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

The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. 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.

Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
The 2019 recipient: Olivia Colman
Awarded forBest Performance by a Leading Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
LocationUnited States
Currently held byOlivia Colman for The Favourite (2018)
Websitehttp://www.goldenglobes.com/

The formal title has varied since its inception. In 2005, it was officially called "Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical". As of 2014, the wording is "Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy".[1]

Winners and nominees

  indicates the winner

1950s

Year Actress Character Film
1950Judy HollidayEmma "Billie" DawnBorn Yesterday
Spring ByingtonLouisa NortonLouisa
Betty HuttonAnnie OakleyAnnie Get Your Gun
1951June AllysonCynthia PotterToo Young to Kiss
1952Susan HaywardJane FromanWith a Song in My Heart
Katharine HepburnPat PembertonPat and Mike
Ginger RogersEdwina FultonMonkey Business
1953Ethel MermanSally AdamsCall Me Madam
1954Judy GarlandEsther Blodgett / Vicki LesterA Star Is Born
1955Jean SimmonsSarah BrownGuys and Dolls
1956Deborah KerrAnna LeonowensThe King and I
Judy HollidayLaura PartridgeThe Solid Gold Cadillac
Machiko KyōLotus BlossomThe Teahouse of the August Moon
Marilyn MonroeChérieBus Stop
Debbie ReynoldsPolly ParishBundle of Joy
1957Taina ElgAngele DucrosLes Girls
Kay KendallSybil Wren
Cyd CharisseNina "Ninotchka" YoschenkoSilk Stockings
Audrey HepburnAriane ChavasseLove in the Afternoon
Jean SimmonsAnne LeedsThis Could Be the Night
1958Rosalind RussellMame DennisAuntie Mame
Ingrid BergmanAnna KalmanIndiscreet
Leslie CaronGigiGigi
Doris DayIsolde PooleThe Tunnel of Love
Mitzi GaynorNellie ForbushSouth Pacific
1959Marilyn MonroeSugar "Kane" KowalczykSome Like It Hot
Dorothy DandridgeBessPorgy and Bess
Doris DayJan MorrowPillow Talk
Shirley MacLaineMeg WheelerAsk Any Girl
Lilli PalmerKathryn WardBut Not for Me

1960s

Year Actress Character Film
1960Shirley MacLaineFran KubelikThe Apartment
Lucille BallKitty WeaverThe Facts of Life
CapucinePrincess Carolyne zu Sayn-WittgensteinSong Without End
Judy HollidayElla PetersonBells Are Ringing
Sophia LorenLucia CurcioIt Started in Naples
1961Rosalind RussellBertha JacobyA Majority of One
Bette DavisApple AnniePocketful of Miracles
Audrey HepburnHolly GolightlyBreakfast at Tiffany's
Hayley MillsSusan Evers / Sharon McKendrickThe Parent Trap
Miyoshi UmekiMei LiFlower Drum Song
1962Rosalind RussellRose HovickGypsy
Doris DayKitty WonderBilly Rose's Jumbo
Jane FondaIsabel HaverstickPeriod of Adjustment
Shirley JonesMarian ParooThe Music Man
Natalie WoodLouise Hovick / Gypsy Rose LeeGypsy
1963Shirley MacLaineIrma la DouceIrma la Douce
Ann-MargretKim MacAffeeBye Bye Birdie
Doris DayEllen Wagstaff ArdenMove Over, Darling
Audrey HepburnRegina "Reggie" LampertCharade
Hayley MillsNancy CareySummer Magic
Molly PiconSophie BakerCome Blow Your Horn
Jill St. JohnPeggy John
Joanne WoodwardSam Blake / MimiA New Kind of Love
1964Julie AndrewsMary PoppinsMary Poppins
Audrey HepburnEliza DoolittleMy Fair Lady
Sophia LorenFilumena MartuarnoMarriage Italian Style
Melina MercouriElizabeth LippTopkapi
Debbie ReynoldsMolly BrownThe Unsinkable Molly Brown
1965Julie AndrewsMaria von TrappThe Sound of Music
Jane FondaCat BallouCat Ballou
Barbara HarrisDr. Sandra MarkowitzA Thousand Clowns
Rita TushinghamNancy JonesThe Knack ...and How to Get It
Natalie WoodDaisy CloverInside Daisy Clover
1966Lynn RedgraveGeorgyGeorgy Girl
Jane FondaEllen GordonAny Wednesday
Elizabeth HartmanBarbara DarlingYou're a Big Boy Now
Shirley MacLaineNicole ChangGambit
Vanessa RedgraveLeonie DeltMorgan!
1967Anne BancroftMrs. RobinsonThe Graduate
Julie AndrewsMillie DillmountThoroughly Modern Millie
Audrey HepburnJoanna "Jo" WallaceTwo for the Road
Shirley MacLainePaulette / Maria Teresa / Linda / Edith / Eve Minou / Marie / JeanneWoman Times Seven
Vanessa RedgraveGuenevereCamelot
1968Barbra StreisandFanny BriceFunny Girl
Julie AndrewsGertrude LawrenceStar!
Lucille BallHelen NorthYours, Mine and Ours
Petula ClarkSharon McLongeranFinian's Rainbow
Gina LollobrigidaCarla CampbellBuona Sera, Mrs. Campbell
1969Patty DukeNatalie MillerMe, Natalie
Ingrid BergmanStephanie DickinsonCactus Flower
Dyan CannonAlice HendersonBob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Kim DarbyDoris Bolton OwenGeneration
Mia FarrowMaryJohn and Mary
Shirley MacLaineCharity Hope ValentineSweet Charity
Anna MagnaniRose BomboliniThe Secret of Santa Vittoria
Barbra StreisandDolly LeviHello, Dolly!

