Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association beginning in January 1944, 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.[1] The eligibility period for the Golden Globes corresponds to the calendar year (i.e. January 1 through December 31). The most recent ceremony, the 75th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television in 2017, was held on January 7, 2018. The next ceremony, the 76th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television in 2018, will be held in January 2019.


In 1943, a group of writers banded together to form the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and by creating a generously distributed award called the Golden Globe Award, they now play a significant role in film marketing.[2] The 1st Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best achievements in 1943 filmmaking, was 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.[3]

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.[4]

Since 1963, the trophies are handed out by one or more "Miss Golden Globe", a title renamed in 2018 to "Golden Globe Ambassador". The position is traditionally held by the daughter or sometimes the son of a celebrity, and as a point of pride is often contested among celebrity parents.[5]

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.[6]

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 being the Young Artist Awards, presented annually by the Young Artist Foundation, established in 1978 by late 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 and/or financially challenged.[7][8][9]



The qualifying eligibility period for all nominations is the calendar year from January 1 through December 31.[10]

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 either be released in theaters, on pay-per-view, or digital delivery.[10]

For the Best Foreign Language Film category, they do not need to be released in the United States. At least 51 percent of the dialogue must still 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.[10]

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, basic or premium cable, or digital delivery; it does not qualify of 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 is a co-production financially and creatively between an American and a foreign production company. Furthermore, reality and non-scripted shows are disqualified.[10]

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 to be entered into the film categories. A film festival showing does not count towards disqualifying what would otherwise be a TV program.[10]

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.[10]

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 one 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 screening.[10]

For TV programs, they must merely be available to be seen by HFPA members in any common format, such as 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.[10]

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.[10]

Ballots to select the nominations are sent to HFPA members in November, along with a "Reminder List" of eligible film and TV programs.[11] 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.[10]

After the nominations are announced in mid-December, HFPA members receive the final ballots.[11] 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.[10]


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.[12] Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the 70th, 71st and 72nd Golden Globe Awards in 2015. The Golden Globe Awards' theme song, which debuted in 2012, was written by Japanese musician and songwriter Yoshiki Hayashi.[citation needed]

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. Enthusiastic over Clark's commitment, the HFPA granted the studio an unusual clause, that allowed Dick Clark Productions to retain production rights in perpetuity as long as it continued to maintain broadcast rights with NBC.[13]

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.[13]

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". While NBC will hold a right of first refusal to renew its contract beyond 2018, the ceremony may be offered to other broadcasters.[14][15]

2008 disruption

On January 7, 2008, it was announced that due to the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, the 65th Golden Globe Awards would not be telecast live. The ceremony was faced with a threat by striking writers to picket the event and by actors threatening to boycott the ceremony rather than cross picket lines. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association was forced to adopt another approach for the broadcast.[citation needed]

NBC originally had exclusive broadcast rights to the ceremonies, but on January 11, HFPA President Jorge Camara announced there would be no restrictions placed on media outlets covering the January 13 press conference, announcing the winners at 6:00pm PST.[16] As a result, E!, CNN, the TV Guide Network and KNBC-TV, the network's Los Angeles owned-and-operated affiliate, aired the 31-minute event, emanating from the Grand Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel live, leaving NBC to fill the hour from 9:00–10:00pm ET with announcements, made after-the-fact by Access Hollywood hosts Billy Bush and Nancy O'Dell.[17] The remaining hours of programming, set aside for the ceremonies by the network, were filled with a special two-hour edition of Dateline, hosted by Matt Lauer, that included film clips, interviews with some of the nominees and commentary from comedian Kathy Griffin and the panelists from Football Night in America.[citation needed]


Motion picture awards

Television awards

Retired awards



In acting categories, Meryl Streep holds the record for the most competitive Golden Globe wins with eight. However, 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. Jack Nicholson, Angela Lansbury, Alan Alda and Shirley MacLaine have six awards each. Behind them are Ed Asner, Rosalind Russell and Jessica Lange with five wins.

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

Most Nominations

Meryl Streep also holds the record for most nominations with thirty-one (as of the 2017 nominations) and John Williams is second with twenty-six.


