5 biggest Golden Globes surprises in TV categories
UPDATED: Carlos? Sagal? Buscemi? In the TV categories, the Golden Globes provided one shocker after another. Here’s the five biggest surprises of the night:
– Katey Sagal wins best actress in a drama. Sagal certainly deserved the award for her riveting portrayal as a motorcycle mama on FX’s Sons of Anarchy, but few expected the statue-deprived underdog series to bring home any gold. Sagal’s husband and Sons creator Kurt Sutter looked cool and calm during Sagal’s speech, but quickly Tweeted: “F— Me!!! We Won.”
– HBO loses best movie/miniseries. When the winner of this category was announced, audiences were united by a single thought: “What the hell is Carlos?” HBO typically dominates long-form and its $200 million-plus The Pacific along with Emmy favorite Temple Grandin got beat by a French-made terrorism mini that aired on little ol’ Sundance Channel. Even at Globes after-parties, industry insiders confessed they had never even heard of Carlos. Not that HBO was too broken up about the loss since…
– Boardwalk Empire overthrew Mad Men (and Dexter and The Good Wife and The Walking Dead). Just when we finally began to accept that nothing could possibly beat Mad Men, something beat Mad Men. The Prohibition potboiler busted the AMC drama’s streak and helped put HBO back in the drama series driver’s seat. Just as surprising …
– Steve Buscemi wins best actor in a drama. Some critics thought the live-wire actor was miscast as a New Jersey crime kingpin in Boardwalk, but the Hollywood Foreign Press disagreed. Mr. Pink trumped heavy-heavy hitters Bryan Cranston, Michael C. Hall, Jon Hamm, and Hugh Laurie.
— Chris Colfer wins best supporting actor in a comedy. Perhaps not the biggest surprise of the night on the TV side, but certainly the most moving. The Glee star’s jaw-dropped moment as he realized he won, followed by his inspiring speech, provided exactly the sort of emotional rush we want in award shows. “To all the amazing kids who watch our show … who are constantly told ‘No’ … by bullies at school that they can’t be who they are, well, screw that, kids.”
— TV gets played off: If you’re a movie star you could give a lecture on 16th century Hungarian economics at the Golden Globes podium without the orchestra so much as tuning a cello. But TV stars had to speed-read their speeches. “They didn’t give the TV people as long of time as the movie people, so I heard that music going almost immediately,” Sagal says. “I wish I could have said more.” Oh well. At least EW gives us TV bloggers plenty of–