Golden Globes by the Numbers

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 04 Jan 2018

We run down some interesting and important figures about past Golden Globe Award winners and nominees.

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Meryl Streep in The Post (2017)

Most Total Nominations: 31 for Meryl Streep

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone at an event for 74th Golden Globe Awards (2017)

Most Wins for a Movie in Single Year: 7 for La La Land in 2017

Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Brad Dourif, Christopher Lloyd, Vincent Schiavelli, and Delos V. Smith Jr. in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Number of Movies to Win 6 Golden Globes in One Year: 2 (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 1976 and Midnight Express in 1979)

Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal in Love Story (1970)

Number of Movies to Win 5 Golden Globes in One Year: 4 (Love Story in 1971; Doctor Zhivago in 1966; The Godfather in 1973; and A Star Is Born in 1977)


Most Nominations for a Movie in 2017: 7 for The Shape of Water

Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Shailene Woodley in Big Little Lies (2017)

Most Nominations for a TV Show in 2017: 6 for "Big Little Lies"

Jack Nicholson in About Schmidt (2002)

Most Nominations for a Male Performer in the Movie Categories: 17 for Jack Nicholson

Carol Burnett

Most Nominations for a Performer in the TV categories: 13 for Carol Burnett

Alan Alda in M*A*S*H (1972)

Most Total Awards for a Performer in the TV categories: 6 for Alan Alda

Barbra Streisand

Most Overall Golden Globe Awards: 9 for Barbra Stresiand and Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

Most Golden Globe Awards Won in Acting Categories: 8 for Meryl Streep

Jodie Foster in The Accused (1988)

Winners for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama in 1989: 3 (Sigourney Weaver for Gorillas in the Mist; Jodie Foster for The Accused; and Shirley MacLaine for Madame Sousatzka)

Marlon Brando and Elia Kazan in On the Waterfront (1954)

Most Awards for Best Director – Motion Picture: 4 for Elia Kazan

Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Meryl Streep in The Post (2017)

Most Nominations for Best Director – Motion Picture: 12 for Steven Spielberg

Henry Gibson in Nashville (1975)

Most Nominations in a Single Year for a Film: 11 for Nashville in 1975

Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, and Ricky Schroder in The Champ (1979)

Age in Years of Youngest Golden Globe Winner: 9 (Ricky Schroder, 1980's New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture – Male for The Champ)

Ennio Morricone

Age in Years of Oldest Golden Globe Winner: 87 (Ennio Morricone, 2017 winner for Best Original Score for The Hateful Eight)

Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers, Carroll O'Connor, and Jean Stapleton in All in the Family (1971)

Most Wins for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy: 4 for "All in the Family"

Jon Hamm in Mad Men (2007)

Most Wins for Best Television Series – Drama: 3 for "Mad Men" and "The X-Files"

Ricky Gervais at an event for 73rd Golden Globe Awards (2016)

Number of Ceremonies Hosted by Ricky Gervais: 4 (the most of any host)

Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Most Acting Nominations in the Movie Categories Without a Win: 9 for Paul Newman

722-2226 Katharine Hepburn on the set of

Number of Golden Globe Awards Won by Katharine Hepburn: Zero (Hepburn was nominated eight times during her career)

Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame (1958)

Most Times Nominated in the Movie Acting Categories Without Ever Losing: 5 for Rosalind Russell

Julianna Margulies in The Good Wife (2009)

Most Acting Nominations in Both Movie and TV Categories With Only One Win: 12 for Julianna Margulies, who won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama in 2010 for "The Good Wife"

Debra Messing in Will & Grace (1998)

Most Acting Nominations in the TV Categories Without a Win: 8 for Debra Messing and Bea Arthur (Arthur's one movie acting nomination brings her overall total to 9 nominations without a win)

John Williams

Most Nominations in Non-Acting Categories: 26 for John Williams

Kate Winslet in The Reader (2008)

Number of Performers Who Have Won Two Acting Awards in a Single Year: 4 (Kate Winslet in 2009; Helen Mirren in 2007; Joan Plowright in 1993; and Sigourney Weaver in 1989)

Al Pacino and Andy Garcia in The Godfather: Part III (1990)

Most Nominations for a Film Without Winning an Award: 7 (The Godfather: Part III, Foul Play, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)

Angela Lansbury in The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Number of Actors Who Have Won 6 Golden Globe Awards: 4 (Angela Lansbury, Jack Nicholson, Alan Alda, and Shirley MacLaine)

Jessica Lange in Blue Sky (1994)

Number of Actors Who Have Won 5 Golden Globe Awards: 3 (Jessica Lange, Ed Asner, and Rosalind Russell)