Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy


Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1950. Previously, there was a single award for "Best Actress in a Motion Picture" but the splitting allowed for recognition of it and the Best Actress - Drama.

The formal title has varied since its inception and as of 2005 is officially called: "Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy".

Past winners

From the 1950s

*1951 - Judy Holliday, "Born Yesterday"
** Spring Byington - "Louisa"
** Betty Hutton - "Annie Get Your Gun"
*1952 - June Allyson, "Too Young to Kiss"
*1953 - Susan Hayward, "With a Song in My Heart"
** Katharine Hepburn - "Pat and Mike"
** Ginger Rogers - "Monkey Business"
*1954 - Ethel Merman, "Call Me Madam"
*1955 - Judy Garland, "A Star Is Born"
*1956 - Jean Simmons, "Guys and Dolls"
*1957 - Deborah Kerr, "The King and I"
** Judy Holliday - "The Solid Gold Cadillac"
** Machiko Kyō - "The Teahouse of the August Moon"
** Marilyn Monroe - "Bus Stop"
** Debbie Reynolds - "Bundle of Joy"
*1958 - Kay Kendall, "Les Girls" & Taina Elg, "Les Girls"
** Cyd Charisse - "Silk Stockings"
** Audrey Hepburn - "Love in the Afternoon"
** Jean Simmons - "This Could Be the Night"
*1959 - Rosalind Russell, "Auntie Mame"
** Ingrid Bergman - "Indiscreet"
** Leslie Caron - "Gigi"
** Doris Day - "The Tunnel of Love"
** Mitzi Gaynor - "South Pacific"

From the 1960s

*1960 - Marilyn Monroe, "Some Like It Hot"
** Dorothy Dandridge - "Porgy and Bess"
** Doris Day - "Pillow Talk"
** Shirley MacLaine - "Ask Any Girl"
** Lilli Palmer - "But Not for Me"
*1961 - Shirley MacLaine, "The Apartment"
*1962 - Rosalind Russell, "A Majority of One"
** Bette Davis - "Pocketful of Miracles"
** Audrey Hepburn - "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
*1963 - Rosalind Russell, "Gypsy"
** Jane Fonda - "Period of Adjustment"
*1964 - Shirley MacLaine, "Irma la Douce"
** Audrey Hepburn - "Charade"
** Joanne Woodward - "A New Kind of Love"
*1965 - Julie Andrews, "Mary Poppins"
** Audrey Hepburn - "My Fair Lady"
*1966 - Julie Andrews, "The Sound of Music"
** Jane Fonda - "Cat Ballou"
*1967 - Lynn Redgrave, "Georgy Girl"
** Jane Fonda - "Any Wednesday"
** Audrey Hepburn - "Two for the Road"
** Shirley MacLaine - "Gambit"
** Vanessa Redgrave - ""
*1968 - Anne Bancroft, "The Graduate"
** Julie Andrews - "Thoroughly Modern Millie"
** Shirley MacLaine - "Woman Times Seven"
** Vanessa Redgrave - "Camelot"
*1969 - Barbra Streisand, "Funny Girl"
** Julie Andrews - "Star!"

From the 1970s

*1970 - Patty Duke, "Me, Natalie"
** Ingrid Bergman - "Cactus Flower"
** Mia Farrow - "John and Mary"
** Shirley MacLaine - "Sweet Charity"
** Barbra Streisand - "Hello, Dolly!"
*1971 - Carrie Snodgress, "Diary of a Mad Housewife"
** Julie Andrews - "Darling Lili"
** Barbra Streisand - "The Owl and the Pussycat"
*1972 - Twiggy, "The Boy Friend"
*1973 - Liza Minnelli, "Cabaret"
** Goldie Hawn - "Butterflies Are Free"
** Maggie Smith - "Travels with My Aunt"
*1974 - Glenda Jackson, "A Touch of Class"
** Liv Ullmann - "40 Carats"
*1975 - Raquel Welch, "The Three Musketeers"
*1976 - Ann-Margret, "Tommy"
** Julie Christie - "Shampoo"
** Goldie Hawn - "Shampoo"
** Barbra Streisand - "Funny Lady"
*1977 - Barbra Streisand, "A Star Is Born"
** Jodie Foster - "Freaky Friday"
** Goldie Hawn - "The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox"
*1978 - Diane Keaton, "Annie Hall"; Marsha Mason, "The Goodbye Girl"
*1979 - Ellen Burstyn, "Same Time, Next Year"; Maggie Smith, "California Suite"
** Goldie Hawn - "Foul Play"

