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Golden Globe Awards

Golden Globe Awards
76th Golden Globe Awards
Golden Globe Trophy.jpg
The Golden Globe statuette
Awarded forExcellence in film and television
CountryUnited States
Presented byHollywood Foreign Press Association since 1943
First awardedJanuary 20, 1944; 75 years ago (1944-01-20)
Television/radio coverage

The Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association beginning in January 1944,[1] recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.

The annual ceremony at which the awards are presented, is a major part of the film industry's awards season, which culminates each year in the Academy Awards. The eligibility period for the Golden Globes corresponds to the calendar year (i.e. January 1 through December 31). The 76th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television in 2018, were held on January 6, 2019. The 77th Golden Globe Awards will take place on January 5, 2020.[2]


The 1st Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best achievements in 1943 filmmaking, were held in January 1944, at the 20th Century-Fox studios. Subsequent ceremonies were held at various venues throughout the next decade, including the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.[1]

In 1950, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made the decision to establish a special honorary award to recognize outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry. Recognizing its subject as an international figure within the entertainment industry, the first award was presented to director and producer, Cecil B. DeMille. The official name of the award thus became the Cecil B. DeMille Award.[3]

Beginning in 1963, the trophies commenced to be handed out by one or more persons (exclusively female at first) referred to as "Miss Golden Globe", a title renamed on January 5, 2018 to "Golden Globe Ambassador". The holders of the position were, traditionally, the daughters or sometimes the sons of a celebrity, and as a point of pride, these often continued to be contested among celebrity parents.[4]

In 2009, the Golden Globe statuette was redesigned (but not for the first time in its history). The New York firm Society Awards collaborated for a year with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to produce a statuette that included a unique marble and enhanced the statuette's quality and gold content. It was unveiled at a press conference at the Beverly Hilton prior to the show.[5]

Revenues generated from the annual ceremony have enabled the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to donate millions of dollars to entertainment-related charities, as well as funding scholarships and other programs for future film and television professionals. The most prominent beneficiary is the Young Artist Awards, presented annually by the Young Artist Foundation, established in 1978 by Hollywood Foreign Press member Maureen Dragone, to recognize and award excellence of young Hollywood performers under the age of 21 and to provide scholarships for young artists who may be physically or financially challenged.[6][7][8]



The qualifying eligibility period for all nominations is the calendar year from January 1 through December 31.[9]

Voice-over performances and cameo appearances in which persons play themselves are disqualified from all of the film and TV acting categories.

Films must be at least 70 minutes and released for at least a seven-day run in the Greater Los Angeles area, starting prior to midnight on December 31. Films can be released in theaters, on pay-per-view, or by digital delivery.[9]

For the Best Foreign Language Film category, films do not need to be released in the United States. At least 51 percent of the dialogue must be in a language other than English, and they must first be released in their country of origin during a 14-month period from November 1 to December 31 prior to the Awards. However, if a film was not released in its country of origin due to censorship, it can still qualify if it had a one-week release in the United States during the qualifying calendar year. There is no limit to the number of submitted films from a given country.[9]

A TV program must air in the United States between the prime time hours of 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m (or 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m on Sundays). A show can air on broadcast television, on basic or premium cable, or by digital delivery; it does not qualify if it is only on pay-per-view or via digital delivery of film. Also, a TV show must either be made in the United States or be a co-production financially and creatively between an American and a foreign production company. Furthermore, reality and non-scripted shows are disqualified.[9]

For a television film, it cannot be entered in both the film and TV categories, and instead should be entered based on its original release format. If it was first aired on American television, then it can be entered into the TV categories. If it was released in theaters or on pay-per-view, then it should instead be entered into the film categories. A film festival showing does not count towards disqualifying what would otherwise be a TV program.[9]

Actors in a TV series must appear in at least six episodes during the qualifying calendar year. Actors in a TV film or miniseries must appear in at least five percent of the time in that TV film or miniseries.[9]

Screening requirements

Active HFPA members need to be invited to an official screening of each eligible film directly by its respective distributor or publicist. The screening must take place in the Greater Los Angeles area, either before the film's release or up to one week afterwards. The screening can be a regular screening in a theater with the public or a press screening; it does not need to be an HFPA member-only event. The screening must also be cleared with the Motion Picture Association of America so there are not scheduling conflicts with other official screenings.[9]

For TV programs, they must merely be available to be seen by HFPA members in any common format, including the original TV broadcast.

