Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film

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Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
Awarded for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Miniseries or Television Film
Country United States
Presented by Hollywood Foreign Press Association
First awarded January 30, 1982
Currently held by Tom Hiddleston
The Night Manager (2016)
Most awards Robert Duvall (2)
James Garner (2)
Al Pacino (2)
Most nominations James Woods (7)
Website goldenglobes.com

The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film is an award presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). It is given in honor of an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role on a miniseries or motion picture made for television for the calendar year. The award was first presented at the 39th Golden Globe Awards on January 30, 1982 to Mickey Rooney for his role on Bill. Performances by actor in a miniseries or television film were originally awarded in the Best Actor – Television Series Drama category before the creation of this category.

Since its inception, the award has been given to 34 actors. Tom Hiddleston is the current recipient of the award for his portrayal of Jonathan Pine on The Night Manager. Robert Duvall, James Garner, and Al Pacino have won the most awards in this category with two each. James Woods has been nominated for the award on seven occasions, the most within the category.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Listed below are the winners of the award for each year, as well as the other nominees.

Key Meaning
double-dagger Indicates the winning actor.
Mickey Rooney was the first recipient of the award, winning for his role on Bill as Bill Sackter.
Ted Danson won the award for his performance in Something About Amelia (1984).
Out of seven nominations, the most in the category, James Woods won for his role as D.J. in Promise (1986).
Michael Caine (top) and Stacy Keach (bottom) tied for the award in 1988 for their roles in Jack the Ripper and Hemingway.
James Garner won the award in 1990 and 1993 for his roles in Decoration Day and Barbarians at the Gate.
Robert Duvall won in 1989 and 1992 for his performances in Lonesome Dove and Stalin.
Raúl Juliá won posthumously for his role as Chico Mendes in The Burning Season (1994).
Gary Sinise won the award for his performance in Truman (1995) as Harry S. Truman.
Ving Rhames won in 1997 for his portrayal of Don King in Don King: Only in America. During the ceremony, Rhames gave the award to fellow nominee Jack Lemmon, stating "I feel that being an artist is about giving, and I'd like to give this to you."
Brian Dennehy won the award for his role as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman (2000).
James Franco won in 2001 for his portrayal of James Dean in James Dean.
Bill Nighy won one out of three nominations for his role in Gideon's Daughter (2006).
Paul Giamatti won in 2008 for his performance in the miniseries John Adams.
Al Pacino won the award twice for his roles in Angels in America and You Don't Know Jack (2010).
Idris Elba received four nominations, winning in 2011 for his performance on Luther.
Oscar Isaac won the award for his portrayal of Nick Wasicsko in Show Me a Hero.

1980s[edit]

