Old and new win in TV categories

2014-01-14 00:00

BEVERLY HILLS — The Golden Globes honoured the old and the new with its top television awards on Sunday, with long-running series B reaking Bad taking home best drama, while newcomer police show Brooklyn Nine-Nine earned best comedy honours.

Breaking Bad, which told the gritty tale of a chemistry teacher turned meth cook, won the Golden Globe for Best Television Drama series for the first time after having been nominated in three previous years.

Its star, Bryan Cranston, also picked up his first Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Drama. He, too, had received three previous nominations for his role as unlikely drug kingpin Walter White.

“This is such a wonderful honour and such a lovely way to say goodbye to the show that meant so much to me,” Cranston said onstage while accepting his award.

The Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama went to Robin Wright for her role as the formidable wife of a Democratic congressional leader in the Netflix series House of Cards.

The Golden Globes, handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, are awarded at a star-studded dinner in Beverly Hills and recognise the year’s best achievements in film and television.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a single-camera series about a childish police detective and his strict gay captain at a Brooklyn precinct, won Best Television Comedy series beating last year’s winner, Girls.

“I almost went to med school,” the show’s co-creator, Dan Goor, said while accepting the award. “I decided to do this. This is way, way better than saving a human life.”

The show also earned a Best Comedy Actor award for its star, Saturday Night Live (SNL) veteran Andy Samberg.

His former SN L co-star, Amy Poehler, also won her first Golden Globe on Sunday for her role as a public official in a small Indiana town in Parks and Recreation.

“I’ve never won anything like this,” an emotional Poehler said onstage. “This is so cliche, but you get really nervous. I never win so I can’t believe I won.”

The Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabra, won the Golden Globe for Best Mini-series or TV Movie. Hollywood veteran Michael Douglas won Best Actor in that category for his portrayal of the pianist, besting co-star Matt Damon, who played his young lover. “The only reason you are not here is I had more sequins,” Douglas said to Damon while accepting his award. — Reuters.

The full list of 2014 winners

• Best Drama Series — Breaking Bad;

• Best Comedy Series — Brooklyn Nine-Nine;

• Best Actor, Drama — Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad;

• Best Actress, Drama — Robin Wright for House of Card s ;

• Best Actor, Comedy — Andy Samberg for Brooklyn Nine-Nine ;

• Best Actress, Comedy — Amy Poehler for Parks and Recreation ;

• Best TV Film or Mini-series — Behind the Candelabr a ;

• Best Actor, TV Film or Mini-series — Michael Douglas for Behind the Candelabra ;

• Best Actress, TV Film or Mini-series — Elisabeth Moss for Top of the Lake ;

• Best Supporting Actor, TV, Mini-series or Television Movie — Jon Voight for Ray Donovan ;

• Best Supporting Actress, TV, Mini-series or Television Movie — Jacqueline Bisset for Dancing on the Edge .

The cast and crew of ‘Brooklyn Nine Nine’ poses backstage with their best television series — comedy or musical award at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California.

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