HBO’s “Girls,” Showtime’s “Homeland” take home Golden Globes wins


HBOWinners for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced live on NBC Sunday night from the Beverly Hilton in LA. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted. HBO’s “Girls” won a Golden Globe award for television comedy or musical series, beating out a diverse field that included last year’s winner, “Modern Family” (ABC), as well as “Smash” (NBC), “Episodes” (Showtime) and “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS).

Created by and starring Lena Dunham, “Girls” centers on a clique of self-involved 20-something Brooklynites. Judd Apatow is executive producer and it co-stars Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams and Zosia Mamet.

“Modern Family,” a favorite in both the Emmys and the Golden Globes that continues to be one of the highest-rated sitcoms on network TV, was given strong odds to win the category. Produced as a “mockumentary,” the series revolves around three branches of the Pritchett family. It was created by Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd and the cast includes Sofia Vergara, Ed O’Neill, Julie Bowen and Eric Stonestreet.
Showtime’s “Homeland” cleaned up, scoring Best Television Series – Drama, and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Damian Lewis and Claire Danes respectively. Homeland is developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series Hatufim (Prisoners of War) created by Gideon Raff.

The series stars Danes as Carrie Mathison, a CIA officer, and Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody, a Marine. Mathison has come to believe that Brody, who was held captive by al-Qaeda as a POW, was “turned” by the enemy and now threatens the US. The series is produced by Fox 21.

The list of nominees and winners for television (winners’ names in bold):

Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical

The Big Bang Theory



Modern Family



Best TV Series, Drama

Breaking Bad

Boardwalk Empire

Downton Abbey


The Newsroom


Best TV Movie or Miniseries

Game Change

The Girl

Hatfields & McCoys

The Hour

Political Animals


Best Performance by an Actress in a TV series, Drama

Connie Britton, Nashville

Glenn Close, Damages

Claire Danes, Homeland

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife


Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Drama

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Damian Lewis, Homeland


Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Lena Dunham, Girls

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation


Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Louis CK, Louie

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory


Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock

Woody Harrleson, Game Change

Toby Jones, The Girl

Clive Owen, Hemingway and Gellhorn


Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Nicole Kidman, Hemingway and Gellhorn

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story

Sienna Miller, The Girl

Julianne Moore, Game Change

Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals


Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie

Hayden Panettiere, Nashville

Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

Sarah Paulson, Game Change

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family


Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie

Max Greenfield, New Girl

Ed Harris, Game Change

Danny Huston, Magic City

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family