- A handful of actors across television and film have three or more Golden Globes.
- Jennifer Lawrence has won for a movie that was poorly received by critics and viewers.
- Actors like Sarah Jessica Parker have just won multiple Golden Globes for the same role year after year.
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The Golden Globe Awards are known for recognising outstanding film and television industry achievements, but that doesn’t mean every winner is always the best choice.
Over the past few decades, there have been surprising wins that seemed undeserving and wins that seemed a bit too repetitive.
Here are some of the actors with the most Golden Globes who don’t really deserve them all, in my opinion.
Sarah Jessica Parker won multiple Golden Globes for the same role.
Sarah Jessica Parker won four Golden Globes in six years for her role as Carrie Bradshaw on “Sex and the City.”
She was also nominated every year the show ran.
Despite its eventual place in popular culture, it was not a series that critics particularly revered, especially during its early seasons.
Her multiple wins might’ve been more impressive if she’d been nominated for a wider variety of roles.
Hugh Laurie has three Globes, but I don’t think he deserves all of them.
In 2017, he won TV’s best supporting actor award for his role in the critically acclaimed miniseries “The Night Manager.”
Some critics felt like this was a bit of an upset and a snub, with Laurie taking the Globe over John Lithgow for “The Crown” and Courtney B. Vance for “American Crime Story: The People Vs. OJ.”
Michael J. Fox won for a show I don’t feel is all that memorable.
Michael J. Fox won three of his four Golden Globes for the ABC comedy “Spin City.”
The show was well-liked at the time, but his performance wasn’t necessarily worthy of three Globes for the same role, especially considering Fox has acted in dozens of impressive projects, including “Back to the Future” (1985).
Carol Burnett’s wins feel a bit repetitive to me.
Between 1968 and 1978 Carol Burnett won five Golden Globes for CBS’s “The Carol Burnett Show.”
It is considered by many to be one of the greatest shows of all time and it was extremely popular in its heyday.
But I feel like five awards is quite the extreme amount for a sketch show that won plenty of other awards. And the fact that all of her awards are for the same role doesn’t feel quite so impressive to me.
Alan Alda was nominated 11 times for the same role.
Alan Alda was nominated for best performance by an actor in a television series 11 times for CBS’s “M*A*S*H.” He won six of those.
But he’s been nominated 16 times total and the only times he ever won was for that series.
Although “M*A*S*H” is a revered show that earned a place in TV history and Alda’s performances were impressive, I feel like the Globes should have acknowledged other equally impressive actors during that decade.
Meryl Streep deserves many of her awards, but I don’t think all of them make sense.
Over the years, she’s won for her parts in the historical drama “The Iron Lady” (2012), which was poorly received by viewers and critics and dubbed Oscar bait that seemed to only exist to help win Streep awards.
She also won for “Julie & Julia” (2009), which I don’t think was that big of a win considering she was nominated for two performances in that category, giving her a high chance of getting an award.
She also won for “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006), and I agree that Streep gives an impressive performance as Miranda Priestly, but I think Toni Collette, the only representative for the acclaimed ensemble that led “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006), should have won that Globe instead.
In some cases, I think George Clooney won over actors who gave more impressive performances.
George Clooney has three Globes – but I don’t feel he deserves them all.
He won for “The Descendants” (2011), which is considered an overrated movie by many bloggers and critics. This was an upset because he beat fan-favourite Brad Pitt for his performance in the revered “Moneyball” (2011) as well as the actual best performance Michael Fassbender in “Shame” (2011).
In my opinion, Clooney deserved his Globe for “Syriana” (2006) but he really didn’t have much competition for his Globe win for “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” (2001)
He won even though the film had some mixed reviews. It’s been deemed one of the lowest-ranking Coen Brothers flicks by Indie Wire and it’s been somewhat poorly rated by popular film critic Roger Ebert.
Jennifer Lawrence’s most recent win didn’t make sense considering its negative viewer and critic reviews.
Jennifer Lawrence won three Golden Globes for her performances in David O’Russell’s films “Silver Linings Playbook” (2012), “American Hustle” (2013), and “Joy” (2015).
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