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'Homeland' and 'Girls' win big at the 70th annual Golden Globes

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Written by : published Monday 14th January 2013

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"Argo" and director Ben Affleck took home the gold at last night's Golden Globes Awards, less than a week after Affleck was snubbed from inclusion in the Oscar nominations.  On the small screen, it was Showtime's hit drama, "Homeland," that won big, as well as Lena Dunham's HBO series, "Girls."  The Globes, handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, were held for the 70th time, hosted this time around by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

"Homeland" won the coveted award for Best TV Drama, with stars Damian Lewis and Claire Danes winning Best Actor and Best Actress in a Drama Series, respectively.  The show weathered several jokes from Fey and Poehler about how the first season was a bit better recieved than season 2, which just wrapped up.  Mandy Patinkin had been nominated in the Supporting category, but that prize went to Ed Harris for his portrayal of John McCain in the HBO movie, "Game Change."

Speaking of "Game Change," it was named the Best TV Miniseries of Movie Made for TV and Julianne Moore won as well in the Best Actress Miniseries category for her role in the film, portraying Sarah Palin.

On the comedy side of things, it was all about Lena Dunham.  Her HBO show, "Girls," had to be the surprise of the night, winning Best TV Comedy or Musical but also a Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for Lena Dunham.  Dunham beat out other favorites like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Zooey Deschanel and Julia Louis-Dreyfus to win the award.

Best Actor in a TV Comedy or Musical went to Don Cheadle for "House of Lies."  Kevin Costner won Best Actor in the Miniseries category for his role in "Hatfield & McCoys."

Here is the full list of winners in the television categories (click here for list of movie winners):

Television Series - Drama

  • "Breaking Bad"
  • "Boardwalk Empire"
  • "Downton Abbey: Season 2"
  • WINNER "Homeland"
  • "The Newsroom"

Actress In A Television Series - Drama

  • Connie Britton, "Nashville"
  • Glenn Close, "Damages"
  • WINNER Claire Danes, "Homeland"
  • Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey: Season 2"
  • Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"

Actor In A Television Series - Drama

  • Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
  • Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
  • Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"
  • Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
  • WINNER Damian Lewis, "Homeland"

Television Series - Comedy Or Musical

  • "The Big Bang Theory"
  • "Episodes"
  • WINNER "Girls"
  • "Modern Family"
  • "Smash"

Actress In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical

  • Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
  • WINNER Lena Dunham, "Girls"
  • Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
  • Amy Poehler, "Parks And Recreation"

Actor In A Television Series -- Comedy Or Musical

  • Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
  • WINNER Don Cheadle, "House Of Lies"
  • Louis C.K., "Louie"
  • Matt Leblanc, "Episodes"
  • Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"

Miniseries Or Motion Picture Made For Television

  • WINNER "Game Change"
  • "The Girl"
  • "Hatfields & McCoys"
  • "The Hour"
  • "Political Animals"

Actress In A Miniseries Or Motion Picture Made For Television

  • Nicole Kidman, "Hemingway & Gellhorn"
  • Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Asylum"
  • Sienna Miller, "The Girl"
  • WINNER  Julianne Moore, "Game Change"
  • Sigourney Weaver, "Political Animals"

Actor In A Miniseries Or Motion Picture Made For Television

  • WINNER Kevin Costner, "Hatfields & Mccoys"
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock"
  • Woody Harrelson, "Game Change"
  • Toby Jones, "The Girl"
  • Clive Owen, "Hemingway & Gellhorn"

Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Miniseries Or Motion Picture Made For Television

  • Hayden Panettiere, "Nashville"
  • Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife"
  • Sarah Paulson, "Game Change"
  • WINNER Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey: Season 2"
  • Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"

Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Miniseries Or Motion Picture Made For Television

  • Max Greenfield, "New Girl"
  • WINNER Ed Harris, "Game Change"
  • Danny Huston, "Magic City"
  • Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland"
  • Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"

Click here for a full list of winners in all categories.

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