Globes Flashback '90: Julia Cherishes Her First


Despite being one of Hollywood's most adored actresses, Julia Roberts hasn't been adorned with awards as you might imagine. However, when she won her first ever film award at the 1990 Golden Globes, she truly relished the moment.

During her press conference following her acceptance of the Best Supporting Actress award for Steel Magnolias on her first major awards show nomination, Roberts can't help but giggle and flash her pearly whites with her award in hand.

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When asked why she thinks she won the award, the then-22-year-old actress positions the credit on her big-name co-stars Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, and Daryl Hannah.

"I think because the women that were in the movie, they helped me so much, and I think I for a minute was all of them combined," she says. "That's a lot, so maybe that was it."

Continuing her perfect streak at the Golden Globes, Roberts went on to win an award the following year for Pretty Woman, a film which she discusses as then-upcoming in the flashback.

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Did she fantasize about winning an Oscar as well for her Steel Magnolias performance?

"No. I'm happy with this. This is nice," she says. "I think it'll take me a while to get over this."

Despite winning a Golden Globe the following year, Roberts didn't win another major award until 2000, when she won a slew of awards, including her first Oscar, for Erin Brockvich. Scattered Golden Globes nominations have come since then, but she remains award-less since that film.