1970s

Year Actress Character Film
1970Carrie SnodgressTina BalserDiary of a Mad Housewife
Julie AndrewsLili SmithDarling Lili
Sandy DennisGwen KellermanThe Out-of-Towners
Angela LansburyCountess Erthe Van OrsteinSomething for Everyone
Barbra StreisandDorisThe Owl and the Pussycat
1971TwiggyPolly BrowneThe Boy Friend
Sandy DuncanAmy CooperStar Spangled Girl
Ruth GordonMaude ChardinHarold and Maude
Angela LansburyEglantine PriceBedknobs and Broomsticks
Elaine MayHenrietta LowellA New Leaf
1972Liza MinnelliSally BowlesCabaret
Carol BurnettTillie SchlainePete 'n' Tillie
Goldie HawnJill TannerButterflies Are Free
Juliet MillsPamela PiggottAvanti!
Maggie SmithAugusta BertramTravels with My Aunt
1973Glenda JacksonVicky AllesioA Touch of Class
Yvonne EllimanMary MagdaleneJesus Christ Superstar
Cloris LeachmanNettie ApplebyCharley and the Angel
Tatum O'NealAddie LogginsPaper Moon
Liv UllmannAnn Stanley40 Carats
1974Raquel WelchConstance BonacieuxThe Three Musketeers
Lucille BallMame DennisMame
Diahann CarrollClaudine PriceClaudine
Helen HayesMrs. SteinmetzHerbie Rides Again
Cloris LeachmanFrau BlücherYoung Frankenstein
1975Ann-MargretNora WalkerTommy
Julie ChristieJackie ShawnShampoo
Goldie HawnJill Haynes
Liza MinnelliClaireLucky Lady
Barbra StreisandFanny BriceFunny Lady
1976Barbra StreisandEsther HoffmanA Star Is Born
Jodie FosterAnnabelle AndrewsFreaky Friday
Barbara HarrisBlanche TylerFamily Plot
Ellen AndrewFreaky Friday
Goldie HawnAmanda "Duchess" QuaidThe Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox
Rita MorenoGoogie GomezThe Ritz
1977Diane KeatonAnnie HallAnnie Hall
Marsha MasonPaula McFaddenThe Goodbye Girl
Sally FieldCarrie ("Frog")Smokey and the Bandit
Liza MinnelliFrancine EvansNew York, New York
Lily TomlinMargo SperlingThe Late Show
1978Ellen BurstynDorisSame Time, Next Year
Maggie SmithDiana BarrieCalifornia Suite
Jacqueline BissetNatasha O'BrienWho Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?
Goldie HawnGloria MundyFoul Play
Olivia Newton-JohnSandy OlssonGrease
1979Bette MidlerMary Rose FosterThe Rose
Julie AndrewsSamantha Taylor10
Jill ClayburghMarilyn HolmbergStarting Over
Shirley MacLaineEve RandBeing There
Marsha MasonJennie MacLaineChapter Two

