Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film

The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film or Best Actor – Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television is an award presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). It is given in honor of an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role on a miniseries or motion picture made for television for the calendar year. The award was first presented at the 39th Golden Globe Awards on January 30, 1982 to Mickey Rooney for his role on Bill. Performances by actor in a miniseries or television film were originally awarded in the Best Actor – Television Series Drama category before the creation of this category.

Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Awarded forBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Miniseries or Television Film
CountryUnited States
Presented byHollywood Foreign Press Association
First awardedJanuary 30, 1982
Currently held byDarren Criss,
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (2018)
Most awardsRobert Duvall (2)
James Garner (2)
Al Pacino (2)
Most nominationsJames Woods (7)
Websitegoldenglobes.com

Since its inception, the award has been given to 34 actors. Darren Criss is the current recipient of the award for his portrayal of Andrew Cunanan on The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. Robert Duvall, James Garner, and Al Pacino have won the most awards in this category with two each. James Woods has been nominated for the award on seven occasions, the most within the category.

Winners and nominees

Listed below are the winners of the award for each year, as well as the other nominees.

Key Meaning
Indicates the winning actor.
Michael Caine (top) and Stacy Keach (bottom) tied for the award in 1988 for their roles in Jack the Ripper and Hemingway.

1980s

Year Actor Role Program Network Ref
1981
(39th)
Mickey Rooney Bill SackterBillCBS [1]
Dirk BogardeRoald DahlThe Patricia Neal StoryCBS
Timothy HuttonDonald Branch BoothA Long Way HomeABC
Danny KayeMax FeldmanSkokieCBS
Peter O'TooleLucius Flavius SilvaMasadaABC
Ray SharkeyBill CarneyThe Ordeal of Bill CarneyCBS
Peter StraussEleazar Ben YairMasadaABC
1982
(40th)
Anthony Andrews Sebastian FlyteBrideshead RevisitedPBS [2]
Philip AnglimJohn MerrickThe Elephant ManABC
Robby BensonNolie MinorTwo of a KindCBS
Jeremy IronsCharles RyderBrideshead Revisited PBS
Sam WaterstonJ. Robert OppenheimerOppenheimer
1983
(41st)
Richard Chamberlain Ralph de BricassartThe Thorn BirdsABC [3]
Robert BlakeJames R. HoffaBlood FeudSyndicated
Louis Gossett Jr.Anwar al-SadatSadatOPT
Martin SheenJohn F. KennedyKennedyNBC
Peter StraussEmoryHeart of SteelABC
1984
(42nd)
Ted Danson Steven BennettSomething About AmeliaABC [4]
James GarnerHarold LearHeartsoundsABC
Sam NeillSidney ReillyReilly, Ace of SpiesPBS
Jason RobardsAndrei SakharovSakharovHBO
Treat WilliamsStanley KowalskiA Streetcar Named DesireABC
1985
(43rd)
Dustin Hoffman Willy LomanDeath of a SalesmanCBS [5]
Richard ChamberlainRaoul WallenbergWallenberg: A Hero's StoryNBC
Richard CrennaRichard BeckThe Rape of Richard BeckABC
Kirk DouglasAmos LasherAmos CBS
Peter StraussAbel RosnovskiKane and Abel
1986
(44th)
James Woods D.J.PromiseCBS [6]
James GarnerBob BuehlerPromiseCBS
Mark HarmonTed BundyThe Deliberate Stranger NBC
Jan NiklasPeter the GreatPeter the Great
John RitterFrank ColemanUnnatural Causes
1987
(45th)
Randy Quaid Lyndon B. JohnsonLBJ: The Early YearsNBC [7]
Alan ArkinLeon FeldhendlerEscape from Sobibor CBS
Mark HarmonElmer JacksonAfter the Promise
Jack LemmonJames TyroneLong Day's Journey into NightShowtime
Judd NelsonJoe HuntBillionaire Boys Club NBC
James WoodsJames StockdaleIn Love and War
1988
(46th)
Michael Caine Jack the RipperJack the RipperCBS [8]
Stacy Keach Ernest HemingwayHemingwaySyndicated
Richard ChamberlainJason BourneThe Bourne IdentityABC
Anthony HopkinsChavelThe Tenth ManCBS
Jack LemmonJohn M. SlatonThe Murder of Mary PhaganNBC
1989
(47th)
Robert Duvall Captain Augustus "Gus" McCraeLonesome DoveCBS [9]
John GielgudAaron JastrowWar and RemembranceABC
Ben KingsleySimon WiesenthalMurderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal StoryHBO
Lane SmithRichard NixonThe Final DaysABC
James WoodsBill WilsonMy Name Is Bill W.CBS

