The 2021 Golden Globe Awards are just around the corner — the show airs on Feb. 28! This will be the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 78th GLobes, so just imagine the number of trophies that have been handed out over the years. But have you ever wondered which stars are sitting pretty with the most Globe nominations and awards? It’s hard to beat actress Meryl Streep, who dominates the pack with 34 nods — more than anyone else — and eight wins plus the Cecil B. DeMille Award. She was most recently nominated ahead of the 2020 Globes for her performance on HBO’s “Big Little Lies.” Keep reading for more…
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The late Jack Lemmon has 22 nominations and four wins, plus the Cecil B. DeMille Award. He won the Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a movie musical or comedy a whopping three times — for “Some Like It Hot” in 1960, “The Apartment” in 1961 and “Avanti!” in 1973. In 2000, he won again for best actor in a miniseries or TV movie for his work in “Inherit the Wind.”
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Shirley MacLaine has been nominated a whopping 19 times and won five times. She’s also won a Special Achievement Award and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. In 1955, the actress won the coveted Golden Globe for new star of the year for her work in “The Trouble with Harry.” She went on to take home two honors for best actress in a movie musical or comedy for “The Apartment” in 1961 and “Irma La Douce” in 1964. She then started to take on more serious roles, earning herself two more trophies for best actress in a movie drama. She won for “Terms of Endearment” in 1984 and “Madame Sousatzka” in 1989.
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Jack Nicholson must need a big, sturdy shelf to support all of his Golden Globes! The legendary actor has been nominated 17 times, won six times and taken home the Cecil B. DeMille Award. He won best actor in a motion picture drama three times — for “One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest” in 1976, “Reds” in 1982 and “About Schmidt” in 2003. He even has a trophy for best supporting actor in a movie, which he won in 1984 for his performance in “Terms of Endearment.” Then there are two more in the category of best actor in a musical or comedy for “Prizzi’s Honor” in 1986 and “As Good as it Gets” in 1998.
Al Pacino has been nominated for 18 Golden Globes, won four and been honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Al’s most recent win was in 2011 — for best actor in a limited series or TV movie for his work in “You Don’t Know Jack.” He won the same award back in 2004 for his performance in “Angels in America.” His other Golden Globes are for best actor in a drama for “Serpico” in 1974 and “Scent of a Woman” in 1993. He was nominated in 1973 for his work in “The Godfather” but shockingly didn’t win. In 2021, he’s competing for best performance in a drama series for his work on “Hunters.”
Alan Alda’s work on the popular ’70s-’80s TV series “M*A*S*H” garnered him more awards than he could count on one hand. Alan has won six Golden Globes from 16 nominations over the years. He won for best actor in a TV musical or comedy series six times — in 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983. He was also nominated for his work in various movies like “The Four Seasons” in 1982.
Carol Burnett is similar to Alan Alda in that one hit series led her to a slew of wins — five trophies from 16 nominations. “The Carol Burnett Show” got this funny lady a handful (literally) of Golden Globes! She won for best actress in a TV musical or comedy series five times — in 1968, 1970, 1972, 1977 and 1978. At the 2019 show, she received the Globes’ inaugural Carol Burnett Award, which was created to honor excellence in television and is now bestowed annually as an equivalent to its film accolade counterpart, the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Right out of the gate, actress-singer Barbra Streisand won a Golden Globe for best performance by an actress in a movie musical or comedy for her work in the 1969 classic “Funny Girl.” The iconic star went on to receive 18 nominations in total, winning eight times, plus a Cecil B. DeMille Award. She clinched another best actress Globe in 1977 for her performance in “A Star is Born.” In 1984, she took home a trophy for best director for her work helming the movie “Yentl.” She’s also on the exclusive list of celebs honored with the Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites), which was bestowed upon her four times — in 1970, 1971, 1975 and 1978.
Angela Lansbury collected most of her Golden Globe Awards for her work on the ’80s-’90s TV show “Murder, She Wrote.” She won best actress in a TV drama four times — in 1985, 1987, 1990 and 1992. Earlier in her career, she won best actress in a supporting role in any motion picture twice — for “The Picture of Dorian Gray” in 1946 and “The Manchurian Candidate” in 1963. Yes, that’s right. Angela has won six Golden Globes from 15 nominations — which is seriously impressive.
Jessica Lange’s first Golden Globe dates back to 1977 when she won the new star of the year prize for her work in “King Kong.” She went on to win six Golden Globes in total from 16 nominations — a truly amazing feat. In 1983, she scored a supporting role trophy for “Tootsie,” followed by a best actress in a movie drama award in 1995 for her performance in “Blue Sky.” Since her 1996 win for her work in the TV movie “A Streetcar Named Desire,” she’s been raking in the nods for her performance on television’s “American Horror Story” — in 2012, she won the Globe for best supporting actress in a series, miniseries or TV movie for her work on the scary show.