From the 1980s

*1980 - Bette Midler, "The Rose"
** Julie Andrews - "10"
** Shirley MacLaine - "Being There"
** Marsha Mason - "Chapter Two"
*"'1981 - Sissy Spacek, "Coal Miner's Daughter"
** Irene Cara - "Fame"
** Goldie Hawn - "Private Benjamin"
** Bette Midler - "Divine Madness!"
** Dolly Parton - "Nine to Five"
*"'1982 - Bernadette Peters, "Pennies from Heaven"
** Blair Brown - "Continental Divide"
** Carol Burnett - "The Four Seasons"
** Jill Clayburgh - "First Monday in October"
** Liza Minnelli - "Arthur"
*"'1983 - Julie Andrews, "Victor/Victoria"
** Carol Burnett - "Annie"
** Sally Field - "Kiss Me Goodbye"
** Goldie Hawn - "Best Friends"
** Dolly Parton - "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"
** Aileen Quinn - "Annie"
*"'1984 - Julie Walters, "Educating Rita"
** Anne Bancroft - "To Be or Not to Be"
** Jennifer Beals - "Flashdance"
** Linda Ronstadt - "The Pirates of Penzance"
** Barbra Streisand - "Yentl"
*"'1985 - Kathleen Turner, "Romancing the Stone"
** Anne Bancroft - "Garbo Talks"
** Mia Farrow - "Broadway Danny Rose"
** Shelley Long - "Irreconcilable Differences"
** Lily Tomlin - "All of Me"
*"'1986 - Kathleen Turner, "Prizzi's Honor"
** Rosanna Arquette - "Desperately Seeking Susan"
** Glenn Close - "Maxie"
** Mia Farrow - "The Purple Rose of Cairo"
** Sally Field - "Murphy's Romance"
*"'1987 - Sissy Spacek, "Crimes of the Heart"
** Julie Andrews - "That's Life!"
** Melanie Griffith - "Something Wild"
** Bette Midler - "Down and Out in Beverly Hills"
** Kathleen Turner - "Peggy Sue Got Married"
*"'1988- Cher, "Moonstruck"
** Jennifer Grey - "Dirty Dancing"
** Holly Hunter - "Broadcast News"
** Diane Keaton - "Baby Boom"
** Bette Midler - "Outrageous Fortune"
*"'1989 - Melanie Griffith, "Working Girl"
** Jamie Lee Curtis - "A Fish Called Wanda"
** Amy Irving - "Crossing Delancey"
** Michelle Pfeiffer - "Married to the Mob"
** Susan Sarandon - "Bull Durham"

From the 1990s

*"'1990 - Jessica Tandy, "Driving Miss Daisy"
** Pauline Collins - "Shirley Valentine"
** Meg Ryan - "When Harry Met Sally..."
** Meryl Streep - "She-Devil"
** Kathleen Turner - "The War of the Roses"
*"'1991: - Julia Roberts, "Pretty Woman"
** Mia Farrow - "Alice"
** Andie MacDowell - "Green Card"
** Demi Moore - "Ghost"
** Meryl Streep - "Postcards from the Edge"
*"'1992: - Bette Midler, "For the Boys"
** Ellen Barkin - "Switch"
** Kathy Bates - "Fried Green Tomatoes"
** Anjelica Huston - "The Addams Family"
** Michelle Pfeiffer - "Frankie and Johnny"
*"'1993: - Miranda Richardson, "Enchanted April"
** Geena Davis - "A League of Their Own"
** Whoopi Goldberg - "Sister Act"
** Shirley MacLaine - "Used People"
** Meryl Streep - "Death Becomes Her"
* "'1994: - Angela Bassett, "What's Love Got to Do with It"
** Stockard Channing - "Six Degrees of Separation"
** Anjelica Huston - "Addams Family Values"
** Diane Keaton - "Manhattan Murder Mystery"
** Meg Ryan - "Sleepless in Seattle"
* "'1995: - Jamie Lee Curtis, "True Lies"
** Geena Davis - "Speechless"
** Andie MacDowell - "Four Weddings and a Funeral"
** Shirley MacLaine - "Guarding Tess"
** Emma Thompson - "Junior"
* "'1996: - Nicole Kidman, "To Die For"
** Annette Bening - "The American President"
** Sandra Bullock - "While You Were Sleeping"
** Toni Collette - "Muriel's Wedding"
** Vanessa Redgrave - "A Month by the Lake"
* "'1997: Madonna - "Evita" as Eva Perón
** Glenn Close - "101 Dalmatians" as Cruella de Vil
** Frances McDormand - "Fargo" as Marge Gunderson
** Debbie Reynolds - "Mother" as Beatrice Henderson
** Barbra Streisand - "The Mirror Has Two Faces" as Rose Morgan
* "'1998: Helen Hunt - "As Good As It Gets" as Carol Connelly
** Joey Lauren Adams - "Chasing Amy" as Alyssa Jones
** Pam Grier - "Jackie Brown" as Jackie Brown
** Jennifer Lopez - "Selena" as Selena
** Julia Roberts - "My Best Friend's Wedding" as Julianne Potters
* "'1999: Gwyneth Paltrow - "Shakespeare In Love" as Viola
** Cameron Diaz - "There's Something About Mary" as Mary Jensen
** Jane Horrocks - "Little Voice" as Laura
** Christina Ricci - "The Opposite of Sex" as Deedee Truitt
** Meg Ryan - "You've Got Mail" as Kathleen Kelly