Year Actor Role Program Network Ref
1981
(39th)
Mickey Rooney Award winner Bill Sackter Bill CBS [1]
Dirk Bogarde Roald Dahl The Patricia Neal Story CBS
Timothy Hutton Donald Branch Booth A Long Way Home ABC
Danny Kaye Max Feldman Skokie CBS
Peter O'Toole Lucius Flavius Silva Masada ABC
Ray Sharkey Bill Carney The Ordeal of Bill Carney CBS
Peter Strauss Eleazar Ben Yair Masada ABC
1982
(40th)
Anthony Andrews Award winner Sebastian Flyte Brideshead Revisited PBS [2]
Philip Anglim John Merrick The Elephant Man ABC
Robby Benson Nolie Minor Two of a Kind CBS
Jeremy Irons Charles Ryder Brideshead Revisited PBS
Sam Waterston J. Robert Oppenheimer Oppenheimer
1983
(41st)
Richard Chamberlain Award winner Ralph de Bricassart The Thorn Birds ABC [3]
Robert Blake James R. Hoffa Blood Feud Syndicated
Louis Gossett Jr. Anwar al-Sadat Sadat OPT
Martin Sheen John F. Kennedy Kennedy NBC
Peter Strauss Emory Heart of Steel ABC
1984
(42nd)
Ted Danson Award winner Steven Bennett Something About Amelia ABC [4]
James Garner Harold Lear Heartsounds ABC
Sam Neill Sidney Reilly Reilly, Ace of Spies PBS
Jason Robards Andrei Sakharov Sakharov HBO
Treat Williams Stanley Kowalski A Streetcar Named Desire ABC
1985
(43rd)
Dustin Hoffman Award winner Willy Loman Death of a Salesman CBS [5]
Richard Chamberlain Raoul Wallenberg Wallenberg: A Hero's Story NBC
Richard Crenna Richard Beck The Rape of Richard Beck ABC
Kirk Douglas Amos Lasher Amos CBS
Peter Strauss Abel Rosnovski Kane and Abel
1986
(44th)
James Woods Award winner D.J. Promise CBS [6]
James Garner Bob Buehler Promise CBS
Mark Harmon Ted Bundy The Deliberate Stranger NBC
Jan Niklas Peter the Great Peter the Great
John Ritter Frank Coleman Unnatural Causes
1987
(45th)
Randy Quaid Award winner Lyndon B. Johnson LBJ: The Early Years NBC [7]
Alan Arkin Leon Feldhendler Escape from Sobibor CBS
Mark Harmon Elmer Jackson After the Promise
Jack Lemmon James Tyrone Long Day's Journey into Night Showtime
Judd Nelson Joe Hunt Billionaire Boys Club NBC
James Woods James Stockdale In Love and War
1988
(46th)
Michael Caine Award winner Jack the Ripper Jack the Ripper CBS [8]
Stacy Keach Award winner Ernest Hemingway Hemingway Syndicated
Richard Chamberlain Jason Bourne The Bourne Identity ABC
Anthony Hopkins Chavel The Tenth Man CBS
Jack Lemmon John M. Slaton The Murder of Mary Phagan NBC
1989
(47th)
Robert Duvall Award winner Captain Augustus "Gus" McCrae Lonesome Dove CBS [9]
John Gielgud Aaron Jastrow War and Remembrance ABC
Ben Kingsley Simon Wiesenthal Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story HBO
Lane Smith Richard Nixon The Final Days ABC
James Woods Bill Wilson My Name Is Bill W. CBS

1990s[edit]

Year Actor Role Program Network Ref
1990
(48th)
James Garner Award winner Albert Sidney Finch Decoration Day NBC [10]
Steven Bauer Enrique "Kiki" Camarena Drug Wars: The Camarena Story NBC
Michael Caine Dr. Henry Jekyll / Harry Hyde Jekyll & Hyde ABC
Tom Hulce Michael Schwerner Murder in Mississippi NBC
Burt Lancaster Gerard Carriere The Phantom of the Opera
Ricky Schroder Mark The Stranger Within ABC
1991
(49th)
Beau Bridges Award winner James Brady Without Warning: The James Brady Story HBO [11]
Sam Elliott Conn Conagher Conagher TNT
Peter Falk Columbo Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star ABC
Sam Neill Major James Leggatt One Against the Wind CBS
Sidney Poitier Thurgood Marshall Separate but Equal ABC
1992
(50th)
Robert Duvall Award winner Joseph Stalin Stalin HBO [12]
Anthony Andrews William Whitfield Jewels NBC
Philip Casnoff Frank Sinatra Sinatra CBS
Jon Voight Professor Alfred Kroeber The Last of His Tribe HBO
James Woods Roy Cohn Citizen Cohn
1993
(51st)
James Garner Award winner F. Ross Johnson Barbarians at the Gate HBO [13]
Peter Falk Columbo Columbo: Its All in the Game ABC
Jack Lemmon Robert A Life in the Theatre TNT
Matthew Modine Dr. Don Francis And the Band Played On HBO
Peter Strauss Ed MacAffrey Men Don't Tell CBS
1994
(52nd)
Raúl Juliá Award winner Chico Mendes The Burning Season HBO [14]
Alan Alda Dan Cutler White Mile HBO
James Garner Ira Moran Breathing Lessons CBS
Rutger Hauer Xavier March Fatherland HBO
Samuel L. Jackson Jamaal Against the Wall
1995
(53rd)
Gary Sinise Award winner Harry S. Truman Truman HBO [15]
Alec Baldwin Stanley Kowalski A Streetcar Named Desire CBS
Charles S. Dutton Boy Willie Charles The Piano Lesson
Laurence Fishburne Capt. Hannibal "Iowa" Lee, Jr. The Tuskegee Airmen HBO
James Woods Danny Davis Indictment: The McMartin Trial
1996
(54th)
Alan Rickman Award winner Grigori Rasputin Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny HBO [16]
Armand Assante John Gotti Gotti HBO
Beau Bridges Richard Phillips Losing Chase Showtime
Stephen Rea Bruno Hauptman Crime of the Century HBO
James Woods Temple Rayburn The Summer of Ben Tyler CBS
1997
(55th)
Ving Rhames Award winner Don King Don King: Only in America HBO [17]
Armand Assante Ulysses The Odyssey NBC
Jack Lemmon Juror #8 12 Angry Men Showtime
Matthew Modine Sammy Ayres What the Deaf Man Heard CBS
Gary Sinise George C. Wallace George Wallace TNT
1998
(56th)
Stanley Tucci Award winner Walter Winchell Winchell HBO [18]
Peter Fonda Gideon Prosper The Tempest NBC
Sam Neill Merlin Merlin
Bill Paxton John Paul Vann A Bright Shining Lie HBO
Christopher Reeve Jason Kemp Rear Window ABC
Patrick Stewart Captain Ahab Moby Dick USA Network
1999
(57th)
Jack Lemmon Award winner Henry Drummond Inherit the Wind Showtime [19]
Jack Lemmon Morrie Schwartz Tuesdays with Morrie ABC
Liev Schreiber Orson Welles RKO 281 HBO
Sam Shepard Dashiell Hammett Dash and Lilly A&E
Tom Sizemore Bobby Batton Witness Protection HBO

