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Nichola Groom, Mary Milliken and Piya Sinha-Roy12 Jan 2015 10:09
The cast of Showtime's "The Affair" poses backstage with their award for Best Television Series - Drama during the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.
Showtime’s The Affair and Amazon’s Transparent took home the night’s
honours for best television drama and comedy at the Golden Globe awards.
View our slideshow for more images from the glitzy awards ceremony.
Amazon.com Inc’s win
for Transparent marked the first time an online streaming service
took home a Golden Globe for best series. The show, about
a transgender woman who comes out to her three adult children, won for best
Its star, Jeffrey Tambor, also took
home a statue for best actor in a comedy series, giving Amazon wins in both of
the categories for which it was nominated.
Transparent received wide critical acclaim for its handling of groundbreaking subject
matter and has been a breakthrough series for Amazon, whose original
programming had struggled to find an audience early on.
Few consumers knew the
“It was a huge
risk,” Jill Soloway, the creator
of Transparent and the daughter of a transgender parent herself,
told reporters backstage. “The way Amazon is distributing it is
transformative and the show is transformative.”
Transparent bested HBO’s Girls and Silicon Valley, The CW’s Jane the Virgin and Netflix Inc’s Orange is the New
Black to win the top comedy series award. The winner for best
drama series, The Affair tells the story of an affair between two
married people told from the different perspectives of the man and the woman.
It beat out four
longer-running and well-loved series - Downton Abbey, Game of
Thrones, The Good Wife and House of Cards. “It does feel like
a real whirlwind and it does feel like we just got on the air,” the show’s
co-creator, Sarah Treem, said
backstage at the awards show.
Ruth Wilson, one of the
stars of The Affair, picked up the award for best actress in a
drama series. Netflix, which is better
known than Amazon for its original online programming, went into the night with
seven nominations but picked up just one award - best actor in a drama series
for actor Kevin Spacey, who plays a
conniving Washington politician in House of Cards.
“This is just the
beginning of my revenge,” Spacey said onstage while accepting his award. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association,
which hands out the Golden Globes, also honored new series Jane
the Virgin and Fargo.
Gina Rodriguez won the best supporting actress in a
comedy award for her role as a young Latina woman who is artificially
inseminated by mistake in Jane the Virgin. “This award is so
much more than myself. It represents a culture that wants to see themselves as
heroes,” Rodriguez said onstage.
In the mini-series
category, FX’s Fargo picked up two awards - best mini-series and
best actor in a mini-series for Billy Bob Thornton. The
series is a dark comedy crime series inspired by the 1996 Coen brothers film of
the same name.
Golden Globe Award winners
FILM BEST FILM DRAMA
“Boyhood” BEST COMEDY OR MUSICAL “The Grand Budapest Hotel” BEST ACTOR, DRAMA Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” BEST ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL Michael Keaton, “Birdman” BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL Amy Adams, “Big Eyes” BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash” BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood” BEST DIRECTOR Richard Linklater, “Boyhood” BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM “Leviathan,” Russia BEST ANIMATED FILM “How to Train Your Dragon 2” BEST SCREENPLAY Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander
Dinelaris, Armando Bo, “Birdman” BEST ORIGINAL SCORE Johann Johannsson, “The Theory of Everything” BEST ORIGINAL SONG “Glory,” for “Selma” - John Legend, Common
TELEVISION BEST DRAMA SERIES
“The Affair” BEST COMEDY SERIES “Transparent” BEST MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE “Fargo” BEST ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards” BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES Ruth Wilson, “The Affair” BEST ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent” BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin”
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