Golden Globes: ‘Brooklyn Nine Nine’ Nabs Upset TV Comedy Wins

Brooklyn Nine Nine Golden Globes

'Breaking Bad' goes out with drama win; 'Behind the Candelabra' takes longform

Golden Globe voters have crowned Fox’s freshman sitcom “Brooklyn Nine Nine” the new king of comedy, handing a surprise win to the show in the top series category and a lead actor trophy to star Andy Samberg.

“We are very stunned, very grateful and very happy,” “Brooklyn” co-creator Dan Goor said backstage. Goor and co-creator Michael Schur were clearly surprised by the win, and cast members including Samberg, Andre Braugher and Terry Crews were downright giddy.

Schur was quick to praise Samberg for his work in front of and behind the camera on the show.

“This guy works so hard. not only is he in every scene, but he sends us notes,” Schur said. “Too many notes,” Goor joked. “But in the best way – it’s a collaboration,” Schur continued.

In contrast to the shakeup in the comedy race, Golden Globe voters also delivered a few upset victories to veteran thesps.

Jacqueline Bisset and Jon Voight triumphed in the supporting actor categories — more than 40 years after they were recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. in the org’s now-defunct “most promising newcomer” category.

Robin Wright was a surprise winner for lead actress in “House of Cards,” marking the first major acting award for the Netflix drama. Michael Douglas continued his run of scooping up kudos for his work as Liberace in HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra,” which also won for movie or miniseries.

Two actresses who have been much nommed for Emmys and Globes over the years finally made their trips to the stage. Amy Poehler took a break from co-hosting the Globecast with Tina Fey to accept the lead comedy actress win for NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.” (Poehler and Samberg’s wins meant that both comedy acting awards went to shows exec produced by Michael Schur and Dan Goor.)

Elisabeth Moss, often a bridesmaid for “Mad Men,” finally broke through with her role as a determined detective in the Sundance Channel miniseries directed by Jane Campion, “Top of the Lake.”

“Breaking Bad” was the favorite to take the drama kudo, and the AMC series did not disappoint, after four consecutive nominations. Bryan Cranston also won his first Globe for his work as Walter White after four consecutive noms.

“What a way to go out,” Cranston said. “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan added that as much as he misses working with the “Bad” gang, “I feel at peace that we ended when we did.”

Bisset’s win came for the Starz telepic “Dancing on the Edge,” which was a lower-profile entry than the rest of her competition in the category. She was first nominated in the “most promising newcomer” heat for 1968’s “The Sweet Ride.”

No one seemsd more surprised that Bisset by her win. Her on stage space was disjointed — to say the least — and she was only a little more collected backstage.

Voight won for Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” — nearly 45 years after he won promising newcomer for 1969’s “Midnight Cowboy.”

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  1. Jeffrey says:

    Yes Hollywood Foreign Press, how did this come to pass? Majority of comments I’ve read are negative about this show, I made it through one episode finding it humorless, tired and Samberg’s character/performance annoying. Best comedy and best actor in comedy? Sad.

  2. James Lowe says:

    I watched the first few episodes. I love comedies but this one is boring and almost humorless. Most of the Golden Globe winners made sense to me. This one did not, so I understand why it is considered an upset win. I guess I’ll have to start watching again to see what’s up. Hope I’m not wasting my time.

  3. unkystan says:

    I tried Brooklyn 99 a few times but Samberg’s shtick is truly obnoxious. Best actor and best series? What a joke!

  4. RL says:

    Brooklyn 99? Seriously?

  5. Jacques Strappe says:

    What does the Hollywood Foreign Press know about good American television?! Obviously, nothing.

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