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The Golden Globe Award Categories

The Golden Globes are being recognized as a cross between the Academy Awards and the Emmys with its rising popularity in the film and television world. Since 1956 the Golden Globes have separate sections to honor those in the film industry and those in the television industry. The HFPA even brought in different categories to recognize actors and actresses in drama and musical or comedy. The committee and has been committed to avoiding any kind of biased decisions as well. There are 24 different categories that are awarded at the Golden Globes; there are 16 Motion Picture categories and 11 for television. They are as follows:

 

Motion picture awards


  • Best Motion Picture - Drama

  • Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

  • Best Director - Motion Picture

  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical

  • Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

  • Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

  • Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

  • Best Original Score - Motion Picture

  • Best Original Song - Motion Picture

  • Best Foreign Language Film

  • Best Animated Feature Film (2006–present)

  • Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement in Motion Pictures


 

Television awards


  • Awarded since 1956:

  • Best Television Series - Drama

  • Best Television Series - Comedy Or Musical

  • Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama

  • Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical

  • Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama

  • Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical

  • Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television

  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television


 

Retired awards


  • Best Documentary Film • Last awarded in 1977 at the 34th Golden Globe Awards

  • Best English-Language Foreign Film This award allowed British films, such as Laurence Olivier's Hamlet, which was of course made in English, to be given their own category

  • New Star of the Year - Actor • Last awarded in 1983 at the 40th Golden Globe Awards

  • New Star of the Year - Actress • Last awarded in 1983 at the 40th Golden Globe Awards

  • Henrietta Award (World Film Favorite - Female) • Awarded from 1950 to 1979[7]

  • Henrietta Award (World Film Favorite - Male) • Awarded from 1950 to 1979

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Looking for the list of Best Director winners at the Golden Globes since 1943, the list is as follows.
For a comprehensive list of winners for Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series at the Golden Globes, read on.
For a comprehensive list of winners for Best Actor in a Television Drama Series at the Golden Globes, keep reading.
Here is the list of winners for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television at the Golden Globes since the addition of the category in 1981.
For an insight into the category Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama at the Golden Globe Awards, read on.
To know more about Golden Globes Best Actor Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and a complete list of winners, read on.
Here is the list of winners for Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for television at the Golden Globes since 1981.
Here is a list of winners for Best Actress in a Television Comedy Series at the Golden Globes since 1969.
For information on Best Actress Motion Picture Drama and a complete list of winners, keep reading.
For more information and a comprehensive list of winners on the category Best Actress Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, read on.
Here is a list of winners for Best Actress television Series Drama at the Golden Globes since 1969.
For a complete list of winners and information for the category Best Animated Feature Film at the Golden Globe Awards, read on.
For information and a complete list of winners of Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globe Awards, keep reading.
Looking for a complete list of winners of the Best Motion Picture Drama at the Golden Globe Awards? Keep reading.
Searching for a complete list of winners for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes? The list is as follows.
For information on the Golden Globe Award For Best Screenplay Motion Picture and a complete list of winners, read on.
Here is a comprehensive list of winners for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television at the Golden Globes since its addition to the categories in 1970.
Here is a list of winners for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television at the Golden Globes since 1970.
Here is a list of winners for the Golden Globe Award For Best Television Series Drama since the introduction of the awards in the field of television in 1962.
For information on the Golden Globe Award For Best Television Series Musical or Comedy and a complete list of winners since 1969, read on.
Information and list of winners that have received the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes
This page lists all winners of Best original Score since the addition of the category to the Golden Globe Awards in 1947.
For a complete list of winners for Best Original Song at the Golden Globes since 1961, keep reading.
Here is a list of winners for Best Supporting Actor Motion Picture at the Golden Globes since its inception in 1943.
Here is a list of winners for Best Supporting Actress Motion Picture at the Golden Globes since its inception in 1943.
Looking for a complete list of winners for Golden Globes Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture television, here they are.


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