Nominations and voting

Entry forms for films need to be received by the HFPA within ten days of the official screening. TV programs should be submitted "as early as possible" before the deadline.[9]

As part of their regular journalistic jobs, active HFPA members will participate in covering the press conferences, and interviewing cast members, of selected films and TV programs. The film press conferences need to take place either before the film's release in the Greater Los Angeles area or up to one week afterwards.[9]

Ballots to select the nominations are sent to HFPA members in November, along with a "Reminder List" of eligible film and TV programs.[10] Each HFPA member then votes for their top five choices in each category, numbering them 5 to 1, with 5 being their top choice. The nominees in each category are then the five selections that receive the most votes. The ranked voting is only used to break ties, with number 5 worth 5 points, number 4 worth 4 points, and so on.[9]

After the nominations are announced in mid-December, HFPA members receive the final ballots.[10] The winner in each category is selected from among the nominees by plurality voting. In case of a tie, the winner is the one that had the most votes on the nomination ballot.[9]


The broadcast of the Golden Globe Awards, telecast to 167 countries worldwide, generally ranks as the third most-watched awards show each year, behind only the Oscars and the Grammy Awards. Since 2010, it was televised live in all United States time zones. Until Ricky Gervais hosted in 2010, the award ceremony was one of two major Hollywood award ceremonies (the other being the Screen Actors Guild Awards) that did not have a regular host; every year a different presenter introduced the ceremony at the beginning of the broadcast. Gervais returned to host the 68th and 69th Golden Globe Awards the next two years.[11]Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the 70th, 71st and 72nd Golden Globe Awards in 2013 through 2015. The Golden Globe Awards' theme song, which debuted in 2012, was written by Japanese musician and songwriter Yoshiki Hayashi.[]

Since 1993, Dick Clark Productions has produced the ceremony with NBC as broadcaster; its involvement came at a time of instability for the Golden Globes, including reduced credibility and having lost its contract with CBS (the interim period saw it contract with cable network TBS to air the ceremony). Enthusiastic over Clark's commitment, the HFPA's contract contained an unusual provision granting Dick Clark Productions the role of producer in perpetuity, as long as it continued to maintain a broadcast rights deal for the ceremony with NBC.[12]

In 2010, Dick Clark Productions reached an extension with NBC through 2018. However, the deal was negotiated without the HFPA's knowledge. The HFPA sued DCP over the deal, as well as claims that the company was attempting to sell digital rights that it did not hold; the HFPA had wanted a new contract that would grant them a larger share of revenue from the telecast. In April 2012, judge Howard Matz upheld the NBC perpetuity clause and ruled in favor of DCP, noting that the HFPA had a history of "unbusiness-like display[s] of misplaced priorities" and "[succumbing] to bouts of pronounced turmoil and personal feuds", in contrast to DCP, which had been "represented by one experienced executive who was adept at dealing fairly and effectively with the often amateurish conduct of HFPA." Matz pointed out examples of the HFPA's enthusiasm over the relationship and their desire to "not get cancelled", such as having disregarded its own bylaws by approving an extension in 2001 without a formal vote. The case was taken to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.[12]

In 2014, Dick Clark Productions and the HFPA reached a settlement; details were not released, but DCP committed to continue its role as producer through at least the end of its current contract with NBC, and to work with the HFPA to "expand the brand with unique and exciting entertainment experiences". NBC held a right of first refusal to renew its contract beyond 2018, but bidding was to be open to other broadcasters;[13][14] in September 2018, NBC agreed to renew its rights to the Golden Globes through 2027, maintaining the current broadcast arrangement and the involvement of Dick Clark Productions.[15][16]

2008 disruption

Due to threats of writers picketing the event as part of the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike, the 65th Golden Globe Awards ceremony was cancelled and replaced by an hour-long press conference to announce the winners. To replace the ceremony, NBC aired the two-hour Dateline special Going for Gold (originally scheduled as counterprogramming for an NFL playoff game the previous night). While NBC was initially intended to be the exclusive broadcaster of the press conference, the HFPA ultimately allowed other broadcasters to air it. The decision prompted broadcasts from CNN, as well as E! and TV Guide Network (who aired pre- and post-show analysis, downsized from their typical red carpet coverage of major awards shows). Ultimately, NBC did not air the live, 32-minute press conference, and instead aired an hour-long NBC News special where Access Hollywood hosts Billy Bush and Nancy O'Dell relayed the results over an hour with commercials.[17][18][19][20][21]


Motion picture awards

Television awards

Retired awards



In acting categories, Meryl Streep holds the record for the most competitive Golden Globe wins with eight, while including her bestowment of the honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award she has nine wins. Including honorary awards, such as the Henrietta Award, World Film Favorite Actor/Actress Award, or Cecil B. DeMille Award, Barbra Streisand tied this record with nine. Additionally, Streisand won for composing the song Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born), producing the Best Picture (Comedy/Musical) (A Star Is Born in the ceremony held in 1977), and directing Yentl in 1984. Alan Alda, Angela Lansbury, Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson have six awards each. Behind them are Ed Asner, Carol Burnett, Jessica Lange and Rosalind Russell with five wins.

