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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.
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. Here 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 Did your favorites take home the Globe?