In the category Best Director, Elia Kazan leads with four wins, followed by Clint Eastwood, Oliver Stone, Miloš Forman, David Lean and Martin Scorsese with three wins each. Steven Spielberg holds the record for most nominations with eleven (as of the 2015 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 in this category; she won for Yentl in 1983.

Two Acting Wins in Same Year

Only four people have won two acting awards in the same year:

Other superlatives:



Actors with two or more acting awards in motion pictures

Actor/Actress Leading Role Supporting Role Total awards Total nominations
Streep, MerylMeryl 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
Nicholson, JackJack 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
Russell, RosalindRosalind 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
MacLaine, ShirleyShirley MacLaine The Apartment (C/M, 1960)
Irma la Douce (C/M, 1963)
Terms of Endearment (D, 1983)
Madame Sousatzka (D, 1988)
4 15
Hanks, TomTom Hanks Big (C/M, 1988)
Philadelphia (D, 1993)
Forrest Gump (D, 1994)
Cast Away (D, 2000)
4 9
Lemmon, JackJack Lemmon Some Like It Hot (C/M, 1959)
The Apartment (C/M, 1960)
Avanti! (C/M, 1972)
3 16
DiCaprio, LeonardoLeonardo DiCaprio The Aviator (D, 2004)
The Wolf of Wall Street (C/M, 2013)
The Revenant (D, 2015)
3 11
Hoffman, DustinDustin Hoffman Kramer vs. Kramer (D, 1979)
Tootsie (C/M, 1982)
Rain Man (D, 1988)
3 11
Fonda, JaneJane Fonda Klute (D, 1971)
Julia (D, 1977)
Coming Home (D, 1978)
3 10
Kidman, NicoleNicole Kidman To Die For (C/M, 1995)
Moulin Rouge! (C/M, 2001)
The Hours (D, 2002)
3 10
Winslet, KateKate Winslet Revolutionary Road (D, 2008) The Reader (2008)
Steve Jobs (2015)
3 10
Andrews, JulieJulie Andrews Mary Poppins (C/M, 1964)
The Sound of Music (C/M, 1965)
Victor/Victoria (C/M, 1982)
3 9
Blanchett, CateCate Blanchett Elizabeth (D, 1998)
Blue Jasmine (D, 2013)
I'm Not There (2007) 3 9
Hackman, GeneGene Hackman The French Connection (D, 1971)
The Royal Tenenbaums (C/M, 2001)
Unforgiven (1992) 3 8
O'Toole, PeterPeter O'Toole Becket (D, 1964)
The Lion in Winter (D, 1968)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (C/M, 1969)
3 8
Roberts, JuliaJulia Roberts Pretty Woman (C/M, 1990)
Erin Brockovich (D, 2000)
Steel Magnolias (1989) 3 8
Williams, RobinRobin Williams Good Morning, Vietnam (C/M, 1987)
The Fisher King (C/M, 1991)
Mrs. Doubtfire (C/M, 1993)
3 8
Bergman, IngridIngrid Bergman Gaslight (1944)
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
Anastasia (D, 1956)
3 7
Cruise, TomTom Cruise Born on the Fourth of July (D, 1989)
Jerry Maguire (C/M, 1996)
Magnolia (1999) 3 7
Spacek, SissySissy Spacek Coal Miner's Daughter (C/M, 1980)
Crimes of the Heart (C/M, 1986)
In the Bedroom (D, 2001)
3 6
Zellweger, RenéeRenée Zellweger Nurse Betty (C/M, 2000)
Chicago (C/M, 2002)
Cold Mountain (2003) 3 6
Clooney, GeorgeGeorge Clooney O Brother, Where Art Thou? (C/M, 2000)
The Descendants (D, 2011)
Syriana (2005) 3 5
Lawrence, JenniferJennifer Lawrence Silver Linings Playbook (C/M, 2012)
Joy (C/M, 2015)
American Hustle (2013) 3 4
Pacino, AlAl Pacino Serpico (D, 1973)
Scent of a Woman (D, 1992)
2 14
Caine, MichaelMichael Caine Educating Rita (C/M, 1983)
Little Voice (C/M, 1998)
2 9
Streisand, BarbraBarbra Streisand Funny Girl (C/M, 1968)
A Star Is Born (C/M, 1976)
2 9
Washington, DenzelDenzel Washington The Hurricane (D, 1999) Glory (1989) 2 9
Bancroft, AnneAnne Bancroft The Pumpkin Eater (D, 1964)
The Graduate (C/M, 1967)
2 8
Day-Lewis, DanielDaniel Day-Lewis There Will Be Blood (D, 2007)
Lincoln (D, 2012)
2 8
Field, SallySally Field Norma Rae (D, 1979)
Places in the Heart (D, 1984)
2 8
Keaton, DianeDiane Keaton Annie Hall (C/M, 1977)
