17th Golden Globe Awards

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The 17th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film for 1959 films, were held on March 10, 1960.

Winners and nominees[edit]


Best Actor - Drama[edit]

Anthony Franciosa - Career

Best Actor - Musical or Comedy[edit]

Jack Lemmon - Some Like It Hot

Best Actress - Drama[edit]

Elizabeth Taylor - Suddenly, Last Summer

Best Actress - Musical or Comedy[edit]

Marilyn Monroe - Some Like It Hot

Best Director[edit]

William Wyler - Ben-Hur

Best Film - Drama[edit]


Best Film - Comedy[edit]

Some Like It Hot

Best Film - Musical[edit]

Porgy and Bess

Best Music, Original Score[edit]

Ernest Gold - On the Beach

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Stephen Boyd - Ben-Hur

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Susan Kohner - Imitation of Life

Best Film Promoting International Understanding[edit]

The Diary of Anne Frank

Best Foreign Film[edit]

Black Orpheus (France)

Most Promising Newcomer - Male[edit]

Barry Coe
Troy Donahue
George Hamilton
James Shigeta

Most Promising Newcomer - Female[edit]

Angie Dickinson
Janet Munro
Stella Stevens
Tuesday Weld

Achievement in Television[edit]

Edward R. Murrow

Outstanding Merit[edit]

The Nun's Story

Special Award[edit]

Andrew Marton - Ben-Hur (For directing the chariot race)
Francis X. Bushman (For a famous silent film star)
Ramon Novarro (For a famous silent film star)

Special Journalistic Merit Award[edit]

Hedda Hopper
Louella Parsons

Henrietta Award (World Film Favorite)[edit]

Doris Day
Rock Hudson

Samuel Goldwyn Award[edit]

Room at the Top

Cecil B. DeMille Award[edit]

Bing Crosby