Golden Globe Winners: See who took home the trophies 30 years ago
Thirty years ago, at the 43rd annual Golden Globes Awards, it was all about grownups. No, not the Adam Sandler movies - the movies that were honored were pretty much off the radar of the ‘80s Generation.
Jon Voight won best drama actor for Runaway Train, which wins the Stuck in the ‘80s award for film most likely never to be covered in a podcast. Likewise, Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner won best musical/comedy actor trophies for Prizzi’s Honor, a movie nobody our age quotes … like ever.
The best film and best original score went to … Out of Africa? And Lionel Richie won best original song for Say You, Say Me, which isn’t even the best song on the White Nights soundtrack.
Some of our favorites who were nominated but didn’t win include: Harrison Ford (Witness); Michael J. Fox (Back to the Future); Cher (Mask); Rosanna Arquette (Desperately Seeking Susan); and even Back to the Future itself for best comedy.
On the television side of the awards, things felt more familiar.
Don Johnson and Edward James Olmos won best dramatic actor and supporting actor for Miami Vice. And, ummm, Bill Cosby won best comedic actor for The Cosby Show. Estelle Getty and Cybill Shephard tied for best comedic actress for The Golden Girls and Moonlighting.
Here’s a full list of winners back on Jan. 24, 1986.
Best Actor - Drama: Jon Voight - Runaway Train
Best Actor - Musical or Comedy: Jack Nicholson - Prizzi's Honor
Best Actress - Drama: Whoopi Goldberg - The Color Purple
Best Actress - Musical or Comedy: Kathleen Turner - Prizzi's Honor
Best Director: John Huston - Prizzi's Honor
Best Film - Drama: Out of Africa
Best Film - Musical or Comedy: Prizzi's Honor
Best Foreign Film: The Official Story (La historia oficial)
Best Original Score: Out of Africa - John Barry
Best Original Song: “Say You, Say Me" performed by Lionel Richie - White Nights
Best Screenplay: The Purple Rose of Cairo - Woody Allen
Best Supporting Actor: Klaus Maria Brandauer - Out of Africa
Best Supporting Actress: Meg Tilly - Agnes of God
Best Actor - Drama Series: Don Johnson - Miami Vice
Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Series: Bill Cosby - The Cosby Show
Best Actor - Miniseries or TV Film: Dustin Hoffman - Death of a Salesman
Best Actress - Drama Series: Sharon Gless - Cagney & Lacey
Best Actress - Musical or Comedy Series: Estelle Getty - The Golden Girls, Cybill Shepherd - Moonlighting
Best Actress - Miniseries or TV Film: Liza Minnelli - A Time to Live
Best Series - Drama: Murder, She Wrote
Best Series - Musical or Comedy: The Golden Girls
Best Miniseries or TV Film: The Jewel in the Crown
Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or TV Film: Edward James Olmos - Miami Vice
Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or TV Film: Sylvia Sidney - An Early Frost