Most Nominated Actors in Golden Globe History


Recognizing performances in television and film, both foreign and domestic, Golden Globe Awards is an annual ceremony that is hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. It has been in business since 74 years and continues to be a major part of the film industry’s award season. The ceremony is telecasted lived to almost 167 countries worldwide and ranks as the third most-watched award shows of the year, behind the Grammy and Academy Awards. This article provides information about the most nominated actors in Golden Globe History over the course of 74 years.

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep has been nominated in the Golden Globes almost 30 times (mostly for the Best Actress award). She won eight awards in total, which is far more than any other actor (female or male). Her exceptional work has also awarded her five Drama Desk Award nominations, five Grammy Award nominations, two Australian Film Institute award, two BAFTA awards, five New York Film Critics Circle Awards, a Cannes Film Festival award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. President Obama even awarded her the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom and the 2010 National Medal of Arts.

Shirley MacLaine

Nominated 15 times in total and winning 4 Golden Globe Awards, Shirley MacLaine is probably one of the most diverse figures in America. She has been an author, activist, dancer, singer, theater, television, and American Film Actress. She is mainly popular for her versatility when it comes to acting, and is praised for her remarkable looks and beautiful smile. She is also a six-time Academy Award nominee and has been active in the entertainment industry since 1953.

Jack Nicholson

Nominated 17 times in total and winning 6 awards, Nicholson is known for his versatility in movie roles, which include psychopathic characters, dark portrayals, romance, and satirical comedy. He is mostly famed for his roles as Frank Costello in “The Departed (2006)”, Jack Torrance in “The Shining (1980)”, and the Joker in Tim Burton’s superhero film “Batman (1989)”. Although Nicholson hasn’t been appearing in films since 2010, he is officially taken retirement and put end to a six-decade long career, filled with hit movies and performances.

Alfredo James “Al” Pacino

Nominated 14 times in total and winning 2 Golden Globe Awards, Al Pacino is a remarkable American Actor with a career that spans to more than fifty years. During this time, he has earned numerous honors and accolades, which include a competitive Tony Award, an Oscar, and an Emmy. He is dubbed as the “Triple Crown of Acting” and is perhaps the best method actor to come out of New York City. Since 1994, Pacino has also served as the joint president of the Actors Studio with Harvey Keitel and Ellen Burstyn.

Other Most Nominated Actors/Actresses of the Golden Globe Award

  • Leonardo DiCaprio (11 Nominations – 3 Wins)
  • Dustin Hoffman (11 Nominations – 3 Wins)
  • Nicole Kidman (10 Nominations – 3 Wins)
  • Kate Winslet (10 Nominations – 3 Wins)
  • Johnny Depp (10 Nominations – 1 Win)
  • Barbra Streisand (9 Nominations – 2 Wins)
  • Tom Hanks (8 Nominations – 4 Wins)


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