Golden Globes 2013 winners list: Damian Lewis, Maggie Smith, and many more

Golden GlobesWe’re now at the part of the Golden Globes that all TV fans care about the most: the winners: Granted, our favorite medium is often treated like a stepchild at the NBC show compared to their film honors, especially since we have been convinced for much of the past few weeks that these folks and the SAG Awards really just phone in the comedy nominees so that they can go watch “Zero Dark Thirty” for a third time.

Nonetheless, be sure to keep checking back to this page, as we’re going to have more updates from the show as the night progresses along with analysis.

Best Supporting Actress – Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey.” Is anyone really surprised by this at all? Of course we saw Maggie win this award! Of course, it was just as predictable that we did not see Smith in attendance. She was not present to win her Emmy, either, and stays mostly in Britain.

Best Miniseries or TV Movie – “Game Change.” If you want to play the conspiracy card, it should come as no surprise to see the Hollywood Foreign Press giving an award to a movie that is largely about a pair of people that were not really that embraced outside of America.

Best Actress in a Miniseries / TV Movie – Julianne Moore, “Game Change.” Don Cheadle had a funny introduction here with Eva Longoria, but the winner here was no stunner considering how popular Moore is.

Best Actor, Drama – Damian Lewis, “Homeland.” “Homeland” is poised to be a very big winner on the night, and this win follows the trajectory set up by his upset at the Emmys over Bryan Cranston.

Best TV Series, Drama – “Homeland.” See what we just said there? The only real surprise in here comes via the fact that this result was revealed in the first 35 minutes of the show.

Best Actor in a Miniseries / TV Movie – Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys.” What a comeback year this has been for Costner, who also has taken home plenty of love from other shows.

Best Supporting Actor – Ed Harris, “Game Change.” This is the first real surprise of the night from this perspective, and it shows how flawed the Globes are when it comes to putting supporting actors from TV movies against the likes of Mandy Patinkin (who should have won this award).

Best Actor, Comedy – Don Cheadle, “House of Lies.” Really? It’s not as bizarre as Jon Cryer winning this award at the Emmys, but we don’t really get how Louis C.K. continues to be largely ignored for his work.

Best Actress, Drama – Claire Danes, “Homeland.” Now we’re back to things being predictable again. Everyone anticipated Danes to win, and she did.

Best Actress, Comedy – Lena Dunham, “Girls.” Is this a surprise? We’re not sure, but if nothing else it probably makes Lena feel like it was worth skipping out on watching her season premiere on TV.

Best TV Series, Drama – “Girls.” Let’s all take a moment to realize what has happened: “Modern Family” has been dethroned. For TV, this is a good thing even if you don’t like “Girls,” as it means that we once again have competition in this category.

Want to see more from the Golden Globes? Be sure to also check out our assessment of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as hosts.

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