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Breaking Bad, Brooklyn 99 Win Big at Golden Globes

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were back hosting the Golden Globes and proved, once again, that they should just host everything, forever. Not only did they do a fantastic and hilarious job (check out their opening speech here) but they also brought in an impressive audience, for the second year in a row. The telecast hit a ten-year ratings high and was up 6% from last year’s impressive numbers. The ceremony was, as usual, over-long and tedious at times, but there were some really great moments: from Jacqueline Bisset’s awkward acceptance speech (did she think she just won the Nobel prize?) to Emma Thompson’s hilarious barefooted turn on stage to Amy Poehler in drag as Randy, Tina Fey’s adult son, also she made out with Bono, magnificent.

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Plus the usual logistical snafus that plague award shows were not missed as it became amusing to see winners have to trek what seemed to be miles through the crowded ballroom to get to the stage, each time taking them longer and longer. And who doesn’t love teleprompter malfunctions? It had the particular weirdness and whimsy that is expected of the Golden Globes, and that is not counting some of the surprising and off-the-wall winners.

As for the television awards there definitely were some satisfying and deserved winners; Elisabeth Moss was finally recognized for her acting (even though it wasn’t for Mad Men it was great to see her winning something after years of snubbing), Amy Poehler was awarded for her fantastic work in Parks and Recreation, and often Golden Globe-snubbed Breaking Bad (for best Drama series and actor) came out on top.  Of course, there were also some odd winners in the bunch, freshman series Brooklyn 99 came out on top as did its leading man Andy Samberg, unexpected sure, but anything is better than The Big Bang Theory or Modern Family winning all the awards, though some Parks and Rec love would have been nice. But Jon Voight winning over Aaron Paul, and Rob Lowe, just not cool, HFPA.

elizabeth-moss-golden-globes-ftrHere is the list of television winners:

Best Television Series — Comedy Or Musical

The Big Bang Theory


Brooklyn Nine-Nine — WINNER

Girls
Modern Family


Parks and Recreation

 

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series — Comedy Or Musical

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation — WINNER

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Matt Damon, Behind The Candelabra

Michael Douglas, Behind The Candelabra — WINNER

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge

Idris Elba, Luther

Al Pacino, Phil Spector

 

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series — Comedy Or

Musical

Jason Bateman, Arrested Development

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory


Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine — WINNER

 

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series — Drama

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife


Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black


Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black


Kerry Washington, Scandal


Robin Wright, House of Cards — WINNER

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Josh Charles, The Good Wife

Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Corey Stoll, House of Cards

Jon Voight, Ray Donovan — WINNER

 

Best Television Series — Drama

Breaking Bad — WINNER

Downton Abbey

The Good Wife

House of Cards

Masters of Sex

 

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series — Drama


Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad — WINNER

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

James Spader, The Blacklist

 

Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor

Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven

Helen Mirren, Phil Spector

Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake — WINNER

 

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television


American Horror Story: Coven


Behind The Candelabra — WINNER

Dancing on the Edge


Top of the Lake


The White Queen

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge — WINNER

Janet McTeer, The White Queen

Hayden Panettiere, Nashville

Monica Potter, Parenthood

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

 

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