The Best TV Surprises from the 2015 Golden Globes!
By Leanne Aguilera
What a night to be a small screen fan!
We all know that The Golden Globes are a night to celebrate the best and brightest of both movies and television, but let's be honest — it was the TV stars who stole the night.
The Dynamic Duo: It all started with the pride and joy of the TV world when Amy Poehler and Tina Fey showcased their hilarious — and at times controversial — comedic skills as the hosts of Sunday's alcohol-infused festivities. The opening monologue was the perfect blend of funny and offensive, and even though they revealed that this is their last year hosting, we're still crossing our fingers that they'll changed their minds.
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Jane the Victorious: When it comes to perfect moments, it seems that TV newbie Gina Rodriguez is the queen of creating them. We were keeping our fingers crossed that first-time nominee would receive the top prize for her work in the wonderfully endearing Jane the Virgin — and we got out wish. Not did the 30-year-old actress bring us to tears with her eloquent speech, she also managed to snag the very first Golden Globe win for The CW.
An Affair to Remember: Best Drama is arguably the most important TV award of the night, so when Showtime's freshman series The Affair won the golden statuette, we thanked our lucky stars — and Joshua Jackson's bare ass — for bringing us this win. Bonus Kuddos to Ruth Wilson for snagging the win for Best Actress in a Drama, and for being the reason that we saw Joshua Jackson's sweet behind in the first place.
Bye-Bye Broadcast: We hate to say it, (j/k no we don’t,) but this was not the night for broadcast television. Out of 11 categories, there was only one — that's right, one! — representative who won from the network TV realm. (Slay, Gina. Slay!) The Jane the Virgin actress was the lone fishy in a sea of premium network, streaming, and cable whales.
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The Humble and the Handsome: When Fargo's Billy Bob Thornton took the stage for winning the Globe in Best Actor in a TV Mini Series, he kept his speech mini as well with a simple "Thank you." Meanwhile when Matt Bomer took the stage for his well-deserved performance in The Normal Heart, he showed the world what a living Disney prince should look like, and for that we are eternally grateful.
Amazon Ascending: We knew when Transparent was nominated that this ground-breaking series deserved as many accolades as possible, so the fact that the Amazon show snagged both Best Comedy Best Actor with Jeffrey Tambor made our night. Watch out, Netflix — there's another streaming company stealing your spotlight.