At the 46th Golden Globe Awards an anomaly occurred: a three-way tie for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (Jodie Foster for The Accused, Shirley MacLaine for Madame Sousatzka, and Sigourney Weaver for Gorillas in the Mist).

Most nominations

Meryl Streep also holds the record for most nominations with 31 (as of the 2017 nominations) and John Williams is second with 26. Jessica Lange is the second actress with the most nominations at 16 nominations.


In the category for Best Director, Elia Kazan leads with four wins, followed by Clint Eastwood, Oliver Stone, Milo? Forman, David Lean and Martin Scorsese with three wins each. Steven Spielberg holds the record for most nominations with twelve (as of the 2017 nominations). Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood and Steven Soderbergh are the only directors to receive two nominations in the same year. As of the 75th Golden Globe Awards, Barbra Streisand is the only woman to have won an award for best director; she won for Yentl in 1983.




Actors with multiple awards for motion picture performances

Actor/Actress Leading Role Supporting Role Total awards Total nominations
Meryl Streep The French Lieutenant's Woman (D, 1981)
Sophie's Choice (D, 1982)
The Devil Wears Prada (C/M, 2006)
Julie & Julia (C/M, 2009)
The Iron Lady (D, 2011)
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Adaptation. (2002)
7 29
Jack Nicholson Chinatown (D, 1974)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (D, 1975)
Prizzi's Honor (C/M, 1985)
As Good as It Gets (C/M, 1997)
About Schmidt (D, 2002)
Terms of Endearment (1983) 6 17
Rosalind Russell Sister Kenny (1946)
Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)
Auntie Mame (C/M, 1958)
A Majority of One (C/M, 1961)
Gypsy (C/M, 1962)
5 5
Shirley MacLaine The Apartment (C/M, 1960)
Irma la Douce (C/M, 1963)
Terms of Endearment (D, 1983)
Madame Sousatzka (D, 1988)
4 15
Tom Hanks Big (C/M, 1988)
Philadelphia (D, 1993)
Forrest Gump (D, 1994)
Cast Away (D, 2000)
4 9
Jack Lemmon Some Like It Hot (C/M, 1959)
The Apartment (C/M, 1960)
Avanti! (C/M, 1972)
3 16
Leonardo DiCaprio The Aviator (D, 2004)
The Wolf of Wall Street (C/M, 2013)
The Revenant (D, 2015)
3 11
Dustin Hoffman Kramer vs. Kramer (D, 1979)
Tootsie (C/M, 1982)
Rain Man (D, 1988)
3 11
Nicole Kidman To Die For (C/M, 1995)
Moulin Rouge! (C/M, 2001)
The Hours (D, 2002)
3 11
Jane Fonda Klute (D, 1971)
Julia (D, 1977)
Coming Home (D, 1978)
3 10
Kate Winslet Revolutionary Road (D, 2008) The Reader (2008)
Steve Jobs (2015)
3 10
Julie Andrews Mary Poppins (C/M, 1964)
The Sound of Music (C/M, 1965)
Victor/Victoria (C/M, 1982)
3 9
Cate Blanchett Elizabeth (D, 1998)
Blue Jasmine (D, 2013)
I'm Not There (2007) 3 9
Gene Hackman The French Connection (D, 1971)
The Royal Tenenbaums (C/M, 2001)
Unforgiven (1992) 3 8
Peter O'Toole Becket (D, 1964)
The Lion in Winter (D, 1968)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (C/M, 1969)
3 8
Julia Roberts Pretty Woman (C/M, 1990)
Erin Brockovich (D, 2000)
Steel Magnolias (1989) 3 8
Robin Williams Good Morning, Vietnam (C/M, 1987)
The Fisher King (C/M, 1991)
Mrs. Doubtfire (C/M, 1993)
3 8
Ingrid Bergman Gaslight (1944)
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
Anastasia (D, 1956)
3 7
Tom Cruise Born on the Fourth of July (D, 1989)
Jerry Maguire (C/M, 1996)
Magnolia (1999) 3 7
Sissy Spacek Coal Miner's Daughter (C/M, 1980)
Crimes of the Heart (C/M, 1986)
In the Bedroom (D, 2001)
3 6
Renée Zellweger Nurse Betty (C/M, 2000)
Chicago (C/M, 2002)
Cold Mountain (2003) 3 6
George Clooney O Brother, Where Art Thou? (C/M, 2000)
The Descendants (D, 2011)
Syriana (2005) 3 5
Jennifer Lawrence Silver Linings Playbook (C/M, 2012)
Joy (C/M, 2015)
American Hustle (2013) 3 4
