Many of the most decorated Golden Globe nominees first found success during the “New Hollywood” period, which ranged from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s. Twelve of the actors featured on this list won their first Golden Globe in the 1960s, and seven won their first Golden Globe in the 1970s.
The vast majority of nominees are actors, with the exceptions of director Fred Zinnemann and composer Dimitri Tiomkin. Twelve of the 27 actors are women, including seven of the top 10 most decorated. The Golden Globes grant actor- and actress-specific awards.
To identify the most decorated Golden Globe winners of all time, 24/7 Wall St. listed the individuals who have won the most Golden Globe awards, including special achievement awards that did not require a nomination. The number of nominations; whether an individual was the recipient of a special achievement award; and the length of a given person’s career were used to break ties. All Golden Globe data come from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Information including credits and the work an individual is most known for came from online movie database IMDb.com.