The Golden Globe Awards are given out annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for excellence in film and television. The Golden Girls was nominated for Best TV Series - Comedy/Musical every year of its run, and won the award for its first three years (1985, 1986 and 1987).
Estelle Getty won the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series – Comedy/Musical for 1985 (tying with Cybill Sheperd). All four actresses from the series were nominated for that award in both 1985 and 1986. In 1987, Beatrice Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Betty White were nominated, and in 1988 only Arthur and White were nominated. Estelle Getty was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, for the series' final season (1991).
At the 1991 ceremony, all four actresses presented the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, to Charles Durning.