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30 TV Shows & Movies You Didn't Know Won Golden Globes

Babe, Best Musical or Comedy (1995)

A childhood favorite for many, this 1995 film won the Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy. Christine Cavanaugh provides the voice of Babe, a lovable pig who dreams of being a sheepdog. The movie also stars James Cromwell who has the best line of the movie and gave us the memorable quote, “That’ll do pig, that’ll do.”

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Toy Story 2, Best Musical or Comedy (2000)

In this Pixar sequel, Woody, voiced by Tom Hanks, is stolen by a toy dealer, leaving Buzz, voiced by Tim Allen, and the other toys to rescue him and bring him home. The movie won the Golden Globe in 2000 for Best Musical or Comedy and was considered to be equal to or even better than the first Toy Story, which is rare for sequels to accomplish.  

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Transparent, Best Television Series Musical or Comedy (2015)

This comedy-drama series on Amazon Prime stars Jeffrey Tambor as a transwoman who comes out to her family. The series first premiered in 2014 and will be coming back for its 5th season this year. It won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2015.

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Roseanne, Best Television Series Musical or Comedy (1993)

Starring Roseanne Barr and John Goodman, the hit show ran for nine seasons from 1988 to 1997 and revolved around the Conners, a working-class family. It won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series Musical or Comedy in 1993. The show remains popular and relatable to this day and has returned to our TV screens for a 10th season.

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Mrs. Doubtfire, Best Musical or Comedy (1993)

The 1993 film stars Robin Williams, Sally Fields, and Pierce Brosnan. Williams plays a divorced actor who dresses up as a female housekeeper, Mrs. Doubtfire, in order to spend time with his children.  Although it initially received mixed reviews, the movie still took home the Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy.

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X-Files, Best Series-Drama (1994, 1996, 1997)

This 90s sci-fi series snagged the Golden Globe more than once. It won for Best Series-Drama three times: 1994, 1996, and 1997. The show stars David Duchovny as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully. It ran for nine seasons from 1993 to 2002 and returned for a short 10th season in 2016.

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Best Drama (1993)

This classic film was an instant hit and is still loved today. It follows the story of a young boy who befriends a stranded alien and helps him return home. Considered one of the greatest movies of all time, it won the Golden Globe in 1993 for Best Drama.

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Rocky, Best Drama (1977)

This rags to riches drama tells the story of Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer who gets the chance to fight at the world heavyweight championship. It is written by and stars Sylvester Stallone. The film has spawned six sequels. It won the Golden Globe for Best Drama in 1977.

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The Exorcist, Best Drama (1974)

Even if you’ve never seen the movie, you’re probably familiar with this classic horror film from 1973. It tells the story of an exorcism that is loosely based on true events. It won the Golden Globe for Best Drama in 1974.

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Ugly Betty, Best Television Series Musical or Comedy (2006)

A plain wannabe writer, Betty, lands a job at a prestigious fashion magazine in this comedy series. The show stars America Ferrera. It ran for four seasons from 2006 to 2010 and snagged a Golden Globe for Best Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2006.

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Roots, Best Television Series Drama (1978)

Based on Alex Haley's book, “Roots” is a miniseries that tells the story of African Kunta Kinte, who is brought to America and enslaved, and the generations of his family. The series won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series Drama in 1978. The legacy of Roots is still significant today. It was recently re-made in 2016 by the History channel.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Best Television Series Musical or Comedy (2014)

Starring Andy Samberg as Jack Peralta, an immature but talented NYPD detective, the show first premiered on Fox in 2013. It's now in its fifth season and has won several awards, including a Golden Globe for Best Television Series Musical or Comedy.

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M*A*S*H, Best Musical or Comedy (1971)

You’re probably familiar with the TV show, but initially, M*A*S*H was a movie. The black comedy war film was based on the book MASH: A Novel About Three Doctors. It went on to become one of the biggest movies of the early 70s for 20th Century Fox. It won the Golden Globe in 1971 for Best Musical or Comedy.

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60 Minutes, Best Television Series Drama (1978)

CBS’ 60 Minutes first premiered in 1968. It has collected several awards over the years—even a Golden Globe. What makes that kind of odd is that the Golden Globes typically recognize fictional work and not serious journalism. Creator, Don Hewitt, seemed to agree. He rejected the 1978 win for Best Television Series Drama, and the Globes have ignored the show ever since.

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Beauty and the Beast, Best Musical or Comedy (1991)

A beloved Disney classic, the film first captured our hearts in 1991. It was the first animated film to win a Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy. We think it was well deserved.

