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39th Golden Globe Awards

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