"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" was among the big winners at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards held on Sunday, January 12. The freshman sitcom grabbed two prizes, including the coveted Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical. The show beat out critically-acclaimed comedies including last year's winner "Girls", "The Big Bang Theory", "Modern Family" and "Parks and Recreation".
Earlier that night, Andy Samberg who plays the lead role on the new FOX hit series was surprised when he was called out to accept the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical. The "Saturday Night Live" alum faced a tough competition from last year's winner Don Cheadle, Jason Bateman, Jim Parsons and Michael J. Fox.
"Oh no! I didn't prepare anything. It wasn't gonna happen. You guys -- the Globes, right? Who knew?! I guess I'll just thank everyone," he said on his acceptance speech. Thanking everyone on the show, he also praised his "beautiful, incredibly wife," Joanna Newsom.
Other TV winners with two gongs were "Breaking Bad" and "Behind the Candelabra". The AMC crime drama series snatched the Best TV Series - Drama trophy in addition to helping Bryan Cranston win his first Golden Globe, for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series - Drama, after being nominated multiple times in the same category before.
"Behind the Candelabra" was named Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television. Lead actor Michael Douglas also beat out co-star Matt Damon for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television. Rob Lowe who played Dr. Jack Startz, however, lost to "Ray Donovan" star Jon Voight in Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television category.
"House of Cards" and "Parks and Recreation" took an award each, the former for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV series, Drama (Robin Wright Penn) and the latter through Amy Poehler's best comedy actress honor. Elisabeth Moss ("Top of the Lake") won Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television, while Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing on the Edge") was Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.
Bisset delivered a rambling speech when accepting her award. She paused a lot early on her speech and cursed, and when she just started thanking everyone, the music played but she continued speaking.
The 2014 Golden Globe Awards which took place at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills was hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, following their successful hosting stint at the same event last year. The show also handed out trophies for the best in movie and honored filmmaker Woody Allen with Cecille B. DeMille Award.
2014 Golden Globe Winners in TV: