globe was 80 years old.

Jessica Tandy won "Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy" in 1990 for her role in Driving Miss Daisy. Tandy was nominated twice, for two different works, in 1992.Bettmann - Getty Images

A Golden Globe was once given up on stage.

After winning "Best Actor" for his role in the television miniseries Don King: Only in America, Ving Rhames handed the Golden Globe over to his fellow 1998 nominee, Jack Lemmon.NBC - Getty Images

Once year, no celebrities showed up.

In solidarity with the Writers Guild of America, which was on strike, actors refused to attend the 2008 Golden Globes.NBC - Getty Images

Jack Nicholson once "mooned" the audience.

While accepting the "Cecil B. DeMille Award" for lifetime achievement, Nicholson pretended to de-pants as part of his thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.HAL GARB - Getty Images

Animated movies didn't join the party until 2007.

The "Best Animated Feature Film" category was a late addition, with Cars winning the very first award. The sequel, Cars 2, was also nominated in 2012.Jeff Kravitz - Getty Images

Only eight people have (officially) hosted the Golden Globes.

Not including the Rat Pack, there's Andy Williams, John Larroquette, Janine Turner, Ricky Gervais, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, and Seth Meyers. Williams, Gervais, Poehler, and Fey all hosted multiple times.Handout - Getty Images

Amy Poehler is the only person to win while hosting the show.

She won "Best Actress" in 2014 for her role as Leslie Knope in "Parks and Rec."Handout - Getty Images

Today, the Golden Globes celebrates 25 different categories.

That's 14 in film and 11 in television. So yeah, it's a long night, but a joyous one, too.NBC - Getty Images