Golden Globe voters chose to honor many recent Emmy champs, feting only two fresh faces at the 70th annual edition of these kudos Sunday. (See complete list of winners here and read report on film awards here.)
Showtime had a particularly strong showing as "Homeland," Damian Lewis, and Claire Danes won Globes to go with their Emmys. The drama series and Danes also won at last year's Globes for the inaugural season while this was the first win for Lewis.
Fun fact: Danes has won all four of her career Golden Globe bids (she won this same category in 1995 for "My So-Called Life" and claimed Movie/Mini Actress in 2011 for "Temple Grandin.")
Showtime also picked up a surprise win for Don Cheadle ("House of Lies") as Best TV Comedy Actor. He beat out previous Globe winners Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock"), Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes"), and Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") plus first-time nominee Louis C.K. ("Louie").
The top laffer was "Girls" which defeated, among others reigning Globe champ (and three-time Emmy winner) "Modern Family.") "Girls" multi-hyphenate Lena Dunham who writes, directs and produces the HBO series, also prevailed as Best TV Comedy Actress, beating out Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep") and ceremony hosts Tina Fey ("30 Rock") and Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation") as well as Zooey Deschanel ("New Girl"). These were the first two Globe wins for Dunham.
The catch-all supporting races were won by: Maggie Smith ("Downton Abbey"), the two-time reigning Emmy champ for her role as the Dowager Countess, and Emmy nominee Ed Harris who played Senator John McCain in "Game Change."
Every actor submits only one sample episode, which will be judged by other actors (ranging from 25 to 75 per category jury) between July 28 and August 14. TV series submit six, which will be split into three pairs to be distributed randomly to about 300 voters. We now have uncovered every single title submitted for the 2014 races. CLICK HERE FOR THE EPISODES
We analyze the pros and cons
of episodes submitted by actors
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Who submitted well? Click links below to read our in-depth analysis of each actor's episode entry.
DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Kate Burton ("Scandal")
Jane Fonda ("The Newsroom")
Allison Janney ("Masters of Sex")
Kate Mara ("House of Cards")
Margo Martindale ("The Americans")
Diana Rigg ("Game of Thrones")