5. Jack Nicholson
> Lifetime wins & nominations: 6 wins, 17 nominations
> First win: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, 1975
> Known for: Chinatown; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; As Good as It Gets
Jack Nicholson was nominated four times before winning a Golden Globe for his performance in 1975’s “Chinatown.” His most recent win came in 2003 for his work in “About Schmidt.” When combining wins and nominations, Nicholson has performed better at the Golden Globes than any other male actor in history.
4. Julie Andrews
> Lifetime wins & nominations: 7 wins, 14 nominations
> First win: Actress In A Leading Role – Musical Or Comedy, 1965
> Known for: The Sound of Music; Mary Poppins; Victor Victoria
One of the most beloved actresses ever, Julie Andrews has endeared herself to audiences in movies, television, and on stage since the 1950s. Andrews has seven Golden Globe wins, among them for Actress in a Musical or Comedy for “Mary Poppins” and “The Sound of Music.”
3. Jane Fonda
> Lifetime wins & nominations: 7 wins, 15 nominations
> First win: New Star Of The Year – Actress, 1962
> Known for: Klute; Barbarella; Youth
The acting gene was clearly passed on to Jane Fonda from her father Henry. Fonda has notched seven Golden Globe wins in her storied, and at times controversial, career, including back-to-back wins for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for “Julia” in 1978 and “Coming Home” in 1979.
2. Barbra Streisand
> Lifetime wins & nominations: 8 wins, 18 nominations
> First win: Actress In A Leading Role – Musical Or Comedy, 1969
> Known for: Funny Girl; Yentl; The Mirror Has Two Faces
Barbra Streisand took home her first Golden Globe in 1969 as Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her role in “Funny Girl.” Six other victories have followed that accolade. She is the first woman to have won the Golden Globe for best director, in 1984 for the film “Yentl.” Streisand has advocated for more recognition of female directors. At the Golden Globe ceremony in 2017, she chided the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for not doing enough to support women filmmakers.
1. Meryl Streep
> Lifetime wins & nominations: 8 wins, 32 nominations
> First win: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture, 1980
> Known for: Out of Africa; August: Osage County; The Devil Wears Prada
Meryl Streep has been called the greatest actress of her generation, and few would dispute that claim. During her career in films and television she won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for “Julie & Julia” in 2010, Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television in “Angels in America” in 2004, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for “Sophie’s Choice” in 1983, among many other wins. Streep has amassed a record 23 competitive Golden Globe nominations, including eight wins.