The awards presentation by Billy Bush and Nancy O’Dell on NBC was pretty bad. While not having to wade through 3+ hours of awards show was nice, the Access Hollywood-ification of the awards was lame. They blazed through the announcements, but yet stopped to chat with each other about the winners and losers. And, cutting over to the lady interviewing the magazine guy was even more useless. It didn’t matter how many times she said it was exciting, it wasn’t exciting. Amazing that something that went by so fast could be so boring, but it was. At any rate, here are the winners from the TV categories of The 65th Annual Golden Globes:
Best Television Series – Drama
Mad Men (AMC) – Of the shows that were nominated, the TVaholic could see this one winning, but where was Dexter in all this. How was it not even nominated.
Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama
Glenn Close (Damages) – This was a tough category. Not sure who deserved it with the likes of Minnie Driver (The Riches), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) and Holly Hunter (Saving Grace) also being nominated, but can’t really argue too much here.
Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama
John Hamm (Mad Men) – Okay, but really should have gone to Michael C. Hall (Dexter).
Best Television Series – Musical Or Comedy
Extras (HBO) – Have never watched this show, so can’t really say. But, is Californication really considered a comedy?
Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy
Tina Fey (30 Rock) – Works for me. Could have also gone with Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies).
Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy
David Duchovny (Californication) – Again, didn’t know this was a comedy. Should have been Alec Baldwin (30 Rock).
Best Miniseries Or Motion Picture Made for Television
Longford (HBO) – Hadn’t seen any of the nominees.
Best Performance by an Actress In A Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Queen Latifah (Life Support) – Only saw Debra Messing (The Starter Wife), so can’t really say.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jim Broadbent (Longsford) – Guess the TVaholic isn’t much for the TV movie, as hadn’t seen any of the nominees in this category either.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Samantha Morton (Longsford) – This is one of those unfair categories, as everything from all categories gets thrown together. Comparing dramatic and comedic performances in the same category is pretty much always going to end up with a dramatic role taking the prize. Am surprised that it didn’t go to Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy) though, not that it necessarily should have.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jeremy Piven (Entourage) – Again, same complaint as above. While the TVaholic thinks Piven is great in the role of Ari Gold, the award should have gone to Ted Danson (Damages).
What did you think about the winners and losers of The 65th Annual Golden Globes? How about the NBC presentation? Or, did you watch it somewhere else? Not at all? Let us know in the comments.