Golden Globes 2012: And the Winners Are….

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The 69th annual Golden Globe Awards were held on Sunday night in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, with Ricky Gervais serving as host for a third straight year. But enough preamble — here are the winners in the TV categories, indicated in BOLD.

• COMEDY SERIES
New Girl
Enlightened
Episodes
Glee
WINNER Modern Family

• COMEDY – ACTOR
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
David Duchovny, Californication
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Thomas Jane, Hung
WINNER — Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

•  DRAMA – ACTRESS
WINNER — Claire Danes, Homeland
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Madeleine Stowe, Revenge
Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness

• SERIES, TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – SUPPORTING ACTRESS
WINNER — Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce

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• SERIES, TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – SUPPORTING ACTOR
WINNER — Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Tim Robbins, Cinema Verite
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

• TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – ACTOR
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
WINNER — Idris Elba, Luther
William Hurt, Too Big to Fail
Bill Nighy, Page Eight
Dominic West, The Hour

• DRAMA SERIES
American Horror Story
Boardwalk Empire
Boss
Game of Thrones
WINNER — Homeland

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• DRAMA – ACTOR
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
WINNER — Kelsey Grammer, Boss
Jeremy Irons, The Borgias
Damian Lewis, Homeland

• TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – ACTRESS
Romola Garai, The Hour
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult
WINNER — Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

• COMEDY – ACTRESS
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
WINNER — Laura Dern, Enlightened
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Laura Linney, The Big C

• TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES
The Hour
WINNER Downton Abbey
Cinema Verite
Mildred Pierce
Too Big to Fail

Winners in the motion picture categories are listed at our sister site, Movieline.com.



Comments (45)

  • i really hope matt le blanc and episodes win such a great show it deserves to win

    Comment by matty wilson – January 15, 2012 05:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Currently in shock that Kelsy Grammer beat out Bryan Cranston.

    Comment by Olivia – January 15, 2012 06:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Really?

      He got tons of publicity and support from critics all season.

      Comment by Joe – January 15, 2012 07:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was really hoping for Damian Lewis. He was amazing in Homeland!!!

      Comment by Brigitte – January 16, 2012 08:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Also cannot believe Kelsey Grammer won.

      Comment by Me – January 16, 2012 01:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • at least it’s not alec baldwin!!!!! and yeah bummed about kelsey grammer won over bryan cranston AND damian lewis. boo.

    Comment by dianna – January 15, 2012 06:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • haha very true! Damian Lewis was also amazing in Homeland. Would have been happy if he or Bryan won.

      Comment by Olivia – January 15, 2012 06:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Especially happy for the GG awards to Claire Danes & Homeland, one of my favorite shows this season. And congratulations to Octavia Spencer for her GG award for The Help. To me she had one of the most memorable performances in the movie. Congratulations!

    Comment by Holly – January 15, 2012 07:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yay modern family!!!!!!!

    Comment by dianna – January 15, 2012 07:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Modern Family really isn’t that funny. Or funny at all. Maybe a laugh or too, but against its competition it was a shoe-in. Whooo.

    Comment by Casey – January 15, 2012 07:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wall to wall laughs

      Comment by Jon – January 15, 2012 08:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Movieline.com has the TV winners listed in their article… would have been nice if ya’ll could have done the same.

    Comment by Danielle H – January 15, 2012 07:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad to see both Jessica Lange and Octavia Spencer win; both were brilliant in their respective roles.

    Comment by ChrisGa – January 15, 2012 07:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Award shows are such over-inflated, self congratulatory BS. They’re competitions in which anything very new or original are dismissed right out of the gate. Then it’s a race to see how stuffy and boring they can be (so that they seem really smart, of course… because stuffy boring shows are smart by default) while sometimes also selecting a token member of some downtrodden people to dangle an award in front of like they’re an animal in some sideshow, all while trying to appear as though they’re super inclusive and not just petty bottom feeders.

    They’re disgusting. They’re a sham. And they do nothing but feed the egos of mediocre actors/producers/directors/writers.

    When it comes to the best actors/movies/shows out there, you will probably never see them at an award show.

    Comment by Drew – January 15, 2012 08:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So you didn’t win again this year

      Comment by cuius – January 15, 2012 10:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wish New Girl, Zooey Deschanel and Madeleine Stowe won

    Comment by Miranda – January 15, 2012 08:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am bummed that Meryl Streep won. I feel like she won because she is Meryl, not because of her acting. I wanted Viola Davis to win so bad. Can someone explain to me why Emma Stone wasn’t nominated for anything. I loved her in Crazy Stupid Love and The Help, but she got no love.