1990s

Year Actor Role Program Network Ref
1990
(48th)
James Garner Albert Sidney FinchDecoration DayNBC [10]
Steven BauerEnrique "Kiki" CamarenaDrug Wars: The Camarena StoryNBC
Michael CaineDr. Henry Jekyll / Harry HydeJekyll & HydeABC
Tom HulceMichael SchwernerMurder in Mississippi NBC
Burt LancasterGerard CarriereThe Phantom of the Opera
Ricky SchroderMarkThe Stranger WithinABC
1991
(49th)
Beau Bridges James BradyWithout Warning: The James Brady StoryHBO [11]
Sam ElliottConn ConagherConagherTNT
Peter FalkColumboColumbo and the Murder of a Rock StarABC
Sam NeillMajor James LeggattOne Against the WindCBS
Sidney PoitierThurgood MarshallSeparate but EqualABC
1992
(50th)
Robert Duvall Joseph StalinStalinHBO [12]
Anthony AndrewsWilliam WhitfieldJewelsNBC
Philip CasnoffFrank SinatraSinatraCBS
Jon VoightProfessor Alfred KroeberThe Last of His Tribe HBO
James WoodsRoy CohnCitizen Cohn
1993
(51st)
James Garner F. Ross JohnsonBarbarians at the GateHBO [13]
Peter FalkColumboColumbo: Its All in the GameABC
Jack LemmonRobertA Life in the TheatreTNT
Matthew ModineDr. Don FrancisAnd the Band Played OnHBO
Peter StraussEd MacAffreyMen Don't TellCBS
1994
(52nd)
Raúl Juliá Chico MendesThe Burning SeasonHBO [14]
Alan AldaDan CutlerWhite MileHBO
James GarnerIra MoranBreathing LessonsCBS
Rutger HauerXavier MarchFatherland HBO
Samuel L. JacksonJamaalAgainst the Wall
1995
(53rd)
Gary Sinise Harry S. TrumanTrumanHBO [15]
Alec BaldwinStanley KowalskiA Streetcar Named Desire CBS
Charles S. DuttonBoy Willie CharlesThe Piano Lesson
Laurence FishburneCapt. Hannibal "Iowa" Lee, Jr.The Tuskegee Airmen HBO
James WoodsDanny DavisIndictment: The McMartin Trial
1996
(54th)
Alan Rickman Grigori RasputinRasputin: Dark Servant of DestinyHBO [16]
Armand AssanteJohn GottiGottiHBO
Beau BridgesRichard PhillipsLosing ChaseShowtime
Stephen ReaBruno HauptmanCrime of the CenturyHBO
James WoodsTemple RayburnThe Summer of Ben TylerCBS
1997
(55th)
Ving Rhames Don KingDon King: Only in AmericaHBO [17]
Armand AssanteUlyssesThe OdysseyNBC
Jack LemmonJuror #812 Angry MenShowtime
Matthew ModineSammy AyresWhat the Deaf Man HeardCBS
Gary SiniseGeorge C. WallaceGeorge WallaceTNT
1998
(56th)
Stanley Tucci Walter WinchellWinchellHBO [18]
Peter FondaGideon ProsperThe Tempest NBC
Sam NeillMerlinMerlin
Bill PaxtonJohn Paul VannA Bright Shining LieHBO
Christopher ReeveJason KempRear WindowABC
Patrick StewartCaptain AhabMoby DickUSA Network
1999
(57th)
Jack Lemmon Henry DrummondInherit the WindShowtime [19]
Jack LemmonMorrie SchwartzTuesdays with MorrieABC
Liev SchreiberOrson WellesRKO 281HBO
Sam ShepardDashiell HammettDash and LillyA&E
Tom SizemoreBobby BattonWitness ProtectionHBO