Something's Gotta Give (C/M, 2003)
2 8
Page, GeraldineGeraldine Page Summer and Smoke (D, 1961)
Sweet Bird of Youth (D, 1962)
2 8
Smith, MaggieMaggie Smith California Suite (C/M, 1978) A Room with a View (1985) 2 8
Adams, AmyAmy Adams American Hustle (C/M, 2013)
Big Eyes (C/M, 2014)
2 7
Bening, AnnetteAnnette Bening Being Julia (C/M, 2004)
The Kids Are All Right (C/M, 2010)
2 7
Foster, JodieJodie Foster The Accused (D, 1988)
The Silence of the Lambs (D, 1991)
2 7
Voight, JonJon Voight Coming Home (D, 1978)
Runaway Train (D, 1985)
2 7
Brando, MarlonMarlon Brando On the Waterfront (D, 1954)
The Godfather (D, 1972)
2 6
Carrey, JimJim Carrey The Truman Show (D, 1998)
Man on the Moon (C/M, 1999)
2 6
Lange, JessicaJessica Lange Blue Sky (D, 1994) Tootsie (1982) 2 6
Woodward, JoanneJoanne Woodward The Three Faces of Eve (D, 1957)
Rachel, Rachel (D, 1968)
2 6
Astaire, FredFred Astaire Three Little Words (C/M, 1950) The Towering Inferno (1974) 2 5
Midler, BetteBette Midler The Rose (C/M, 1979)
For the Boys (C/M, 1991)
2 5
Olivier, LaurenceLaurence Olivier Hamlet (1948) Marathon Man (1976) 2 5
Peck, GregoryGregory Peck The Yearling (1946)
To Kill a Mockingbird (D, 1962)
2 5
Weaver, SigourneySigourney Weaver Gorillas in the Mist (D, 1988) Working Girl (1988) 2 5
, Ann-MargretAnn-Margret Tommy (C/M, 1975) Carnal Knowledge (1971) 2 4
, CherCher Moonstruck (C/M, 1987) Silkwood (1983) 2 4
Duvall, RobertRobert Duvall Tender Mercies (D, 1983) Apocalypse Now (1979) 2 4
Kaye, DannyDanny Kaye On the Riviera (C/M, 1951)
Me and the Colonel (C/M, 1958)
2 4
Lansbury, AngelaAngela Lansbury The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
2 4
Mason, MarshaMarsha Mason Cinderella Liberty (D, 1973)
The Goodbye Girl (C/M, 1977)
2 4
Moore, DudleyDudley Moore Arthur (C/M, 1981)
Micki & Maude (C/M, 1984)
2 4
Portman, NatalieNatalie Portman Black Swan (D, 2010) Closer (2004) 2 4
Turner, KathleenKathleen Turner Romancing the Stone (C/M, 1984)
Prizzi's Honor (C/M, 1985)
2 4
Black, KarenKaren Black Five Easy Pieces (1970)
The Great Gatsby (1974)
2 3
Goldberg, WhoopiWhoopi Goldberg The Color Purple (D, 1985) Ghost (1990) 2 3
Gordon, RuthRuth Gordon Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
2 3
Niven, DavidDavid Niven The Moon Is Blue (C/M, 1953)
Separate Tables (D, 1958)
2 3
Robbins, TimTim Robbins The Player (C/M, 1992) Mystic River (2003) 2 3
Sinatra, FrankFrank Sinatra Pal Joey (C/M, 1957) From Here to Eternity (1953) 2 3
Waltz, ChristophChristoph Waltz Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Django Unchained (2012)
2 3
Attenborough, RichardRichard Attenborough The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Doctor Dolittle (1967)
2 2
Gwenn, EdmundEdmund Gwenn Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Mister 880 (1950)
2 2
Hayward, SusanSusan Hayward With a Song in My Heart (C/M, 1952)
I Want to Live! (D, 1958)
2 2
Kelly, GraceGrace Kelly The Country Girl (D, 1954) Mogambo (1953) 2 2
Landau, MartinMartin Landau Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Ed Wood (1994)
2 2
Moorehead, AgnesAgnes Moorehead Mrs. Parkington (1944)
Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
2 2
O'Brien, EdmondEdmond O'Brien The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
Seven Days in May (1964)
2 2
Redgrave, LynnLynn Redgrave Georgy Girl (C/M, 1966) Gods and Monsters (1998) 2 2
Sharif, OmarOmar Sharif Doctor Zhivago (D, 1965) Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 2 2
Swank, HilaryHilary Swank Boys Don't Cry (D, 1999)
Million Dollar Baby (D, 2004)
2 2
Wyman, JaneJane 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 acting nominations (motion picture)