Al Pacino Serpico (D, 1973)
Scent of a Woman (D, 1992)
2 14
Michael Caine Educating Rita (C/M, 1983)
Little Voice (C/M, 1998)
2 9
Barbra Streisand Funny Girl (C/M, 1968)
A Star Is Born (C/M, 1976)
2 9
Denzel Washington The Hurricane (D, 1999) Glory (1989) 2 9
Amy Adams American Hustle (C/M, 2013)
Big Eyes (C/M, 2014)
2 8
Anne Bancroft The Pumpkin Eater (D, 1964)
The Graduate (C/M, 1967)
2 8
Daniel Day-Lewis There Will Be Blood (D, 2007)
Lincoln (D, 2012)
2 8
Sally Field Norma Rae (D, 1979)
Places in the Heart (D, 1984)
2 8
Jodie Foster The Accused (D, 1988)
The Silence of the Lambs (D, 1991)
2 10
Diane Keaton Annie Hall (C/M, 1977)
Something's Gotta Give (C/M, 2003)
2 8
Geraldine Page Summer and Smoke (D, 1961)
Sweet Bird of Youth (D, 1962)
2 8
Maggie Smith California Suite (C/M, 1978) A Room with a View (1985) 2 8
Annette Bening Being Julia (C/M, 2004)
The Kids Are All Right (C/M, 2010)
2 7
Jon Voight Coming Home (D, 1978)
Runaway Train (D, 1985)
2 7
Marlon Brando On the Waterfront (D, 1954)
The Godfather (D, 1972)
2 6
Jim Carrey The Truman Show (D, 1998)
Man on the Moon (C/M, 1999)
2 6
Jessica Lange Blue Sky (D, 1994) Tootsie (1982) 2 6
Joanne Woodward The Three Faces of Eve (D, 1957)
Rachel, Rachel (D, 1968)
2 6
Fred Astaire Three Little Words (C/M, 1950) The Towering Inferno (1974) 2 5
Bette Midler The Rose (C/M, 1979)
For the Boys (C/M, 1991)
2 5
Laurence Olivier Hamlet (1948) Marathon Man (1976) 2 5
Gregory Peck The Yearling (1946)
To Kill a Mockingbird (D, 1962)
2 5
Sigourney Weaver Gorillas in the Mist (D, 1988) Working Girl (1988) 2 5
Ann Margret Tommy (C/M, 1975) Carnal Knowledge (1971) 2 4
Christian Bale Vice (C/M, 2018) The Fighter (2010) 2 4
Cher Moonstruck (C/M, 1987) Silkwood (1983) 2 4
Robert Duvall Tender Mercies (D, 1983) Apocalypse Now (1979) 2 4
Danny Kaye On the Riviera (C/M, 1951)
Me and the Colonel (C/M, 1958)
2 4
Angela Lansbury The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
2 4
Marsha Mason Cinderella Liberty (D, 1973)
The Goodbye Girl (C/M, 1977)
2 4
Dudley Moore Arthur (C/M, 1981)
Micki & Maude (C/M, 1984)
2 4
Natalie Portman Black Swan (D, 2010) Closer (2004) 2 4
Kathleen Turner Romancing the Stone (C/M, 1984)
Prizzi's Honor (C/M, 1985)
2 4
Karen Black Five Easy Pieces (1970)
The Great Gatsby (1974)
2 3
Whoopi Goldberg The Color Purple (D, 1985) Ghost (1990) 2 3
Ruth Gordon Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
2 3
David Niven The Moon Is Blue (C/M, 1953)
Separate Tables (D, 1958)
2 3
Tim Robbins The Player (C/M, 1992) Mystic River (2003) 2 3
Frank Sinatra Pal Joey (C/M, 1957) From Here to Eternity (1953) 2 3
Christoph Waltz Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Django Unchained (2012)
2 3
Richard Attenborough The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Doctor Dolittle (1967)
2 2
Edmund Gwenn Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Mister 880 (1950)
2 2
Susan Hayward With a Song in My Heart (C/M, 1952)
I Want to Live! (D, 1958)
2 2
Grace Kelly The Country Girl (D, 1954) Mogambo (1953) 2 2
Martin Landau Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Ed Wood (1994)
2 2
Agnes Moorehead Mrs. Parkington (1944)
Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
2 2
Edmond O'Brien The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
Seven Days in May (1964)
2 2
Lynn Redgrave Georgy Girl (C/M, 1966) Gods and Monsters (1998) 2 2
Omar Sharif Doctor Zhivago (D, 1965) Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 2 2
Hilary Swank Boys Don't Cry (D, 1999)
Million Dollar Baby (D, 2004)
2 2
Jane Wyman Johnny Belinda (1948)
The Blue Veil (D, 1951)
2 2


  • D - indicates a winning role in drama categories
  • C/M - indicates a winning role in comedy or musical categories.

