There were many winners at the Golden Globes this year, but we’re not going to spend too much time on the movie victors. After all, we feel like they are going to get their due in about a million other places, and it is always nice when someone else gets an opportunity or two to shine, however rare it may be.
Therefore, we’re going to do our best throughout the night to give you our own personal take on some of the big winners from the world of TV, and that will hopefully include a few of your favorites. Also, this is a great chance to learn whether or not some of our personal predictions are wrong.
Supporting Actress – Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey.” Given that this was season 4, which is probably our least favorite, we admit that we are somewhat surprised by this.
Miniseries – “Fargo.” It beat “True Detective”! We approve of this choice, and it may have also helped by airing a little later in the year.
Actor in a Miniseries – Billy Bob Thornton. How bizarre was this? Pretty bizarre, we figure! We’re not entirely sure what Billy Bob was going for with his whole demeanor on stage, but this is sort of the way the guy is.
Actress in a Comedy – Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin.” We thought that we could see this happening, and it is HUGE for The CW. This is the first time the network has ever won a major award like this! What a great speech, too. So emotional and full of truth. Tremendous!
Musical or Comedy Series – “Transparent.” You have to love the Globes for really taking the time and recognizing how good a show this is. The Emmys would never have nominated it over “Modern Family.”
Supporting Actor – Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart.” We’ve following almost his entire career, so there is something almost even more fulfilling about seeing him win a trophy here. Really wonderful stuff.
Actor, Comedy – Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent.” Another worthy win, though we feel for Don Cheadle for Jane Fonda saying he was in “House of Cards.”
Actress in Miniseries – Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honourable Woman.” One of the few TV nominees we have not yet seen. Still, happy for Maggie.
Drama Series – We didn’t see this one coming, but “The Affair” won this. What is it going to take for “Game of Thrones” to finally win an award?
Actor, Drama – Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards.” Finally! It only took him eight chances to win an award.
Actress, Drama – Ruth Wilson, “The Affair.” An excellent night for “The Affair” as a whole, no?
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