Actor/Actress Total nominations Total awards
Streep, MerylMeryl Streep 29 7
Nicholson, JackJack Nicholson 17 6
Lemmon, JackJack Lemmon 16 3
MacLaine, ShirleyShirley MacLaine 15 4
Kidman, NicoleNicole Kidman 12 4
Pacino, AlAl Pacino 14 2
DiCaprio, LeonardoLeonardo DiCaprio 11 3
Hoffman, DustinDustin Hoffman 11 3
Fonda, JaneJane Fonda 10 3
Winslet, KateKate Winslet 10 3
Depp, JohnnyJohnny Depp 10 1
Hanks, TomTom Hanks 9 4
Andrews, JulieJulie Andrews 9 3
Blanchett, CateCate Blanchett 9 3
Caine, MichaelMichael Caine 9 2
Streisand, BarbraBarbra Streisand 9 2
Washington, DenzelDenzel Washington 9 2
Dench, JudiJudi Dench 9 1
Hepburn, AudreyAudrey Hepburn 9 1
Newman, PaulPaul Newman 9 0
Hackman, GeneGene Hackman 8 3
O'Toole, PeterPeter O'Toole 8 3
Roberts, JuliaJulia Roberts 8 3
Williams, RobinRobin Williams 8 3
Bancroft, AnneAnne Bancroft 8 2
Day-Lewis, DanielDaniel Day-Lewis 8 2
Field, SallySally Field 8 2
Keaton, DianeDiane Keaton 8 2
Page, GeraldineGeraldine Page 8 2
Smith, MaggieMaggie Smith 8 2
De Niro, RobertRobert De Niro 8 1
Hawn, GoldieGoldie Hawn 8 1
Matthau, WalterWalter Matthau 8 1
Mirren, HelenHelen Mirren 8 1
Moore, JulianneJulianne Moore 8 1
Redgrave, VanessaVanessa Redgrave 8 1
Bergman, IngridIngrid Bergman 7 3
Cruise, TomTom Cruise 7 3
Adams, AmyAmy Adams 7 2
Bening, AnnetteAnnette Bening 7 2
Foster, JodieJodie Foster 7 2
Voight, JonJon Voight 7 2
Beatty, WarrenWarren Beatty 7 1
Finney, AlbertAlbert Finney 7 1
Thompson, EmmaEmma Thompson 7 1
Hepburn, KatharineKatharine Hepburn 7 0
Sarandon, SusanSusan Sarandon 7 0
Spacek, SissySissy Spacek 6 3
Zellweger, RenéeRenée Zellweger 6 3
Brando, MarlonMarlon Brando 6 2
Carrey, JimJim Carrey 6 2
Lange, JessicaJessica Lange 6 2
Woodward, JoanneJoanne Woodward 6 2
Burstyn, EllenEllen Burstyn 6 1
Burton, RichardRichard Burton 6 1
Dunaway, FayeFaye Dunaway 6 1
Jackson, GlendaGlenda Jackson 6 1
Pfeiffer, MichelleMichelle Pfeiffer 6 1
Poitier, SidneySidney Poitier 6 1
Travolta, JohnJohn Travolta 6 1
Winters, ShelleyShelley Winters 6 1
Russell, RosalindRosalind Russell 5 5
Clooney, GeorgeGeorge Clooney 5 3
Astaire, FredFred Astaire 5 2
Midler, BetteBette Midler 5 2
Olivier, LaurenceLaurence Olivier 5 2
Peck, GregoryGregory Peck 5 2
Weaver, SigourneySigourney Weaver 5 2
Bridges, JeffJeff Bridges 5 1
Bullock, SandraSandra Bullock 5 1
Chastain, JessicaJessica Chastain 5 1
Crowe, RussellRussell Crowe 5 1
Damon, MattMatt Damon 5 1
Douglas, MichaelMichael Douglas 5 1
Freeman, MorganMorgan Freeman 5 1
Gosling, RyanRyan Gosling 5 1
Hoffman, Philip SeymourPhilip Seymour Hoffman 5 1
Holliday, JudyJudy Holliday 5 1
McDormand, FrancesFrances McDormand 5 1
Minnelli, LizaLiza Minnelli 5 1
Murray, BillBill Murray 5 1
Penn, SeanSean Penn 5 1
Phoenix, JoaquinJoaquin Phoenix 5 1
Pitt, BradBrad Pitt 5 1
Sellers, PeterPeter Sellers 5 1
Simmons, JeanJean Simmons 5 1
Stapleton, MaureenMaureen Stapleton 5 1
Ullmann, LivLiv Ullmann 5 1
Williams, MichelleMichelle Williams 5 1
Day, DorisDoris Day 5 0
Farrow, MiaMia Farrow 5 0
Grant, CaryCary Grant 5 0
Grant, LeeLee Grant 5 0
Hopkins, AnthonyAnthony Hopkins 5 0
Huston, AnjelicaAnjelica Huston 5 0
Martin, SteveSteve Martin 5 0
Spacey, KevinKevin Spacey 5 0
Wood, NatalieNatalie Wood 5 0