Actors with five or more nominations for motion picture performances

Actor/Actress Total nominations Total awards
Meryl Streep 29 7
Jack Nicholson 17 6
Jack Lemmon 16 3
Shirley MacLaine 15 4
Al Pacino 14 2
Leonardo DiCaprio 11 3
Dustin Hoffman 11 3
Nicole Kidman 11 3
Jane Fonda 10 3
Kate Winslet 10 3
Johnny Depp 10 1
Tom Hanks 9 4
Julie Andrews 9 3
Cate Blanchett 9 3
Amy Adams 9 2
Michael Caine 9 2
Barbra Streisand 9 2
Denzel Washington 9 2
Judi Dench 9 1
Audrey Hepburn 9 1
Paul Newman 8 0
Gene Hackman 8 3
Peter O' Toole 8 3
Julia Roberts 8 3
Robin Williams 8 3
Anne Bancroft 8 2
Daniel Day-Lewis 8 2
Sally Field 8 2
Diane Keaton 8 2
Geraldine Page 8 2
Maggie Smith 8 2
Robert De Niro 8 1
Goldie Hawn 8 1
Walter Matthau 8 1
Helen Mirren 8 1
Julianne Moore 8 1
Vanessa Redgrave 8 1
Ingrid Bergman 7 3
Tom Cruise 7 3
Annette Bening 7 2
Jodie Foster 7 2
Jon Voight 7 2
Warren Beatty 7 1
Albert Finney 7 1
Emma Thompson 7 1
Katharine Hepburn 7 0
Susan Sarandon 7 0
Sissy Spacek 6 3
Renée Zellweger 6 3
Marlon Brando 6 2
Jim Carrey 6 2
Jessica Lange 6 2
Joanne Woodward 6 2
Ellen Burstyn 6 1
Richard Burton 6 1
Faye Dunaway 7 1
Glenda Jackson 6 1
Michelle Pfeiffer 1
Sidney Poitier 6 1
John Travolta 6 1
Shelley Winters 6 1
Rosalind Russell 5 5
George Clooney 5 3
Fred Astaire 5 2
Bette Midler 5 2
Laurence Olivier 5 2
Gregory Peck 5 2
Sigourney Weaver 5 2
Jeff Bridges 5 1
Sandra Bullock 5 1
Jessica Chastain 5 1
Glenn Close 5 1
Russell Crowe 5 1
Matt Damon 5 1
Michael Douglas 5 1
Morgan Freeman 5 1
Ryan Gosling 5 1
Philip Seymour Hoffman 5 1
Judy Holliday 5 1
Frances McDormand 5 1
Liza Minnelli 5 1
Bill Murray 5 1
Sean Penn 5 1
Joaquin Phoenix 5 1
Brad Pitt 5 1
Peter Sellers 5 1
Jean Simmons 5 1
Maureen Stapleton 5 1
Emma Stone 5 1
Liv Ullmann 5 1
Michelle Williams 5 1
Doris Day 5 0
Mia Farrow 5 0
Cary Grant 5 0
Lee Grant 5 0
Anthony Hopkins 5 0
Anjelica Huston 5 0
Steve Martin 5 0
Kevin Spacey 5 0
Natalie Wood 5 0