In 2007, Helen Mirren scored two Golden Globes in one year! She won best actress in a drama for her work in the film “The Queen” and best actress in a limited series or TV movie for her performance in “Elizabeth I.” She won the same award the very first time she ever went home with a Globe in 1997 (for the television movie “Losing Chase”). Helen has been nominated 16 times in total — most recently at the 2020 Globes for her performance on “Catherine the Great.”
Back in 1962, actress Jane Fonda won a Golden Globe for new star of the year for her work in the film “Winner.” She then won three more for best actress in a movie drama for “Klute” in 1972, “Julia” in 1978 and “Coming Home” in 1979. On top of that, she also scored the Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) three times — in 1973, 1979 and 1980. Seven Golden Globe wins from 15 nominations — now that’s what we call decorated! This year she’ll add the esteemed Cecil B. DeMille award to her fleet of trophies.
The late Paul Newman won his last Golden Globe Award in 2006 for best supporting actor in a series, limited series or TV movie for his work on “Empire Falls.” Before that, he earned a best director Globe for “Rachel, Rachel” in 1969. He also raked in two Henrietta Awards (World Film Favorites) in 1964 and 1966. But it all started with a new star of the year win back in 1957 for his performance in “The Silver Chalice.” Paul was nominated for 16 Golden Globes throughout his career, taking home seven as well as the coveted Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Nicole Kidman can boast 16 Golden Globe Award nominations and five wins. Her first nod was in 1992 for her work in “Billy Bathgate” and her first win came in 1996 for her performance in “To Die For.” She’ll compete in 2021 for her performance on HBO’s “The Undoing.”
Dustin Hoffman is a Golden Globe darling with 13 nominations and five wins, plus the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Dustin kicked off his career with a win for new star of the year in 1968 for his work in “The Graduate.” He scored two more wins for best actor in a movie drama for his performances in “Kramer vs. Kramer” in 1980 and “Rain Man” in 1989. In between, he took home a trophy for best actor in a movie music or comedy for “Tootsie” in 1983, and another for best actor in a limited series or TV movie for “Death of a Salesman” in 1986. That’s quite the well-rounded list, right?
George Clooney has had a storied career, and his Golden Globes nods are indicative of that. He’s been nominated 13 times and taken home a Globe three times and been honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. George was nominated a bunch for his work on the hit medical TV drama “E.R.,” but he never ended up winning for his performance on the show. Instead, he scored a best actor in a musical or comedy prize for “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” in 2001, and a best actor in a drama award for “The Descendants” in 2012. The icing on the cake? He also won a supporting role Globe for his work in “Syriana” in 2006. Right behind George are Michael Caine, Alec Baldwin, Ted Danson and Maggie Smith, who each have 12 Golden Globe nominations and three wins to their names.
Clint Eastwood has received more awards for his directing than his acting over the years. He’s been nominated for a whopping 14 Golden Globes and won five times (and has a Cecil B. DeMille Award to boot). Most recently, he was honored with a best foreign language film Golden Globe for his work on “Letters from Iwo Jima” in 2007. He won the best director award for “Bird” in 1989 and for “Unforgiven” in 1993. His took home his very first Globe came in 1971 — the Henrietta trophy.
Leonardo DiCaprio won his third Golden Globe Award in 2016 when he took home the prize for best actor in a drama for his work in “The Revenant.” His first time in the winner’s circle was in 2005 when he scored the very same award for his performance in “The Aviator.” In 2014, he won the Globe for best actor in a musical or comedy for his work in “The Wolf of Wall Street.” He was notably nominated for his performance as Jack in “Titanic” back in 1998, and we can’t believe that he didn’t win! Overall, Leo has been nominated 12 times during his career — most recently in 2020 for his performance in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”
The late Robin Williams holds a special place in Hollywood’s heart, and his array of accolades proves it. He started out on TV, winning a best actor in a comedy series Golden Globe for his starring turn as an alien on “Mork & Mindy” back in 1979. When he moved to the big screen, his comedic talent was quickly noticed by the HFPA. He won three awards for best actor in a musical or comedy film — for “Good Morning, Vietnam” in 1988, “The Fisher King” in 1992 and “Mrs. Doubtfire” in 1994. All in all, the funnyman was nominated 10 times, won four times and received two special accolades — the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a Special Achievement Award.
Sophia Loren nabbed six Golden Globe wins from nine nominations over her illustrious career. All of the “Houseboat” actress’ Golden Globe accolades come from her six Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) wins — in 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1971 and 1977. Whoa!
It’s no surprise that Sarah Jessica Parker’s Golden Globe wins come from her work on the hit HBO series “Sex and the City.” She won best actress in a TV musical or comedy series four times — in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004. Tied with SJP? Michael J. Fox, who also has nine nominations and four wins.
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