- Jane Fonda is a beloved award-winning actress.
- Some of her most iconic movies include Klute, Coming Home, Julia, and The China Syndrome.
- She’s won seven Golden Globes with many more nominations.
Jane Fonda, 85, is a forced to be reckoned with at Hollywood award shows. She’s enjoyed great success at the Golden Globe Awards, which are returning to television this year after the controversy over the lack of diversity among its voting body, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Jane is not nominated for any awards this year, but her Golden Globes legacy can never be taken away from her. Learn more about Jane’s Globes history below!
Her 7 Golden Globes
New Star of the Year — Tall Story (1962)
Jane won her first Golden Globe at the 19th Golden Globe Awards in March 1962. She won the now-retired award for New Star of the Year – Actress for her performance in the rom-com Tall Story. The Joshua Logan-directed feature was Jane’s first screen role.
Best Actress — Klute (1972)
Jane won the 1971 Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for her performance in Klute. Jane starred as a high-priced call girl who helps a detective (played to Donald Sutherland) to solve a missing persons case. Jane also won the Best Actress Oscar for this performance.
Henrietta Award (1973, 1979, 1981)
Jane won the now-retired Henrietta Award for World Film Favorite Actress three times at the Globes, in 1973, 1979, and 1981. The prize was awarded to one talented male actor and one talented female actor every year for almost 30 years.
Best Actress — Julia (1978)
Jane won another Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama for her role in the 1977 Holocaust movie Julia. She played a woman named Julia who fought against the Nazis in the years leading up to World War II. Jane won the award over Diane Keaton, Anne Bancroft, Kathleen Quinlan, and Gena Rowlands.
Best Actress — Coming Home (1979)
At the 36th Golden Globe Awards, Jane won Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, again, for her performance in the war film Coming Home. Jane starred as a woman who falls in love with a paraplegic Vietnam War veteran, while her Marine husband is deployed. The film boasted an impressive cast including Jon Voight and Bruce Dern.
Cecil B. DeMille Award (2021)
Jane was honored at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which goes to someone who has made a significant mark in the film industry. The actress and activist delivered an impassioned speech on the stage where she talked about the need for inclusion in the industry moving forward.
“Let’s all of us make an effort to expand that tent so that everyone rises and that everyone’s story has a chance to be seen and heard,” she said. Jane also encouraged her contemporaries to be “in step with the emerging diversity that’s happening, because of all those who marched and fought in the past.” In closing her speech, Jane told Hollywood to “be leaders” and active agents of change.
Jane Fonda has a total of 15 Golden Globe nominations in her career. In addition to the seven wins and the honorary award listed above, here’s a rundown of the eight Golden Globes she didn’t win.
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy — Period Adjustment (1963)
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy — Cat Ballou (1966)
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy — Any Wednesday (1967)
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama — They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1970)
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama — The China Syndrome (1980)
- Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture — On Golden Pond (1982)
- Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture – Television — The Dollmaker (1985)
- Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture — Youth (2016)