Actors with multiple awards for television performances

Actor/Actress Leading Role Supporting Role Total awards Total nominations
Alan Alda M*A*S*H (C/M, 1974)
M*A*S*H (C/M, 1975)
M*A*S*H (C/M, 1979)
M*A*S*H (C/M, 1980)
M*A*S*H (C/M, 1981)
M*A*S*H (C/M, 1982)
6 12
Carol Burnett The Carol Burnett Show (1967)
The Carol Burnett Show (C/M, 1969)
The Carol Burnett Show (C/M, 1971)
The Carol Burnett Show (C/M, 1976)
The Carol Burnett Show (C/M, 1977)
5 13
Ed Asner Lou Grant (D, 1977)
Lou Grant (D, 1979)
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1971)
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1975)
Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)
5 11
Angela Lansbury Murder, She Wrote (D, 1984)
Murder, She Wrote (D, 1986)
Murder, She Wrote (D,1989)
Murder, She Wrote (D, 1991)
4 11
Michael J. Fox Family Ties (C/M, 1988)
Spin City (C/M, 1997)
Spin City (C/M, 1998)
Spin City (C/M, 1999)
4 9
Sarah Jessica Parker Sex and the City (C/M, 1999)
Sex and the City (C/M, 2000)
Sex and the City (C/M, 2001)
Sex and the City (C/M, 2003)
4 8
Laura Dern Afterburn (M/T, 1992)
Enlightened (C/M, 2011)
Recount (2008)
Big Little Lies (2017)
4 6
Claire Danes My So-Called Life (D, 1994)
Temple Grandin (M/T, 2010)
Homeland (D, 2011)
Homeland (D, 2012)
4 5
Ted Danson Something About Amelia (M/T, 1984)
Cheers (C/M, 1989)
Cheers (C/M, 1990)
3 11
Alec Baldwin 30 Rock (C/M, 2006)
30 Rock (C/M, 2008)
30 Rock (C/M, 2009)
3 10
Kelsey Grammer Frasier (C/M, 1995)
Frasier (C/M, 2000)
Boss (D, 2011)
3 9
Hugh Laurie House (D, 2005)
House (D, 2006)
The Night Manager (2016) 3 7
Richard Chamberlain Dr. Kildare (1962)
Shogun (D, 1980)
The Thorn Birds (M/T, 1983)
3 6
Helen Hunt Mad About You (C/M, 1993)
Mad About You (C/M, 1994)
Mad About You (C/M, 1996)
3 6
Cybill Shepherd Moonlighting (C/M, 1985)
Moonlighting (C/M, 1986)
Cybill (C/M, 1995)
3 5
Edie Falco The Sopranos (D, 1999)
The Sopranos (D, 2002)
2 11
Candice Bergen Murphy Brown (C/M, 1988)
Murphy Brown (C/M, 1991)
2 10
James Garner Decoration Day (M/T, 1990)
Barbarians at the Gate (M/T, 1993)
2 9
Jessica Lange A Streetcar Named Desire (M/T, 1995) American Horror Story (2011) 2 9
Jean Stapleton All in the Family (C/M, 1972)
All in the Family (C/M, 1973)
2 9
Glenn Close The Lion in Winter (M/T, 2004)
Damages (D, 2007)
2 8
David Duchovny The X-Files (D, 1996)
Californication (C/M, 2007)
2 8
Mary Tyler Moore The Dick Van Dyke Show (1964)
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (C/M, 1970)
2 8
Jane Seymour East of Eden (M/T, 1981)
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (D, 1995)
2 8
Sharon Gless Cagney & Lacey (D, 1985)
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (D, 1990)
2 7
Helen Mirren Losing Chase (M/T, 1996)
Elizabeth I (M/T, 2006)
2 7
James Brolin Marcus Welby, M.D. (1970)
Marcus Welby, M.D. (1972)
2 6
Tina Fey 30 Rock (C/M, 2007)
30 Rock (C/M, 2008)
2 6
John Forsythe Dynasty (D, 1982)
Dynasty (D, 1983)
2 6
Jon Hamm Mad Men (D, 2007)
Mad Men (D, 2015)
2 6
Christine Lahti No Place Like Home (M/T, 1989)
Chicago Hope (D, 1997)
2 6
Telly Savalas Kojak (D, 1974)
Kojak (D, 1975)
2 6
Ann Margret Who Will Love My Children? (M/T, 1983)
A Streetcar Named Desire (M/T, 1984)
2 5
Bill Cosby The Cosby Show (C/M, 1984)
The Cosby Show (C/M, 1985)
2 5
Judy Davis One Against the Wind (M/T, 1991)
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (M/T, 2001)
2 5
John Lithgow 3rd Rock from the Sun (C/M, 1996) Dexter (2009) 2 5
Mary-Louise Parker Weeds (C/M, 2005) Angels in America (2003) 2 5
Donald Sutherland Citizen X (1995)
Path to War (2002)
2 5
Don Cheadle House of Lies (C/M, 2012) The Rat Pack (1998) 2 4
Faye Dunaway Ellis Island (1984)
Gia (1998)
2 4
Gail Fisher Mannix (D, 1972) Mannix (1970) 2 4
Polly Holliday Alice (1978)
Alice (1979)
2 4
Elisabeth Moss Top of the Lake (M/T, 2013)
The Handmaid's Tale (D, 2017)
2 4
Lee Remick The Blue Knight (D, 1973)
Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (D, 1975)
2 4
Valerie Bertinelli One Day at a Time (1980)
One Day at a Time (1981)
2 3
Beau Bridges Without Warning: The James Brady Story (M/T, 1991) The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993) 2 3
Michael Douglas Behind the Candelabra (M/T, 2013)
The Kominsky Method (C/M, 2018)
2 3
Robert Duvall Lonesome Dove (M/T, 1989)
Stalin (M/T, 1992)
2 3
Katherine Helmond Soap (C/M, 1980) Who's the Boss? (1988) 2 3
Richard Kiley A Year in the Life (D, 1987) The Thorn Birds (1983) 2 3
Linda Lavin Alice (C/M, 1978)
Alice (C/M, 1979)
2 3
Laura Linney John Adams (M/T, 2008)
The Big C (C/M, 2010)
2 3
Shelley Long Cheers (C/M, 1984) Cheers (1982) 2 3
Edward James Olmos Miami Vice (1985)
The Burning Season (1994)
2 3
Al Pacino Angels in America (M/T, 2003)
You Don't Know Jack (M/T, 2010)
2 3
Vic Tayback Alice (1979)
Alice (1980)
2 3
Henry Winkler Happy Days (C/M, 1976)
Happy Days (C/M, 1977)
2 3
Rachel Brosnahan The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (C/M, 2017)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (C/M, 2018)
2 2
Angelina Jolie Gia (M/T, 1998) George Wallace (1997) 2 2
Sandra Oh Killing Eve (D, 2018) Grey's Anatomy (2005) 2 2
Mickey Rooney Mickey (1963)
Bill (M/T, 1981)
2 2
Billy Bob Thornton Fargo (M/T, 2014)
Goliath (D, 2016)
2 2
Stanley Tucci Winchell (M/T, 1998) Conspiracy (2001) 2 2