Actors with two or more acting awards on television

Actor/Actress Leading Role Supporting Role Total awards Total nominations
Alda, AlanAlan 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
Burnett, CarolCarol 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
Asner, EdEd 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
Lansbury, AngelaAngela Lansbury Murder, She Wrote (D, 1984)
Murder, She Wrote (D, 1986)
Murder, She Wrote (D,1989)
Murder, She Wrote (D, 1991)
4 11
Fox, Michael J.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
Parker, Sarah JessicaSarah 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
Danes, ClaireClaire Danes My So-Called Life (D, 1994)
Temple Grandin (M/T, 2010)
Homeland (D, 2011)
Homeland (D, 2012)
4 5
Dern, LauraLaura Dern Afterburn (M/T, 1992)
Enlightened (C/M, 2011)
Recount (2008)
Big Little Lies (2017)
4 5
Danson, TedTed Danson Something About Amelia (M/T, 1984)
Cheers (C/M, 1989)
Cheers (C/M, 1990)
3 11
Baldwin, AlecAlec Baldwin 30 Rock (C/M, 2006)
30 Rock (C/M, 2008)
30 Rock (C/M, 2009)
3 10
Grammer, KelseyKelsey Grammer Frasier (C/M, 1995)
Frasier (C/M, 2000)
Boss (D, 2011)
3 9
Laurie, HughHugh Laurie House (D, 2005)
House (D, 2006)
The Night Manager (2016) 3 7
Chamberlain, RichardRichard Chamberlain Dr. Kildare (1962)
Shogun (D, 1980)
The Thorn Birds (M/T, 1983)
3 6
Hunt, HelenHelen Hunt Mad About You (C/M, 1993)
Mad About You (C/M, 1994)
Mad About You (C/M, 1996)
3 6
Shepherd, CybillCybill Shepherd Moonlighting (C/M, 1985)
Moonlighting (C/M, 1986)
Cybill (C/M, 1995)
3 5
Falco, EdieEdie Falco The Sopranos (D, 1999)
The Sopranos (D, 2002)
2 11
Bergen, CandiceCandice Bergen Murphy Brown (C/M, 1988)
Murphy Brown (C/M, 1991)
2 9
Garner, JamesJames Garner Decoration Day (M/T, 1990)
Barbarians at the Gate (M/T, 1993)
2 9
Lange, JessicaJessica Lange A Streetcar Named Desire (M/T, 1995) American Horror Story (2011) 2 9
Stapleton, JeanJean Stapleton All in the Family (C/M, 1972)
All in the Family (C/M, 1973)
2 9
Close, GlennGlenn Close The Lion in Winter (M/T, 2004)
Damages (D, 2007)
2 8
Duchovny, DavidDavid Duchovny The X-Files (D, 1996)
Californication (C/M, 2007)
2 8
Moore, Mary TylerMary Tyler Moore The Dick Van Dyke Show (1964)
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (C/M, 1970)
2 8
Seymour, JaneJane Seymour East of Eden (M/T, 1981)
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (D, 1995)
2 8
Gless, SharonSharon Gless Cagney & Lacey (D, 1985)
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (D, 1990)
2 7
Mirren, HelenHelen Mirren Losing Chase (M/T, 1996)
Elizabeth I (M/T, 2006)
2 7