2000s[edit]

Year Actor Role Program Network Ref
2000
(38th)
Brian Dennehy Award winner Willy Loman Death of a Salesman Showtime [20]
Alec Baldwin Robert H. Jackson Nuremberg TNT
Brian Cox Hermann Göring
Andy García Arturo Sandoval For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story HBO
James Woods Dennis Barrie Dirty Pictures Showtime
2001
(59th)
James Franco Award winner James Dean James Dean TNT [21]
Kenneth Branagh Reinhard Heydrich Conspiracy HBO
Ben Kingsley Otto Frank Anne Frank: The Whole Story ABC
Damian Lewis Richard Winters Band of Brothers HBO
Barry Pepper Roger Maris 61*
2002
(60th)
Albert Finney Award winner Winston Churchill The Gathering Storm HBO [22]
Michael Gambon Lyndon B. Johnson Path to War HBO
Michael Keaton Robert Wiener Live from Baghdad
William H. Macy Bill Porter Door to Door TNT
Linus Roache Robert F. Kennedy RFK Fox
2003
(61st)
Al Pacino Award winner Roy Cohn Angels in America HBO [23]
Antonio Banderas Pancho Villa And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself HBO
James Brolin Ronald Reagan The Reagans Showtime
Troy Garity Barry Winchell Soldier's Girl
Tom Wilkinson Ruth Applewood Normal HBO
2004
(62nd)
Geoffrey Rush Award winner Peter Sellers The Life and Death of Peter Sellers HBO [24]
Mos Def Vivien Thomas Something the Lord Made HBO
Jamie Foxx Stanley Tookie Williams Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story FX
William H. Macy Gigot The Wool Cap TNT
Patrick Stewart King Henry II The Lion in Winter Showtime
2005
(63rd)
Jonathan Rhys Meyers Award winner Elvis Presley Elvis CBS [25]
Kenneth Branagh Franklin D. Roosevelt Warm Springs HBO
Ed Harris Miles Roby Empire Falls
Bill Nighy Lawrence The Girl in the Café
Donald Sutherland Bill Meehan Human Trafficking Lifetime
2006
(64th)
Bill Nighy Award winner Gideon Warner Gideon's Daughter BBC America [26]
Andre Braugher Nick Atwaler Thief FX
Robert Duvall Prentice "Print" Ritter Broken Trail AMC
Michael Ealy Darwyn al-Sayeed Sleeper Cell Showtime
Chiwetel Ejiofor Ian Carter Tsunami: The Aftermath HBO
Ben Kingsley Herman Tarnower Mrs. Harris
Matthew Perry Ron Clark The Ron Clark Story TNT
2007
(65th)
Jim Broadbent Award winner Lord Longford Longford HBO [27]
Adam Beach Charles Eastman Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee HBO
Ernest Borgnine Bert O'Riley A Grandpa for Christmas Hallmark Channel
Jason Isaacs Sir Mark Brydon The State Within BBC America
James Nesbitt Doctor Tom Jackman / Mr. Hyde Jekyll
2008
(66th)
Paul Giamatti Award winner John Adams John Adams HBO [28]
Ralph Fiennes Bernard Lafferty Bernard and Doris HBO
Kevin Spacey Ron Klain Recount
Kiefer Sutherland Jack Bauer 24: Redemption Fox
Tom Wilkinson James Baker Recount HBO
2009
(67th)
Kevin Bacon Award winner Michael Strobl Taking Chance HBO [29]
Kenneth Branagh Kurt Wallander Wallander: One Step Behind PBS
Chiwetel Ejiofor Thabo Mbeki Endgame
Brendan Gleeson Winston Churchill Into the Storm HBO
Jeremy Irons Alfred Stieglitz Georgia O'Keeffe Lifetime

