HBO leads Golden Globes TV awards

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The award for pissing off the most celebrities goes to Ricky Gervais, as host of the 68th Annual Golden Globes Awards, but at least he added some drama to an awards show. As far as actual awards go, HBO got the most on the TV side – four. NBC, which broadcast the awards show, was missing in action.


“Aside from the fact that it’s been hugely mean-spirited, with mildly sinister undertones, I’d say the vibe of the show is pretty good so far, wouldn’t you?” quipped actor Robert Downey Jr. after his introduction by Gervais included references to the Betty Ford Center and LA County Jail. And other presenters and winners also got in their own digs after less than kind jokes by Gervais at their expense.

In any case, here are the TV award winners:

Best Television Series – Drama: Boardwalk Empire (HBO), Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions, HBO Entertainment

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama: Katey Segal, Sons of Anarchy (FX)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical: Glee (Fox), Ryan Murphy Television, Twentieth Century Fox Television

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical: Laura Linney – The Big C (Showtime)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical: Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television: Carlos (Sundance Channel), Film En Stock and Egoli Tossell Film, Sundance Channel

Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Claire Danes – Temple Grandin (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Al Pacino – You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Jane Lynch – Glee (Fox)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Chris Colfer – Glee (Fox)

RBR-TVBR observation: If the Hollywood Foreign Press Association isn’t happy with the extra publicity from Gervais unleashing his sharp tongue, then they deserve to go back to having a normal, boring awards show. Most of the people who were targets of his wit would probably give a limb to be the subject of a Friar’s Club or Comedy Central roast, so enough with the phony outrage.