|Country United States|
Most awards Alan Alda, (6)
|First awarded March 5, 1962|
|Awarded for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Television Series Musical or Comedy|
Presented by Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Currently held by Donald Glover, Atlanta (2016)
The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy is an award presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). It is given in honor of an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role on a musical or comedy television series for the calendar year.
It was first awarded at the 19th Golden Globe Awards on March 5, 1962 under the title Best TV Star – Male to John Charles Daly and Bob Newhart. The nominees for the award announced annually starting in 1963. The award initially honored actors in both comedy and drama genres until 1969, when the award was split into categories that honored comedic and dramatic performances separately. It was presented under the new title Best TV Actor – Musical or Comedy and in 1980 under its current title.
Since its inception, the award has been given to 45 actors. Donald Glover is the current recipient of the award for his role as Earnest "Earn" Marks on Atlanta. Alan Alda has won the most awards in this category with six wins and received the most nominations at 11.
Winners and nominees
Listed below are the winners of the award for each year, as well as the other nominees.