  • D - indicates a winning role in drama categories
  • C/M - indicates a winning role in comedy or musical categories.
  • M/T - indicates a winning role in miniseries or television film categories.

Actors with five or more nominations for performances on television

Actor/Actress Total nominations Total awards
Carol Burnett 13 5
Alan Alda 12 6
Julianna Margulies 12 1
Ed Asner 11 5
Angela Lansbury 11 4
Ted Danson 11 3
Edie Falco 11 2
Carroll O'Connor 11 1
Alec Baldwin 10 3
Candice Bergen 10 2
Michael J. Fox 9 4
Kelsey Grammer 9 3
James Garner 9 2
Jessica Lange 9 2
Jean Stapleton 9 2
Peter Falk 9 1
Debra Messing 9 0
Sarah Jessica Parker 8 4
Glenn Close 8 2
David Duchovny 8 2
Mary Tyler Moore 8 2
Jane Seymour 8 2
Julia Louis-Dreyfus 8 1
Beatrice Arthur 8 0
Hugh Laurie 7 3
Sharon Gless 7 2
Helen Mirren 7 2
Judd Hirsch 7 1
Bob Newhart 7 1
Kyra Sedgwick 7 1
Tom Selleck 7 1
Martin Sheen 7 1
James Woods 7 1
Richard Chamberlain 6 3
Helen Hunt 6 3
James Brolin 6 2
Tina Fey 6 2
John Forsythe 6 2
Jon Hamm 6 2
Christine Lahti 6 2
Kirstie Alley 6 1
Steve Carell 6 1
Joan Collins 6 1
Mike Connors 6 1
Bryan Cranston 6 1
Susan Dey 6 1
Jack Lemmon 6 1
Jeremy Piven 6 1
Kiefer Sutherland 6 1
Sean Hayes 6 0
Felicity Huffman 6 0
Heather Locklear 6 0
Eric McCormack 6 0
Rhea Perlman 6 0
Liev Schreiber 6 0
Claire Danes 5 4
Laura Dern 5 4
Cybill Shepherd 5 3
Ann Margret 5 2
Bill Cosby 5 2
Judy Davis 5 2
John Lithgow 5 2
Mary-Louise Parker 5 2
Tim Allen 5 1
Gillian Anderson 5 1
Roseanne Barr 5 1
Linda Evans 5 1
Calista Flockhart 5 1
Michael C. Hall 5 1
John Hillerman 5 1
Matt LeBlanc 5 1
Vanessa Redgrave 5 1
John Ritter 5 1
Gena Rowlands 5 1
Katey Sagal 5 1
Tony Shalhoub 5 1
Daniel J. Travanti 5 1
Robert Young 5 1
Tyne Daly 5 0
Farrah Fawcett 5 0
Marilu Henner 5 0
Allison Janney 5 0
Rob Lowe 5 0
Gavin MacLeod 5 0
Cynthia Nixon 5 0
David Hyde Pierce 5 0
Stefanie Powers 5 0
Rob Reiner 5 0
Isabel Sanford 5 0
Peter Strauss 5 0
Robert Wagner 5 0


1968-1974 NBC broadcast ban

The HFPA has had a lucrative contract with NBC for decades,[24] which began broadcasting the award ceremony locally in Los Angeles in 1958, then nationally in 1964. However, in 1968, the Federal Communications Commission claimed the show "misled the public as to how the winners were determined" (allegations included that winners were determined by lobby; to motivate winners to show up to the awards ceremony winners were informed if they did not attend another winner would be named). The FCC admonished NBC for participating in the scandal. Subsequently, NBC refused to broadcast the ceremony from 1968 until after 1974.[25][26]

Pia Zadora awarded "New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture" in 1982

