Showtime’s The Affair and FX’s Fargo were cable’s big standouts during Sunday night's 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards telecast highlighted by big wins for online streaming shows.
Showtime’s freshman series The Affair won the Globe award for best drama, besting such veteran shows as PBS’ Downton Abbey, HBO’s Game Of Thrones, CBS’ The Good Wife and Netflix’s House of Cards.
The Affair star Ruth Wilson won best actress in a drama series, beating out last year’s winner Robin Wright (House of Cards) as well as Julianna Marguiles (The Good Wife); Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder); and Claire Danes (Homeland).
FX’s Fargo took home two major awards during the telecast, including top miniseries and a best actor in a miniseries or TV movie for series star Billy Bob Thornton.
Over the top streaming service Amazon’s series Transparent was a big winner, garnering top honors in the best comedy category over HBO’s Girls, CW’s Jane The Virgin, HBO’s Silicon Valley and Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black. The series’ star Jeffrey Tambor took home a best actor in a comedy series for his role in the comedy series.
Transparent's wins marked the first Golden Globes Awards for the streaming service.
Netflix's House Of Cards star Kevin Spacey won the Golden Globe for best actor in a drama series.
Matt Bomer won best supporting actor in a series, miniseries or TV movie for his role in HBO’s The Normal Heart, while Maggie Gyllenhaal ‘s leading role in SundanceTV’s The Honorable Woman won her best actress in a miniseries or TV movie honors.
A partial list of winners in the Television Category appears below:
Best Musical Or Comedy
Transparent – Amazon
Best Performance In A Musical or Comedy -- Actor
JeffreyTambor – Transparent (Amazon)
Best Performance In A Musical Or Comedy -- Actress
Gina Rodriguez, Jane The Virgin (CW)
The Affair – Showtime
Best Performance In A Television Series Drama -- Actor
Kevin Spacey, House Of Cards (Netflix)
Best Performance In A Television Series Drama -- Actress
Ruth Wilson, The Affair (Showtime)
Best Miniseries or Television Film
Fargo – FX
Best Performance In A Miniseries Or TV Film -- Actor
BillyBob Thorton, Fargo (FX)
Best Performance In A Miniseries Or TV Film -- Actress
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman (SundanceTV)
Best Supporting Performance In A Series Or Television Film -- Actor
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart (HBO)
Best Supporting Performance In A Series Or Television Film -- Actress
Joanne Froggatt, Dowton Abbey (PBS)