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.

Marlo Thomas won in 1966 for her portrayal of Ann Marie on That Girl.
Mary Tyler Moore won twice in 1964 and 1970 for her roles in The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Julie Sommars tied with Carol Burnett for her portrayal of Jennifer Jo Drinkwater on The Governor & J.J..
Carol Burnett won five out of twelve nominations, the most wins and nominations in the category, for her performance in The Carol Burnett Show.
Jean Stapleton won the award twice for her portrayal of Edith Bunker on All in the Family.
Cher won in 1973, tying with Jean Stapleton, for her performance on The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.
Cloris Leachman won for her role as Phyllis Lindstrom on Phyllis.
Linda Lavin won twice for her performance on Alice.
Katherine Helmond won the award for her role as Jessica Tate in Soap.
Debbie Allen won the award in 1982 for her role on Fame.
Joanna Cassidy won in 1983 for her performance on Buffalo Bill.
Cybill Shepherd won three times out of five nominations for her roles on Moonlighting and Cybill.
Tracey Ullman won the award for her performance on The Tracey Ullman Show.
Bea Arthur received eight nominations in this category without ever winning an award.
Jamie Lee Curtis received three nominations for the award, winning in 1989 for her performance on Anything but Love.
Kirstie Alley won in 1990 for her portrayal of Rebecca Lowe on Cheers.
Candice Bergen won twice out of eight nominations for her performance on Murphy Brown.
Helen Hunt won the award three times for her role as Jamie Buchman in Mad About You.
Calista Flockhart won in 1997 for her performance on Ally McBeal.
Sarah Jessica Parker won four times in this category for her portrayal of Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City.
Jennifer Aniston won the award in 2002 for her role as Rachel Green in Friends.
Teri Hatcher won in this category for her performance in Desperate Housewives as Susan Mayer.
America Ferrera won the award for her portrayal of Betty Suarez in Ugly Betty.
Tina Fey won the award twice for her performance in 30 Rock.
Toni Collette won for her role as Tara Gregson on United States of Tara
Lena Dunham won the award for her role as Hannah Horvath in Girls.
Gina Rodriguez won the award in 2014 for her role as Jane Villanueva in Jane the Virgin.
Rachel Bloom won the award for her role as Rebecca Nora Bunch in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

1960s

1970s

Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

2020s

Superlatives

Multiple winners

Multiple nominations

See also

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