Glee and Boardwalk Empire were the big TV winners at this year’s Golden Globes.
Glee – Fox’s popular musical show about a high school Glee club – was named best TV comedy at the Beverly Hills ceremony. Cast members Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer made a clean sweep of the TV supporting actor gongs.
Chris, who plays openly gay student Kurt in the show said: “To all the amazing kids who watch our show and the kids who our show celebrates who are constantly told ‘no’ by the people and their environments, by the bullies at school, that they can’t be who they are or have what they want because of who they are, well, s***w that.”
Jane, who plays over-the-top cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, said of her gong: “My cup runneth over,” adding: “Really, and I am nothing if not falsely humble.”
Katey Sagal and Steve Buscemi both won their first Golden Globes as the top actors in television dramas, with Buscemi’s Prohibition-era Boardwalk Empire on HBO also be honoured as US TV’s best drama.
“I hope we do it for years and years and years,” said Buscemi, who plays the Atlantic City boss in the cable drama.
Sagal won for her role in Sons Of Anarchy on the FX network, the motorcycle drama created by her husband Kurt Sutter.
Laura Linney won the award for best actress in a comedy or musical with her portrayal of a cancer patient in The Big C. Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory was honoured as best actor in a comedy.
Al Pacino and Claire Danes both won acting awards for television movies. The Sundance Channel’s story of a drug kingpin, Carlos, won the Globe for best miniseries or television movie.