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The Lion King, Best Musical or Comedy (1994)

Another Disney favorite and arguably the best Disney movie—for cat people anyway, The Lion King was released in 1994 and was the highest-grossing film of the year. Not only did it go on to win two Academy Awards, but it also won the Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy.

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Mad About You, Best Television Series Musical or Comedy (1994)

Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser star as a married couple living in New York. The sitcom ran from 1992 to 1999 and tied with Frasier in 1994 for the Golden Globe Best Television Series Musical or Comedy.

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Cybill, Best Television Series Musical or Comedy (1995)

In 1995, “Cybill” took home the Globe for Best Television Series Musical or Comedy. The show follows a struggling middle-aged actress as she attempts to make it in Hollywood. It starred Cybill Shepherd as Cybill and was created by Chuck Lorre.

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Ally McBeal, Best Television Series Musical or Comedy (1997,1998)

If there is one thing we will always remember about “Ally McBeal” it’s dancing babies. Calista Flockhart stars as the young attorney Ally McBeal who joins a prestigious law firm that her ex-boyfriend works at. The show ran from 1997 to 2002 and won a Globe for Best Television Series Musical or Comedy in 1997 and 1998.

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Desperate Housewives, Best Television Series Musical or Comedy (2005, 2006)

In a seemingly perfect neighborhood live four women with a lot of drama and secrets that come to surface in this ABC comedy. The show was an instant hit receiving lots of praise and awards, including two Golden Globes for Best Television Series Musical or Comedy. It ran from 2004 to 2012 and is the longest-running hour-long television series featuring all female leads.  

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Curb Your Enthusiasm, Best Television Series Musical or Comedy, (2002)

Co-creator of the iconic show “Seinfeld,” Larry David plays a satirical version of himself in this comedy. The improvised show had eight seasons from 2000 to 2011 and recently came back for its 9th season in 2017. It won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2002.

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Fiddler on the Roof, Best Musical or Comedy (1972)

This classic musical tells the story of Tevye a poor milkman and father of 5 daughters, who attempts to hold onto his Jewish faith as he faces the oppression of turn-of-the century czarist Russia. The film adaption of the Broadway musical was released in 1971. It won the Globe for Best Musical or Comedy in 1972.

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Arthur, Best Musical or Comedy (1982)

The 1981 film is about Arthur, who is an heir to a huge fortune. He is a happy drunk with no ambitions and is told the only way he will receive his fortune is if he marries a woman he does not love. The film stars Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, and John Gielgud. It won the Globe for Best Musical or Comedy in 1982.

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3rd Rock From the Sun, Best Television Series Musical or Comedy (1996)

A group of aliens disguise themselves as a family while studying and reporting about life on Earth in this funny show from the 90s. It stars the legendary John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart, and a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It took home the Golden Globe for Best Television Series-Musical or Comedy in 1996.

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Twin Peaks, Best Television Series Drama (1991)

A cult favorite, “Twin Peaks” started out as a top-rated show and even won a Golden Globe for Best Television Series Drama in 1991, but was canceled by its second season due to declining ratings. The show follows the investigation of a young girl's mysterious death. It was created by David Lynch and Mark Frost. You may have caught the reboot of the show, which aired in 2017.

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Nip/Tuck, Best Television Series Drama (2005)

Created by Ryan Murphy, the show focuses on two plastic surgeons and their personal and professional lives. It stars Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon, and the campy series won a Golden Globe for Best Television Series Drama in 2005.

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Mozart in the Jungle, Best Television Series Musical or Comedy (2015)

Another show produced by Amazon Studios, “Mozart in the Jungle” lasted four seasons. It was inspired by Blair Tindall’s 2005 memoir Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music. In 2015, the show won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series Musical or Comedy.

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Atlanta, Best Television Series Musical or Comedy (2017)

This FX show revolves around two cousins working together to better their lives by breaking into Atlanta’s music scene. It was created by and stars Donald Glover. In its short existence, the show has already racked up a ton of awards, including a Golden Globe for Best Television Series Musical or Comedy.

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Glee, Best Television Series Musical or Comedy (2009, 2010)

Another show created by Ryan Murphy, “Glee” focuses on a glee club made up of misfits at William McKinley High School. It ran on Fox from 2009 to 2015. The show won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series Musical or Comedy two years in a row, 2009 and 2010.

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Boyhood, Best Drama (2015)

This drama follows a young boy, Mason, from childhood to his start at college. The movie was filmed from 2002 to 2013. It was written and directed by Richard Linklater, and stars Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, and Ethan Hawke. It won the Golden Globe for Best Drama in 2015.

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