2000s

Year Actor Role Program Network Ref
2000
(38th)
Brian Dennehy Willy LomanDeath of a SalesmanShowtime [20]
Alec BaldwinRobert H. Jackson Nuremberg TNT
Brian CoxHermann Göring
Andy GarcíaArturo SandovalFor Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval StoryHBO
James WoodsDennis BarrieDirty PicturesShowtime
2001
(59th)
James Franco James DeanJames DeanTNT [21]
Kenneth BranaghReinhard HeydrichConspiracyHBO
Ben KingsleyOtto FrankAnne Frank: The Whole StoryABC
Damian LewisRichard WintersBand of Brothers HBO
Barry PepperRoger Maris61*
2002
(60th)
Albert Finney Winston ChurchillThe Gathering StormHBO [22]
Michael GambonLyndon B. JohnsonPath to War HBO
Michael KeatonRobert WienerLive from Baghdad
William H. MacyBill PorterDoor to DoorTNT
Linus RoacheRobert F. KennedyRFKFox
2003
(61st)
Al Pacino Roy CohnAngels in AmericaHBO [23]
Antonio BanderasPancho VillaAnd Starring Pancho Villa as Himself HBO
James BrolinRonald ReaganThe Reagans Showtime
Troy GarityBarry WinchellSoldier's Girl
Tom WilkinsonRuth ApplewoodNormalHBO
2004
(62nd)
Geoffrey Rush Peter SellersThe Life and Death of Peter SellersHBO [24]
Mos DefVivien ThomasSomething the Lord MadeHBO
Jamie FoxxStanley Tookie WilliamsRedemption: The Stan Tookie Williams StoryFX
William H. MacyGigotThe Wool CapTNT
Patrick StewartKing Henry IIThe Lion in WinterShowtime
2005
(63rd)
Jonathan Rhys Meyers Elvis PresleyElvisCBS [25]
Kenneth BranaghFranklin D. RooseveltWarm Springs HBO
Ed HarrisMiles RobyEmpire Falls
Bill NighyLawrenceThe Girl in the Café
Donald SutherlandBill MeehanHuman TraffickingLifetime
2006
(64th)
Bill Nighy Gideon WarnerGideon's DaughterBBC America [26]
Andre BraugherNick AtwalerThiefFX
Robert DuvallPrentice "Print" RitterBroken TrailAMC
Michael EalyDarwyn al-SayeedSleeper CellShowtime
Chiwetel EjioforIan CarterTsunami: The Aftermath HBO
Ben KingsleyHerman TarnowerMrs. Harris
Matthew PerryRon ClarkThe Ron Clark StoryTNT
2007
(65th)
Jim Broadbent Lord LongfordLongfordHBO [27]
Adam BeachCharles EastmanBury My Heart at Wounded KneeHBO
Ernest BorgnineBert O'RileyA Grandpa for ChristmasHallmark Channel
Jason IsaacsSir Mark BrydonThe State Within BBC America
James NesbittDoctor Tom Jackman / Mr. HydeJekyll
2008
(66th)
Paul Giamatti John AdamsJohn AdamsHBO [28]
Ralph FiennesBernard LaffertyBernard and Doris HBO
Kevin SpaceyRon KlainRecount
Kiefer SutherlandJack Bauer24: RedemptionFox
Tom WilkinsonJames BakerRecountHBO
2009
(67th)
Kevin Bacon Michael StroblTaking ChanceHBO [29]
Kenneth BranaghKurt WallanderWallander: One Step Behind PBS
Chiwetel EjioforThabo MbekiEndgame
Brendan GleesonWinston ChurchillInto the StormHBO
Jeremy IronsAlfred StieglitzGeorgia O'KeeffeLifetime