In 1982, Pia Zadora won a Golden Globe in the category "New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - Female" for her performance in Butterfly, over such competition as Elizabeth McGovern (Ragtime) and Kathleen Turner (Body Heat).[27] Accusations were made that the Foreign Press Association members had been bought off.[28] Zadora's husband, multimillionaire Meshulam Riklis, flew voting members to his casino, the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, which gave the appearance that they voted for Zadora to repay this. Riklis also invited voting members to his house for a lavish lunch and a showing of the film. He also spent a great deal on advertising.[29] Furthermore, Zadora had made her film debut some 17 years earlier as a child performer in Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.[30]

The Tourist for Best Musical/Comedy nominations in 2011

The nominations for the 2011 Golden Globes drew initial skepticism, as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominated The Tourist in its Best Musical/Comedy category, although it was originally advertised as a spy thriller, and also one of the most panned films of the season with host, Ricky Gervais, even jokingly asking the main star of the film, Johnny Depp, if he had seen it. Rumors then surfaced that Sony, the distributor of The Tourist, had influenced Globes voters with an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas, culminating in a concert by Cher.[31]

See also


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  2. ^ "2020 Golden Globes Get Airdate on NBC". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "The Cecil B. deMille Award". Golden Globe Awards. Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
  4. ^ Harel, Monica Corcoran (January 5, 2018). "Miss Golden Globe Is No More. Long Live the Golden Globe Ambassador". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "New Look For Golden Globe Statuette". Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ "HFPA Golden Globes - Young Artist Foundation". Retrieved 2011.
  7. ^ "KABC-TV - Budding stars shine at Young Artist Awards". Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  8. ^ "Young Artist Awards - President's Message". Retrieved 2011.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Golden Globe Award Consideration Rules" (PDF). Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Award Rules And Entry Forms". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "Ricky Gervais to Return as Golden Globes Host!". November 16, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  12. ^ a b "Dick Clark Productions Prevails in Golden Globes Trial, Will Remain Show Producer". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ Johnson, Ted (July 14, 2014). "HFPA Settles Golden Globes Lawsuit With Dick Clark Prods". Variety. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ "Golden Globes Players Settle Long-Running Legal War (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017.
  15. ^ "NBC and HFPA Sign 8-Year Deal for Golden Globes". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018.
  16. ^ Holloway, Daniel (September 14, 2018). "NBC Sets Eight-Year Golden Globes Deal". Variety. Retrieved 2018.
  17. ^ Ryan, Maureen (January 13, 2008). "Golden Globes winners? Not the viewers, that's for sure". The Watcher (All TV. All the time). Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2008.
  18. ^ Stanley, Alessandra (January 14, 2008). "Strike Was Unseen Star of the Night". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019.
  19. ^ "Tuned In: Cable bests NBC in Golden Globes coverage". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ "No Red Carpet For TV Guide Net's 'Golden Globes'". Mediapost. Retrieved 2019.
  21. ^ "TV Guide Network downsizes, but doesn't cancel, Golden Globes coverage". Variety. January 8, 2008. Retrieved 2019.
  22. ^ "HFPA". Retrieved 2016.
  23. ^ "Golden Globe Nominees By Nomination Category - Motion Picture Promoting International Understanding". Retrieved 2009.
  24. ^ Tucker, Reed (January 16, 2011). "The Moet the merrier". The NY Post. Archived from the original on August 16, 2018. And the HFPA has no problem paying for it; a lucrative contract with NBC makes the organization rich.
  25. ^ Tucker, Reed (January 16, 2011). "The Moet the merrier". The NY Post. Archived from the original on August 16, 2018. The HFPA's seemingly cozy relationship with the stars they cover has occasionally led to scandal. From 1968 to 1974, the Globes were booted off NBC after the Federal Communications Commission claimed the show "misled the public as to how the winners were determined." The government report suggested winners were required to show up at the ceremony, otherwise, another name would be chosen.
  26. ^ TBD Golden Globes 2011: Why you should care By Ryan Kearney January 14, 2011 In 1968, the Federal Communications Commission accused the HFPA of misleading the public, alleging that Globe winners were determined by lobby rather than blind poll. NBC subsequently pulled the awards ceremony from its broadcast until 1974.
  27. ^ Golden Globes, USA (1982) IMDb
  28. ^ "Pia Zadora". Retrieved 2009.
  29. ^ Adelson, Suzanne (February 22, 1982). "How Did Actress Pia Zadora Ever Win a Golden Globe? The Answer Is Riklis Love". People. Retrieved 2009.
  30. ^ "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)". IMDb.
  31. ^ Adams, Guy (December 19, 2010). "Bribed Golden Globe judges nominate flops after Vegas junket: 'The Tourist' and 'Burlesque' are among poorly reviewed films up for awards". The Independent. Retrieved 2010.

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