Golden Globes 2012: And the Winners Are....

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.

New Girl
WINNER Modern Family

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

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

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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WINNER — Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Tim Robbins, Cinema Verite
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
WINNER — Idris Elba, Luther
William Hurt, Too Big to Fail
Bill Nighy, Page Eight
Dominic West, The Hour

American Horror Story
Boardwalk Empire
Game of Thrones
WINNER — Homeland

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

Romola Garai, The Hour
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult
WINNER — Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

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

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,

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  1. matty wilson says:

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

  2. Olivia says:

    Currently in shock that Kelsy Grammer beat out Bryan Cranston.

  3. dianna says:

    at least it’s not alec baldwin!!!!! and yeah bummed about kelsey grammer won over bryan cranston AND damian lewis. boo.

  4. Holly says:

    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!

  5. dianna says:

    yay modern family!!!!!!!

  6. Casey says:

    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.

  7. Danielle H says: has the TV winners listed in their article… would have been nice if ya’ll could have done the same.

  8. ChrisGa says:

    Glad to see both Jessica Lange and Octavia Spencer win; both were brilliant in their respective roles.

  9. Drew says:

    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.

  10. Miranda says:

    I wish New Girl, Zooey Deschanel and Madeleine Stowe won

  11. Jessica says:

    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.

    • Margo says:

      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 :)

      • Joseph says:

        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 ,

        • Ethan says:

          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).

        • Dude says:

          It was a good impersonation but as a performance, it wasn’t Meryl’s best.

  12. nitemar says:

    Yeah for Jessica Lange!! No brainer, she was the best. :)

  13. Kaibosh says:

    Maggie Smith and Damien Lewis were robbed. Everything else was pretty much bang on.

  14. sladewilson says:

    Idris Elba. And if you haven’t seen Luther yet, you are doing yourself a huge disservice…

    • Joe says:


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

  15. fernando says:

    Really wanted Madeleine Stowe to win

  16. pv says:

    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

    • Tarc says:

      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.

    • Ingmar says:

      Underrated? He already won an emmy last summer and now a GG…I wouldnt call that underrated.

  17. Tay says:

    Awesome that Peter Dinklage won. Next stop Oscars.

  18. zee says:

    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…

    • Holly says:

      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.

  19. Ana Muller says:

    Jessica Lange, Peter Dinklage and Claire Danes. *clap clap clap*

  20. Aust says:

    Yay!!! Congrats to Jessica Lange. She was awesome on American Horror Story.

  21. Reward says:

    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.

    • Tarc says:

      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.

    • Mayra says:

      Agreed! I love and admire Jessica Lange but,undoubtedly, Maggy Smith is soo GREAT in Downton Abbey!

  22. Guy says:

    Personally don’t think Matt Leblanc should have won. Episodes isn’t that good a show.

  23. John Grose says:

    Jessica Lange is awesome! – John

  24. Stacey says:

    Wow, I’m suprised Big Bang Theory wasnt listed!

  25. Dave says:

    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…

  26. Nancy says:

    Too bad Kelsey Grammer won. He is such a tool!!
    I would NEVER watch any show that he is in.

  27. Viagra says:

    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!