5 most shocking upsets at Golden Globes

1. The Golden Globe victory for Best TV Drama Actress by Robin Wright (“House of Cards“) could not have been more surprising. She was at the bottom of our rankings while Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) and Kerry Washington (“Scandal“) were hogging the attention of our Experts and Editors. The win is even more of a stunner considering that “House of Cards” lost out in the races for Best Drama Series and TV Drama Actor.

2. The win for Best Original Score by “All is Lost” composer Alex Ebert came out of left field. “Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” led Gold Derby’s prediction – “All Is Lost” was in fourth place. But perhaps it’s not too surprising considering there’s almost no dialog in the movie, which draws more prominence to the sound of music.

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3. “Her” was in third place in our prediction center for the prize for Best Screenplay. Many more people chose to go with the scripts for “American Hustle” and “Philomena” instead. But the screenplay written by Spike Jonze really charmed the voters and continued to show the power of the film when it comes to the writing categories.

4. While the victory for Best Drama Series by “Breaking Bad” was foreseen by most of our Experts, there are reasons for this win to seem shocking. Remember that the show had never won a single Globe and that the program itself had not been nominated for Drama Series until last year. The fact that they went with a show that had premiered six years ago instead of the newer “House of Cards” also goes against the way the Globes normally function.

5. Jacqueline Bisset wasn’t the only person surprised by her win for TV Supporting Actress. She was in fourth place after Sofia Vergara, Janet McTeer and Monica Potter. But her performance in the Starz miniseries “Dancing on the Edge” is where the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. saw fit to reward the network after surprising everyone with six nominations. It was also a fitting honor for the actress after being in show business for almost 50 years.


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