Golden Globes: Who Are the Most Celebrated Actors in the Awards Show’s History?


Meryl Streep

You can spend all the time you like building up your own self-esteem, investing in things like your propensity for kindness and the bounty of love you share with friends and family. But the truth is, people who win things are better than you. They’re better than all of us. What it all boils down to is that whoever leaves this Earth with the most gold-plated statues in his or her possession has triumphed over us all.

A good many actors have taken home the coveted Golden Globe Award (granted it’s not Oscar-caliber coveting, but still some pretty ample coveting) since the organization’s inception in 1944. But among this lot of victors are the superhuman, the creme-de-la-creme who hold the records for most awards won, most nominations earned, most categories dominated, and the like. Here’s a quick look at who in Hollywood has the most bragging rights in the eyes of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Meryl Streep

Achievements: Most Golden Globe wins overall (8) and most Golden Globe nominations overall (27) (All of Steep’s wins and nominations have been in acting categories)

Jack Nicholson

Achievements: Most Golden Globe wins for a male (6) (All in acting categories)

Francis Ford Coppola

Achievements: Most Golden Globe wins for a director (5)

Jack Lemmon

Achievements: Most Golden Globe nominations for a male (22) (All in acting categories)

Sigourney Weaver, Joan Plowright, and Kate Winslet

Achievements: Only individuals to win multiple Golden Globe Awards at a single ceremony (2 each) (All in acting categories)

Jamie Foxx

Achievements: Most Golden Globe nominations at a single ceremony (3) (All in acting categories)

Jessica Tandy

Achievements: Oldest individual to win a Golden Globe Award (at 80 years old) (She won Best Actress for her role in Driving Miss Daisy in 1990)

Henry Fonda

Achievements: Oldest male to win a Golden Globe Award (at 76 years old) (She won Best Actor for his role in On Golden Pond in 1982)

Ricky Schroeder

Achievements: Youngest individual to win a Golden Globes (at 9 years old) (He won Best New Star of the Year for The Champ in 1980)

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