Golden Globes 2011 TV Winners: 'Glee,' 'Boardwalk Empire' Take Top Awards
The pop cultural juggernaut that is 'Glee' continued its quest for world domination, picking up three awards at Sunday night's 68th Annual Golden Globes -- for Best Comedy/Musical, Best Supporting Actress (Jane Lynch) and Best Supporting Actor (Chris Colfer).
After creator Ryan Murphy thanked various Fox executives, 'Glee' writer Ian Brennan added, "Thank you to public schoolteachers. You don't get paid like it, but you're doing the most important work in America."
"I think think I dropped my heart between Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman," a trembling Colfer said in his acceptance speech. Colfer, who plays an gay high school student, continued, "To all the kids who are told by bullies in school they can't have what they want ... well, screw those kids."
In the other top comedy categories, 'The Big C' star Laura Linney won for Best Actress, while Jim Parsons took the Best Actor award.
Meanwhile, HBO is back, winning its first Best Drama award since 1999 for the Prohibition-era 'Boardwalk Empire, with star Steve Buscemi taking home the trophy for Best Actor in a Drama.
Katey Sagal won Best Actress in a Drama for her performance on the FX drama 'Sons of Anarchy.' It was her first win after five nominations, all for 'Married ... With Children.
Host Ricky Gervais kicked off the evening with a biting monologue that took swings at Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, 'The Tourist,' Hugh Hefner and even the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which distributes the Globes.
Later, Robert Downey, Jr. remarked on the tone of the night, saying, "Aside from the fact that it's been hugely mean-spirited with mildly sinister undertones, I'd say the vibe of the show has been pretty good so far, wouldn't you?"
In a surprise win, 'Carlos' won the Golden Globe for Best Miniseries or TV Movie, beating out award veterans like 'The Pacific' and 'Temple Grandin.'
The latter's star Claire Danes did win the award for Best Actress in a Miniseries/Movie, with Al Pacino taking the Best Actor trophy for 'You Don't Know Jack.'
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