2010s[edit]

Year Actor Role Program Network Ref
2010
(68th)
Al Pacino Award winner Jack Kevorkian You Don't Know Jack HBO [30]
Idris Elba DCI John Luther Luther BBC America
Ian McShane Waleran Bigod The Pillars of the Earth Starz
Dennis Quaid Bill Clinton The Special Relationship HBO
Édgar Ramírez Ilich Ramírez Sánchez Carlos Sundance Channel
2011
(69th)
Idris Elba Award winner DCI John Luther Luther BBC America [31]
Hugh Bonneville Robert, Earl of Grantham Downton Abbey PBS
William Hurt Henry Paulson Too Big to Fail HBO
Bill Nighy Johnny Worricker Page Eight PBS
Dominic West Hector Madden The Hour BBC America
2012
(70th)
Kevin Costner Award winner Devil Anse Hatfield Hatfields & McCoys History [32]
Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock Holmes Sherlock PBS
Woody Harrelson Steve Schmidt Game Change HBO
Toby Jones Alfred Hitchcock The Girl
Clive Owen Ernest Hemingway Hemingway & Gellhorn
2013
(71st)
Michael Douglas Award winner Liberace Behind the Candelabra HBO [33]
Matt Damon Scott Thorson Behind the Candelabra HBO
Chiwetel Ejiofor Louis Lester Dancing on the Edge Starz
Idris Elba DCI John Luther Luther BBC America
Al Pacino Phil Spector Phil Spector HBO
2014
(72nd)
Billy Bob Thornton Award winner Lorne Malvo Fargo FX [34]
Martin Freeman Lester Nygaard Fargo FX
Woody Harrelson Detective Martin Hart True Detective HBO
Matthew McConaughey Detective Rust Cohle
Mark Ruffalo Ned Weeks The Normal Heart
2015
(73rd)
Oscar Isaac Award winner Nick Wasicsko Show Me a Hero HBO [35]
Idris Elba DCI John Luther Luther BBC America
David Oyelowo Peter Snowden Nightingale HBO
Mark Rylance Thomas Cromwell Wolf Hall PBS
Patrick Wilson State Trouper Lou Solverson Fargo FX
2016
(74th)
Tom Hiddleston Award winner Jonathan Pine The Night Manager AMC [36]
Riz Ahmed Nasir "Naz" Khan The Night Of HBO
Bryan Cranston Lyndon B. Johnson All the Way HBO
John Turturro John Stone The Night Of HBO
Courtney B. Vance Johnnie Cochran The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story FX

Superlatives[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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