From the 2000s

* "'2000: Janet McTeer - "Tumbleweeds" as Mary Jo Walker
** Julianne Moore - "An Ideal Husband" as Mrs. Laura Cheveley
** Julia Roberts - "Notting Hill" as Anna Scott
** Sharon Stone - "The Muse" as Sarah Little
** Reese Witherspoon - "Election" as Tracy Flick
* 2001: Renée Zellweger - "Nurse Betty" as Betty Sizemore
** Juliette Binoche - "Chocolat" as Vianne Rocher
** Brenda Blethyn - "Saving Grace" as Grace Trevethyn
** Sandra Bullock - "Miss Congeniality" as Gracie Hart
** Tracey Ullman - "Small Time Crooks" as Frenchy
* 2002: Nicole Kidman - "Moulin Rouge!" as Satine
** Thora Birch - "Ghost World" as Enid
** Cate Blanchett - "Bandits" as Kate Wheeler
** Reese Witherspoon - "Legally Blonde" as Elle Woods
** Renée Zellweger - "Bridget Jones's Diary" as Bridget Jones
* 2003: Renée Zellweger - "Chicago" as Roxie Hart
** Maggie Gyllenhaal - "Secretary" as Lee Holloway
** Goldie Hawn - "The Banger Sisters" as Suzette
** Nia Vardalos - "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" as Toula Portokalos
** Catherine Zeta-Jones - "Chicago" as Velma Kelly
* 2004: Diane Keaton - "Something's Gotta Give" as Erica Jane Barry
** Jamie Lee Curtis - "Freaky Friday" as Tess Coleman
** Scarlett Johansson - "Lost in Translation" as Charlotte
** Diane Lane - "Under the Tuscan Sun" as Frances
** Helen Mirren - "Calendar Girls" as Chris Harper
* 2005: Annette Bening - "Being Julia" as Julia Lambert
** Ashley Judd - "De-Lovely" as Linda Porter
** Emmy Rossum - "The Phantom of the Opera" as Christine Daaé
** Kate Winslet - "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" as Clementine Kruczynski
** Renée Zellweger - "" as Bridget Jones
* 2006: Reese Witherspoon - "Walk the Line" as June Carter
** Judi Dench - "Mrs. Henderson Presents" as Laura Henderson
** Keira Knightley - "Pride & Prejudice" as Elizabeth Bennet
** Laura Linney - "The Squid and the Whale" as Joan Berkman
** Sarah Jessica Parker - "The Family Stone" as Meredith Morton
* 2007: Meryl Streep - "The Devil Wears Prada" as Miranda Priestly
** Annette Bening - "Running with Scissors" as Deirdre Burroughs
** Toni Collette - "Little Miss Sunshine" as Sheryl Hoover
** Beyoncé Knowles - "Dreamgirls" as Deena Jones
** Renée Zellweger - "Miss Potter" as Beatrix Potter
* "'2008: Marion Cotillard - "La Vie En Rose (La Môme)" as Edith Piaf
** Amy Adams - "Enchanted" as Giselle
** Nikki Blonsky - "Hairspray" as Tracy Turnblad
** Helena Bonham Carter - "" as Mrs. Lovett
** Ellen Page - "Juno" as Juno MacGuff


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