1980s

Year Actress Character Film
1980Sissy SpacekLoretta LynnCoal Miner's Daughter
Irene CaraCoco HernandezFame
Goldie HawnJudy BenjaminPrivate Benjamin
Bette MidlerHerself / The Divine Miss MDivine Madness
Dolly PartonDoralee Rhodes9 to 5
1981Bernadette PetersEileen EversonPennies from Heaven
Blair BrownDr. Nell PorterContinental Divide
Carol BurnettKate BurroughsThe Four Seasons
Jill ClayburghRuth LoomisFirst Monday in October
Liza MinnelliLinda MarollaArthur
1982Julie AndrewsVictoria Grant / Victor GrezhinskiVictor/Victoria
Carol BurnettMiss HanniganAnnie
Sally FieldKayKiss Me Goodbye
Goldie HawnPaula McCullenBest Friends
Dolly PartonMona StangleyThe Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Aileen QuinnAnnieAnnie
1983Julie WaltersSusan "Rita" WhiteEducating Rita
Anne BancroftAnna BronskiTo Be or Not to Be
Jennifer BealsAlex OwensFlashdance
Linda RonstadtMabelThe Pirates of Penzance
Barbra StreisandYentl MendelYentl
1984Kathleen TurnerJoan WilderRomancing the Stone
Anne BancroftEstelle RolfeGarbo Talks
Mia FarrowTina VitaleBroadway Danny Rose
Shelley LongLucy BrodskyIrreconcilable Differences
Lily TomlinEdwina CutwaterAll of Me
1985Kathleen TurnerIrene WalkerPrizzi's Honor
Rosanna ArquetteRoberta GlassDesperately Seeking Susan
Glenn CloseJan / MaxieMaxie
Mia FarrowCeceliaThe Purple Rose of Cairo
Sally FieldEmma MoriartyMurphy's Romance
1986Sissy SpacekRebecca Magrath / Babe BotrelleCrimes of the Heart
Julie AndrewsGillian FairchildThat's Life!
Melanie GriffithAudrey HankelSomething Wild
Bette MidlerBarbara WhitemanDown and Out in Beverly Hills
Kathleen TurnerPeggy SuePeggy Sue Got Married
1987CherLoretta CastoriniMoonstruck
Jennifer GreyFrances "Baby" HousemanDirty Dancing
Holly HunterJane CraigBroadcast News
Diane KeatonJ.C. WiattBaby Boom
Bette MidlerSandy BronzinskyOutrageous Fortune
1988Melanie GriffithTess McGillWorking Girl
Jamie Lee CurtisWanda GershwitzA Fish Called Wanda
Amy IrvingIsabelle GrossmanCrossing Delancey
Michelle PfeifferAngela DeMarcoMarried to the Mob
Susan SarandonAnnie SavoyBull Durham
1989Jessica TandyDaisy WerthanDriving Miss Daisy
Pauline CollinsShirley Valentine-BradshawShirley Valentine
Meg RyanSally AlbrightWhen Harry Met Sally...
Meryl StreepMary FisherShe-Devil
Kathleen TurnerBarbara RoseThe War of the Roses

