Golden Globe Awards 2015: winners

Winners include The Affair, Fargo, Transparent, House of Cards, The Normal Heart, Honourable Woman.


The 72nd Golden Globe Awards are underway in Hollywood with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler ‘on fire’ with opening gags riffing on the celebs in the room (and including one at the expense of Bill Cosby “I put the pills in the people!”).

After plenty of movie gags “sorry TV we ran out of time.”

But then….

“When we say movies you say ‘Awesome!'” they tell the crowd.

“When we say Television you say ‘Better!'”

Here are the TV awards with winners in bold.


Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Allison Janney, Mom
Michelle Monaghan, True Detective


Best TV Movie or Mini-series
The Normal Heart (HBO)
True Detective (HBO)
Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
Fargo (FX)
The Missing (Starz)

Very tough category, enjoyed every single one of them.


Best Actor in a TV Movie or Mini-series
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Wow, Matthew McConaughey misses out yet again. He lost the Emmy to Bryan Cranston.

There was a standing ovation for the declaration by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association would stand up for freedom of expression “anywhere from North Korea to Paris.”

But not before a gag involving Meryl Streep and a certain lookalike (aka Margaret Cho) taking a ‘selfie.’



Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

Newcomer unseats some solid names. Rodriguez talks about the importance of her comedy to the Latino community.


Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Jane the Virgin


Yes that is Prince presenting a Song award to the movie Selma. A rarity indeed…..


Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Colin Hanks, Fargo
Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Ricky Gervais carrying a drink presenting (almost) resists making gags about the celebrities who have been immoral, illegal and done anything to get to where they are …… “Streep, Clooney, and I’m not even looking at you Katie Holmes.”




Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Ricky Gervais, Derek
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Tambor dedicates his award to the Transgender community.

“Thank you for your courage, your inspiration, your patience and for letting us be part of the change,” he says.


Best Actress in a TV Movie or Mini-series
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Frances O’Connor, The Missing
Allison Tolman, Fargo

Toughest category of the night so Aussie Frances O’Connor dips out. It could have gone anywhere. Gyllenhaal was amazing.


Best TV Drama
The Affair
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards


Best Actor, TV Drama
Clive Owen, The Knick
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Blacklist
Dominic West, The Affair

“This is the 8th time I’ve been nominated. I cannot f***ing believe I won,” Spacey says.


HFPA honours George Clooney, who has been nominated in more categories than anyone in history: writer, director, actor, producer, film and television.

Clooney thanked the HFPA for supporting “small films” and noted most of the time he had lost awards, along with 80% of people in the room.

“For the record if you are in this room you’ve caught the brass ring. You get to do what you’ve always dreamed to do, you’ve won,” he said.

“I have no idea what Robin Williams won, but I sure remember ‘Carpe Diem, seize the day.'”

He also acknowledged people walking in support of Charlie Hebdo, following attacks in Paris.

“We will not be intimidated. Je suis Charlie.”


Best Actress, TV Drama
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Ruth Wilson, The Affair
Robin Wright, House of Cards

And that’s a wrap for the TV categories. Network television had a very quiet night, again upstaged by the rest…

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8 Responses

  1. The TV side of award shows have been rather repetitive when it comes to winners so it was fabulous to see some new faces gracing the stage this year. The hosts were great but used too sparingly. Don’t get me wrong, love Meryl and Clooney, but I’m a bit over them constantly being the centre of attention.

  2. Loved the wins for Transparent, Fargo, Matt Bomer and Gina Rodriquez. I believe this is the first Golden Globe award won for acting in a WB/UPN/CW show, not even SMG or a Lauren Graham managed it.

    Loved Amy & Tina, gonna really miss them next year.

  3. Amazing results for the LGBTI communities – congrats Matt Bomer & Transparent.
    I’m very much looking forward to seeing Transparent (coming to Stan soon) – looks to be an amazing series!

  4. Some great moments so far; love the hosts but not enough of them. Matt Bomer, Jeffrey Tambor – great wins; Maggie’s speech beautiful. No standing O for Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda! Shame. Prince was warmly received though. Great pics, David, as ever.

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