Brolin, JamesJames Brolin Marcus Welby, M.D. (1970)
Marcus Welby, M.D. (1972)
2 6
Fey, TinaTina Fey 30 Rock (C/M, 2007)
30 Rock (C/M, 2008)
2 6
Forsythe, JohnJohn Forsythe Dynasty (D, 1982)
Dynasty (D, 1983)
2 6
Hamm, JonJon Hamm Mad Men (D, 2007)
Mad Men (D, 2015)
2 6
Lahti, ChristineChristine Lahti No Place Like Home (M/T, 1989)
Chicago Hope (D, 1997)
2 6
Savalas, TellyTelly Savalas Kojak (D, 1974)
Kojak (D, 1975)
2 6
, Ann-MargretAnn-Margret Who Will Love My Children? (M/T, 1983)
A Streetcar Named Desire (M/T, 1984)
2 5
Cosby, BillBill Cosby The Cosby Show (C/M, 1984)
The Cosby Show (C/M, 1985)
2 5
Davis, JudyJudy Davis One Against the Wind (M/T, 1991)
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (M/T, 2001)
2 5
Lithgow, JohnJohn Lithgow 3rd Rock from the Sun (C/M, 1996) Dexter (2009) 2 5
Parker, Mary-LouiseMary-Louise Parker Weeds (C/M, 2005) Angels in America (2003) 2 5
Sutherland, DonaldDonald Sutherland Citizen X (1995)
Path to War (2002)
2 5
Cheadle, DonDon Cheadle House of Lies (C/M, 2012) The Rat Pack (1998) 2 4
Dunaway, FayeFaye Dunaway Ellis Island (1984)
Gia (1998)
2 4
Fisher, GailGail Fisher Mannix (D, 1972) Mannix (1970) 2 4
Holliday, PollyPolly Holliday Alice (1978)
Alice (1979)
2 4
Remick, LeeLee Remick The Blue Knight (D, 1973)
Jennie Randolph Churchill (D, 1975)
2 4
Winkler, HenryHenry Winkler Happy Days (C/M, 1976)
Happy Days (C/M, 1977)
2 4
Bertinelli, ValerieValerie Bertinelli One Day at a Time (1980)
One Day at a Time (1981)
2 3
Bridges, BeauBeau Bridges Without Warning: The James Brady Story (M/T, 1991) The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993) 2 3
Duvall, RobertRobert Duvall Lonesome Dove (M/T, 1989)
Stalin (M/T, 1992)
2 3
Kiley, RichardRichard Kiley A Year in the Life (D, 1987) The Thorn Birds (1983) 2 3
Lavin, LindaLinda Lavin Alice (C/M, 1978)
Alice (C/M, 1979)
2 3
Linney, LauraLaura Linney John Adams (M/T, 2008)
The Big C (C/M, 2010)
2 3
Long, ShelleyShelley Long Cheers (C/M, 1984) Cheers (1982) 2 3
Moss, ElisabethElisabeth Moss Top of the Lake (M/T, 2013)
The Handmaid's Tale (D, 2017)
2 3
Olmos, Edward JamesEdward James Olmos Miami Vice (1985)
The Burning Season (1994)
2 3
Pacino, AlAl Pacino Angels in America (M/T, 2003)
You Don't Know Jack (M/T, 2010)
2 3
Tayback, VicVic Tayback Alice (1979)
Alice (1980)
2 3
Jolie, AngelinaAngelina Jolie Gia (M/T, 1998) George Wallace (1997) 2 2
Rooney, MickeyMickey Rooney Mickey (1963)
Bill (M/T, 1981)
2 2
Thornton, Billy BobBilly Bob Thornton Fargo (M/T, 2014)
Goliath (D, 2016)
2 2
Tucci, StanleyStanley 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 acting nominations (television)