2010s

Year Actor Role Program Network Ref
2010
(68th)
Al Pacino Jack KevorkianYou Don't Know JackHBO [30]
Idris ElbaDCI John LutherLutherBBC America
Ian McShaneWaleran BigodThe Pillars of the EarthStarz
Dennis QuaidBill ClintonThe Special RelationshipHBO
Édgar RamírezIlich Ramírez SánchezCarlosSundance Channel
2011
(69th)
Idris Elba DCI John LutherLutherBBC America [31]
Hugh BonnevilleRobert, Earl of GranthamDownton AbbeyPBS
William HurtHenry PaulsonToo Big to FailHBO
Bill NighyJohnny WorrickerPage EightPBS
Dominic WestHector MaddenThe HourBBC America
2012
(70th)
Kevin Costner Devil Anse HatfieldHatfields & McCoysHistory [32]
Benedict CumberbatchSherlock HolmesSherlockPBS
Woody HarrelsonSteve SchmidtGame Change HBO
Toby JonesAlfred HitchcockThe Girl
Clive OwenErnest HemingwayHemingway & Gellhorn
2013
(71st)
Michael Douglas LiberaceBehind the CandelabraHBO [33]
Matt DamonScott ThorsonBehind the CandelabraHBO
Chiwetel EjioforLouis LesterDancing on the EdgeStarz
Idris ElbaDCI John LutherLutherBBC America
Al PacinoPhil SpectorPhil SpectorHBO
2014
(72nd)
Billy Bob Thornton Lorne MalvoFargoFX [34]
Martin FreemanLester NygaardFargoFX
Woody HarrelsonDetective Martin Hart True Detective HBO
Matthew McConaugheyDetective Rust Cohle
Mark RuffaloNed WeeksThe Normal Heart
2015
(73rd)
Oscar Isaac Nick WasicskoShow Me a HeroHBO [35]
Idris ElbaDCI John LutherLutherBBC America
David OyelowoPeter SnowdenNightingaleHBO
Mark RylanceThomas CromwellWolf HallPBS
Patrick WilsonState Trouper Lou SolversonFargoFX
2016
(74th)
Tom Hiddleston Jonathan PineThe Night ManagerAMC [36]
Riz Ahmed Nasir "Naz" Khan The Night Of HBO
Bryan Cranston Lyndon B. Johnson All the Way HBO
John Turturro John Stone The Night Of HBO
Courtney B. Vance Johnnie Cochran The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story FX
2017
(75th)
Ewan McGregor Emmit and Raymond "Ray" Stussy Fargo FX [37]
Robert De Niro Bernard "Bernie" Madoff The Wizard of Lies HBO
Jude Law Pope Pius XIII The Young Pope
Kyle MacLachlan Dale Cooper, Cooper's Double, Douglas "Dougie" Jones Twin Peaks Showtime
Geoffrey Rush Albert Einstein Genius Nat Geo
2018
(76th)
Darren Criss Andrew Cunanan The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story FX [38]
Antonio Banderas Pablo Picasso Genius: Picasso Nat Geo
Daniel Brühl Dr. Lazlo Kreizler The Alienist TNT
Benedict Cumberbatch Patrick Melrose Patrick Melrose Showtime
Hugh Grant Jeremy Thorpe A Very English Scandal Amazon
2019
(77th)
Christopher Abbott Capt. John Yossarian Catch-22 Hulu [39]
Sacha Baron Cohen Eli Cohen / Kamel Amin Thaabet The Spy Netflix
Russell Crowe Roger Ailes The Loudest Voice Showtime
Jared Harris Valery Legasov Chernobyl HBO
Sam Rockwell Bob Fosse Fosse/Verdon FX

Superlatives

See also

References

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