Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
|Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical|
|Awarded for||Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Comedy or Musical|
|Presented by||Hollywood Foreign Press Association|
|Currently held by||Jennifer Lawrence for Joy (2015)|
The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. Previously, there was a single award for "Best Actress in a Motion Picture" but the splitting allowed for recognition of it and the Best Actress – Drama.
The formal title has varied since its inception. In 2005, it was officially called: "Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical". As of 2014, the wording is "Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical".
- "†" indicates an Academy Award-winning performance.
- "‡" indicates an Academy Award nomination.
- "§" indicates a Golden Globe Award-winning performance that was not nominated for an Academy Award.
Winners and nominees
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- Amy Adams (consecutive)
- Annette Bening
- Diane Keaton
- Nicole Kidman
- Jennifer Lawrence
- Shirley MacLaine
- Bette Midler
- Sissy Spacek
- Meryl Streep
- Barbra Streisand
- Kathleen Turner (consecutive)
- Renée Zellweger
- Academy Award for Best Actress
- Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress
- Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
- BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
- Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role