Golden Globe Winners: The 5 Biggest Surprises
The Golden Globes is an exciting ceremony for a TV fan, as we get to see the stars and producers of some of our favorite TV shows honored with awards for their efforts. It's always good when we, the viewers, agree with the Hollywood Foreign Press on their choices for the past year's best of the best. But it's not always easy to predict which way they'll vote and whether or not they get it right is certainly subject to opinion and debate. And sometimes our picks don't line up with the HFPA's choices.
We came up with our biggest reactions to this year's results among the TV categories.
By Katey Rich
It wasn’t just that Lena Dunham snuck in and took the Best Actress in a Comedy statue away from the likes of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Zooey Deschanel and co-hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. And it wasn’t just that she was back upstage again an hour later, accepting the award on behalf of her entire cast and crew for Best Comedy Series. It was that she looked so genuinely excited the entire time. There’s an inherent cynicism about the Globes, which are voted on by about 85 mysterious press people and happen months after the Emmys and about a month before the Oscars-- most of the winners have won before or will win again, and in contests considered much more prestigious. But last night was the first time Dunham had ever gotten to accept an award on behalf of Girls, and her excitement was infectious. Watching the show’s new season premiere later that night was all the sweeter, knowing that last night, for once, things finally turned out pretty well for Hannah.
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