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Recap: Golden Globes Entertaining, Offer Few Surprises

Last night, the Golden Globes took place in Los Angeles, California, bringing together the movie and television communities for the years first awards show. The two industries told the story of two different types of drama. The movies were highly predictable while the television shows offered a number of major upsets.

Brooklyn Nine Nine was one of the biggest surprises of the night. It not only won Best Comedy but also saw Andy Samberg win for Best Actor in a Comedy. While FOX’s new show is excellent, it was up against stiff competition. Modern Family, Girls and The Big Bang Theory were all taken down in the Best Comedy category while Samberg beat juggernauts Don Cheadle, Jim Parson’s and Jason Bateman to win Best Actor in a Comedy.

On it’s final tour of duty, the Foreign Press honored Breaking Bad and it’s lead actor Bryan Cranston with Top Drama and Best Actor in a Drama honors. This win was more expected.

As the movies went, there were very few surprises. What was interesting was how many movies were honors. There weren’t many overlaps amongst the winners. Amy Adams, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett won in the Top Acting categories, for four different movies. Jennifer Lawrence and Jared Leto accounted for the 2nd wins for American Hustle and Dallas Buyers Club, respectively.

It seems as if McConaughey and DiCaprio will battle it out for the top acting honor at the Academy Awards in a few months. Both actors will by vying for their first win at Hollywoods biggest night. In my mind, Blanchett has a clear leg up over Adams when it comes to the Oscars.

The top honors in film went to two very different movies. American Hustle took home Best Motion Picture Comedy/Musical (a questionable category for this film to even be in) while 12 Years A Slave won Best Motion Picture Drama. Both will be in the mix alongside Gravity for top honors at the Oscars.

Check out the full list of winners below:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

WINNER: “12 Years a Slave”
“Captain Phillips”

Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical
WINNER: “American Hustle”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“The Wolf Of Wall Street”

Best Director
WINNER: Alfonso Cuaron – “Gravity”
Paul Greengrass – “Captain Phillips”
Steve McQueen – “12 Years a Slave”
Alexander Payne – “Nebraska”
David O Russell – “American Hustle”

Best Actress – Drama
WINNER: Cate Blanchett – “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock – “Gravity
Judi Dench – “Philomena”
Emma Thompson – “Saving Mr Banks”
Kate Winslet – “Labor Day”

Best Actor – Drama
WINNER: Matthew McConaughey – “Dallas Buyers Club”
Chiwetel Ejiofor – “12 Years a Slave”
Idris Elba – “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
Tom Hanks – “Captain Phillips”
Robert Redford – “All Is Lost”

Best Actress – Comedy
WINNER: Amy Adams – “American Hustle”
Julie Delpy – “Before Midnight”
Greta Gerwig – “Frances Ha”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Enough Said”
Meryl Streep – “August: Osage County”

Best Actor – Comedy/Musical
WINNER: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Christian Bale – “American Hustle”
Bruce Dern – “Nebraska”
Oscar Isaac – “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Joaquin Phoenix – “Her”

Best Supporting Actress
WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence – “American Hustle”
Sally Hawkins – “Blue Jasmine”
Lupita N’yongo – “12 Years a Slave”
Julia Roberts – “August: Osage County”
June Squibb – “Nebraska”

Best Supporting Actor
WINNER: Jared Leto – “Dallas Buyers Club”
Barkhad Abdi – “Captain Phillips”
Daniel Bruhl – “Rush”
Bradley Cooper – “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender – “12 Years a Slave”

Best Screenplay
WINNER: Spike Jonze – “Her”
Bob Nelson – “Nebraska”
Jeff Pope & Steve Coogan – “Philomena”
John Ridley – “12 Years a Slave”
Eric Warren Singer & David O. Russell – “American Hustle”

Best TV Series – Comedy/Musical
WINNER: “Brooklyn Nine Nine”
“Big Bang Theory”
“Modern Family”
“Parks and Recreation”

Best Miniseries Or Motion Picture Made For Television
WINNER: “Behind the Candelabra”
“American Horror Story: Coven”
“Dancing On The Edge”
“Top of the Lake”
“The White Queen”

Best TV Drama
WINNER: “Breaking Bad”
“Downton Abbey”
“The Good Wife”
“House of Cards”
“Masters of Sex”

Best Actress – Drama TV Series
WINNER: Robin Wright – “House of Cards”
Julianna Margulies – “The Good Wife”
Tatiana Maslany – “Orphan Black”
Taylor Schilling – “Orange Is the New Black”
Kerry Washington – “Scandal”

Best Actor – TV Drama
WINNER: Bryan Cranston – “Breaking Bad”
Liev Schreiber – “Ray Donovan”
Michael Sheen – “Masters of Sex”
Kevin Spacey – “House of Cards”
James Spader – “The Blacklist”

Best Actress – Comedy TV Series
WINNER: Amy Poehler – “Parks and Recreation”
Zooey Deschanel – “New Girl”
Lena Dunham – “Girls”
Edie Falco – “Nurse Jackie”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep”

Best Actor – Comedy TV Series
WINNER: Andy Samberg – “Brooklyn Nine Nine”
Jason Bateman – “Arrested Development”
Don Cheadle – “House of Lies”
Michael J. Fox – “The Michael J. Fox Show”
Jim Parsons – “The Big Bang Theory”

Best Supporting Actor – TV
WINNER: Jon Voight – “Ray Donovan”
Josh Charles – “The Good Wife”
Rob Lowe – “Behind the Candelabra”
Aaron Paul – “Breaking Bad”
Corey Stoll – “House of Cards”

Best Supporting Actress – TV
WINNER: Jacqueline Bisset – “Dancing On the Edge”
Janet McTeer – “The White Queen”
Hayden Panetierre – “Nashville”
Monica Potter – “Parenthood”
Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family”

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