The Best Golden Globe Winning Comedy Series

Over 100 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Golden Globe Winning Comedy Series
Voting Rules
All TV series that have won a Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical award at the Golden Globes.
Latest additions: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Atlanta, I Spy
Most divisive: 3rd Rock from the Sun

Every year, the Hollywood Foreign Press recognizes the best of the best in movies and television at the Golden Globe Awards Show. This list of the best Golden Globe winning comedy series has been ranked from best to worst by film and TV fans like you. Featuring all TV shows that have won the Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical award, this list includes classic TV shows, great current comedies, and many of the best TV series of all time.

The Golden Globes have been held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA since 1961, though the very first Golden Globe awards were presented back in 1944. The Globes are unique, in that they honor not just accomplishments in film or television, but both. The awards show broadcast brings together movie stars and TV actors, all on one night.

The show has featured memorable hosts like Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey, both of whom have shows that won for Best Comedy and are listed here, along with many other classic sitcoms and hilarious comedy series.

What are the all time best Golden Globe comedy show winners? Cast your votes for the greatest, good comedy series below, including the likes of Cheers, Frasier, Seinfeld, The Cosby Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Sex and the City, Ugly Betty, and The Wonder Years.
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  • The Golden Girls
    Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Betty White
    40 votes
    • Premiered: September 14, 1985
    • Genres: Comedy
    Years Won: 1986, 1987, 1988
    The Golden Girls, a timeless sitcom that has left an indelible mark on television history, follows the adventures of four spirited and witty women navigating their golden years together. Set in sunny Miami, the show boasts an impressive ensemble cast, including the sharp-tongued Dorothy (Bea Arthur), her endearing mother Sophia (Estelle Getty), the lovable and naive Rose (Betty White), and the sultry Southern belle Blanche (Rue McClanahan). Throughout its seven-season run, The Golden Girls garnered numerous accolades, including 11 Emmy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. The show's enduring charm stems from its exploration of friendship, love, and aging, all while delivering heartfelt humor that transcends generations.
  • Cheers
    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, George Wendt
    41 votes
    • Premiered: September 30, 1982
    • Genres: Comedy
    Year Won: 1991
    In the bustling heart of Boston lies a cozy, dimly lit haven where strangers become friends and laughter abounds. Cheers, a critically acclaimed sitcom, invites viewers into the warm embrace of its iconic bar. With an ensemble cast, including the affable bartender Sam Malone (Ted Danson) and witty waitress Diane Chambers (Shelley Long), the show explores the endearing camaraderie and humorous antics of its diverse patrons. Over its impressive 11-year run, Cheers garnered numerous accolades, including 28 Emmy Awards, solidifying its place in television history. This timeless classic serves up a generous pour of heartfelt humor and genuine connection, leaving audiences with a lingering warmth and an insatiable thirst for more.
  • The Carol Burnett Show
    Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner
    33 votes
    • Premiered: September 11, 1967
    • Genres: Comedy
    Years Won: 1971
    A timeless classic in the world of television comedy, The Carol Burnett Show offered a refreshing mix of sketch comedy, musical performances, and guest stars that kept audiences entertained for over a decade. With an ensemble cast featuring the legendary Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, and Lyle Waggoner, the show's humor was derived from a variety of sources, such as parodies of popular films and television shows, as well as original characters like Eunice (Carol Burnett) and Mama (Vicki Lawrence). Garnering 25 Primetime Emmy Awards, this iconic series remains a beloved gem, showcasing the comedic prowess and versatility of its talented performers.
  • The Office
    Ricky Gervais, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis
    35 votes
    • Premiered: August 7, 2002
    • Genres: Comedy
    Year Won: 2004
    A mockumentary-style sitcom, The Office offers a humorous glimpse into the daily lives of employees at the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. With its relatable characters and deadpan humor, the show has garnered numerous awards throughout its nine-season run, including Emmys and Golden Globes. The diverse ensemble cast, led by Steve Carell's portrayal of the bumbling regional manager Michael Scott, explores the quirks and challenges of office life, while subtly addressing themes of camaraderie and personal growth. Through its clever writing and engaging performances, The Office has earned its place as a beloved staple in television history.
  • M*A*S*H
    Alan Alda, McLean Stevenson, Wayne Rogers
    35 votes
    • Premiered: September 17, 1972
    • Genres: Comedy,War & Politics
    Year Won: 1982
    Set against the backdrop of the Korean War, MASH is a groundbreaking dramedy that masterfully blends humor and heartache to explore the complexities of wartime camaraderie. The show boasts an ensemble cast led by the wisecracking surgeon Hawkeye Pierce (Alan Alda) and his colleagues, who navigate the harsh realities of war while finding solace in their shared experiences. Over its 11-season run, MASH garnered critical acclaim, earning numerous Emmy Awards and Golden Globe nominations. Its compelling storylines, memorable characters, and powerful commentary on the human condition continue to resonate with audiences, solidifying its status as a timeless classic in television history.
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews
    49 votes
    • Premiered: September 17, 2013
    • Genres: Comedy
    Year Won: 2014
    Set in the bustling heart of New York City, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a comedic gem that has garnered numerous accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, for its witty and engaging storytelling. The ensemble cast, led by Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), navigates the eccentricities of the 99th precinct while solving crimes and forging lasting relationships. With its diverse array of characters, such as the stoic Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher) and the tough-as-nails Sergeant Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz), this police procedural sitcom effortlessly balances humor with moments of heartfelt sincerity. Over seven seasons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has consistently charmed audiences with its clever writing and memorable catchphrases, making it a standout in the realm of television comedy.