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Most Popular Golden Globe Nominated Actors

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The Golden Globes stand apart from other awards ceremonies such as the Emmys and the Academy Awards in that they recognize achievements in both television and film. While these two mediums have historically existed on different levels – cinema being considered a higher art form than television – the two forms of storytelling are more similar today than ever before.

There’s no better illustration of this than the list of actors who have received nominations for Golden Globe Awards. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which has held the event since 1943, has this year nominated 68 actors who have helped elevate elevate their craft. In many cases, those nominated for work on television originally found fame working in film and vice versa.

24/7 Wall St. has identified the most popular Golden Globe-nominated actors this year by creating an index measuring the popularity of each actor’s work in film and television, as well the popularity of each actor’s Wikipedia Page over the past two years.

Click here to see the most popular Golden Globe nominated actors.
Click here to see our detailed findings and methodology.

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68. Stephan James
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Drama
> Movie or show: “Homecoming”
> Acting credits: 26
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 357,599

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67. Billy Porter
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Drama
> Movie or show: “Pose”
> Acting credits: 15
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 458,027

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66. Elsie Fisher
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy
> Movie or show: “Eighth Grade”
> Acting credits: 25
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 555,538

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65. Richard E Grant
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture
> Movie or show: “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
> Acting credits: 125
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 1,240,470

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64. Alex Borstein
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
> Movie or show: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
> Acting credits: 63
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 1,708,153

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63. Regina King
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture
> Movie or show: “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Seven Seconds”
> Acting credits: 53
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 1,781,191

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62. Lucas Hedges
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama
> Movie or show: “Boy Erased”
> Acting credits: 19
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 1,908,708

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61. Caitriona Balfe
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Drama
> Movie or show: “Outlander”
> Acting credits: 13
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 2,227,186

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60. Kieran Culkin
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
> Movie or show: “Succession”
> Acting credits: 30
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 1,991,468

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59. John David Washington
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama
> Movie or show: “BlacKkKlansman”
> Acting credits: 8
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 2,475,715

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58. Patricia Clarkson
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
> Movie or show: “Sharp Objects”
> Acting credits: 94
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 1,872,869

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57. Olivia Colman
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy
> Movie or show: “The Favourite”
> Acting credits: 97
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 2,470,359

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56. Henry Winkler
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
> Movie or show: “Barry”
> Acting credits: 125
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 2,648,251

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55. Matthew Rhys
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Drama
> Movie or show: “The Americans”
> Acting credits: 51
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 2,803,813

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54. Debra Messing
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy
> Movie or show: “Will & Grace”
> Acting credits: 37
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 2,635,407

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53. Connie Britton
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Limited Series Or A Motion Picture Made For Television
> Movie or show: “Dirty John”
> Acting credits: 51
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 2,944,950

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52. Alan Arkin
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
> Movie or show: “The Kominsky Method”
> Acting credits: 109
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 1,942,317

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51. Ben Whishaw
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
> Movie or show: “A Very English Scandal”
> Acting credits: 54
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 2,324,436

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50. Edgar Ramírez
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
> Movie or show: “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace”
> Acting credits: 40
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 2,099,913

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49. Darren Criss
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Limited Series Or A Motion Picture Made For Television
> Movie or show: “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace”
> Acting credits: 37
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 3,176,551

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48. Sandra Oh
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Drama
> Movie or show: “Killing Eve”
> Acting credits: 80
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 2,864,391

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47. Candice Bergen
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy
> Movie or show: “Murphy Brown”
> Acting credits: 62
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 2,844,785

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46. Rachel Brosnahan
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy
> Movie or show: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
> Acting credits: 36
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 3,521,783

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45. Daniel Brühl
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Limited Series Or A Motion Picture Made For Television
> Movie or show: “Alienist, The”
> Acting credits: 72
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 2,234,868

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44. Glenn Close
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Drama
> Movie or show: “The Wife”
> Acting credits: 84
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 2,511,140

43. Constance Wu
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy
> Movie or show: “Crazy Rich Asians”
> Acting credits: 35
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 3,556,861

42. Patricia Arquette
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Limited Series Or A Motion Picture Made For Television
> Movie or show: “Escape At Dannemora”
> Acting credits: 64
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 2,629,742

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41. Yvonne Strahovski
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
> Movie or show: “The Handmaid’S Tale”
> Acting credits: 35
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 3,821,341

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40. Richard Madden
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Drama
> Movie or show: “Bodyguard”
> Acting credits: 25
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 4,332,964

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39. John C Reilly
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy
> Movie or show: “Stan & Ollie”
> Acting credits: 102
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 2,260,536

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38. Bill Hader
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy
> Movie or show: “Barry”
> Acting credits: 104
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 3,440,998

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37. Keri Russell
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Drama
> Movie or show: “The Americans”
> Acting credits: 43
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 4,083,451

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36. Mahershala Ali
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture
> Movie or show: “Green Book”
> Acting credits: 43
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 4,795,543

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35. Claire Foy
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture
> Movie or show: “First Man”
> Acting credits: 25
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 5,039,615

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34. Lin-Manuel Miranda
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy
> Movie or show: “Mary Poppins Returns”
> Acting credits: 26
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 5,711,570

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33. Timothée Chalamet
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture
> Movie or show: “Beautiful Boy”
> Acting credits: 26
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 5,676,612

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32. Penélope Cruz
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
> Movie or show: “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace”
> Acting credits: 79
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 4,460,897

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31. Thandie Newton
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
> Movie or show: “Westworld”
> Acting credits: 43
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 4,447,185

