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The 39th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television for 1981, were held on January 30, 1982.

39th Golden Globe Awards
Date January 30, 1982
Best Film: Drama On Golden Pond
Best Film: Musical or Comedy Arthur


Winners and nomineesEdit


Best Actor - DramaEdit

Henry Fonda - On Golden Pond

Best Actor - Musical or ComedyEdit

Dudley Moore - Arthur

Best Actress - DramaEdit

Meryl Streep - The French Lieutenant's Woman

Best Actress - Musical or ComedyEdit

Bernadette Peters - Pennies from Heaven

Best DirectorEdit

Warren Beatty - Reds

Best Film - DramaEdit

On Golden Pond

Best Film - Musical or ComedyEdit


Best Foreign FilmEdit

Chariots of Fire, UK

Best Original SongEdit

"Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" performed by Christopher Cross - Arthur

Best ScreenplayEdit

On Golden Pond - Ernest Thompson

Best Supporting ActorEdit

John Gielgud - Arthur

Best Supporting ActressEdit

Joan Hackett - Only When I Laugh


Best Actor - Drama SeriesEdit

Daniel J. Travanti - Hill Street Blues

Best Actor - Musical or Comedy SeriesEdit

Alan Alda - M*A*S*H

Best Actor - Miniseries or TV FilmEdit

Mickey Rooney - Bill

Best Actress - Drama SeriesEdit

Linda Evans - Dynasty
Barbara Bel Geddes - Dallas

Best Actress - Musical or Comedy SeriesEdit

Eileen Brennan - Private Benjamin

Best Actress - Miniseries or TV FilmEdit

Jane Seymour - East of Eden

Best Series - DramaEdit

Hill Street Blues

Best Series - Musical or ComedyEdit


Best Miniseries or TV FilmEdit

East of Eden

Best Supporting Actor - (Mini)Series or TV FilmEdit

John Hillerman - Magnum, P.I.

Best Supporting Actress - (Mini)Series or TV FilmEdit

Valerie Bertinelli - One Day at a Time

See alsoEdit