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Golden Globes: The Crown and Atlanta pull of freshman wins on the TV side

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In typical HFPA fashion, the Golden Globes got eccentric on the TV side of their awards ceremony, going largely for freshman shows, along with a couple of perplexing choices mixed in for good measure.

The main source of surprise this year came from the Limited Series side. While American Crime Story pulled off expected wins for Best Limited Series or TV Movie and Best Actress for Sarah Paulson, The Night Manager emerged as a surprise winner in multiple categories, pulling off the most wins of the night, with three overall. Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman won their respective supporting categories (the only category where all TV programs compete against each other), while Tom Hiddleston won Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie.

On the Drama side, streaming came out victorious, with Netflix taking home their first ever Series win at the Golden Globes with the Queen Elizabeth II drama The Crown winning Best Drama Series. The series also managed to pull off a Best Actress win for Claire Foy, in a slight upset over fellow Netflix star Winona Ryder. Best Actor in a Drama Series went to Billy Bob Thornton in Amazon’s Goliath, showing that Amazon continues to be a force with this awards body, after scoring big wins for Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle in the last two years.

Meanwhile, traditional TV platforms had an easier time on the Comedy/Musical side of things, where Atlanta pulled off wins for Best TV Series – Comedy/Musical and Best Actor (Comedy/Musical). The wins were among the more expected of the night since the Globes enjoy awarding freshman shows in this category, especially a show as positively hyped as Atlanta has been since it premiered in September. A bigger surprise came from Best Actress (Comedy/Musical), where Tracee Ellis Ross, becoming the first black actress to win that category since Debbie Allen won 34 years ago for Fame. She also provided network TV its only win of the night.

Below is the complete list of nominees and winners on the TV side:

Best Television Series – Drama
The Crown *WINNER*
Game Of Thrones
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Atlanta *WINNER*
black-ish
Mozart In The Jungle
Transparent
Veep

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Crime
The Dresser
The Night Manager
The Night Of
The People V OJ Simpson: American Crime Story *WINNER*

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience
Sarah Paulson, The People V OJ Simpson: American Crime Story *WINNER*
Charlotte Rampling, London Spy
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Bryan Cranston, All The Way
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager *WINNER*
John Turturro, The Night Of
Courtney B. Vance, The People V OJ Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown *WINNER*
Keri Russell, The Americans
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath *WINNER*

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
Issa Rae, Insecure
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Tracee Ellis-Ross, black-ish *WINNER*

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Donald Glover, Atlanta *WINNER*
Nick Nolte, Graves
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager *WINNER*
Lena Headey, Game Of Thrones
Chrissy Metz, This is Us
Mandy Moore, This is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Sterling K. Brown, The People V OJ Simpson: American Crime Story
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager *WINNER*
John Lithgow, The Crown
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
John Travolta, The People V OJ Simpson: American Crime Story

 

About Erik Anderson

Erik blames his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched them together since he opened his eyes. They also watched Miss Universe religiously every year (the pageantry!) and Erik came to the conclusion that the combination of these two things ultimately led him down the path to obsessing about awards and ACTRESSING. He began at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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