1990s

Year Actress Character Film
1990Julia RobertsVivian WardPretty Woman
Mia FarrowAlice Smith TateAlice
Andie MacDowellBronte MitchellGreen Card
Demi MooreMolly JensenGhost
Meryl StreepSuzanne ValePostcards from the Edge
1991Bette MidlerDixie LeonardFor the Boys
Ellen BarkinAmanda BrooksSwitch
Kathy BatesEvelyn CouchFried Green Tomatoes
Anjelica HustonMorticia AddamsThe Addams Family
Michelle PfeifferFrankieFrankie and Johnny
1992Miranda RichardsonRose ArbuthnotEnchanted April
Geena DavisDottie HinsonA League of Their Own
Whoopi GoldbergDeloris van CartierSister Act
Shirley MacLainePearl BermanUsed People
Meryl StreepMadeline AshtonDeath Becomes Her
1993Angela BassettTina TurnerWhat's Love Got to Do with It
Stockard ChanningOuisa KittredgeSix Degrees of Separation
Anjelica HustonMorticia AddamsAddams Family Values
Diane KeatonCarol LiptonManhattan Murder Mystery
Meg RyanAnnie ReedSleepless in Seattle
1994Jamie Lee CurtisHelen TaskerTrue Lies
Geena DavisJulia MannSpeechless
Andie MacDowellCarrieFour Weddings and a Funeral
Shirley MacLaineTess CarlisleGuarding Tess
Emma ThompsonDr. Diana ReddingJunior
1995Nicole KidmanSuzanne Stone-MarettoTo Die For
Annette BeningSydney Ellen WadeThe American President
Sandra BullockLucy Eleanor ModeratzWhile You Were Sleeping
Toni ColletteMuriel HeslopMuriel's Wedding
Vanessa RedgraveMiss BentleyA Month by the Lake
1996MadonnaEva PerónEvita
Glenn CloseCruella de Vil101 Dalmatians
Frances McDormandMarge GundersonFargo
Debbie ReynoldsBeatrice HendersonMother
Barbra StreisandRose MorganThe Mirror Has Two Faces
1997Helen HuntCarol ConnellyAs Good as It Gets
Joey Lauren AdamsAlyssa JonesChasing Amy
Pam GrierJackie BrownJackie Brown
Jennifer LopezSelena Quintanilla-PérezSelena
Julia RobertsJulianne PotterMy Best Friend's Wedding
1998Gwyneth PaltrowViola de LessepsShakespeare in Love
Cameron DiazMary JensenThere's Something About Mary
Jane HorrocksLaura HoffLittle Voice
Christina RicciDeedee TruittThe Opposite of Sex
Meg RyanKathleen KellyYou've Got Mail
1999Janet McTeerMary Jo WalkerTumbleweeds
Julianne MooreMrs. Laura CheveleyAn Ideal Husband
Julia RobertsAnna ScottNotting Hill
Sharon StoneSarah LittleThe Muse
Reese WitherspoonTracy FlickElection

2000s

Year Actress Character Film
2000Renée ZellwegerBetty SizemoreNurse Betty
Juliette BinocheVianne RocherChocolat
Brenda BlethynGrace TrevethynSaving Grace
Sandra BullockGracie HartMiss Congeniality
Tracey UllmanFrenchy JacksonSmall Time Crooks
2001Nicole KidmanSatineMoulin Rouge!
Thora BirchEnidGhost World
Cate BlanchettKate WheelerBandits
Reese WitherspoonElle WoodsLegally Blonde
Renée ZellwegerBridget JonesBridget Jones's Diary
2002Renée ZellwegerRoxie HartChicago
Maggie GyllenhaalLee HollowaySecretary
Goldie HawnSuzette CrooksThe Banger Sisters
Nia VardalosFotoula "Toula" PortokalosMy Big Fat Greek Wedding
Catherine Zeta-JonesVelma KellyChicago
2003Diane KeatonErica BarrySomething's Gotta Give
Jamie Lee CurtisDr. Tess ColemanFreaky Friday
Scarlett JohanssonCharlotte RileyLost in Translation
Diane LaneFrances MayesUnder the Tuscan Sun
Helen MirrenChris HarperCalendar Girls
2004Annette BeningJulia LambertBeing Julia
Ashley JuddLinda PorterDe-Lovely
Emmy RossumChristine DaaéThe Phantom of the Opera
Kate WinsletClementine KruczynskiEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Renée ZellwegerBridget JonesBridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
2005Reese WitherspoonJune Carter CashWalk the Line
Judi DenchLaura HendersonMrs Henderson Presents
Keira KnightleyElizabeth BennetPride & Prejudice
Laura LinneyJoan BerkmanThe Squid and the Whale
Sarah Jessica ParkerMeredith MortonThe Family Stone
2006Meryl StreepMiranda PriestlyThe Devil Wears Prada
Annette BeningDeirdre BurroughsRunning with Scissors
Toni ColletteSheryl HooverLittle Miss Sunshine
Beyoncé KnowlesDeena JonesDreamgirls
Renée ZellwegerBeatrix PotterMiss Potter
2007Marion CotillardÉdith PiafLa Vie en Rose
Amy AdamsGiselleEnchanted
Nikki BlonskyTracy TurnbladHairspray
Helena Bonham CarterMrs. LovettSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Ellen PageJuno MacGuffJuno
2008Sally HawkinsPauline "Poppy" CrossHappy-Go-Lucky
Rebecca HallVicky MarielleVicky Cristina Barcelona
Frances McDormandLinda LitzkeBurn After Reading
Meryl StreepDonna SheridanMamma Mia!
Emma ThompsonKate WalkerLast Chance Harvey
2009Meryl StreepJulia ChildJulie & Julia
Sandra BullockMargaret TateThe Proposal
Marion CotillardLuisa Acari ContiniNine
Julia RobertsClaire StenwickDuplicity
Meryl StreepJane AdlerIt's Complicated