Actor/Actress Total nominations Total awards
Burnett, CarolCarol Burnett 13 5
Alda, AlanAlan Alda 12 6
Margulies, JuliannaJulianna Margulies 12 1
Asner, EdEd Asner 11 5
Lansbury, AngelaAngela Lansbury 11 4
Danson, TedTed Danson 11 3
Falco, EdieEdie Falco 11 2
O'Connor, CarrollCarroll O'Connor 11 1
Baldwin, AlecAlec Baldwin 10 3
Fox, Michael J.Michael J. Fox 9 4
Grammer, KelseyKelsey Grammer 9 3
Bergen, CandiceCandice Bergen 9 2
Garner, JamesJames Garner 9 2
Lange, JessicaJessica Lange 9 2
Stapleton, JeanJean Stapleton 9 2
Falk, PeterPeter Falk 9 1
Parker, Sarah JessicaSarah Jessica Parker 8 4
Close, GlennGlenn Close 8 2
Duchovny, DavidDavid Duchovny 8 2
Moore, Mary TylerMary Tyler Moore 8 2
Seymour, JaneJane Seymour 8 2
Louis-Dreyfus, JuliaJulia Louis-Dreyfus 8 1
Arthur, BeatriceBeatrice Arthur 8 0
Messing, DebraDebra Messing 8 0
Laurie, HughHugh Laurie 7 3
Gless, SharonSharon Gless 7 2
Mirren, HelenHelen Mirren 7 2
Hirsch, JuddJudd Hirsch 7 1
Newhart, BobBob Newhart 7 1
Sedgwick, KyraKyra Sedgwick 7 1
Selleck, TomTom Selleck 7 1
Sheen, MartinMartin Sheen 7 1
Woods, JamesJames Woods 7 1
Chamberlain, RichardRichard Chamberlain 6 3
Hunt, HelenHelen Hunt 6 3
Brolin, JamesJames Brolin 6 2
Fey, TinaTina Fey 6 2
Forsythe, JohnJohn Forsythe 6 2
Hamm, JonJon Hamm 6 2
Lahti, ChristineChristine Lahti 6 2
Alley, KirstieKirstie Alley 6 1
Carell, SteveSteve Carell 6 1
Collins, JoanJoan Collins 6 1
Connors, MikeMike Connors 6 1
Cranston, BryanBryan Cranston 6 1
Dey, SusanSusan Dey 6 1
Lemmon, JackJack Lemmon 6 1
Piven, JeremyJeremy Piven 6 1
Sutherland, KieferKiefer Sutherland 6 1
Huffman, FelicityFelicity Huffman 6 0
Locklear, HeatherHeather Locklear 6 0
McCormack, EricEric McCormack 6 0
Perlman, RheaRhea Perlman 6 0
Schreiber, LievLiev Schreiber 6 0
Danes, ClaireClaire Danes 5 4
Dern, LauraLaura Dern 5 4
Shepherd, CybillCybill Shepherd 5 3
, Ann-MargretAnn-Margret 5 2
Cosby, BillBill Cosby 5 2
Davis, JudyJudy Davis 5 2
Lithgow, JohnJohn Lithgow 5 2
Parker, Mary-LouiseMary-Louise Parker 5 2
Allen, TimTim Allen 5 1
Anderson, GillianGillian Anderson 5 1
Barr, RoseanneRoseanne Barr 5 1
Evans, LindaLinda Evans 5 1
Flockhart, CalistaCalista Flockhart 5 1
Hall, Michael C.Michael C. Hall 5 1
Hillerman, JohnJohn Hillerman 5 1
LeBlanc, MattMatt LeBlanc 5 1
Redgrave, VanessaVanessa Redgrave 5 1
Ritter, JohnJohn Ritter 5 1
Rowlands, GenaGena Rowlands 5 1
Sagal, KateyKatey Sagal 5 1
Shalhoub, TonyTony Shalhoub 5 1
Travanti, Daniel J.Daniel J. Travanti 5 1
Young, RobertRobert Young 5 1
Daly, TyneTyne Daly 5 0
Fawcett, FarrahFarrah Fawcett 5 0
Henner, MariluMarilu Henner 5 0
Janney, AllisonAllison Janney 5 0
Lowe, RobRob Lowe 5 0
MacLeod, GavinGavin MacLeod 5 0
Nixon, CynthiaCynthia Nixon 5 0
Hyde Pierce, DavidDavid Hyde Pierce 5 0
Powers, StefanieStefanie Powers 5 0
Reiner, RobRob Reiner 5 0
Sanford, IsabelIsabel Sanford 5 0
Strauss, PeterPeter Strauss 5 0
Wagner, RobertRobert Wagner 5 0