    Comment by Jessica – January 15, 2012 08:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I totally agree. I feel like Viola got snubbed. Meryl is amazing that’s not even a question but The Help is an overall better film than the Iron Lady. Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and the rest of the cast were phenomenal. Viola should have won point blank period. There’s still the SAG Awards…hopefully Viola will take that :)

      Comment by Margo – January 15, 2012 08:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • The Help may or may not be a better film , but it was about the work of an actress , and hands down Meryl had a much stronger performance ,

        Comment by Joseph – January 15, 2012 10:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I’m with Joseph. Meryl Streep’s performance was so much better than Viola Davis. It’s not even on the same level. Meryl didn’t win because of her name. Otherwise she would have won every time and believe it or not, she has lost before. Most recently for Doubt (lost to Kate Winslet) and Mamma Mia (lost to Sally Hawkins).

          Comment by Ethan – January 16, 2012 12:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • While I agree with you on most points, let’s face it, Meryl was terribly miscast in Mamma Mia.

            Comment by Jones – January 16, 2012 06:32 AM PDT  
        • It was a good impersonation but as a performance, it wasn’t Meryl’s best.

          Comment by Dude – January 16, 2012 07:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yeah for Jessica Lange!! No brainer, she was the best. :)

    Comment by nitemar – January 15, 2012 08:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You clearly have not seen Dame Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey

      Comment by Lisa – January 16, 2012 10:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maggie Smith and Damien Lewis were robbed. Everything else was pretty much bang on.

    Comment by Kaibosh – January 15, 2012 09:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Idris Elba. And if you haven’t seen Luther yet, you are doing yourself a huge disservice…

    Comment by sladewilson – January 15, 2012 09:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed.

      I do have serious issues though that shows like Luther and Downton Abbey that have had now 2 seasons are considered miniseries.

      Comment by Joe – January 16, 2012 12:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Really wanted Madeleine Stowe to win

    Comment by fernando – January 15, 2012 09:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m so pleased that Peter Dinklage won. He is by and far one of the most underrated actors working today. He brought so much life and complexity to his character on GoT

    Here’s hoping for an Emmy followup

    Comment by pv – January 15, 2012 09:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That role is one of the best roles for an actor in the last decade )(or more) in modern literature. It’s great they selected someone up to the part.

      Comment by Tarc – January 16, 2012 02:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Underrated? He already won an emmy last summer and now a GG…I wouldnt call that underrated.

      Comment by Ingmar – January 16, 2012 03:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome that Peter Dinklage won. Next stop Oscars.

    Comment by Tay – January 15, 2012 09:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for Idris Elba..!! he hasn’t always taken the best roles but The Wire and Luther (which is coming back for a third season!) have really give him the space needed to show his acting chops, glad he’s getting recognized, hope this leads to us seeing more from him and some more diverse roles. I’d love to see him in some indie films…

    Comment by zee – January 15, 2012 10:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Happy for Idris Elba and his Golden Globe (could have done without the sneakers though lol). If you haven’t seen it, check out The Big C season 1. He was in several episodes. In fact, he has a scene so steamy I rewound it several times and I can’t remember the last time I did that. He put the awful opening scene of Don Cheadles’ in the House of Lies premiere to shame.

      Comment by Holly – January 16, 2012 08:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jessica Lange, Peter Dinklage and Claire Danes. *clap clap clap*

    Comment by Ana Muller – January 15, 2012 10:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay!!! Congrats to Jessica Lange. She was awesome on American Horror Story.

    Comment by Aust – January 16, 2012 01:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t believe what I saw yesterday. Please, Jessica Lange is very good actress, but this award MUST be for Maggie Smith (who, besides being a God in this world, she is an actress that would deserved a prize).
    I don’t undestand that.

    Comment by Reward – January 16, 2012 01:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Aside from Lange turning in a stunning performance? I wouldn’t possible like and respect Maggie Smith more, but Lange was a revelation this year.

      Comment by Tarc – January 16, 2012 02:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed! I love and admire Jessica Lange but,undoubtedly, Maggy Smith is soo GREAT in Downton Abbey!

      Comment by Mayra – January 16, 2012 10:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Personally don’t think Matt Leblanc should have won. Episodes isn’t that good a show.

    Comment by Guy – January 16, 2012 06:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jessica Lange is awesome! – John

    Comment by John Grose – January 16, 2012 09:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, I’m suprised Big Bang Theory wasnt listed!

    Comment by Stacey – January 16, 2012 10:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Finally Michelle Williams won!!! She was amazing in Brokeback Mountain and Blue Valentine, so I’m glad she got the award this time for acting and singing as Marylin…

    Comment by Dave – January 16, 2012 12:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Too bad Kelsey Grammer won. He is such a tool!!
    I would NEVER watch any show that he is in.

    Comment by Nancy – January 16, 2012 02:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for Idris Elba..!! he hasn’t always taken the best roles but The Wire and Luther (which is coming back for a third season!) have really give him the space needed to show his acting chops, glad he’s getting recognized, hope this leads!

    Comment by Viagra – April 5, 2012 10:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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