2010s

Year Actress Character Film
2010Annette BeningDr. Nicole "Nic" AllgoodThe Kids Are All Right
Anne HathawayMaggie MurdockLove & Other Drugs
Angelina JolieElise Clifton-WardThe Tourist
Julianne MooreJules AllgoodThe Kids Are All Right
Emma StoneOlive PenderghastEasy A
2011Michelle WilliamsMarilyn MonroeMy Week with Marilyn
Jodie FosterPenelope LongstreetCarnage
Charlize TheronMavis GaryYoung Adult
Kristen WiigAnnie WalkerBridesmaids
Kate WinsletNancy CowanCarnage
2012Jennifer LawrenceTiffany MaxwellSilver Linings Playbook
Emily BluntHarriet Chetwode-TalbotSalmon Fishing in the Yemen
Judi DenchEvelyn GreensladeThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Maggie SmithJean HortonQuartet
Meryl StreepKay SoamesHope Springs
2013Amy AdamsSydney Prosser / Lady Edith GreenslyAmerican Hustle
Julie DelpyCéline WallaceBefore Midnight
Greta GerwigFrances HalladayFrances Ha
Julia Louis-DreyfusEva HendersonEnough Said
Meryl StreepViolet WestonAugust: Osage County
2014 Amy AdamsMargaret KeaneBig Eyes
Emily BluntThe Baker's WifeInto the Woods
Helen MirrenMadame MalloryThe Hundred-Foot Journey
Julianne MooreHavana SegrandMaps to the Stars
Quvenzhané WallisAnnie BennettAnnie
2015 Jennifer LawrenceJoy ManganoJoy
Melissa McCarthySusan CooperSpy
Amy SchumerAmy TownsendTrainwreck
Maggie SmithMary Shepherd / Margaret FairchildThe Lady in the Van
Lily TomlinElle ReidGrandma
2016 Emma StoneMia DolanLa La Land
Annette BeningDorothea Fields20th Century Women
Lily CollinsMarla MabreyRules Don't Apply
Hailee SteinfeldNadine FranklinThe Edge of Seventeen
Meryl StreepFlorence Foster JenkinsFlorence Foster Jenkins
2017 Saoirse RonanChristine "Lady Bird" McPhersonLady Bird
Judi DenchQueen VictoriaVictoria & Abdul
Helen MirrenElla SpencerThe Leisure Seeker
Margot RobbieTonya HardingI, Tonya
Emma StoneBillie Jean KingBattle of the Sexes
2018 Olivia ColmanQueen AnneThe Favourite
Emily BluntMary PoppinsMary Poppins Returns
Elsie FisherKayla DayEighth Grade
Charlize TheronMarlo MoreauTully
Constance WuRachel ChuCrazy Rich Asians
2019 Ana de ArmasMarta CabreraKnives Out
AwkwafinaBilli WangThe Farewell
Cate BlanchettBernadette FoxWhere'd You Go, Bernadette
Beanie FeldsteinMolly DavidsonBooksmart
Emma ThompsonKatherine NewburyLate Night

Multiple nominees

Multiple wins

See also

References

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