‘Homeland’ And ‘Modern Family’ Take Top TV Awards At Golden Globes

HBO and Showtime take three awards each, as cable channels dominate every category except two.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

In almost all of the alien invasion films that have come out of Hollywood, the best sign that someone has been replaced or mind controlled is when they act wildly out of character. At last night's 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, viewers would probably have been justified in wondering who had replaced Rickey Gervais, as the sharp tongued comedian was noticeably subdued and less venomous than he was at last year's show. 

One thing that didn't change at this year's Golden Globes was the continued dominance of cable channels over their broadcast counterparts. Out of the eleven TV categories, cable networks accounted for nine awards, with the two exceptions including ABC's "Modern Family" for best comedy and outstanding miniseries winner, "Downton Abbey;" which aired on PBS in the United States.

Showtime's "Homeland" took home the award for best drama, while series star Claire Danes won her third Golden Globe by claiming the outsanding actress in a drama for her portrayal of CIA Agent Carrie Mathison. "Boss" star Kelsey Grammer received the award for best actor in a drama, while Idris Elba of BBC's "Luther" landed the honors for best actor in a TV Miniseries or a TV Movie. In the supporting categories, Peter Dinklage won for "Game Of Thrones" and Jessica Lange was recognized for "American Horror Story."

In comedy, Matt LeBlanc was the surprise winner of the best actor award for portraying a fictionalized version of himself in Showtime's "Episodes;" while Laura Dern won best actress for her part in "Enlightened."

A full list of winners in the movie categories of the Golden Globes can be found in our film channel. Below is a quick recap of this year's TV winners.


Outstanding TV Drama – "Homeland"

Outstanding TV Comedy or Musical – "Modern Family"

Outstanding TV Miniseries or TV Movie – "Downton Abbey"

Actor In A TV Series Drama – Kelsey Grammer, "Boss"

Actress In A TV Series Drama – Claire Danes, "Homeland"

Actor In A TV Series Comedy or Musical – Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"

Actress In A TV Series Comedy or Musical – Laura Dern, "Enlightened"

Actor In TV Miniseries or TV Movie – Idris Elba, "Luther"

Actress In TV Miniseries or TV Movie – Kate Winselt, "Mildred Pierce"

Supporting Actor In A Series, Miniseries Or TV Movie – Peter Dinklage, "Game Of Thrones"

Supporting Actress In A Series, Miniseries Or TV Movie – Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story"