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.org

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

1990s[edit]

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

2000s[edit]

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

2010s[edit]

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

Superlatives[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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