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30. Elisabeth Moss
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Drama
> Movie or show: “The Handmaid’S Tale”
> Acting credits: 81
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 5,942,832

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29. Sam Rockwell
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture
> Movie or show: “Vice”
> Acting credits: 102
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 4,556,238

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28. Rosamund Pike
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Drama
> Movie or show: “A Private War”
> Acting credits: 49
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 4,540,263

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27. Antonio Banderas
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Limited Series Or A Motion Picture Made For Television
> Movie or show: “Genius”
> Acting credits: 110
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 3,567,024

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26. Laura Dern
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Limited Series Or A Motion Picture Made For Television
> Movie or show: “The Tale”
> Acting credits: 8
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 5,166,698

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25. Alison Brie
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy
> Movie or show: “Glow”
> Acting credits: 62
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 6,403,489

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24. Melissa Mccarthy
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Drama
> Movie or show: “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
> Acting credits: 51
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 5,968,370

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23. Adam Driver
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture
> Movie or show: “Blackkklansman”
> Acting credits: 41
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 6,559,725

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22. Hugh Grant
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Limited Series Or A Motion Picture Made For Television
> Movie or show: “A Very English Scandal”
> Acting credits: 66
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 4,444,104

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21. Sacha Baron Cohen
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy
> Movie or show: “Who Is America”
> Acting credits: 48
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 5,792,699

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20. Robert Redford
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy
> Movie or show: “The Old Man & The Gun”
> Acting credits: 80
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 5,274,135

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19. Rami Malek
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama
> Movie or show: “Bohemian Rhapsody”
> Acting credits: 31
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 7,519,936

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18. Willem Dafoe
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama
> Movie or show: “At Eternity’S Gate”
> Acting credits: 126
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 3,947,418

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17. Viggo Mortensen
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy
> Movie or show: “Green Book”
> Acting credits: 57
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 4,263,166

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16. Rachel Weisz
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture
> Movie or show: “The Favourite”
> Acting credits: 57
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 6,214,903

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15. Kristen Bell
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy
> Movie or show: “The Good Place”
> Acting credits: 94
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 7,565,671

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14. Michael Douglas
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy
> Movie or show: “The Kominsky Method”
> Acting credits: 60
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 6,624,480

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13. Jason Bateman
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Drama
> Movie or show: “Ozark”
> Acting credits: 88
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 6,058,357

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12. Benedict Cumberbatch
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Limited Series Or A Motion Picture Made For Television
> Movie or show: “Patrick Melrose”
> Acting credits: 75
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 8,170,323

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11. Amy Adams
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture
> Movie or show: “Vice,” “Sharp Objects”
> Acting credits: 59
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 6,906,308

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10. Emily Blunt
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy
> Movie or show: “Mary Poppins Returns”
> Acting credits: 43
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 9,468,044

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9. Julia Roberts
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Drama
> Movie or show: “Homecoming”
> Acting credits: 62
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 8,850,806

8. Nicole Kidman
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Drama
> Movie or show: “Destroyer”
> Acting credits: 84
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 10,025,169

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7. Charlize Theron
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy
> Movie or show: “Tully”
> Acting credits: 59
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 10,145,425

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6. Emma Stone
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture
> Movie or show: “The Favourite”
> Acting credits: 42
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 10,995,778

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5. Lady Gaga
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Drama
> Movie or show: “A Star Is Born”
> Acting credits: 42
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 15,364,010

4. Bradley Cooper
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama
> Movie or show: “A Star Is Born”
> Acting credits: 65
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 9,814,537

3. Donald Glover
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy
> Movie or show: “Atlanta”
> Acting credits: 89
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 16,817,339

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2. Jim Carrey
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy
> Movie or show: “Kidding”
> Acting credits: 62
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 9,639,306

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1. Christian Bale
> Nomination: Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy
> Movie or show: “Vice”
> Acting credits: 52
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 5,578,955

Detailed findings

Among the most popular actors nominated for their performances in television this past year are Jim Carrey and Julia Roberts – two stars who are undoubtedly best known for their motion picture work. While Carrey has worked in television before, most notably as a cast member on the sketch comedy show “In Living Color,” he became an international sensation starring in movies like “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” and “The Truman Show.” He’s now returned to television with his honed acting chops, starring in the Showtime series “Kidding.”

Similarly, Julia Roberts is considered one of the biggest movie stars ever. This past year she devoted her talents to the television series “Homecoming,” for which she is nominated for a Golden Globe.

This road leads both ways. While Adam Driver is currently one of the biggest, relatively young stars in Hollywood – having starred in multiple Star Wars sequels and other popular films such as “Logan Lucky,” his first significant role was arguably that of Adam Sackler in the HBO series “Girls.” Driver used some of that clout to work his way up in the movies. He’s now nominated for a Golden Globe his role in Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.”

This year’s Golden Globes prove that neither movies nor television are the dominant medium in today’s entertainment landscape. Both produce huge stars who can gain popularity in either field.

Methodology

To determine the most popular Golden Globe-nominated actors, 24/7 Wall St. developed an index based on Wikipedia page views over the last two years and the number of user ratings for films in which they’ve starred. The number of Wikipedia page views for each actor for the two-year period leading up to Dec. 9 of this year. This timeframe best reflects which actors are currently the most popular as opposed to those who may have been extremely popular at one time and have since faded from public view. We took into account the total number of IMDb user reviews for films and television series each actor has starred in. To be considered one of the top film’s stars, actors must be listed among the first four people under a respective film or television series’ star listing.

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