Golden Globes TV races: 10 sizzling stats, facts and records

All eight acting winners on the TV side were first-time Globe champs: drama stars Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards“) and Ruth Wilson (“The Affair“), comedy headliners Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin“) and Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent“), movie/limiited series leading players Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The Honorable Woman“) and Billy Bob Thornton (“Fargo“) and supporting performers Matt Bomer (“The Normal Heart“) and Joanne Froggatt (“Downton Abbey“), 

Below, nine more facts, stats and records regarding the TV categories.

Golden Globes film races: 12 amazing facts, stats and records

Rookies of the year
Both series winners — drama “The Affair” and comedy “Transparent” — won for the first season. 

Ninth time is the charm
For Kevin Spacey, as he pointed out on stage, he had eight prior career nominations with no victories. He lost his producing bid Sunday night for Best Drama Series, bringing his overall total to 10 nods with one win.

Who needs to be in a nominated program? 
Maggie Gyllenhaal won Movie/Limited Series Actress against competition that included Oscar champs Frances McDormand (“Olive Kittredge”) and Jessica Lange (“AHS: Freak Show”) even though her show — “An Honorable Woman” — was not nominated. 

Network scorecard
Three networks — Amazon, FX and Showtime — led with two apiece. Other nets with one win each were CW, HBO, Netflix, PBS, and Sundance.

Related: Complete list of Golden Globe winners

Win the Emmy/lose the Globe
Six actresses won Emmys last summer but lost here: drama and comedy stars Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife”)  Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”), movie/limited series lead Jessica Lange and three supporting players who all contended in different races back then — Uzo Aduba (“Orange is the New Black”),  Kathy Bates (“American Horror Story”) and Allison Janney (“Mom”).

End of a streak
Claire Danes had won all four of her previous Globe bid for Drama Actress (“My So-Called LIfe,” and twice for “Homeland) and Movie/Mini Actress (“Temple Grandin) but lost Drama Actress this year to Wilson. 

Two nominations, two losses
People with double bids who were blanked include: Lena Dunham (“Girls” acting/producing), Woody Harrelson (“True Detective” acting/producing), Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife” acting/producing), Matthew McConaughey (“True Detective” acting/producing), Frances McDormand (“Olive Kitteridge” acting/producing), Bill Murray (“St. Vincent,” “Olive Kitteridge“), and Mark Ruffalo (“Foxcatcher,” “The Normal Heart“).

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Programs with multiple nominations that were blanked: “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “Girls,” “The Good Wife,” “The Missing,” “Olive Kitteridge,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Ray Donovan,” and “True Detective.”

These TV nominees are still looking for their first wins: Uzo Aduba, Louis C.K., Alan Cumming, Viola Davis, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, Woody Harrelson, Allison Janney, William H. Macy, Michelle Monaghan, Frances OConnor, Mark Ruffalo, Taylor Schilling, Liev Schreiber, James Spader, Allison Tolman, and Dominic West.

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