Cable-television programming went almost perfect in a major awards
competition for the first time ever Sunday night at The Golden Globe Awards.
Of 11 television honors handed out at the Hollywood Foreign Press
Association's annual spectacle, 10 went cable's way.
For series, FX's The Shield won best drama and Curb Your
Enthusiasm brought Home Box Office the best-comedy statue.
And like the Emmy Awards four months earlier, Shield star Michael
Chiklis nabbed the best-drama-series-actor honor for his portrait of renegade
cop Vic Mackey.
Chiklis' counterpart winner in the comedy-series bracket was Tony Shalhoub
from USA Network's Monk, playing the title role of an obsessive/compulsive
Although Monk is dramatic by nature, his role was inexplicably
nominated in a comedy category.
Edie Falco earned the best-drama-series-actress Globe for The
The only noncable winner: Jennifer Aniston, one of NBC's long-running
Friends, as comedy-series actress.
The rest of the winning cable Globes:
- Miniseries: The Gathering Storm (HBO)
- Actress/miniseries or made-for movie: Uma Thurman, Hysterical
- Actor/miniseries or made-for movie: Albert Finney, The Gathering
- Supporting actress: Kim Cattrall, Sex and the City (HBO)
- Supporting actor: Donald Sutherland, Path to War (HBO)
Another irony: NBC telecast last night's Globes show, a deal it landed in the
late 1990s after the Globes ran on TBS Superstation and earlier in