Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy
The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy is an award presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). It is given in honor of an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role on a musical or comedy television series for the calendar year.
It was first awarded at the 19th Golden Globe Awards on March 5, 1962, under the title Best TV Star - Female, grouping all genres of television series, to Pauline Fredericks. The nominees for the award announced annually starting in 1963. The award initially honored actresses in both comedy and drama genres until 1969, when the award was split into categories that honored comedic and dramatic performances separately. It was presented under the new title Best TV Actress – Musical or Comedy and in 1980 under its current title.
Since its inception, the award has been given to 42 actresses. Catherine O'Hara is the current recipient of the award for her role as Moira Rose on Schitt's Creek. Carol Burnett has won the most awards in this category with five wins and received the most nominations at 12.
Winners and nominees
Listed below are the winners of the award for each year, as well as the other nominees.