1968–1974 NBC broadcast ban

The HFPA has had a lucrative contract with NBC for decades,[20] 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.[21][22]

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).[23] Accusations were made that the Foreign Press Association members had been bought off.[24] 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.[25] Furthermore, Zadora had made her film debut some 17 years earlier as a child performer in Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.[26]

The Tourist for Best Musical/Comedy nominations in 2011

The nominations for the 2011 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 joking to main star of the film Johnny Depp if he had seen the movie. 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.[27]

See also


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  2. ^ Hess, Stephen (January 1, 2005). "Through Their Eyes: Foreign Correspondents in the United States". Brookings Institution Press. Retrieved October 31, 2016 – via Google Books. 
  3. ^ "History of the Golden Globes". hfpa.org. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  4. ^ "Cecil B. DeMille Award". hfpa.org. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  5. ^ Harel, Monica Corcoran (5 January 2018). "Miss Golden Globe Is No More. Long Live the Golden Globe Ambassador". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "New Look For Golden Globe Statuette". cbsnews.com. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  7. ^ "HFPA Golden Globes – Young Artist Foundation". hfpa.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  8. ^ "KABC-TV – Budding stars shine at Young Artist Awards". ABCLocal.go.com. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  9. ^ "Young Artist Awards – President's Message". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
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  11. ^ a b "Award Rules And Entry Forms". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved January 10, 2018. 
  12. ^ "Ricky Gervais to Return as Golden Globes Host!". ComingSoon.net. 2011-11-16. Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  13. ^ a b "Dick Clark Productions Prevails in Golden Globes Trial, Will Remain Show Producer". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-12-02. 
  14. ^ Johnson, Ted (2014-07-14). "HFPA Settles Golden Globes Lawsuit With Dick Clark Prods". Variety. Retrieved 2017-12-02. 
  15. ^ "Golden Globes Players Settle Long-Running Legal War (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-12-02. 
  16. ^ "HFPA News". www.hfpa.org. HFPA. 2008-01-08. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  17. ^ Ryan, Maureen (2008-01-13). "Golden Globes winners? Not the viewers, that's for sure". The Watcher (All TV. All the time). Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  18. ^ "HFPA". Retrieved October 31, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Golden Globe Nominees By Nomination Category – Motion Picture Promoting International Understanding". hfpa.org. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  20. ^ The NY Post “The Moet the Merrier: Soaked in scandal, the Globes emerge as Hollywood’s biggest booze-up” By Reed Tucker January 16, 2011 And the HFPA has no problem paying for it; a lucrative contract with NBC makes the organization rich.
  21. ^ The NY Post “The Moet the Merrier: Soaked in scandal, the Globes emerge as Hollywood’s biggest booze-up” By Reed Tucker January 16, 2011 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.
  22. ^ 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.
  23. ^ Golden Globes, USA (1982) IMDb
  24. ^ "Pia Zadora". Stomptokyo.com. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  25. ^ Adelson, Suzanne (1982-02-22). "How Did Actress Pia Zadora Ever Win a Golden Globe? The Answer Is Riklis Love". People.com. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  26. ^ [1] IMDB
  27. ^ Adams, Guy (2010-12-19). "Bribed Golden Globe judges nominate flops after Vegas junket: 'The Tourist' and 'Burlesque' are among poorly reviewed films up for awards". The Independent. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 

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