The COVID-19 pandemic caused the 2021 awards season to start fashionably late, but it has finally arrived. The 78th Golden Globes will be held virtually on Sunday, Feb. 28, and many of your favorite television stars are vying for top honors.
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Of course, the term television actors has taken on a rather broad meaning in recent years, as many A-list movie stars have made the transition to this type of project. You might assume television pays a fraction of silver-screen work, but that isn’t always the case.
GOBankingRates conducted a study to find out which Golden Globe-nominated actors earned the highest paychecks for their work. Salary information wasn’t available for everyone — i.e., Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, Hugh Grant, Donald Sutherland, Olivia Coleman and more — so it’s possible some people who didn’t make the list would be on it if their earnings were made public.
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Prepare to be impressed with how much starring on a television show can pay. Here’s a look at this year’s Golden Globes-nominated television actors with notably high salaries.