The Golden Globes Best Actor in a TV Comedy or Musical nominees have included many of the top actors of the last decade in some of their best roles of all time. These actors find a way to make us laugh, cheer and sometimes cry week after week with their stellar performances on the best comedy and musical television series. To win the award at the 69th Golden Globe Awards, Matt LeBlanc and his role in "Episodes" bested David Duchovny of "Californication," Alec Baldwin of "30 Rock," Thomas Jane of "Hung" and Johnny Galecki of "The Big Bang Theory."
To say that the category is filled with legendary performances is simply an understatement. The best comedy actor in a television series Golden Globe Awards has seen stiff competition in nearly every year since it was first awarded in 1969. That year, Dan Dailey beat out Dean Martin, Glen Campbell, Jim Nabors and Tom Jones for the award.
Though the competition has been fierce throughout the years, a select few actors have rose above to bring home the honor multiple times. Alan Alda, whose role on "M*A*S*H" brought him six wins in the category, leads all others including three-time winners Michael J. Fox, who won for "Spin City," and Alec Baldwin, who won for "30 Rock."
Those men are just a sampling of the fine talent that have been nominated for this Golden Globe. Robin Williams, Bob Newhart, Bill Cosby, Bruce Willis, John Goodman and Burt Reynolds are only a handful of the dozens of others who have heard their name called for the Best Actor in a TV Comedy or Musical Golden Globe Award.
So for as long as we have leading ladies fighting it out for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a TV Comedy or Musical
and shows fighting for the Golden Globe Award for Best TV Comedy or Musical Series
, we'll have the fine actors like 2011 nominees Jim Parsons, Steve Carell, Alec Baldwin, Thomas Jane and Matthew Morrison battling for the honor as the best male actor in comedy television.