For the first eight years of its existence beginning in 1943, the Golden Globes gave out just one award for Best Picture. But beginning in 1951, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association decided to hand out separate prizes for dramas and comedies or musicals.
They did combine the categories one last time in 1953. And for five years beginning in 1958, they gave out award to both comedies and musicals.
Over the decades, 72 comedies and musicals have claimed one of these awards. Of these, a dozen went on to win Best Picture at the Oscars. Click through our photo gallery above that features all the Best Comedy/Musical Film Golden Globes winners to find out which ones pulled off this double act.
The last to do so was “The Artist” in 2012. Since then, the Globe comedy/musical champs have all contended unsuccessfully for Best Picture: “Lady Bird” lost to “The Shape of Water” last year; “La La Land” to “Moonlight” in 2017; “The Martian” to “Spotlight” in 2015 “The Grand Budapest Hotel” to another comedy contender, “Birdman,” in 2014; “American Hustle” lost to “12 Years a Slave” in 2014; and “Les Miserables” to “Argo” in 2013.
Will “Green Book” break this losing streak?
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