Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
- Eligibility 1
- Animated Films 2
- 1951–1957 3
- 1958–1962 4
- 1963–1969 5
- 1970s 6
- 1980s 7
- 1990s 8
- 2000s 9
- 2010s 10
- Notes 11
- See also 12
- References 13
Currently, eligible films must be at least 70 minutes in length, and be commercially released for at least seven days in the "greater Los Angeles area" and screened for the HFPA membership. The commercial release must begin during the calendar year prior to the awards ceremony, and the screening can occur no later than one week after commercial release. For purposes of the award, a "musical" is "defined as a comedy or drama where the songs are used in place of spoken dialogue to further the plot." In addition, the film must have its principal dialogue in English.
There have been many animated films that have been nominated for Best Picture in the Musical or Comedy category. Though only three films (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Toy Story 2) have won, there have been many other nominated animated feature films. They include Aladdin, Toy Story, Shrek, Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles.
|1958||Auntie Mame *||Morton DaCosta||Morton DaCosta||Gigi †||Vincente Minnelli||Arthur Freed|
|Bell, Book and Candle||Richard Quine||Julian Blaustein||Damn Yankees||George Abbott & Stanley Donen||George Abbott, Stanley Donen, Robert E. Griffith, & Harold Prince|
|Indiscreet||Stanley Donen||Norman Krasna||South Pacific||Joshua Logan||Buddy Adler|
|Me and the Colonel||Peter Glenville||William Goetz||tom thumb||George Pal||George Pal|
|The Perfect Furlough||Blake Edwards||Robert Arthur|
|1959||Some Like It Hot||Billy Wilder||Billy Wilder||Porgy and Bess||Otto Preminger||Samuel Goldwyn|
|But Not for Me||Walter Lang||George Seaton||The Five Pennies||Melville Shavelson||Jack Rose|
|Operation Petticoat||Blake Edwards||Robert Arthur||Li'l Abner||Melvin Frank||Norman Panama|
|Pillow Talk||Michael Gordon||Ross Hunter & Martin Melcher||A Private's Affair||Director||Producer|
|Who Was That Lady?||George Sidney||Norman Krasna||Say One for Me||Director||Producer|
|1960||The Apartment †||Billy Wilder||Billy Wilder||Song Without End||George Cukor & Charles Vidor||William Goetz|
|The Facts of Life||Melvin Frank & Norman Panama||Melvin Frank & Norman Panama||Bells Are Ringing||Vincente Minnelli||Arthur Freed|
|The Grass Is Greener||Stanley Donen||Stanley Donen & James H. Ware||Can-Can||Walter Lang||Saul Chaplin & Jack Cummings|
|It Started in Naples||Melville Shavelson||Jack Rose||Let's Make Love||George Cukor||Jerry Wald|
|Our Man in Havana||Carol Reed||Carol Reed||Pepe||George Sidney||George Sidney|
|1961||A Majority of One||Mervyn LeRoy||Producer||West Side Story †||Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise||Robert Wise|
|Breakfast at Tiffany's||Blake Edwards||Martin Jurow & Richard Shepherd||Babes in Toyland||Jack Donohue||Walt Disney|
|One, Two, Three||Billy Wilder||Billy Wilder||Flower Drum Song||Henry Koster||Ross Hunter|
|The Parent Trap||David Swift||Walt Disney & George Golitzen|
|Pocketful of Miracles||Frank Capra||Frank Capra|
|1962||That Touch of Mink||Delbert Mann||Robert Arthur, Martin Melcher, Edward Muhl, & Stanley Shapiro||The Music Man *||Morton DaCosta||Morton DaCosta|
|The Best of Enemies||Director||Producer||Billy Rose's Jumbo||Charles Walters||Martin Melcher & Joe Pasternak|
|Boys' Night Out||Michael Gordon||Martin Ransohoff||Girls! Girls! Girls!||Norman Taurog||Hal B. Wallis|
|If a Man Answers||Henry Levin||Ross Hunter||Gypsy||Mervyn LeRoy||Mervyn LeRoy|
|Period of Adjustment||George Roy Hill||Lawrence Weingarten||The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm||Henry Levin & George Pal||George Pal|
- "†" means that the film won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
- "*" means that the film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
- Between 1989 and 2004, 10 animated feature films were nominated for the Golden Globe Award and 3 won:
- 1989 The Little Mermaid (nominated) (lost to Driving Miss Daisy)
- 1991 Beauty and the Beast (WON)
- 1992 Aladdin (nominated) (lost to The Player)
- 1994 The Lion King (WON)
- 1995 Toy Story (nominated) (lost to Babe)
- 1999 Toy Story 2 (WON)
- 2000 Chicken Run (nominated) (lost to Almost Famous)
- 2001 Shrek (nominated) (lost to Moulin Rouge!)
- 2003 Finding Nemo (nominated) (lost to Lost in Translation)
- 2004 The Incredibles (nominated) (lost to Sideways)
Under the 2007 revised rules of the HFPA, animated pictures are no longer eligible in this or the category of Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama, instead competing exclusively in the new category of Best Animated Feature Film.
- Academy Award for Best Picture
- BAFTA Award for Best Film
- Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
- Hollywood Foreign Press Association. "Golden Globe Award Consideration: Motion Picture – Submission" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-04-01.
Hollywood Foreign Press Association. "Golden Globe Award Consideration: Best Foreign Language Film Submission" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-04-01.
Films that qualify for the best foreign language film award also qualify for Golden Globe awards in all other categories except best motion picture drama and best motion picture musical or comedy which are for English-language films exclusively.
- When there is more than one director, only the first billed is displayed.
- When there is more than one producer, only the first billed is displayed.
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"1954 12th Golden Globe Awards". Los Angeles Times The Envelope Awards Site. Archived from the original on 2007-05-17. Retrieved 2007-06-29.
nominee list no longer exists
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"1955 13th Golden Globe Awards". Los Angeles Times The Envelope Awards Site. Archived from the original on 2007-05-17. Retrieved 2007-06-29.
nominee list no longer exists
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