Golden Globes Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie nominees include a wide variety of actresses each of whom portrayed a notable female character in a miniseries or television movie in such a way that made them notable and remarkable. These fine leading ladies added that something extra to the best television movies and miniseries from the year. Kate Winslet won the award in 2012 for her performance in "Mildred Pierce." Other nominees included Romola Garai for "The Hour," Diane Lane for "Cinema Verite," Emily Watson for "Appropriate Adult" and Elizabeth McGovern for "Downton Abbey."
Dozens of notable actresses have been honored with this award since the first Golden Globe Award in this category was handed out in 1981. Jane Seymour, for her role in "East of Eden," was the first recipient and was followed by the likes of Ingrid Bergman, Ann-Margret, Liza Minnelli, Barbara Hershey, Bette Midler, Helen Mirren, Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Uma Therman, Meryl Streep and so many more.
In 2011, Claire Danes took home the statue for her role as the title character in the HBO film "Temple Grandin." Danes beat out the talented group of Hayley Atwell, Judi Dench, Romola Garai and Jennifer Love Hewitt for the honor.
Just as many fine actresses have earned this award for their stellar performances in past miniseries and television movies, for as long as Hollywood produces these TV programs and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association hands out the awards, talented actresses will continue to receive this recognition for years to come.